"My last text from Skylar. Unsolicited and telling her mommy that she loved her. I got to hug her before she went out and tell her I loved her face to face but this text is so special……"
November 4, 2012 my world changed forever. Just after midnight my oldest daughter Skylar (16), and two of her friends, Sophie (17) and Julianna (14), were killed instantly in a single car accident involving 6 teenagers. I’m dedicating this website and blog to my Sky-bird and her two beautiful friends, our 3 angels. I’m hoping that my faith and understanding will bring some peace and perspective to other families that are struggling with the sudden loss of a loved one, especially a child. I trust that God has a plan and purpose for this tragedy, and today begins my journey of finding mine. God bless you Skylar, Sophie, and Julianna – forever in our hearts.
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5
The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18
In 2013 we established The Skylar Kooken Memorial Fund in which we award graduating seniors from Bellbrook High School scholarships in Skylar's memory. If you would like to contribute please see the link below for her PayPal account or her 5/3 account. If you would like to mail a check you can send to:
Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School - c/o Kevin Liming
3757 Upper Bellbrook Rd. Bellbrook, OH 45305
Checks should be made payable to: BSEF .
Skylar Kooken Fund must be written in the memo line.
EIN: 31-1751001 (for tax purposes)
Skylar Kooken Memorial Fund
Contributions are accepted at any Fifth Third Bank location.