FREMONT – Last fall, 6-year-old Zooey Kimmell lost her mother after a tragic car accident claimed Sara Steiner’s life in September. Today, several area companies have come together to announce the establishment of an education fund for Zooey, so that Sara’s wish for her to have an education are realized.
Sara Steiner was severely injured on September 7, 2018. She and her husband were driving to work at RTG Medical in Fremont where they were both medical professional recruiters. Another vehicle in front of them had struck a deer, which went airborne and crashed through the windshield of Steiner’s car.
Sara succumbed to her injuries a day later at an Omaha hospital. She was pregnant at the time with a baby boy, and left behind her husband, Joe Steiner, and Zooey, along with other family members. Steiner was an organ donor whose life may have impacted up to eight other lives through her donation.
Steiner worked in the medical staffing industry for nearly five years. Now, several staffing companies are putting competition aside to impact Steiner’s daughter’s life by contributing to an educational fund established for Zooey.
“All of us at RTG Medical were devastated by Sara’s sudden passing and the circumstances surrounding it,” said Jeremy Guenthner, COO at RTG Medical. “Sara was such a positive influence on us personally and professionally. And she continued her legacy even after passing through organ donation. The fund can’t replace what Zooey has lost, but we hope it will help Zooey and her remaining family be a little at ease.”
C&A Industries, Fusion Medical Staffing, Medefis, Prime Time Healthcare and Triage Staffing have all made donations to the Zooey Kimmell NEST fund along with RTG Medical.
Collectively, these companies have donated in excess of $20,000 towards her future education. “As Nebraskans, professionals, and caring human beings, it just feels right to put our companies’ competitive juices aside and do the right thing for a little girl and family that are hurting,” said Craig Wolf, Vice President and General Manager of C&A Industries.
If you would like to donate to the NEST fund, or for more information about the pledge for Zooey Kimmell, please contact RTG Medical at 1-866-784-2329, extension 257.