The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Helping Hands Web Site

Thank you to everyone who has offered to help my mom during her illness! Your care and concern for her has meant so much! We have set up a "Helping Hands" site where you can view calendars of the upcoming months. Once you register as a member, (a free service that just requires your name and e-mail) you can view any day in a month, and see all needs on a given day.

We will be flying my mom home to Red Bluff on Feb. 16th. We will assist her with financial affairs and getting things in order. Tom, the kids, and myself will fly back to Colorado on Feb. 25th. After this time, my mom plans to stay in Red Bluff and live as independently as possible. One big change in her life that will affect independence, is that she can no longer drive. She will need rides to various activities and errands such as grocery shopping, church, etc...There are local agencies that we can hire to help with these needs, but we wanted to ask for your help in some of these areas. If you are involved in one of her organizations, would you perhaps be able to pick her up for a ride to and from an activity or two?

For all of my mom's local Red Bluff friends, this is our opportunity to ask you for practical help from meals to transportation to doctor appointments. You can see the site at: If you would be able to assist with a need, please add your name to that particular day. I have included a few messages for our helpers, and we will be posting pictures, you may see some new updates on that site! Thank you for taking a look at the site, we so greatly appreciate your assistance!

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