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Couple is thankful

Dear Editor;

This thank you is a long time coming, but so heartfelt. On July 24, our lives were changed when we were hit by a drunk driver. From the time of the crash, we have been blessed by the love and support of our family, friends, neighbors and community.

We would like to thank the Elma and District 5 ambulance services, and the McCleary and District 12 fire department crews for their quick responses to our aide. Because of their expertise we were provided with excellent service. We are so thankful for the medical attention and their caring words of support meant so much.

Randy and I were blessed by so many. We would like to thank everyone for their cards, donations or words of support. To anyone that transported us to medical appointments or provided us with meals after we were home from the hospital: Your kindness is so appreciated.

We would like to thank the Elma Eagle Riders for hosting a poker run fundraiser with the support and donations from our friends in the Rolling Thunder Chapter and the Olympia Light Riders Christian Motorcycle Association. Thank you to everyone involved in this fundraiser.

We would like to send a special thank you to Rick and Linda Brookhouser and family for hosting a benefit in our honor. This thank you extends to the Black Sand Band for donating their time to entertain so many. Thank you to all the businesses, family and friends who donated to the spaghetti dinner, silent auction, or benefit account. For helping with decorating, cooking, setting up, cleaning, taking tickets, collecting for or helping with the silent auction. We appreciate everyone who helped in any way to make the benefit so successful. Thank you to our amazing community who attended this benefit.

Special thanks also to our family members who were there to help care for Randy and me when we couldn’t care for ourselves; weather it meant long hours at the hospitals, or after we were home. Thank you for all the little things you do for us so often, we are so blessed to have you in our lives.

The outpouring of support has been heartwarming. Sometimes thank you just doesn’t seem like enough.

Randy and Iva Madison


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