From my Sister in Law Amy Kleppe's Facebook:
This morning will be a first for me as a mommy. I have to tell one of my children that their favorite player on a team has been traded.
Telling Ella that her beloved Prince has been traded is not something I am looking forward to. I have said when your daughter refers to "My Prince" for the first time and it is a 275# first baseman for the Detroit Tigers, you are totally OK with that.
The pic is from last Christmas when she got a canvas of Prince that hangs right next to her Hello Kitty poster in her room....
(L-R, Gracie Kleppe, Mom Amy Swiftney Kleppe and Ella 'Bean' Kleppe)
Update from AMY: 'OK....that was just AWFUL!!! Sobs, tears and tissues at our house this morning.'
Sooo Sad for Ella! -Uncle Conrad
Hometowns: Rives Junction/Springport, MI
Current Location: Spring Lake, MI
Fav Foods: Anything from Fortino's in Grand Haven, Toast N' Jams in Muskegon, my wife grew up in Grand Haven & loves Clover Bar Pizza
Things I Hate: DJ's being rude (either on the phone or in person)… All the B-93 jocks try to be very polite!
Fav Country Artists:Chris Stapleton, Granger Smith/Earl Dibbles Jr, Cam, Frankie Ballard, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band
Old School: Waylon, Johnny Cash, Skynyd, Hank
Something You Might Not Know About Me: I've been married to my wife Susan for over 24 years. She is a now runs her own business writing grants for non-profits in Michigan. My youngest son, Ben (19), had major brain surgery for seizures in Aug '05. He is completely recovered and is a sophmore at GVSU! My other son, Harry, is 21 wants to be a Naturalist/Vet goes to MCC.
My big life changing experience was a motorcycle accident during the Roofsit in Sept '06. It was humbling to have so many listeners praying for me during my 6 operations. I was off the air for 6 weeks and in a wheelchair for about 5-6 months. Since then I have experienced complete kidney failure and have been on dialysis for 2 years. Spring of 2010 I organized TEAM CONRAD for the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan. Our 1st Kidney Walks did over 100K-- WOW! I was blessed in Jan 2011 with a kidney transplant from listener/donor Kristin O'Leary from Grandville. I have so much to be thankful for... but especially for your thoughts & prayers. Please lookup my TEAM CONRAD group page on Facebook.