Jon Jon's Smile
The main fund of Brynne's Smiles is called the Jon Jon Fund. Why? Well, Jon McDonald was a man that was not only known for his special kind of smile but his willingness to help and serve others. You see, Jon's physical smile wasn't a big "cheesy" smile but was truly genuine. His real smile was the one he shared with his heart. He literally gave his life in service to others.
We were blessed to know him, even if for a short time. The impact he had on our lives, especially Koda & Brynne, his sweet sharing spirit and most of all his love of Christ are things we want to carry on as long as we can.
Below is an adaptation of his obituary and although words truly cannot describe how wonderful he was, this is a beginning...
Jonathan Thomas McDonald (Jon Jon as Brynne called him) went to be with our Savior in Christ on Monday November 15, 2010. Jonathan was 28 years old at the time that he made the ultimate sacrifice while performing his duties as a Highway Patrol Trooper.
Jonathan grew up in the community of Greenwood, a suburb of Midland, Texas. Jonathan graduated Greenwood High School in 2000. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Texas Tech in 2005. Jonathan worked for United Supermarkets for five years while attending Texas Tech and preparing for his future. Jonathan had achieved his potential with United Supermarkets and was a manager at the time that he decided to dedicate his life to serving others. Jonathan was a strong Christian man and valued the gifts that God had gave him. In 2008, with support of his wife and family, he joined the Department of Public safety and became a Highway Patrol Trooper. Jonathan used the gifts that God gave him and dedicated his life to protect the lives, rights, and privileges of the people of Texas.