On Tuesday April 9th, 6:30 PM, HOG Honors Brian Kelly

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April 9th, 2019 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Brian Kelly

April 9th, 2019 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Brian Kelly

My name is Brian Kelly, I'm a 42-year-old husband of 14 years to my beautiful wife Laurie. Together we have two wonderful children, CJ (7) and Berkleigh (5). In the middle of the afternoon on July 4th my family's world was rocked. I thought my wife Laurie was having a seizure. I called 911 and started giving her CPR until the medics arrived. Shortly after that, when I arrived at the hospital I cam...

02/18/2019

2019-04

February 12th, 2019 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Scott Warhurst

February 12th, 2019 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Scott Warhurst

My name is Scott Warhurst. I’m 52, father of three, and for the past 5 years I’ve been fortunate enough to be in a relationship with Mary, the love of my life. We – like many of you – have common hopes and dreams at the midpoint of our lives. Both of us running solo businesses, attending school performances, and enjoying our lives with friends and family. That’s how life is. Until it isn...

01/05/2019

2019-02

October 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Jim Sanborn

October 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Jim Sanborn

This is my husband dear Jim Sanborn. And yes he is my hero. My superman. Let me just briefly describe our life beginning with March 28, 2018. Speaking for both of us that was probably the worst day of our life. This was the day that he was given the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. And what a struggle it was from that time until about a week ago. Jim went from a vibrant man able to do all thi...

09/07/2018

2018-10

August 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors the Ashworth Family

August 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors the Ashworth Family

One of Joy Ashworth's sons, Caleb, has severe autism. He's non verbal. But he's the sweetest boy you'll ever meet! He also recently started having seizures. They are trying to raise money for him to have a service dog. Please check out this family and see if you guys can help them finish raising the funds for them. She works so hard in our community. She was with me as I held my friend's 21 week p...

06/15/2018

2018-08

June 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Rob Tallis

June 12, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Rob Tallis

Rob Tallis grew up in Georgia and was raised by a Christian family. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and later joined the Georgia National Guard. He served in the National Guard while attending college at Kennesaw State University. During this time, he met and married the love of his life, Jennifer. In April of 2000, just weeks before the birth of their son Will, Rob was d...

04/20/2018

2018-06

April 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Jim Shortley

April 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Jim Shortley

Jim Shortley was a hard working man all his life. He ran an Aluminum Construction business in Florida for 32 years. After moving his family to Georgia in 1992, he continued to run his business, by flying back and forth to Florida. He sacrificed lots of time with his family, so that he could provide a nice life for them. With his wife, Linda, they now have three adult children. The oldest daug...

03/15/2018

2018-04

March 13, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Rick Lane

March 13, 2018 at 6:30 PM Helping One Guy Dinner Honors Rick Lane

On December 8th, the lives of the Lane family were tragically altered when a tree branch broke and fell on Rick’s wife, Jen, when he was enjoying a walk in the beautiful snow with her and their youngest son, Nick. Jen sustained multiple injuries, but the injury to her spine has resulted in paralysis of her lower body.

02/06/2018

2018-03

February, 2018 HOG Recipient is Michael Pike

February, 2018 HOG Recipient is Michael Pike

This month's HOG Recipient is Mr. Michael Pike. Michael lost his wife Lauren while she was giving birth to their second child. On Friday, October 20th, 2017 heaven gained an angel. Lauren was an amazing wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and influence on everyone's life.

01/09/2018

2018-02

October 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Noah Smith, who suffered from a recent accident, will be honored by HOG!

October 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Noah Smith, who suffered from a recent accident, will be honored by HOG!

This past summer, Noah went with two of his friends to their favorite trampoline park. They were jumping for most of the afternoon, doing their usual flips and tricks. Noah was working on perfecting a flip when he under rotated and landed on his neck, compressing his spinal cord and fracturing three vertebrae. Instantly, he lost all feeling from his chest down. His arms and hands were limp and h...

08/21/2017

2017-10

August 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM Dinner to Benefit Walter Clifton Reece III

August 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM Dinner to Benefit Walter Clifton Reece III

Walter Clifton Reece III was born on December 23rd, 1980 at Kennestone Hospital to Walter and Pat Reece with a sister Cassie Reece. “Cliff” grew up in Dallas, GA and attended McGarity Elementary, East Paulding Middle, and East Paulding High. This brings us to Lindsay; the love of Cliff’s life, whom he met through cheerleading in which they both cheered at the same gym although she attended...

