ROUGHRIDERS

In Friday, July 10th 2020, we attended the 

Teen Reach Adventure Camp in Lincoln, NE.

We had a great time meeting all of the people there and giving motorcycle rides to those that attended.

 

Those attandees had a great time and SO DID WE!

 

 

Teen Reach Adventure Camp (T.R.A.C.) is a camping program geared for at-risk youth, usually residing in foster care, who have been abused, abandoned or neglected.

Every Teen Reach Adventure Camp emphasizes self-value, teamwork, healthy values, and personal success.

The teenage years are awkward at best, but for teens in the foster care system, these years are especially difficult. Every day is literally a struggle to survive: gangs, addictions, and bullying are a reality for many.

At Teen Reach Adventure Camp, youth learn their true value and potential. Through activities on the challenge course, campers learn to process their stories and find healing from their pain.

Camp is packed full of fun activities, opportunities to learn and great memories which will change the lives of teenagers forever.

If you would like to learn more about Teen Reach, please click this link. https://www.teenreach.org/start-a-camp

 

On Friday, June 31, 2020 the Roughriders went back to the Teen Reach Adventure Camp to visit with the attendees.

 

While there we had the opportunity to give those attendess rides on our motorcycles.

 

 

It was GREAT to see how much fun they had.

To be honest, WE had a blast too

 

If you would like to learn more about Teen Reach, please click this link. https://www.teenreach.org/start-a-camp

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday, 08/30/2020

The Roughriders had the priviledge of meeting this beautiful young lady and her family.

 

Emberlyn underwent a critical spinal surgery on May 12th, 2020.  After her operation, which lasted over 6 1/2 hours, she spent 4 days in the Pediatric ICU before being moved to general care for another 7 days.

She then had emergency surgery on May 25th, 2020 followed by another 3 operations before her discharge on June 5th, 2020.

Emberly has a long road of recovery ahead of her while her mother gives her antibiotic infusions every 8 hours.

Joanie, Emberlyn's mother, has had to take a leave of absence from her work to care for her.  Unfortunately, it has been without pay from her employer.

The Roughriders are pleased to donate to this wonderful young lady's medical bills.

 

There is a "go fund me" account set up on facebook, if you would like to help this family.  

If you would like to assist this family, please click on this link https://www.gofundme.com/f/dd3bn-hemmer-moore-benefit

Thank you!

On Sunday 12/13/2020 we met Meghan and Eric Benes and family.

In the last yr Meghan Has lost her grandmother, I'm her mom I have stage 4 lung cancer with little time left. She has a 4 yr old who is needing spinal surgery very soon and a rare allergy condition which is costing them many many trips to Omaha. The surgery will hopefully be at Shriners in Twin Cities. Meg and Eric also take care of her brother that I adopted who is developmentally disabled who lives next door, and soon my youngest who also is disabled will join them, they give and give of themselves and never ask for anything in return. They own their own lawn and tree service but with times as they are and trips to Omaha it's going to be tight. My wish for them would be gift cards to have food delivered as she stays at home in isolation with the youngest Noah. I don't know what to ask for them as I know they deserve so much for all they do for me and her brothers.

We dontated and helped this family.

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Also on Sunday 12/13/2020 we met Corie Stohlman.

Corrie was diagnosed with Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma. Yes, she has cancer and must receive treatments in Omaha. This cancer cannot be healed, but they can treat it and strive for remission. Doctors have told Corrie that once they get this under control, the chances of it reoccurring are very likely. She went to one chemo treatment, ended up having a very serious reaction and was unconscious. She was rushed by ambulance to the hospital for a stay. Obviously, the chemo cocktail was altered following that incident.

Corrie was a wonderful teacher for many years, but she was advised not to go back to her teaching job this past fall. She now has a compromised immune system and contracting COVID-19 virus could be detrimental. Thus, she is unemployed right now.  We are happy to have made a donation!

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12/13/2020 we met Tiffany Sheridan.  Here is her story, in her own words.

My name is Tiffany Sheridan. I'm a single parent with 4 kids, 1 girl and 3 boys. I'm a self employed hair stylist. When I was 19, I adopted Neka who was 4. I wasn't sure what to expect, I was young myself but I knew she needed a home, family and love. We grew up together and I went on to have 3 boys. Their father and I seperated after some years together and he moved out of state. His help with them is minimal. I work hard to make ends meet espicially with COVID my work has decreased so much. I would be beyond grateful and blessed and know my kids would be appreciative as well. Even the smallest of things would mean so much. I did have them make a Christmas list and even if you were able to do one thing, they'd be truly happy as would I. Thank you guys so much for considering my family. Happy Holidays to you all!

We donated to this family and wish them the best Christmas!!

Cathy is normally the one who is helping people through her work as the President of the Autism Network here in Lincoln.

 

This time, the Roughriders are giving her a hand with a donation.

Cathy has been diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer.  We met with Cathy and her family on 11/2/2020.

 

We really hope that our donation makes a difference for this wonderful family!

 

Nathan was a GREAT Co_worker to one of our members, he was also a terrific family man.  He passed away very unexpectantly!

On Friday 10/20/2020 we met with his family, friends and co-workers

We are pleased that we were able to make a donation to his family.

On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020, the Roughriders donated to the Wayne's Body Shop golf Tournament Charity Event.

 

The funds raised were for the benefit of the Lincoln Zoo,

 

Not only were we able to make a contribution of money, many of us also "played gold" in the event.  A GREAT time was had by all.

