Hope & Gratitude

KCFR News is reviving last year's holiday Hope & Gratitude series - stories of events or individuals that changed people's lives. Share your story of hope and gratitude or learn more about KCFR's Public Insight Network.

Hope & Gratitude Broadcasts

December 31, 2008

Boulder psychotherapist Diane Renz survived both colon and uterine cancer before her daughter was old enough for kindergarten. Renz describes how she coped...and what she has learned.

December 30, 2008

Denver teacher James Lewis says a mentor changed his life. He talks about what Kathy French did for him.

December 24, 2008

Peggy Carey of Montrose clearly remembers when she found out she had cancer. She talks about the good and the bad of her battle with the disease.

December 23, 2008

Golden geologist Stephanie Schmidt flew home for her father's funeral, and lost a notebook full of his letters on the way. Schmidt describes what happened to restore this treasured link between father and daughter.

December 22, 2008

Kip and Jeanette Wotkyns traveled to China to pick up their adopted daughter, Lily. It was just the beginning of their quest to become a family.
Photo: Lily Wotkyns' 1996 adoption file photo.

December 19, 2008

Lessons one Denver man, Brad Kornfeld, learned during his father's final years.
Photo: Brad, Andy, and Irwin Kornfeld.

December 1, 2008

Lillian Gonzalez talks about her father's strategies for coping with his wife's illness.
Photo: Mike and Carmen Gonzalez on their wedding day, 1955.

January 1, 2008

Jenniferand Heidi were college friends and did everything together. It wasn'tuntil years later that Jennifer would find out how deep her friendshipwith Heidi really was.
Photo: Heidi Clark (L) and Jennifer Warren, Oct. 2007.

December 31, 2007

Tonya Kelly talks about her daughter Marley and what happened when parenthood came with unexpected challenges.
Photo: Kelly Family

December 27, 2007

The decision that changed Carlo Kriekels and many others started with a motorcycle trip across South America.
Photo: Kriekels, second from right, after crossing the border from Panama into Colombia, 1992.

December 24, 2007

Leon Kelly from Denver turned his life around... and is helping others do the same.

December 21, 2007

Mother Melinda Powelson tells us about the teacher who changed her son Alex's life.
Photo: Alex with his teacher Mrs. Lively.

December 20, 2007
Marilyn Morgan talks about her foster son David, a Sudanese Lost Boy.

December 18, 2007

Sherrill Gallegos talks about her son Santiago.
Photo: Sherrill's son Santiago.

December 6, 2007

SybilKisken of Denver tells us about her brother Nathan. He was living inanother state when his life started to fall apart. The family broughthim to Colorado, hoping to give him the support he needed.
Photo: Nathan and Sybil Kisken.

November 30, 2007

Pilot Mike Folkerth tells us about a plane crash that changed his life.
Photo: Folkerth's plane before the crash


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