Here are some of the spaces where we’re plugged in and Giving Back:
Rotary International. We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
In each of their local Rotary Clubs, Krista, Mary and Kay are making a difference in their own backyards/communities, through leadership and community volunteering; and as Paul Harris Fellows of the The Rotary Foundation. The impact of The Rotary Foundation is proudly demonstrated both locally in D5810, D6000, and globally.
Krista’s husband Scott serves as a community leader and Board Member for 2ndSaturday.
2ndSaturday exists to Reach Lives, Restore Hope, and Redeem Community. They address poverty on two different levels – physical poverty and poverty of being. They partner with those on the margins of poverty to forever change individuals, families, and communities.
2ndSaturday works to actively alleviate poverty by way of two distinct platforms. The first is on the second Saturday of every month, a team helps to restore the homes of Senior-Limited-Income-Disabled (SLID) homeowners throughout West and South Dallas’ poorest neighborhoods. The second is through working with employers to provide jobs for former gang members, drug dealers, and repeat felons. Scott works side by side with many of these men as a mentor, trusted friend and teacher of new life skills.
2ndSaturday is a local and grassroots organization that is succeeding in disrupting the forces of generational poverty.
In 1995 ahead of a Kramer family vacation to Disneyworld, Mary was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Doctors suspected they caught it early, but surgery and chemotherapy was required to ensure her healthy recovery and to prevent, if at all possible, a repeat occurrence. There has been no repeat performance.
Krista and her brother, Kent have become diligent about their own prevention efforts over the years, starting with Colonoscopy’s when they both turned 40.
In 2014, Krista’s Colonscopy revealed 6 polyps which were removed and gratefully Krista did not have cancer. But she’ll return sooner this time for a Colonscopy in mid-2016 to ensure the most aggressive preventive measures are taken to prevent any future polyps from developing into cancer.
Please don’t ignore the need to be mindful in preventing cancers like Colon Cancer. Get your Colonoscopy as your doctor recommends.