OFFICERS – 2019
President – Kim Howell, Paddock Media Group
Vice President – Jerry Cantrell, Community Volunteer
Treasurer – Tim Wallen, Fit Money CPA
Secretary – Peg Patton, Mortenson Family Dental
Executive Director – Kimi D. Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2019
Christina Dettman, Cabinet for Health & Family Services
David Owen, Owen Funeral Home
Jean O’Brien, Anthem Medicaid
Mark Turner, Strothman & Company
Mike Kennedy, HKC Roofing & Construction
Nikki Thornton, Trueup Louisville
Paris Johnson Parada, Pet Friendly Rentals
Saundra Gibson, MSD
Scott Sager, WLKY TV
Dr. Vaughn Payne, Aetna Better Health of KY
Chairman Emeritus, Liz Everman
2018 Adopt-a-thon Sponsors:
Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
HKC Roofing & Construction
Knights of Columbus
Employees of MSD
2018 In-Kind Supporters:
John Martin Trees
Mike Michalak – Little Caesar’s Pizza
Stockyards Bank & Trust
Target (Mall Road)
You Butter Believe It Cookie Company
My name is Christina Dettman and I’m a new mother of four!
My husband and I first met our sons a year ago. We got the call on a Friday, and the boys arrived at our home Monday morning. At the time, Kai and Jay were just 1 and 2-years-old. They were scared, confused, and they needed a family. My husband and I were honored to be chosen.
My sons are part of Kentucky’s growing foster care system. Nearly 10,000 children are in care, and by the time you read this, the number will be even higher. It’s unprecedented. Many of these children are victims of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and 70% have been impacted by the opioid epidemic. The trauma these children endure will have lifelong effects. As a reporter at WLKY, I’ve written thousands of stories about people who need a helping hand. This time, we can help together.
Wednesday’s Child raises money to benefit foster children throughout the state. Your donation can provide holiday gifts, or a computer for school, a bicycle for transportation, or an instrument for band practice. When a child is placed in foster care, they often bring just a garbage bag stuffed with a few personal items. Your support can help give them back a sense of normalcy.
Our boys now have two big sisters. Our house is busy, chaotic, loud – and I love it! If you’ve ever thought about becoming a foster parent, now is the time. My husband and I took a leap of faith and did something that scared us, and you can too. Or perhaps you can donate to Wednesday’s Child and make a real impact on these children’s lives. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Christina, Brian, Francisca, Prisca, Jay, and Kai Dettman