Kuna, Idaho ( KBOI ) From a trio of tragedies comes inspiration. The Kuna man who lost his son in a school bus crash a few months ago is now launching a fundraising campaign.
Rob Cook is the father of Daniel, a sixth grader who lost his life in a school bus crash December 5th. A few months later, the pain is still real. But there's hope, too.
Cook says, "it started out as an idea that maybe I could do a hundred shirts and do something small but good. With the help of the committee, our ideas are expanding and so are our visions for KH3."
In the dirt at his son's grave.. Rob writes "KH3." It's short for Kuna's Hero Trio.
The three are Boone Bartlome, the Kuna High student who broke his neck during a football game. Elijah Minnick, who began a battle with organ failure just before Christmas and then there's Daniel Cook, a boy who had a big heart.
"Stories came by way of letter, email, kids coming to the house and telling us stories about how this young man would take time to acknowledge that they're important enough for him to be kind to."
Rob cook has just launched a website..kunaherotrio.net
There's a web store where people can buy t–shirts with the KH3 logo for 10 or 15 bucks. Rob designed the t–shirts and the website. But four women are on his committee.
They all do it in Daniel's name and for the two others in the trio who will get checks to help with medical bills.
"Whether it be an illness, injury or the loss of a child, those are very tender moments for a family, and those are the kind of moments we're acquainted with, and those are the kind of moments we want to help."
Before his death.. Daniel had been raising money for Boone.
Now, his dad's taken on the task.. Helping others and also keeping Daniel's legacy alive.
Kuna's hero trio hopes to help other families in similar situations in the future. For now, the money will go to Boone and Elijah.
To buy a t–shirt, visit kunaherotrio.net