In November of 2021, our community mourned the loss of a family. Julian Montano was the only surviving member of his family, he lost his parents along with his five year old brother and nine year old sister after a drunk driver sped down the wrong side of the interstate and slammed into his family's car. They were making their way to the Grand Canyon for Thanksgiving vacation.
We are deeply involved with the school Thomas Kelly Elementary that both of his siblings attended. Julian Montano had suffered numerous injuries including a broken leg, and fractures in his foot and ribs. Thankfully Julian is expected to make a full recovery.
Kids Helping Kids has raised $30,000 to be placed in a 529 college fund for Julians future education which will have grown over $200,000 by the time he enters college.