Letter to the Editor

Area family grateful for all the support

Monday, October 10, 2011

To the Editor:

Good people still exist in the world.

The past few years, we have had not so good of luck.

In 2007, my hip was shattered, and I haven't been able to work since.

I have been trying for disability.

My wife and kids have been doing odd jobs to pay all the bills. August of this year, my wife had either one big or six small strokes.

With the help of our church and our ex-preachers' family, we still have and live in our home.

The reason I am writing you this letter is not only to thank all of them (they know who they are) but also to praise one local religious rock band.

They are called RideTheWind.

We recently went to the band's outside back-to-school concert at the Forest Park pool.

During the concert, RideTheWind held a drawing and by the grace of the Lord, my children won.

The band, made up of Jonny McClain, Rick Swearingen, Dave Loughmiller, Tyler Mattox and Dave Henry, met my family at the local Walmart.

They bought our kids shoes and coats and everything in between, including school supplies.

The guys of the band took time to let our kids take their time, even if it was only for an hour or so, to let our kids be kids and get their minds off of mom and dad's problems.

We as a family truly appreciate all the people who have touched our lives.

May the Lord bless all of you as all of you have blessed our family.

My family and I are members of the Staunton United Methodist Church. We have always given, but I find it hard to receive and only gets harder as time goes by.

I could never repay all who have helped my family, but all of you are always in my prayers.

God bless.

Kery, Sharri, Tessa, Olivia and Zeb Scamihorn,