Tuesday, August 11, 2009

In Memory..

You may remember me talking about my close friend Keltson that passed away last year.
Let me tell you a little about him...

He was 19 when he passed away and was just about to leave to serve a full time mission in Charlotte, North Carolina.

On October 11th, 2008,
(10 months ago today)
He was driving home from a hunting trip that he had been anxiously anticipating for months
(and I mean REALLY anticipating. He talked about it constantly.)
while he was driving home,
he was in a fatal car accident and he died at the scene.

No one really knows what happened, but something caused him to overcorrect which rolled his truck and he was killed instantly.

Keltson was a huge part of my life during my pregnancy.
When I discovered I was pregnant he was the only friend that was there for me from the beginning.

He was my best friend.

He is the reason I became close friends with Josh and Terri (both of the friends that were married last week). At least once a week he would invite people over to my house and we would watch a movie. Josh and Terri came the most and those 3 were the only friends I had towards the end of my pregnancy.

Keltson truly cared about others.
He was a great guy and I cannot even express in words how much he helped me during the most difficult time of my life.

He died 2 weeks before Avery was born and I know he was there when she was born. He promised me before he died that he would be there in the hospital every day if I wanted him to be..and he was.

I just can't even explain to you what a part of my life he was

the point of this post.

His sweet mother has put together a 5K walk/run in honor of him.
All of the proceeds go towards a Scholorship for a student at Riverton High School.
(the high school we went to.)

It is September 19th, 2009 at Butterfield Park in Herriman
(14200 South 6212 West)
and starts at 9:00 am

Click HERE for details.

Keltson was an amazing man and deserves to be remembered.


Sam and Lacey said...


My step-sister Cassidy (your sisters friend) told me about your blog. She showed me the ADORABLE video you made of Avery. It was so touching. She is so cute. I adopted a little boy who was born two days after Avery. I look up to you so much. Thanks for being such a great adoption advocate. Your GREAT!!!

Janelle said...

Hey girl!
I LOVE road races! They are so fun. To help his family get the word out as much as possible, you should tell them to add the 5K to utahraceguide.com. I just checked and I didn't see it listed there, so I don't think they've already done it. It's a really good resource - I check it constantly to find out about any and all races in Utah. Just thought I'd share.

Michelle said...

SO sad. Im so sorry for his loss. Im so sure he is with you and Avery still.

Lechelle said...

The 5K sounds like such a sweet way to remember your dear friend. Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories of him.