KLRC's 3 Christmas Wishes
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Our first Christmas Wish family is Mindy and her daughters from Rogers.
Mindy is a single mother of 3 biological daughters (ages 17, 14 and 10) and countless other children that she has taken into her home over the years without any financial assistance. She was recently furloughed for 5 weeks from a job she loves working with kids and although her bills are backing up she continues to carry on with a smile and reach out to help people. She has overcome so many obstacles in her life, a survivor of cancer and domestic abuse, a teen mom, she has raised her children alone.
You would never know that she needs anything because she would rather help someone else. Recently her upstairs toilet leaked into the downstairs causing damage to the ceiling of her bathroom downstairs. As time goes on Mindy's appliances are falling apart. She has an over the stove microwave with the door taped on, her fridge rocks back and forth, and her stove works when it wants to. Her dishwasher stopped working a long time ago and her kitchen sink will leak all over the counter when it's on.
She has used her savings to take care of the two babies she was just fostering and pay bills while she was off of work. She is behind on her mortgage. She doesn't have the ability to do anything for her daughters for Christmas and those humble girls are okay with that.
We heard from Mindy's mom and she gave us some more ideas for Christmas Gifts for Mindy and her girls...
Mom, Mindy: She would really like to get her hair done, maybe cut and color. She would love to have a manicure from someone other than her daughters. She wears size 3xl shirts, 22 pants, size 9.5 wide shoe. She is required to wear business attire to work. She loves wearing leggings, loves scarfs and boots. She also needs a GPS for work when she has to do home visits for work.
17 year old girl: Is an 80's child. She is an amazing cook, and especially loves making cupcakes. She loves bold colors and patterned clothing. She would like to have leggings with printed patterns, skinny jeans, and skirts. She likes animal prints. She is biracial and would love to have her hair done professionally. She would also like to have an iPod touch with camera (color green). Pants size 17 junior, Shirts XL (adult), shoes size 12. She likes boots with a flat heel and converse/vans type shoes.
14 year old girl: loves music and plays guitar. She hopes to become a famous singer. She would like an amp for her guitar, an iPod with camera, a digital camera, a remote control helicopter. She would like long sleeved teenager type shirts (no button ups) and leggings/yoga pants or sweat pants. She wears a size 19 junior pants or XL adult (16/18 women’s), and 2xl women’s tops. She wears a size 10 shoe. She likes shoes that slip on (similar to toms or bobs) but nothing with sparkles, just solid colors.
10 year old girl: She loves to dance and is a girlie girl. Anything that has sparkles or bling she loves. She really would like to get her ears pierced. She loves anything that has a mustache on it. She would like a pair of knee high boots that tie up in the front like tennis shoes. She also would like a touch screen kid tablet for ages 11 and up. She loves skinny jeans with patterns. She would also like karaoke CD's with Christian music. Kennedy has always wanted to shop at Justice for Kids and would love an outfit from there. Kennedy wears pants size 7, shirts size 8, shoes size 2 to 2.5.
Also, Mindy and her girls have family game night every Sunday night. I'm sure they would love to have new board or card games. They also have a Xbox 360 Kinect and like to play competitive games on there.
If you'd like to help make Christmas special for Mindy and her girls please let us know how you can help by this Thursday so we can surprise Mindy on Friday morning.