OFFICERS – 2019
President – Kim Howell, Paddock Media Group
Vice President – Jerry Cantrell, Community Volunteer
Treasurer – Tim Wallen, Fit Money CPA
Secretary – Mark Turner, Strothman & Company
Executive Director – Kimi D. Wells, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2019
Christina Dettman, Reporter
David Owen, Owen Funeral Home
Jean O’Brien, Anthem Medicaid
Mike Kennedy, HKC Roofing & Construction
Nikki Thornton, Trueup Louisville
Saundra Gibson, MSD
Scott Sager, WLKY TV
Cory Clark, The Blackwood Group, LLC
Chairman Emeritus, Liz Everman
2019 Adopt-a-thon Sponsors:
HKC Roofing & Construction
Knights of Columbus
2019 In-Kind Supporters:
John Martin Trees
Kosair Charities Clowns
M & M Cartage
Stockyards Bank & Trust
Target (Mall Road)
Today’s Woman Magazine
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