Thank you again for donating to the Sheltons on behalf of their son Kayson. They have expressed to me so much gratitude for what you all were able to do for them. Your donations made a huge difference in their llife during a difficult time. So thank you, thank you, thank you.
Tomorrow would have been Kayson's third birthday. His family has asked that to celebrate his life people do an act of service in his honor. If you would like to participate post what you did (or that you did something) with the hashtag #HappyBirthdayKayson and I will be compiling any posts to present to the Sheltons sometime next week. You can see more information about this on my blog - http://www.techiechic.net/blog/happybirthdaykayson/
Again, thank you for your donations. You have truly inspired me to be a better person. I know that many of you don't even know the Sheltons personally which is all the more inspiring to me to see people reaching out to total strangers in a time of need. Toni (Kayson's mother) has expressed to me multiple times that her only hope through this ordeal is that their experience could help bring people to Christ. If no other good has come from this difficult time, I know that I have desired to be more Christlike from seeing the love of others poured out on this family at this time. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you. http://www.kaysonshelton.com
I've been so touched and amazed watching the donations pour in for Kayson's family. With all the bad things that happen in the world it gives you a lot of faith in humanity to see so many people rally around a good family during a hard time like this. We've had over 300 people donate to the Shelton family so far and that kind of response is just incredible. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your kindness to this good family.
You may have noticed that as of this morning we have far surpassed our original fundraising goal. There is a single donation for over $250k that YouCaring is investigating as being likely fraudulent. We will update again when we can confirm or refute that with certainty.
Wow, we never imagined the outpouring of love from so many different people. We had hoped to raise some money just to alleviate just a little bit of the financial burden from this great tragedy. We're excited to be able to make a real difference and enable the Sheltons to really find a way to help Kayson's legacy live on. It's been incredible today to see the support from friends, family and total strangers. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The Sheltons are such a wonderful family and it's so touching to see the community give back to them in such a big way during such a difficult time.
Kayson's story has been picked up by a number of news outlets both in Salt Lake City and in San Francisco, you can read some of the stories here -