What changed your life for the better? Was it a person, a family, a moment?
When I answer this question, I can honestly say Kim Kapperman and her family. Kim’s family lived in my neighborhood and I was blessed to call Kim’s daughter my best friend. When I was younger, my family didn’t have a relationship with God and my father wasn’t always the best example. Before knowing Kim’s family, I had no idea who Jesus was. I think God knew that without the right people in my life, I could easily take the wrong course.
How do I know God loves me? …Because he brought Kim Kapperman into my life when I needed her most.
After meeting her family, I started attending youth group and Bible studies with her children, and over time on my own, I learned what it was like to have a real relationship with God and what it really meant to be a Christian. I have Kim to thank for that. Witnessing her unwavering faith and how she raised her family will always be an inspiration to me.
She changed others and myself for the better. She inspired everyone with her bravery, love of others, unfailing Faith, and overall grace. Sadly, on October 2nd, at the age of 46, Kim ended her long, courageous battle with sarcoma cancer, when the good Lord decided it was time to call her home to His heavenly throne.
She passed surrounded by love with all 5 of her children in the room. I like to think Kim was greeted at the gates with a big ole cup of coffee. (She was a bigger coffee addict than myself!)
Up until the last days of her life, she cared for her two younger children. Kim loved & sacrificed everything for her children. She was the most selfless being I have ever known. That selfless love and spirit continues to shine through her 5 children. It is in this spirit of strong sense of family and dedication, that the kids have vowed to stay together and continue to be the family that Kim fought so hard to nurture & create. My best friend (24) will be taking in her two youngest siblings (13 and 12) and will be caring for them until they are old enough to care for themselves. Unfortunately, Kim did not have a life insurance policy, due to her cancer, and her children have been left with many expenses, which is why a GoFundMe account has been set up in Kim Kapperman’s name.
There’s no family I love more than Kim’s, and I want to fight for her family in this time of need. Nothing will ever completely fill the void of losing a mother, but at a time when we all feel so helpless, this is our opportunity to help. I can’t think of a better way to honor Kim, than help her 5 beautiful children. If this story has touched you, please consider donating to Kim’s Charitable GoFundMe page. All donations will be given to the children.
RIP Kim, we all love you so much. Heaven is lucky to have you, no one is more worthy of their wings than you. Right now I ask for prayers of comfort to all of her beloved family & friends. Psalm 34:18 <3