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Thanks again for all of your support!
I would love to be able to send personal thank you cards with a picture of Kira to everyone who has donated. If you are interested in receiving one, please email me your name and address to the following email address: email@example.com
I think that we have reached a point in this journey where, more than anything we are asking for your prayers in achieving Justice for Kira. As the jurors deliberate, please, please, send good thoughts, energies, and prayers to all of Kira's friends and family members. Thank you and Pura Vida!
As the trial continues, and is nearing the end, I ask for continued prayers for justice and that the jurors will come to the right conclusion. Anyone interested in Kira t-shirts or bracelets can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Pura vida!
Well....here we are, 2 days until the start of jury selection. I am sure there are questions as to why this page is still here.The fundraiser has been kept active as the costs will continue to accrue during the trial. Unfortunately with the delay in the trial, rates at hotels also increased. July's rates were typically $20 less PER NIGHT than they will be in September and October, as these months are busier months for the area hotels. At $20 per night, for 5 nights, and a minimum of 3 weeks, that is $300 PER ROOM more than family members were expecting to pay back in July. After the conclusion of the trial will be the process of providing Kira with a beautiful memorial service to honor her life and impact on us all. So, in a nutshell, if you are willing and able to donate, we would much appreciate it! =)
Perhaps more importantly, I wanted to make a short post to ask for the many prayers and thoughts for strength and support that will be needed in order for all of Kira's loved ones to endure this most difficult time. At last, we can start the chapter that begins the process of bringing more closure, and eventually allows us to focus solely on the wonderful person that has brought us all together...Kira. Pura Vida friends!
Seeing as how it has been so long since the last activity and update on here, I thought it was high time something was posted! While there is not much "news" to report, Kira's story is continuing. With the postponement of the trial (back in July) the costs continue to add up as this requires more travel, more meetings, more court hearings, and more overall expenses, thus this page will continue to exist for several more weeks.
On a side note, the trial is still set to begin September 16th, which is the week of my birthday! So this year I have decided that unlike other years, I do have a wishlist of presents. First and foremost I want justice for Kira and all of her loved ones. Secondly I want peace and healing for all involved. I want closure for everyone. And if any of you have followed the tragic stories of the 3 beautiful ladies who all went missing in such a short period of time in MN (Danielle Jelinek, Kira, and Mandy Matula), I wish for the return of Mandy (Danielle was found just days after Kira).
This page was started as a means of deterring the costs associated with seeking justice, and while it continues to focus on that, I also think the emotional support has been overwhelming as well. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
I apologize for the delay in posting this, I have largely been out of town and not connected to the internet since the fundraiser. I am happy to report that the fundraiser we held was a success! We were surrounded by loving family, friends, and strangers who all came together to help a family be able to seek justice for their beautiful daughter. Kira continues to touch all of our lives! I can personally attest to the fact that even now, she is continually making me a better person and surrounding me with wonderful people I would have never met if not for her.
If you are following Kira's story you likely know by now that the trial has once again been postponed in an effort to make sure all of the evidence can be investigated adequately by both parties. I know that this is just one more step in being sure that Kira sees the ultimate justice. Patience is a difficult thing to have at this time, but in the end, this is the best path to take. With this in mind, we will continue to raise funds for Kira's family, as the expenses continue with every delay. As always, I thank you for your time in following Kira's story and supporting her loved ones in any way that you should choose to do so. Pura Vida!
We are getting closer and closer to the benefit for Kira's family!!! It is scheduled for this Thursday at Burger Moe's in St. Paul, MN from 5-9 p.m. There will be raffles, live music, auction items, FOOD, great company, and a wine toast to Kira to end the evening!! Hope to see you there!!
A group of us participated in a ballon release for Kira this past weekend. Please enjoy the pictures! What wonderful bonds and relationships that have been formed through this. Once again, Thank you Kira!
As always, I want to continue to thank all of you who have helped the family and friends of Kira throughout this entire ordeal. It occured to me that with Kira being found, there may be questions as to why we are continuing fundraising efforts, so I thought I would outline some of the expenses. In the process of seeking and achieving justice for Kira there have been numerous pre-trial hearings and meetings with law enforcement, legal teams, counselors, and media. Kira's family and a good many friends live a minimum of 3 hours away, with some as far away as Louisiana and Texas. What this translates to are the expenses of lodging, food, and travel/transportation (gas, car rentals), not to mention time off from work. In just a short time, we will be starting the trial itself, which is expected to last a few weeks, again, with all of the expenses or losses of income listed above. Aside from the trial, there is also the matter of a memorial service for Kira. She deserves to be put to rest with the utmost respect and beauty. As many of us know, memorial services are never cheap. I hope this answers and resolves any reservations anyone may have. Again, thank you, and as Kira would say...Pura Vida.