06/27/2017

2017-08

May 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM HOG Hosts a Memorial Dinner Honoring Richard Houk

May 9, 2017 at 6:30 PM HOG Hosts a Memorial Dinner Honoring Richard Houk

Richard grew up on a farm in Ohio along with 5 brothers and joined the Air Force when he graduated from High School where he became a staff sergeant and a crew chief of a bomb loading crew. While he was in Germany a load of bombs was being delivered and the truck ran over his foot resulting in a crushing injury to his right foot. After surgery he came home on leave and married Bartina Baumgardne...

04/18/2017

2017-05

WED. NIGHT, April 12th @ 6:30 PM, HOG Honors Javier Nanez & Ken McGuire

WED. NIGHT, April 12th @ 6:30 PM, HOG Honors Javier Nanez & Ken McGuire

Javier Nanez: In October, 2016 Javier made an appointment with his general practitioner because he’d had bleeding of the gums and several bruises on his body that were refusing to heal. One particular bruise on his shin not only refused to heal, it appeared to be getting worse. In what seemed like a whirlwind of a day, Javier went from visiting his general practitioner to being admitted to North...

03/07/2017

2017-04

February 7, 2017 at 6:30pm - HOG Dinner to Benefit the Dupree Family

February 7, 2017 at 6:30pm - HOG Dinner to Benefit the Dupree Family

Bowie Dupree of Acworth Georgia is 13 years of age, an honor student at Durham Middle School. Interests include fishing, cycling, kayaking, hiking and swimming. Bowie is described as a a kind and cheerful young man with a strong faith. On Memorial Day, May 31, 2016 while on a family bicycle ride, Bowie wrecked coming down Brookstone drive. He had multiple skull fractures, a broken nose, crushe...

12/07/2016

2017-02

December 3, 2016 at 7am - HOG Breakfast to Benefit the Reents Family

December 3, 2016 at 7am - HOG Breakfast to Benefit the Reents Family

Dean was born in December of 2007, our first child. He developed typically, until he had a seizure at daycare when he was two years old. A few months later, he had his second seizure and was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Over the next couple months, the seizures occurred more frequently and we tried several different medications, none of which seemed to work. At three and a half years old, he was ha...

10/25/2016

2016-12

October 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM Dinner Honoring 9/11 First Responder, Mike Korsch

October 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM Dinner Honoring 9/11 First Responder, Mike Korsch

Mike was among the 1st responders in the 1993 WTC bombing, as well as a 1st responder to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the WTC. He is a survivor of the 2nd tower collapse who, in the 7 months following the attacks, dedicated himself to identifying over 500 victims through fingerprint restoration of their remains. 15 months after the attacks, he developed throat cancer, and was reclassified as ...

08/10/2016

2016-10

August, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Kelly Patrick McGury

August, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Kelly Patrick McGury

My name is Kelly Patrick McGury, I was born February 3, 1980. I was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis) in 2009. My story isn't an easy one as many aren't. My life had always been full of life and adventure until around 2004 when some of my current symptoms started to pop up.

06/21/2016

2016-08

February, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Matthew Hart

February, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Matthew Hart

Join Helping One ‘little’ Guy (HOG) for a very special dinner on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30 p.m., in the Compass room of NorthStar Church. The cost of the dinner is on us and donations for this month’s recipient will be appreciated. Read Matthew’s story below and learn about our guest speaker, AJ Shortley...

05/22/2016

2016-02

April, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Chris Allen

April, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Chris Allen

Join Helping One Guy (HOG) for a special dinner to benefit Chris Allen on Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m., in the Compass room of NorthStar Church. The cost of the dinner is on us and donations for this month’s recipient will be appreciated. Read Chris’s story below and learn about our guest speaker Caleb Jones and musical guest Casey Brandon.

05/22/2016

2016-04

June, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Jerry L. McMillan, EMTP

June, 2016 Dinner to Benefit Jerry L. McMillan, EMTP

Join Helping One Guy (HOG) for a special dinner to benefit Jerry L. McMillan, EMTP on Tuesday, June 14th at 6:30 p.m., in the Compass room of NorthStar Church. The cost of the dinner is on us and donations for this month’s recipient will be appreciated. Read Jerry's story below and learn about our musical guest Savannah Ellison.

05/22/2016

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