A Family Devastated By Tragedy

January 26, 2011

If you have been following this blog or any of my writings, you probably know that I closely follow my Kansas Jayhawks on the football field and basketball court. Some of you even share your favorite teams with me. Today I want to share a tragic story. It involves one of the Jayhawk players and it is a tragedy that no one should ever face. This isn’t about sports, though a player is involved.

Rather than re-writing the tragic sequence of events, I’ll ask you to read a story about what happened to this player in the last month. For those who didn’t choose to read the story, this player lost the only three adult family members in his life over the span of three weeks. He is only 19 years old. Even worse, he has a 9 year old sister living more than a thousand miles away. Just hearing the story brought me to tears last weekend.

I’m sharing the story as it is one of the ways that I can help a family beset by such a tragedy. The player is surrounded by a team and coaches that will support him in any way possible. He is getting a college education and could some day cash large paychecks as a professional player. Unfortunately his little sister isn’t as lucky. A scholarship fund has been set up for her and I’ve included information below about the fund. Whether you donate or not, please keep Jayla in your thoughts and prayers!

The family of Lisa Robinson is asking that, in lieu of flowers or other gifts, contributions be made to the Lisa Robinson Scholarship Fund, for the benefit of her daughter, Jayla, c/o SNR Denton, 1301 K Street NW, Suite 600, East Tower, Washington, DC 20005-3364. The Scholarship Fund will be administered by Christopher “Kit” Smith of SNR Denton US LLP and other fiduciaries selected by SNR Denton. Contributions to the Lisa Robinson Scholarship Fund are nondeductible for tax purposes.

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