KC Zoo Tiger Donation

To help fulfill Mason's dream and help the Tigers:
KC Zoo Attn Laura Berger "In Memory of Mason Kempf" 6800 Zoo Dr Kansas City, MO 64132

For the beauty of Snow and Magic on Christmas :
Elves of Christmas Present PO Box 3535
Olathe, KS 66063

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Tigers

We can not even put into words how incredible the VIP Tiger Exhibit Opening was!!!  It was such an emotional night and very inspiring.  The fact that MU was there...as someone stated divine intervention.  I have been a mix of so many emotions, happy and sad.  The exhibit is a place we can always go and remember.  Mason you will always live inside our hearts and we will never stop sharing your story and fighting for a Cure.  Thank you family and friends for your support and love.  It means so much to us.  Time moves forward we can only imagine and wonder.  Mason we imagine a big Tiger Smile across your face; only I would give anything to see that Smile!!
Thank you Kansas City Zoo and family and friends, for honoring Mason in such an amazing way.   A huge THANK you to the Dixons, and MU for sponsoring the tigers; we made some incredible new friends. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Head for the Cure

Team Make a Difference for Mason is so Excited to be running, walking and volunteering in your memory Mason.  And we are growing, with new members we have yet to even meet. We are making a difference. I miss you so much!!!.  I promised you I'd always fight for you.  We love you and will carry your determination with us, forever in our hearts.  Love you.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Heart shape puddle at the pool

Mason says hello in heart shapes, it all began at Lake Michigan; Ally found a heart shaped rock.  Then at the zoo; our first visit to the new tiger exhibit, a heart shaped potato chip.
Yesterday at the pool; Ally spotted a tiny heart in a puddle, I wish I had my camera.  My mouth dropped at the beautiful puddle, amazing to spot such a creation.
 When a tiny sunflower emerged from our drought afflicted lawn.  My first thought was where did Ally find an artificial flower?  But it was real.  Immediately I thought of Mason.  After closer observation I laughed at the sign next to it, "Sunflowers for Sale"  Mason, you are still sending laughter and sunshine.

 Lots of summer memories.  We visited some of Mason's favorite vacation spots. We each etched Mason's name in the sand at Lake Erie and we could hear his echo of laughter while tubing on Lake Conesus.  We also made new memories as we visited Indiana Sand Dunes for the first time climbing Mt. Baldy and sliding in the soft sand. At Cedarpoint, Maverick fulfilled a lifetime goal to ride the Maverick roller coaster; his cheers with my tears at 70 mph priceless.

 We look forward to the days ahead; as school approaches, I can still picture a little boy with a Superman backpack; how I wished he wasn't such in a hurry to get to school.... 9 more days, my little girl will do the same, she will march, with crayons in her hands and she won't look back.  I am elated and proud of her confidence.

We are so EXCITED at the upcoming Head for the Cure, August 26 at Corporate Woods, we'd love to have you join Team Make a Difference for Mason.  (Click on team photo on the right corner of the blog for the link) And it is already time to think of Christmas lights; as we start our Seasons of Wishes Make-a-Wish fundraiser in September.  Thanks for all your love and support.
Summer is still here and we hope every splash brings a smile and a heart shape puddle finds a way to your heart.