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Help Kevin Get Moving Again

On September 21st of last year, Kevin was involved in an accident swimming off the Delaware shore. As a result of this accident he suffered significant damage to his C3/C4 vertebrae. While his spinal cord is only bruised—not severed—the accident left Kevin paralyzed below the shoulders and dependent upon a ventilator to breathe.

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December 29, 2018

Friday, December 21st, as fall turned to winter, Kevin received his new (slightly used) 2014 Toyota Sienna van. Since that time, he has used it to attend church twice, stop to pick up dinner to go, visited his old neighborhood, and gone to a movie with his son, Conor and wife, Sue.

To say this was the best Christmas present ever, may seem extreme, but it really is an amazing gift. Kevin and Sue are totally overwhelmed with the generosity of folks, some of whom they don’t even know. They are grateful to all who contributed to make this gift possible.

November 21, 2018

On Tuesday, November 13th, Kevin was honored with a Spirit of Portland award for his years of service to the city of Portland. Prior to the founding of the Portland Workforce Alliance, Kevin worked for eight year as Chief of Staff to Commissioner Jim Francisconi, and then for Commissioner Dan Saltzman. From both the work with the City and with the schools in Portland, the young people and their families, Kevin was there to serve those in need.

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April 10, 2019

Kevin. I'm thinking about you. As always, as I think about you, a huge smile comes to me. Thank you. Sue, I'm not sure if we've met, yet I , since my days when I first met Kevin playing bball at the NE YMCA, have always been grateful for our friendship. Sue, hopefully I can introduce myself in the near future. Kevin, Pura Vida mi amigo.

Clint Benson

April 24, 2019

The second Saturday of every month, I miss your presence anew. Please join us at MSG when you are able.


April 24, 2019

Dear Kevin, we love you and pray for you everyday. You are so precious to us. Jim and Eileen

Eileen and Jim Donnelly/ Powers

January 16, 2019

Paula and I "met" you on the beach that day in September, and your strength and tenacity have inspired us every day since. We are still praying for you, Sue, and your whole family!

Lisa Wernsman