From: Rocky Rohn
On December 9, 2012, Jim, Sonja, and their son Justin Breza were in a terrible vehicle crash in Red Wing, Minn. Justin lost his life in the crash at the young age of just 21.
Later, I set up a donation fund at Merchants Bank for the Brezas to help pay for their medical costs.
This past December 22, I entered the home of Jeff and Barb Breza to portray Santa Claus and give the donation check to Jim and Sonja. I also gave them a Christmas ornament in remembrance of Justin. It was one of the hardest things I have ever done.
I must thank all of the family and children that were there, everyone.
Thank you especially to all the relatives, friends, neighbors, businesses and even strangers who gave to this fund. I did let the Brezas know that they are cared for and loved by a lot of people. Several tears were shed that evening including my own when I left.
To Jeff, Barb, Jim, and Sonja, I thank you for your friendship. Your family’s too. You have always been in my heart, always will be.
In closing is a special word for the Brezas:
P - is for the privilege of knowing you
E - is for the ease it gives the soul and mind
A - is for the answers in your search to find yourself
C - is for the calm you feel in the love in your heart
E - is for our everlasting friendship