The Angelos of Maplewood have three boys who are triplets: Kohl, Austin and Branden. The boys are 11 years old. They attended Marshall and Jefferson schools and just moved to Maplewood Middle School this year. All the boys play soccer, and Peter, their dad, has been a coach for a number of years.
They are a happy, fun-loving family.
Recently, Kohl has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor — D. I. P. G. or Diffuse Intrinsic Pons Glioma. He will be at St. Jude's in Memphis undergoing treatment until mid-January. His mom, Kelly, is there with him while he participates in a clinical trial.
While the family is very upbeat, there are challenges: Kelly is self-employed, so the family is without her income while she spends time in Memphis with Kohl. Also, at this point, Kohl's groundbreaking treatment is also not covered by health insurance. Kelly and Peter are also accruing travel expenses.
How can you help?
When you donate to the HK C.A.R.E.S program HK Community Fund will match all contributions dollar for dollar up to $5,000. You can donate online at www.hkcommunityfund.org select the large red “Donate” link and then select the HK CARE donate button. As HKCF is a 501(c)(3) public charity your donation is tax deductible (as always, check with a tax professional to confirm proper tax treatment). HKCF will then donate your contribution and a matching amount to the Angelo family.
You can also keep up with Kohl's story on Caring Bridge:
Said Tom Kerns of the HK Community Fund, "We understand that times are tough and even giving a small donation can be a challenge. However, please consider making whatever donation you can afford to help one of our neighbors."