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Tatum Twyman

Chris and Jan,
I was so happy to be apart of the Pub Crawl with you two and the other 150 people out there for Jen!! That's amazing. We were all amazed to see over 5000 people wear and support Jen's name across their T-shirts. I couldn't tell you how many people stopped our group to ask questions about her. It was a pleasure to be apart of this and to share her story with others. I would love to share my pictures with you two but need an e-mail address...let's just say... I have some GOOD ones!! :)

Kari Moroz

That's so amazing, and really wonderful. you have done a fantastic job honoring her memory. I am almost through with my cancer treatment and I am going to LIVE! But I tell people all the time about how Jennifer (even though I never met her) inspires me. And you inspire me. I know she has to be so proud of you and the girls.

Rachel Moore

I had a great and wonderful time. I am glad that my husband and I could be apart of it. It was a lot of fun hanging out with you and Racheal after the Crawl (and everyone else-who I can't think of their names at the moment). Thanks for the beer! We'll keep in touch-I can promise you that! =0)


Wow! 5000 people wearing T-Shirts honoring Jen, how amazing. It hopefully shows you the impact you all have made on so many people, even the organizers. I hear you all had a heck of a good time at the crawl and the movie premier. Next time I will try to be there (3 weekends in October are already planned). I can't wait to see pictures of both events! Also it was a wonderful choice of the foundation to make Shawndra Turner your first receipiant, her story and strength is amazing also.I hope sweet Emma and Peighton are doing wonderful! You all have a great week!



Oh my goodness, I just read my comment above and the spelling was really off, should say recipient (I had to correct myself)!


Sounds like the week was a very eventful one. I'm so happy that it turned out so well. Jennifer must be so proud of you all. You have done such a tremendous job doing what you said you will when you started the foundation. I'm sure it may be overwhelming to you, but you make it sound so easy. Keep doing what you're doing!

Can't wait to see the pictures of everything!


Chris, thanks again for choosing our family to receive the grant. It is a very generous sum of money that will be put to good use helping Shawndra with her therapies.

I know a lot of supporters and donators to the foundation read these comments, and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you too!

We'd love to get our families together sometime soon. Take care. - Doug

Peggy Patrick

Dear Chris & Jan,
It sounds like the crawl was fun and a success; 5,000 people is sooooo great. I wish I could of been a part of it but one of my sons got married that same day. I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures of the big day of the crawl. I'm still so inspired by all your posts and everything you are doing in Jen's name; how awesome is that? We are still thinking and praying for you and your family everyday. I hope you all have a great week. Peggy


Wow! 5,000 people, that is awesome! Jen would be honored. I really wanted to be a part of it but my oldest daughter was suppose to be in a dance competition that, which was canceled at last minute. Now we have it this weekend instead. My husband and I would love to be a part of the next one so keep is posted. Hope you're having a great week!

PS I didn't make my goal of $500 for Relay for Life but my team has raised over $1000! If you need something to do on June 1st, you should come out the luminaria ceremony. It's at Fort Osage High School...I'll know the exact time on Friday. I've never been so not sure what to expect but I hear it's moving. Thanks again for your generous donation.


Looks like the Crawl was tons and tons of fun! I was sorry to miss out on it. But next time I want to definitely be involed! I saw some great pictures on Shawndra Turner's blog....looks like everyone had a blast! What a great family to make a donation to! I was happy to see quite a few pictures of Jan Velander too....she had a blast! I hope you are recovering from the crazy weekend Chris. Hope the girls are doing well and you enjoy this nice weather! Have a great rest of the week! God bless and you are always in my prayers and thoughts!


I am so amazed everyday I read this blog the continuing strength a courage you have not only to carry on Jen's name and honor, but to be raising what appears to be two adorable children:).
I was not a part of the crawl but told a friend of mine that was to look out for a large group honoring Jennifer Ireland, she called me on Sunday and was AMAZED at the support surrounding this cause and your foundation.
I know that I was brought to this blog by a higher power, I find daily strength and wisdom from you and the others that take the time to allow others in their lives.
Please know that there are people around the world praying for you and your family for strength and peace.

With love,

Lisa Thomas

You are amazing Chris ! 5,000 people is absolutly amazing. Your strength and courage inspires me everyday just as Jen's beautiful smiling face does. I wish I was closer so I could take part in some of these amazing events, but if I am ever out that way, I'll make sure to be a part of the honor. I try and do my part by continuing to advertise Jennifer's legacy to those who inquire. How wonderful that she's touched so many people all over the US !

Take Care,

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