Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Youth Group to Hear Story of Courage and Perseverance

Come hear how Kevin Wolitzky has triumphed over quadriplegia. 

With God's help and a lot of perseverance, Kevin Wolitzky now has a great job, is married, raising a family and living in a nice house in the country, outside of Parker. Not bad for a guy who can't move his arms or his legs. 

An exceptional athlete in high school, Kevin received all-state honors in track and baseball. Though track was his passion, it was baseball that earned him a partial scholarship to the University of Northern Colorado. But he was there only two months before a crippling neck injury made him a C5 quad.

It took a while to get motivated again. Those first eight weeks in a halo were, "probably the worst of my life," Kevin said. But eventually he did return to school, graduate and secure a position with Raytheon Systems, a defense contractor. At Raytheon, he met and fell in love with Leda and the rest, as they say, is history. 

How does a guy like that find the peace of mind to cope with the "why-me's", stay optimistic and focus on the joys of life? Come find out Wednesday, August 12 at the gathering of The Youth Group. The group meets at Elizabeth Presbyterian Church, 325 South Banner Street in Elizabeth. 

There will be dinner at 5:30 p.m., and then Kevin will speak at 7:00. After dark there will be some fun activities to round out the evening. 

For more on The Youth Group, contact Tom "Elmoe" Olmos at 303-916-2521 or

Wendy Francisco to Play at Youth Gathering


Singer/songwriter/recording artist/author/illustrator Wendy Francisco will be playing at a gathering of The Youth Group on Wednesday evening, August 5. 

The group meets at Elizabeth Presbyterian Church, 325 South Banner Street in Elizabeth. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:00.

Wendy's involvement with music began at a young age. She learned guitar at eight and began to write her own songs. In 1979, she was signed to Sparrow Records, touring all over the U.S. and beyond. Much of Wendy's music and writings center around the belief that God is real and he loves people.

Recently, Wendy created the YouTube video "GoD and DoG" which went viral, receiving a million views in it's first 40 days. It was later published as a book.

To learn more about Wendy visit To learn more about The Youth Group, contact the group's fearless leader, Tom "Elmoe" Olmos at 303-916-2521 or