Madison’s Mom, Jenifer (Jen) Klepesky turned her tragedy into triumph by running in her first 5K in Beaufort, SC in October of 2022.
She ran in memory of her beautiful daughter Madison who was killed in 2021 at age 18 in a tragic car accident along with her boyfriend JonPaul.<
Jen has run in several more 5Ks since then with family and friends, feeling Madison’s presence and encouragement every step of the way (she actually ran in school). Now, Madison’s Miracles, Inc. is proud to present our own race!
Madison Ariana Klepesky and JonPaul Christopher Gonzalez were 18 and 19-year-old freshmen attending the University of South Carolina Beaufort.
They met at the beginning of the semester, started dating, and were quickly inseparable. They were in love and living their best life. On December 4, 2021, they made a last-minute decision to go to a bonfire with some friends on the Savannah River in Hardeeville, SC, but would never reach their destination.
As they were crossing a two-lane intersection, a vehicle was heading down Old Charleston Highway at a high rate of speed. The driver of that vehicle was under the influence of drugs and alcohol that night. As Madison drove across the intersection of Becks Ferry Road, the driver of the vehicle swerved. He struck the driver’s side door of her vehicle killing her and Jonny instantly. This forever and permanently changed the lives of both of their families.
Madison’s Miracles would like something positive to come from this nightmare. They want nothing more than for their memory to continue and their charitable acts to continue. This passion led to the creation of Madison’s Miracles, Inc.
The mission of Madison’s Miracles, Inc is to turn tragedy into triumph. They do this
In addition, Madison’s Miracles, Inc will donate funds to the JonPaul (JP) Gonzalez Scholarship Fund through Tormenta FC Soccer Fund coordinated through the Ibis Foundation to provide underprivileged children the opportunity to play the sport he himself played and loved.
Jen has run in several more 5Ks since then with family and friends, feeling Madison’s presence and encouragement every step of the way (she actually ran in school). Now, Madison’s Miracles, Inc. is proud to present their own race, the Flying Angels 5K!
The Flying Angels 5K:
- Downtown Beaufort, June 10, 2023 | 8:00am
- We invite you to follow our story and get involved. Sponsor our 5K, shop merch, volunteer, join us at one of our upcoming events, or donate to support the mission of Madison’s Miracles, Inc!
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