Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Hi everyone! Hope you like Kyle's new site. MANY thanks to Robert Preston, Kyle's cousin, for putting this wonderful site together. This site will be updated daily to give everyone insite to his progress and to let everyone know about events happening to help benefit Kyle.

A trust fund has been set up for Kyle to help with his medical expenses and we are so appreciative of all of the gifts given to him. Since he can't quite talk yet with the trache in, we know he would say Thank you to everyone for thinking of him. Your kind thoughts and prayers and gifts are so appreciated and will certainly go to good use.

We are very excited to let you know about an evening of great music, great food and fun at the University Cafe in Downtown Fredericksburg on October 17th. We hope that you can join us to listen to the sounds of local Fredericksburg musicians, especially Adam Dawson, the man behind this mission.

We feel blessed to know the Dawson's, Diana, Jim and Adam for many years and we were lucky enough to have Adam work for us when we had the Snappy store for 2 years. He's like part of our family! He has been planning this special event for weeks and now and we're so excited and can't wait to go down and see everyone. We hope you'll mark your calendar and join us for this special evening. We should have a full line up of artists soon. University Cafe will be donating a portion of their receipts that evening to Kyle's Medical Fund as well as setting up raffles with prizes from local sponsors! We wish that Kyle could be with us that evening, but he'll still be here in Charlottesville, but certainly with us in spirit. Please keep an eye out for more info and we hope to see you there!! Many thanks to Diane and Adam for setting all this up. We don't know what we'd do without you!

Kyle had a good day today and was feeling much better. He had a good PT session and OT session and learned a new dice game in Rec Therapy. Tomorrow, he will have outpatient surgery at the UVA Medical Center and we'll be sure and update you when he's back at KCRC and settled in.

Thanks everyone and keep those prayers coming! They really do work!!!


  1. Bette Anne,

    Thank you for emailing the link to me. I will continue to follow Kyle's progress. My entire family asks me every day about Kyle. When there is no new posting, they fret about it. He has really captured everyone's heart!

    The evidence of Preston family support is absolutely wonderful! Kyle is blessed to be surrounded by such a loving family.

    We're glad there is another way to help, in addition to prayer. In a few weeks, we will make a donation to Kyle's medical fund. We've had a lot of medical expenses ourselves in the past 12 months, so we know firsthand the challenge you are facing. We will contribute what we can.

    Kyle, this is a tough road. We are so very proud of you.
    Try to be patient with yourself. You are a young man of great courage.

    Bette Anne & Gary, as parents, our hearts are with you every moment.

    God bless,
    Diana & Bill Barron & family

  2. Good to hear that you are feeling much better.
    Hope all goes well with your surgery today.

    It was great seeing you and all the family that was there this past Sunday.
    We will see you again soon

    Love and prayers
    David, Audrey and Adele

  3. Hello Kyle and Bette Anne,

    I'm a producer of educational films currently producing a video for teens on safe driving. The aim is to alert teens to the dangers of drowsy driving, and distracted driving. I'd love to tell you more about it, and about our production company. I'm interested in connecting with Kyle and Bette Anne. Please feel free to contact me at I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks much!