Saturday, July 15, 2017

Community Cares for PTSD Veteran's Widow and Expanded Family

Help through the storm: AMVETS assist Clinton family after loss of father, addition of children
Clinton Herald
By Jake Mosbach
July 14, 2017
"The community support, the school support, has all been so great. To me, getting chosen to receive the donation was completely out of the blue, but all the support isn't out of the blue. The community has been amazing." 
Krista Fradette
Rachel Keathing Clinton Herald
CLINTON — In its time of need, a Clinton family is receiving a generous donation from Clinton AMVETS Post 28.

It was one year ago when Krista Fradette's husband, Bob, took his own life in the family's home after struggling with post-war, post-traumatic stress disorder. Krista was left to raise the couple's two children as a single mother. But this April, Krista's load would get even heavier.

It was then that she was contacted by Kentucky human services officials notifying her that she would be taking custody of her niece and nephew. Now taking care of four young children mostly on her own but with the help of friends and family, Krista and the Fradette family are receiving a donation of more than $3,000 from the AMVETS post.

Krista was surprised by the announcement, but certainly not surprised by the support she's received from area residents.
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