 

On Saturday 02/19/2020 the Roughriders attended the "Woody" Woodside Benefit Pool Tournament and we presented a donation to Woody.

Woody has coached and supported "Junior players and coaches for 20+ years.  He's now been diagnosed with cancer and we wanted to support him.

On Saturday 12/19/2020 we participated in the laying of wreaths of the Veterans graves at Wyunka Cemetary here in Lincoln.

 

REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

 

We've helped Wreaths Across America for several years and our proud of our Veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice!

 

The Roughriders once again have made a donation to the Blaze radio station for their annual Kamp out for Kids fundraiser.

Due to covid restrictions, the entire event was done virtual.

We have donated  to the cause .

Sparky was pleased!!!

On Sunday November 8th, 2020 the Roughriders

visited on of our favorite places, Sportscasters.

 

Jodie, a cook at Sportscasters has a 20 year old nephew that was burned in a house explosion.

 

His injuries cover 95% of his body.

His name is Tyler Reed.  He is currently fighting for his life at St Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln.

 

Tyler is expected to spend the next year of his life undergoing countless surgeries and recovering there.

We are very pleased to make a donation and contribute towards the devastating medical bills. 

 

If you visit Sportscasters, say hello to Jodie and if you are able, give her a big tip.

 

Sportscasters will be accepting cash donations on behalf of the Reed family and will be donating it to Tyler's fund at First State Bank in Beatrice.

 

Thank you for your support and prayers!

On Saturday 12/19/2020 the Roughriders met Kara and Shane Adcock. Daughter Kara (about 12 yrs) son Brayden (about 17).
They have had a very difficult year. In March their daughter Bailey became very ill and was sick for a month. Bailey had been a very active girl prior to being sick, dancing, art, playing with friends. After her illness she started have severe symptoms that caused her to be hospitalized. (One of the symptoms was not being able to walk and extreme pain.). Since April most of Bailey's time has been spent in the hospital in Lincoln, Madonna in Lincoln, Childrens Hospital in Omaha and Madonna in Omaha. She is now home starting this week but will need to drive to Omaha daily for treatments. Her parents have taken turns staying by her side while both working full time. Her brother has been home taking care of the dogs, going to school and keeping things going at home.
They have had to go through many set backs during this time while the doctors have been trying to figure what is going on with Bailey.
We are their neighbors across the street. They have had such a sad year and all the while they have shown their positive and hopeful attitude. 

 

What a nice family and an awesome young lady!

 

We are very pleased to have donated money to them!

On Sunday 12/20/2020 we met Lori.

Lori has been through so much in her life but this year has been one of the worst. She’s a cancer, heart attack, and diabetes survivor. This year when corona started her fiancé asked her to stop working and be safe at home. In August he was in a horrible motorcycle accident leaving him with a Traumatic Brain Injury. He was in a coma for a month and is in the process of recovering what abilities he can. This situation left my mom unable to pay the bills. She searched for a job for months and finally got one a couple weeks ago at the Legacy. She was forced to pack all their belongings into storage and move into her parents basement. She visits Sonny at Madonna daily after work. There had been so much tragedy she just needs to be uplifted. Absolutely any kindness would be appreciated whether it be gift cards for food to help her parents, gas cards, etc. Sonny is being moved to another facility in Omaha soon and I know that’s gonna be tough for her.

 

We hope that our donation will make their Christmas a little brighter!

 

On Sunday 12/20/2020 we met Cynthia and her family.

Cynthia has endured so much over the last few years, from her own personal surgeries, to taking care of her mother from getting surgery. She is an amazing friend, daughter, mother and sister and does everything so selflessly. She needs another surgery to fuse her spine and fix some nerves, but has been putting it off to take care of her mother who broke her hip and injured her shoulder. She has altered her home to accommodate her mother making it very uncomfortable for her to climb stairs, but hasn't complained for the sake of her mother's wellbeing. Her children are also very selfless and will do anything for those they care about. Her husband, Tony, has been working so hard to provide for them and keep them afloat while Cindy stays home to take care of all the kids and her mother. Even though she knows she could be working to help with all the bills, its never been a question as to where she was needed the most. I really just wanted to nominate her to recognize the greatness in her that she doesn't always see. Having things for the holidays to not have to cook and give to her family would bring her so much joy as she hasn't really had much. She's just amazing and I love her so much.

We hope that our donation makes Christmas better for this family!

On Sunday 12/20/2020 we met Cynthia and her family.
Erin's youngest son, Jacob has battled health issues for most of his life. Two years ago he had surgery at Children's Hospital in Omaha to place a port in his abdomen. Jacob has a flush through that port which lasts over an hour every day to help his bowels work properly. When they placed the port, doctors hoped they would only need it for a year. However, the port did not resolve the issue and Erin continues to take Jacob to specialists to try to find a diagnosis for his condition. This week she finally received a referral to Mayo Clinic. Until they figure out a diagnosis, there are no support groups for her and her family. On top of this, while climbing a fence two weeks ago, Jacob fell, broke both his arms and his glasses. Currently, he is doing remote learning while his arms heal. Erin has also taken her other son Ryan, who has some minor minor medical issues, to specialists this year. Erin provides a loving home for her three boys, and rarely does anything for herself with taking care of Jacob's needs and her two other children. With potential travel expenses to Mayo, Erin could use gifts for her self-care and gifts for her sons would also be appreciated.  We hope that our donation brightens their Christmas!

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