Kaela Curve
On the morning of Thursday, November 18, 2010, an accident took the life our sweet daughter, Kaela Maria Archambault. She was our daughter but she was also a sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, friend, and so much more. Her life was taken from us instantly and without warning. Life does not look the same when we lie down or when we wake, but we hold on to God's promise that we will see each other and celebrate togetherness once again. Our God has not changed and because of her, we draw closer to Him. At times we feel it's a dream, but the reality is, she is home and in a better place than we could ever imagine. Our pain is deep, but we pray that His grace will be sufficient and His power will be made perfect in our weakness. Until we meet again, may God use us for His will and His purpose, not ours.

Keeping Memories Alive. . . .
God is teaching us to live with the loss of a love one by not moving on, but by moving forward. In doing so, we have created the Keeping Memories Alive Foundation, which forever holds the initials of our daughter, Kaela Marie Archambault. Through The KMA Foundation, we strive to honor those who have gone before us and who have walked through grief so that we inspire others to channel the loss of a love one into something bigger than ourselves.

Mission of KMA Foundation
Our mission is dedicated to keeping memories alive through events and activities that honor lost loved ones through advocacy, education, and community service. Along the way, we also strive to support those who have traveled similar journeys and are searching for ways to move forward. Together, as we honor lost lives, we will make a significant difference in changing millions of lives here on earth. The KMA Foundation has a two-pronged approach to making a difference. Through the Foundation, the organization holds several fundraisers each year. The money raised from these fun, family-friendly events will go towards college scholarships at area high schools in the memory of Kaela Marie Archambault. The scholarships are offered to students who plan to pursue a career in Nursing/Childrens's Midical Field, the Childcare Field or Education if there plans are to attend a College or Community College (as Kaela was doing at the time of her deatl) in the state of Missouri. From one high school (Eureka High School) we have grown to offer scholarships at five area high schools: Eureka, St. Clair, Pacific, Summit, and Northwest. The KMA Foundation also advocates for safer roads in the region. It has been instrumental in seeking community and individual support for road safety awareness billboards as well as banners in local high schools. High School students have been encouraged to sign the banner in a pledge to safe-driving. As a result of The KMA Foundation's efforts to push for safer roads, a second nonprofit organization was founded in 2011 to specifically focus on advocating for road improvements along Highway FF in northwest Jefferson County. Called One Curve At A Time, this second organization was instrumental in successfully advocating for $1.7 million dollars for safety enhancements along Highway FF, including road shoulders, more visible signage, culvert relocations, and road elevation changes.

Your Support
With your support, The KMA Foundation can continue its efforts to honor memories of loved ones lost and to keep road safety in the minds of all drivers, young and old. Please visit The KMA Foundation for more information. The KMA Foundation is a tax exempt non for profit public charity under the IRS section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Please also consider participating in one of our annual fundraising events.
And, The KMA Foundation is also looking for local business to help sponsor OCAAT safe driver pledge banners. Students in Missouri and accross the country are encouraged by OCAAT to sign the banner as their pledge to be a safe driver. These banners are then hung in their High School as a reminder of the students pledge.

If you'd like to help make a difference, won't you please visit us at The KMA Foundation or at One Curve At A Time and get involved today.

Thank you and God Bless you.
The KMA Foundation