Editor’s note: this is a bit outdated, but vital anyway!
Making a difference!
I would like to report to you about two of our members who are making a difference in the world through KMTA’s outreach funds.
Although KMTA does not have a TMTA grant this year, we kept the funds for matching that grant in the budget to help deserving students who need financial assistance.
Brandon Amison has applied for up to $270 .00 dollars to cover fees and expenses
for Grace Wojan. Grace is a promising cello student at Mayde Creek High School for which Brandon is providing free lessons. Kudos to Brandon for reaching out to her.
Dawn Ferrier is working with the Make-A –Wish foundation providing piano and voice lessons to Jamie, an 8 year old cancer patient who requested these lessons as her wish. Their family has exhausted all monetary funds and resources (including funding from Make-A –Wish foundation) on her medical care. Dawn is teaching her free of charge and KMTA will be providing funds up to $250.00 to cover the cost of her music books and a keyboard. Although Jamie is quite ill and hospitalized much of the time, Jamie is loving her lessons with Dawn. Dawn is finding the experience incredibly humbling and feels that she is getting as much or more out of the experience as Jamie. What a profound testament that this child has chosen to fill what may be her last days with music.
Kay Lowry wrote a wonderful blog article about Jamie that can be found
Just want to make you aware of the great things our organization is doing and I
Know you will want to join me in thanking Brandon and Dawn for their willingness to reach out on behalf of KMTA.