Emma Kurtz …if you’ve met her, you know what an amazing person she is! If not, you are missing out!
Emma is a genuine old soul...so kind, caring, and friendly. As coaches, we are so lucky to have someone like her on our team. Saying we are blessed would be an understatement, seeing that she has blessed so many around her. Emma is a Junior at D’Evelyn. Along with keeping up with school, extracurricular activities, and being a cheerleader, Emma has made time to knit. A few years ago, Emma’s best friend Taylor passed away after a valiant battle with Burkitt Lymphoma. Emma and Taylor were inseparable, even during long visits in the hospital. After his passing Emma decided that every year she would do something in his memory. This year she decided to knit scarfs for the homeless. Her goal was to get a few dozen. But as word got out, family and friends started donating scarfs or yarn to help Emma go above and beyond her goal. The day after Thanksgiving, Emma went downtown and tied 160 scarfs to trees, benches, and light poles. Along with the scarfs was a note explaining Emma’s intentions behind the project: “If you are cold, this belongs to you. This hand knitted scarf does much more than keep you warm. It warms my heart with memories of my amazing friend Taylor. So please, Tie 1 on!” Because of her kindness, Emma was contacted by CBS 4 News and was interviewed to be part of a segment about people in Colorado coming together to help those who need it most. Check it out for yourself on the CBS4 News website. Thank you, Emma, for your dedication to making this city a better place! Let’s all throw kindness around like confetti and be more like Emma this holiday season.
Kelly Frye & Lindsey Richie —Varsity Cheer Coaches