Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Making lemonade out of lemons!!

As many of you know Karli's family has started a non-profit in her name to reach out to families faced with similar situations. They are currently working to complete the necessary actions to become a recognized non-profit organization. In the mean time it would be much appreciated if you could spread the word by going to the facebook page and hitting the "like" button. http://www.facebook.com/#!/KarliJChildrensBenefit. Also visit the webpage http://karlij.org/ to keep updated on the status and upcoming events with the organization.

Also there continues to be tremendous support from the community for this amazing family. Here are all the details for an upcoming fundraiser at Pearl studios on March 2, so mark those calendars.

Again thanks for all the support and well wishes for this family, it really does mean a lot to everyone!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Upcoming Evevnts

We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for all the support and well wishes. Baby Bodie is getting stronger everyday and will hopefully soon be going home. Here are some upcoming events so if everyone could spread the word that would be much appreciated.


-January 6, 2012: Tahoe City Community Acupuncture Clinic, with Lauren Coda and Tyler Lapkin. 50% of profits this friday will go to the Johnson Memorial Fund $20-$40 acupuncture treatments from 4-6pm.
475 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

-January 16, 2012: Take your family out to dinner between 5 and 9pm BJ's Brewery.   BJ'S will be donating 15% of their profits to the Johnson Memorial Fund. YOU MUST PRESENT YOUR JOHNSON MEMORIAL FUND FLIER TO YOUR SERVER!!!!

-January 21 and 22C, 2012: Alright Reno, it's time to pull together again as one big community as we have been doing for the past few months. Salon Platinum will be holding a fundraiser on January 21 and 22, 2012 for the family of Karli JohnsonWill Johnson and little baby Bodie. All of their earnings that day will go straight to the family. $20 men's cuts, $40 women's, $30 blow dry & style, & $100 cut/colors. A portion of all product sales will also go to them so even if you don't need your hair done, come by and pick up some product. Or just come by and donate. We will also be accepting boys items from clothes to diapers and bottles. Anything helps!

-January 21, 2012: Families, Kids, Individuals, Couples, ANYONE. Portraits for the Johnson's at Courtney Aaron Photography.  Photos will be on a donation basis only, all proceeds will go towards the Johnson Memorial Fund.  Kari Addison will be on site for styling and makeup, must schedule ahead of time. Start your New Year with a new YOU!

email to schedule: info@courtneyaaron.com

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ways to help out

First off let's not forget the purpose of this blog is for people to share their memories of Karli so that one day her beautiful baby boy can look back and know who his mother was. So let's hear those stories.

The Community of Reno has been an amazing support system for everyone in these hard times and have really pulled together to help out this beautiful family. Here are some ways to help out.

- Donate now at http://johnsonmemorial.bbnow.org/index.php

- Order a beautiful picture from Marielle Hayes and all proceeds go to the family http://www.mariellehayes.com/2011/12/photographer/personal/in-memory-of-karli-johnson/

- December 27, 2011: Please come to Ceol Irish Pub on Tuesday, December 27th from 7-10pm. Proceeds from drink sales during this time will go to The Johnson Family.

- December 31, 2011: Kimmie's Coffee Cup will be donating all tips to the Johnson Memorial Fund. Please come support our local community while helping out our favorite family!!!!!
6770 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 853-4952
- January 16th, 2011: BJ's Bar and Grill is donating 15% of their profit made from 5-9pm to the Johnson Memorial Fund. You must present your flier in order for your dinner to go towards the Memorial Fund. Fliers are currently in the process of being made so stay tuned.
January 21st and 22nd: Salon Platinum will be holding a fundraiserfor the family of Karli Johnson, Will Johnson and little baby Bodie. All of their earnings that day will go straight to the family. $20 men's cuts, $40 women's, $30 blow dry & style, & $100 cut/colors. A portion of all product sales will also go to them so even if you don't need your hair done, come by and pick up some product. Or just come by and donate.They will also be accepting boys items from clothes to car seats to strollers. Anything helps!
Again Thank You from the bottom of our hearts for all the support!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Celebration of Life

Karli's celebration of life will be held this Friday, December 23rd, at the Hidden Valley Country Club from 12-3pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. There will be a chance for everyone to share their memories or stories of Karli. We ask that everyone wear colorful attire please, no black. Instead of flowers, please consider donating to Bodie's fund at  http://johnsonmemorial.bbnow.org/ . Any baby shower gifts will also be accepted at the service.

Thank you all for your amazing support and love during this difficult time. We appreciate each and every one of you.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Donating to The Johnson Memorial Fund

Donate here. johnsonmemorial.bbnow.org

Thank you for supporting the Johnson family during these hard times.

Memories For Bodie

We all know that Karli was an amazing and very special person to so many and we want to make sure that her son Bodie grows up hearing stories of how amazing his mother was. This blog is to share your stories and memories of Karli so that someday her son can look back and know his mother through all of us. Everyone is more than welcome to share photos as well. Ultimately through this blog we hope to create a book for Will and Bodie to have forever.

We can't wait to read all the stories and the pictures!!

Karli R. Johnson 12-17-2011

There is a story of a lover, a fighter, and an amazing friend. Thursday morning Karli had an aortic dissection - doctors felt it was safer to separate Bodie and Karli. He pulled through like a champ, 5lbs 1 oz 18 in, Karli had to get through the next 48 hours. She was so brave and courageous through all of this. Saturday afternoon Karli met her little man and shortly thereafter she went into emergency surgery and passed away. She loved Bodie and Willie more than life and fought with all she had. We love our little nickerbocker. Send all your love and special prayers to Bodie, Will, and family.