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Lacy McCraw-Shirron (Jackie Saia photo)

McCraw-Shirron with her parents on Senior Night. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Coupeville High School Class of 2021 moms have created a meal train to help the family affected by a fatal car accident earlier this week.

Joey Glendenning, 44, mother of Wolf softball player Lacy McCraw-Shirron, passed away Wednesday from injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Highway 20 near Winterhawk Lane.

The meal train is being spearheaded by Michelle Cernick.

“It’s time for the community to come together and do what we do best, which is help each other out when we need it the most,” she said. “Right now Lacy could use some love and support from her senior class.

“Please do what you can to help her family. They don’t have any allergies and will eat anything that you bring them. They are not picky, just grateful for anything right now.”

For more info, and to join the meal train, pop over to:

CHS 2021 Senior Class: Meal Train for Lacy McCraw-Shirron (signupgenius.com)

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Mallory Kortuem (in red jacket) celebrates her CHS soccer Senior Night with mom Heather, dad Alex, and big sis Miranda. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The news is encouraging.

Alex Kortuem, father of three Coupeville grads, and a longtime general contractor on Whidbey Island, continues to show progress as he recovers from a hemorrhagic stroke.

The 45-year-old Wolf dad, a frequent presence at events featuring children KeeganMiranda, and Mallory, suffered a substantial brain bleed in late January.

After emergency brain surgery, he spent five days on a ventilator, and 10 days total in an ICU.

While he has no feeling on the left side of his body, Kortuem has responded well to inpatient rehab, said sister Hilary Lott.

Alex has been learning a lot in therapies,” she said. “He is working on learning to get dressed and showering; with no movement yet in his left arm he is still needing a lot of assist with this.

“He can now move from sitting in his bed to a wheelchair with a therapist guarding him only. This is great progress, as he started with two-person assist and was not able to sit on his own.

“He also can stand with help and is moving his left leg forward on his own. Alex is making gains daily and the therapy team is so impressed with his work ethic.

“Not a surprise for all that know him.”

In the most recent update on his GoFundMe page, wife Heather Kortuem expressed the family’s joy in finding out Alex should be able to return home in less than a week.

“We are in countdown mode!,” she said.

“This weekend, several members of Alex’s climbing family will be helping the kids and I prepare the house for a safe homecoming; including building a ramp, mounting some grab bars, and moving furniture to accommodate his latest set of wheels.

“I have no words to express what your support has done for our peace of mind. Just knowing we have a safety net is priceless and has let Alex focus all his energy on rehab.”

 

To aid the Kortuem family, pop over to:

Fundraiser for Heather Kortuem by Hilary Lott : Alex Kortuem’s Stroke Recovery (gofundme.com)

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The flamingos are on their way.

The last fundraiser for the Coupeville High School Class of 2021 hits March 1-12, with an extreme likelihood of the pink birds showing up all around town.

For more info, take a gander at the photo above.

All proceeds go towards a safe, drug and alcohol-free graduation night party this spring.

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Mallory Kortuem (in red jacket) celebrates her CHS soccer Senior Night with mom Heather, dad Alex, and big sis Miranda. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

One of the core families of Coupeville athletics is in major need tonight.

Alex Kortuem, father of three CHS grads, and a longtime general contractor on Whidbey Island, suffered a substantial brain bleed January 25, resulting in a hemorrhagic stroke.

After emergency brain surgery, he spent five days on a ventilator, and 10 days total in an ICU.

As he stabilizes, the plan is for him to be transferred to an intensive inpatient rehab facility in Seattle.

Currently, the 45-year-old Kortuem is still unable to move or feel the entire left side of his body.

Due to the severity of the stroke, it is unknown if or when he will be able to return to his work, which provides the majority of his family’s income.

Alex and wife Heather have three children — Keegan, Miranda, and Mallory — and he was a frequent fan at soccer games and track meets featuring his kids.

His offspring get a lot of their athletic chops from their father, who has been an avid mountaineer and backcountry skier for much of his life.

 

To read more, and help the Kortuem family, pop over to:

Fundraiser for Heather Kortuem by Hilary Lott : Alex Kortuem’s Stroke Recovery (gofundme.com)

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Morgan Stevens looks for an open teammate. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The young woman you sponsor today could be the first responder who makes a positive impact tomorrow.

Coupeville High School junior Morgan Stevens, a top scholar and athlete, has her heart set on attending fire academy.

“My dream is to become a firefighter to help serve and protect people,” she said.

Morgan, whose mother Kristi is a nurse at WhidbeyHealth, has launched a GoFundMe to help raise the money needed to fulfill the first major step on her path to becoming a first responder.

If you’re interested in helping a smart, talented, hardworking young woman achieve her destiny, pop over to:

Fundraiser by Morgan Stevens : Help Morgan go to firefighters academy (gofundme.com)

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