Neighborhood rallies to ship beloved bus driver on dream getaway

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – For twenty-four a long time, Shreevie Kenner has absent above and out of doors of to make the kiddos on her bus route smile.

From her creative Halloween costumes, to the smaller Christmas objects she buys the kids each single yr… she is completely identified and cherished.

“That’s why I proceed to maintain performing, given that I’d despise to depart it and I am keen on them so a terrific deal … So, I haven’t retired however,” Kenner stated with a smile on her facial space.

However Shreevie’s day by day life has seem with some difficult hurdles to overcome. Years up to now, she dropped her solely teen at 7 a very long time outdated. Daughter Brittany died from bone most cancers, Ewings sarcoma.

“They get away that harm from my daughter,” Kenner stated in regards to the elementary little ones she adores and drives to school.

Quick ahead to 2020. Kenner had been conserving up funds to cease by a earlier co-employee and longtime buddy who retired in Hawaii, however Kenner’s accomplice handed away immediately from COVID-19. Well being care costs and funeral charges ate up Kenner’s financial savings, so she named off her Hawaii tour.

“My accomplice skilled most popular me to go, and I believed very properly, it’ll be on my bucket guidelines some day…” she stated.

Bounce ahead to March 2022, and fellow bus driver, Joan Cooper, was reminded of Kenner’s cancelled Hawaii trip. Pretty than allow the will vacation keep a hope for the potential, Cooper felt she may make it a actuality. She started a Go Fund Me with a purpose of $1000 to pay out for Kenner’s Hawaii airplane ticket.

“The {dollars} simply commenced pouring in,” Cooper talked about. In simply two hrs, the web page properly exceeded it’s objective. At earlier test on March 25, the web site web page donations have been above double that intention.

“I’m simply overcome as a result of all these folks at the moment simply respect me,” Kenner claimed. Quite a few mothers and dads of faculty college students donated, together with a number of coworkers.

Her trip is booked for June.

“She can’t think about she’s basically possible,” Cooper stated. “I’m shocked … I simply am a typical specific individual that loves kids, and I try to make their day content material,” Kenner defined.

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