Monday, May 14, 2012

Supportive Community, we are blessed..

What a community we live in! The City of Rancho Cucamonga and the people who live here are absolutely AWESOME! I would like to devote this update to share how a community comes together to help one of their own.
First I would like to highlight our contractor Braughton Construction. When I first contacted John Braughton and explained what we needed done he said he would see what he could do. By our first meeting he had already set up the Wounded Warrior Special Project on his website. He then made numerous contacts to local contractors to see if they would be willing to assist in the project by donating time and or materials.. The list quickly grew to our surprise and seems like everyday a new name is being added to the list. Everyone is so willing to assist in this project and they all say they are pleased to be able to help a hero who defends their freedom. We are so appreciative for everyone to be so giving! Doing a remodel is HUGE. We cannot thank everyone enough for all the love and support and generosity. This once again is a tribute to the wonderful human spirit! For pictures of the progress go to the website at The pictures are amazing!

Secondly, I would like to highlight the City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation for dedicating funding to a new project called the Wounded Military Fund. As a result of this 501 (c) 3, they are setting aside funding for wounded military including deceased to assist Rancho Cucamonga residents with finical assistance during the initial hardship caused by injury. The Mayor Dennis Michael himself called me personally to tell me the good news! This will be a huge benefit to our military families in their time of need, which personally I hope never gets utilized. For the whole story on this go to Rancho Cucamonga City website and click on Wounded Military Fund.

Another area around military support is our Military Family Community Group. This is a group of military families where we get together once a month to talk about our loved ones deployed, have guest speakers come in and get ourselves involved in other community events. We meet at Calvary Chapel at 10700 Town Center, Rancho Cucamonga. (just behind Target at Foothill and Haven)..the first Monday of the month. The next meeting date is Monday June 4th at 7:00pm. For more information please contact Linda S. Bryan (909) 481-0707. There are so many military families in Rancho Cucamonga and we would love to have you join our group. Personally I can tell you that this group of awesome people have been my lifesaver! They all understand where you are coming from and are always ready to jump in and help. Thank you to all my Military Family Community Group!

Well, in closing I will do a quick update on Justin with a more detailed one to follow soon. His surgery for his HO (bone growths) was a success. He is now being fitted for an new set of sockets to fit into his new legs.. The shape of his legs changed a bit and in order to get a snug fit, he needs to be re-casted for a accurate fit. His new legs are in and I cannot wait to see him on them! Justin continues daily with physical therapy and occupational therapy. He has been doing pull ups and bench pressing weights again! He is busy doing what he needs to do so he reaches his goal of coming home! That will be the most exciting day!

We are planning on going to Virginia over Memorial Day with the Wounded Warriors Event called "Jumping for a Purpose". This is where Justin will be able to go sky diving! We are all as excited as he is and are so looking forward to being there when he jumps! We will definitely post pictures of the event!

For now that is all I have to update on. Thank you all again for all your support from everyone. From Braughton Construction, all the contractors. The City of Rancho Cucamonga, Southern California Edison employees,  ESRI, all private donors.. I know I cannot even begin to name everyone as I do not have enough pages to list them all. Please know that we are so thankful to each and everyone one of you.  The Crabbe Family cannot thank you enough! God Bless you all, have a great week. Give everyone a nice warm smile.. It will make their day!