December 19, 2019- Jackson, WI- Although the holiday season is a time of great joy and celebration, some families are struggling with hardships this Christmas. This year, Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School will help support four local families through its annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraiser.
The 12 Days of Christmas began in 2010 to help the family of a teacher who had suddenly passed away. Through the years, a grand total of over $172,395.69 has been raised for 20 families.
The four families who will receive assistance are listed below.
Nancy Gibour is now a full-time caregiver to her two young grandchildren. This was unexpected and Nancy has been left with an added financial challenge.
Adam and Jillian Igl are teachers. Adam is principal at St. John’s LS in Newburg and Jillian is a teacher at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford. Adam was diagnosed with cancer last year and Jillian was in an accident that damaged her ribs and she requires surgery on her left knee. Their daughter has also been facing some respiratory issues.
Freshman Miriam Kremer of Kewaskum was recently diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and will be going through treatment for the next six months.
Joel Grulke, principal at Our Savior Lutheran in Grafton, was also diagnosed with leukemia and will be receiving treatment. His son also had an inoperable brain tumor and the family is still working through these medical challenges.
If you would like to donate to the 12 Days of Christmas, click HERE.
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