We will miss you Kalen
You are forever in our hearts.
“Watching you grow was PURE joy in our lives. Thank you for being such a wonderful, responsible, helpful young man. We LOVE you, are so proud of you and we will MISS you terribly Kalen”
–Your Jenesse Family
Pam Thomas (Kalen’s mom)
A few days ago we lost a beloved son to an unfortunate accidental drowning, Kalen Thomas, son of longtime Jenesse staff member Pam Thomas.
We are heartbroken. The Thomas family requests your prayers.
Jenesse is asking for donations to support the family of Kalen Thomas and the Jeneration J Youth Program in his honor.
The Pain We Feel
A letter from Dr. Rhonda Brinkley Kennedy
Dear Jenesse Family,
It’s through tears that I write this brief note to you, feeling the pain that you are all feeling as you search for words and actions that could possibly take Pam’s pain away.
When we even think about what Pam and the family are experiencing, we are overwhelmed, and the tears won’t stop, and our hearts won’t stop aching. How do you wrap your mind around such loss? Most of you witnessed Kalen’s youth and watched him develop into a fine young man. You, the Jenesse Family, helped in that development, and you did a fantastic job! You can see him in your mind right now, at Jenesse, smiling. He grew up volunteering his whole life at Jenesse and was our son too.
Pam, Kenneth, Kendrick, and Kyndal, and other family members request our prayers. Although it might seem that “there are no words” if words are all you’ve got, then use them. All comforting gestures help. I know the Jenesse Family is strong and we are all here for our sister. We are all here for each other.
Rhonda Brinkley-Kennedy, PsyD, LMFT
Director of Clinical Services
3741 Stocker, Suite 205
Los Angeles, CA 90008