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Kevin and Jodi did what they always would do, took a wild leap on what some people would consider a crazy idea…..they bought a campground. They purchased Kamp Komfort in January 2018. It was going to be Kevin’s 5 year retirement plan from teaching and coaching basketball. Kevin and Jodi remodeled the house and moved to Kamp Komfort. They were enjoying this new adventure, working, hanging out and relaxing with family and friends. Also meeting all kinds of new people (Kevin never met a stranger)!!
In July 2018 Kevin, Jodi, Kevin’s brother & family and some very special friends all went on their annual trip to Colorado in their RV’s. He had what looked like a seizure on the drive home. Went to the Doctor when he got home and found out he had a brain tumor. He had surgery on Aug 10, 2018 (just 4 short months after opening Kamp Komfort) and had a golf ball sized tumor removed that was found out to be glioblastoma (GBM) the most aggressive type of brain cancer. After recovering from his surgery, he was right back at it working the campground that he loved so much. In the fall he went back to his love of coaching high school basketball and teaching. He started having symptoms again in the late winter and had another brain tumor removed in Feb 2019, surgery again in March and another tumor removed in April 2019. After a very courageous and extremely hard-fought battle, we lost him on June 11, 2019 (at a very young age of 50 years old) to this dreadful disease.
Jodi wanted Kamp Komfort to be loved and cared for in the same way that Kevin had loved and cared for it. She asked his brother Mark, his Sister-in-law Micci and niece Kylie to take over their adventure and run and care for Kamp Komfort. Mark, Micci & Kylie were so honored and thrilled to be able to carry on the legacy of Kevin, owner/operator of Kamp Komfort. They strive every single day to do everything to “KB standards” and make him so very proud!!
Jodi along with Kevin’s dad, brother and some of his closest friends started a foundation called KBSTRONG-fighting the fight. The whole time Kevin was battling this disease he always wanted to be able to help other people suffering with this same cancer. The KBSTRONG board works hard to spread awareness of GBM in honor of Kevin’s wishes. Kevin donated his brain to Northwestern hospital in Chicago for research and the board has been hosting events and working very hard to raise money for this cause. They have donated tens of thousands of dollars to University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria to help them in their research to find a cure for this, or at the very least make it treatable, not terminal. They have also set up KB’s GBM Warrior Funds to donate money to other people suffering from this same type of cancer to help them with whatever they may need. So, if you would like to donate to the KBSTRONG foundation feel free to leave whatever you would like to donate in the bucket we have in the office. You can also go to the KBStrong website and donate there. Jodi and Kevin’s family and friends thank you for your time reading “Our Story”, being guests at our campground and your support of KBSTRONG if you so see fit. Most of all we hope you enjoy your stay at our “LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN”!!!