Monday, November 22, 2010

Paying it forward...

Last winter, I told you the amazing rescue story of my co-worker's husband, Matt.

I told you how, after finding them via Google Earth, a self-less, amazing couple risked their lives to save Matt from a snow storm. These people went above and beyond the "call of duty" to save a complete stranger.

The story was covered, in depth, by a Fox affiliate in our state, Fox 9 News.

The Gene and Julie LaMaack, and their son, never hesitated to help out the Lahn's from the time they got a phone call, from complete strangers, that a man was stranded in the vicinity of their home, until they had him safe and sound by the fire in their home.

Tragedy has now struck the LaMaacks...a couple of weeks ago, their home burned down, to the ground. They lost everything, including the family dog.

And now?

The Lahn's want to pay it forward.

They have set up a benefit fund for the LaMaacks, to help ease the burden of rebuilding their home and replacing their belongings. If you find it in your heart to donate to these incredible people, any Wells Fargo is able to accept donations for the "Julie and Gene LaMaack Benefit Fund".

Thank you, in advance, for whatever you are able to give.

All proceeds will go directly to the LaMaacks.

Here is the news story on the LaMaack's home fire.


  1. Oh my gosh, how sad for that family...and how awesome to pay it forward like that. I remember reading that post last year- an incredible story!

  2. This story was incredible to me when you first told it, and it just continues to warm my heart.

    And this poor family! To lose their home like that, and so near to the holidays too!

    Thank you friend. I needed a reminder that I am not the only one hurting and struggling right now. You've given me someone to pray for, and a cause to give to... thank you.

  3. Wow. How tragic! My prayers go out to them!


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