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Kasey Joy Kidder Memorial Site
Kasey Joy Kidder
On the evening of March 3, 2001, Rebecca Didier's life was changed in the most profound way. As so it was with her 22 year-old daughter, Kasey. On that night, an automobile accident left Kasey a quadriplegic. Little did Rebecca know that she would represent the voice and illustrate the resolve of her daughter's will to survive in a remarkable book titled, Kasey: From a Butterfly to an Angel.
The publication depicts a remarkable story of a young lady’s journey back home, and the epitome of a Mother's love. The innumerable daily decisions and the execution of every task, were made as the result of both mother and daughter’s unwavering faith in God. Kasey’s valiant hold on life gave new meaning to Karl Marx’s quote: “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs."
Recognizing the need to encourage paraplegics and quadriplegics around the world, Rebecca Didier has a special outreach to this population. What's abundantly clear is that, Kasey: From a Butterfly to an Angel serves as inspiration to both the 'abled' and 'differently abled.'
Writing this unique and captivating read had to be a tremendous undertaking. Still, the author's rise to the call to respond has enabled her to communicate authentically, ingeniously, tirelessly and effectively. Kasey: From a Butterfly to an Angelis a tribute to her daughter's entire life, and her last 21 months in particular. With personal calm, and the Peace that surpasses all understanding,
Mrs. Didier successfully manages all of the complex issues associate with caring for a quadriplegic. I strongly recommend that you read truly one of the greatest books ever written. Be inspired by the miracle of a quadriplegic's life, an amazing community of people, a family's story of love, faith, tragedy and triumph.
Kasey: From a Butterfly to an Angel will pierce your heart and alter your mind as you discover that your own ability is unparalleled.
Kasey: From a Butterfly to an Angel by Rebecca Didier
Paperback, 288 pages
Size: 9” x 6”
List price: $20.00 (Includes shipping and handling)
"A Mother's Letter:
A Life is represented by two dates, separated by one dash. Look at this date, my child was only twenty-two years old. Where she lived, what she did, who she was is contained in that dash.
The important thing to know is that at the end of her life she came to know Jesus. She was relying on Him and witnessing for Him, so she made her short life count...For all eternity. What will your dash represent? Make your life count. Let Jesus show you the way to his father.
Kasey, your dash of life December 4, 1979 - November 27, 2002 has so much meaning. We all were sent to earth by Jesus to do his will. God sent you from heaven to earth into my life and deep into my heart, then you journeyed back to heaven with your spirit and soul into your heavenly Father's arms. I will make my journey here on earth as meaningful as yours, so my soul can Journey back to heaven to be with Jesus and you.
KASEY - A RARE, BEAUTIFUL SOUL
I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH KASEY'S STORY.. IT WOULD BE SUCH A BLESSING TO MANY IF YOU COULD SHARE HER STORY IN THE FORM OF A MOVIE... KASEY IS A RARE, BEAUTIFUL, SOUL WHO GAVE MORE TO OTHERS AND TOUCHED SO MANY HEARTS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL ROSE...
PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHARE HER STORY WITH OTHERS, SO MORE PEOPLE CAN SEE THE BLESSING FROM GOD.
HE HAS A PURPOSE FOR EACH OF US, AND KASEY FULFILLED HER DESTINY AND HER LIGHT WILL ALWAYS SHINE !!
GOD BLESS YOU..
Word of Mouth
I read Kasey's book and it brought a whole new meaning of life to me. I am 21 and I couldn't imagine this happening to me. I was never a person to drink and drive or ride with anyone that has been drinking due to past experiences, but now I can promise you the thought won't come across my mind!!
It's such a sad but inspiring story. I read the book in 2 days because I couldn't put it down. In case you are wondering, I am the babysitter of the Mason's and thats how I learned of your story and asked to buy your book. I have a cousin that was injured really bad and his life has been totally changed from being a football star, marine, to being someone that will not be able to do any of the above. He wasn't as bad as Kasey but he can't see and he has some issues with his brain. He was also told he would never make it and he did.
He also had spinal cord injury and was told he wouldn't be able to walk are talk and God proved the doctors wrong and he do both. Y
ou have inspired me to write a book as well on our experiences with Jason. It's wierd to know they had some of the same doctors. His brain surgeon was Dr. Landreneau and he seemed to become part of our family! We also had Dr. Peters he is our whole family's ENT.. We love him!
Well thanks for your inspiration and sharing your story... Keep your hopes high and God by your side and we will all make it through anything God brings us... The one think I always remember is if God brings you to it, he will bring you through it... and it looks like he has!!!
My prayers are still with your family and friends and may God keep sending strength to y'all and may Kasey keep sending butterflies to y'all :)
- Ashley Lambert
I heard about this website from a country station, I think it was 101.5. They had played this pretty song, and they said that it was dedicated to you.
As soon as I got home I logged onto this website and cried as I was reading it. It does make you think twice about what you are doing and if it is the right thing. I have been baptized twice, one in a Catholic church and the other at my dad's. I know that I still do not follow Jesus like I should, and I know that I abuse the love he gives to me everyday. From reading this I am going to try my best to get back on the right track. I am deeply sorry for your loss, and I wish I could do something for you.
I am 16, and I know that I have my life ahead of me, but as of now I am going to watch what I do. All my wishes!
- Erica Ingram
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