Helping Evie's Family

Raised: $40,320.00
Goal: $40,000.00

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Aimee Fortier

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At 6 years old, Evalise McLean, known to those of us who loved her dearly as Evie, passed away so suddenly. A victim of bacterial meningitis - the kind we've had our children vaccinated... more


Updated posted by Aimee Fortier 1 month ago

I want to thank everyone once again! We have reached our goal (actually this was the 5th goal!); we are so grateful to everyone, words cannot really express. I am going to keep the page up as we still don't really know what the financial impact of poor Evie's illness will be. Losing Evie in this way was so tragic and such a shock that it is going to take a long time to work through everything. Take care everyone. Tell your loved ones how much you love them, hug them, and then hug them again!


Updated posted by Aimee Fortier 1 month ago

This is Emily, Evie's best friend. Things will not be the same without Evie. She was the most beautiful and funniest friend I had and will ever have. Evie's laugh and smile could and would make you feel so happy. It is so sad to think all we have now is memories, good and bad. Evie was the best friend I ever had and I don't think I will ever meet anyone who could make me laugh like Evie did. Thank you to everyone who is helping Evie's family through this tough time.


Updated posted by Aimee Fortier 1 month ago

A message from Patrice:

It's a quiet Sunday and I am sitting here waiting for my "Beauty" to come home. I know she is gone but I can't shake the feeling that any moment she will come cartwheeling into the room. To pass the time I am pouring over all the pictures and kind words you all have posted. Lenroy and I are at a loss for words when it comes to all you have done for us. "Thank you" does not seem a proper response to the outpouring of generosity and kindness we have been awarded. We appreciate everything from the hugs, cards, donations, stories, pictures, flowers, balloons and meals so many of you have given. My heart feels shattered but each bit of kindness you all have shown is the glue that is holding it together and helping me stay strong for my son.

Thank you again and keep a piece of Evie in your heart to share when you smile and laugh.

Love, Patrice

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Created by Aimee Fortier on February 8, 2014

At 6 years old, Evalise McLean, known to those of us who loved her dearly as Evie, passed away so suddenly. A victim of bacterial meningitis - the kind we've had our children vaccinated against, including Evie. How can this happen to such an exuberant, spirited, smart, and beautiful child? Her contagious smile captured us all and her whit kept us laughing. What can we do when there are no words to express the amount of grief we are feeling? We can hug our children tight, tell them and everyone else how much we love them...all the time, over and over.

It's impossible to think of the pain that Evie's parents and brother are enduring. There is no way to relieve that pain but we can help. We can be there for them, whenever they need us, for whatever they need. We can also donate money to help alleviate the additional stress that accumulating medical bills/burial costs can cause.

While the family focuses on spending their last few moments with Evie, I'd like everyone to consider donating whatever they can to help support the family in their time of need. Thank you with all my heart!

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I am so very sorry for your loss, I can not understand why you must be placed on this path.. thank you so much for donating organs and saving others during your very difficult time. May you all find comfort in our Lord and in each other in the days ahead..

posted by Cathy Blalack 2 months ago

Patrice, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your little girl, Evalise. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Bruce Curtis, LabCorp

posted by Donna Curtis 2 months ago

Wishing the family my condolences. I'm so sad that you lost your darling girl and wish you strength and sending much love. Please be well.

posted by Lisa Houde 2 months ago

I have three girls and this story breaks my heart. I am so sorry for your loss, I cannot imagine what you are going through. My company would like to help you if you are interested in a free clean of your home. May God bless you.

posted by Ben Sholl 2 months ago

so sorry for ur loss, r.i.p sweet little girl!! :(

posted by Sheree Robidoux 2 months ago

Im so sorry for your Loss especially to the Mother my heart goes out to you also the Dad and the little brother. I hope someday you are able to meet the ones who you donated her organs to that's so sweet of you to do that look at how many people you are going to have your daughter in there bodies this story truly made me Cry and Cry my Heart goes out to the whole Family God Bless you all and may Little Evie R.I.P

posted by Angela Norton 2 months ago

My God Daughter Isabella goes to Idlehurst Elementary and her prrincipal Mr Quigley made an announcement yesterday asking all his students to wear pink today in memory and support...Evie's a beautiful little girl...and is now a sparkling star in the Heavens above...God bless you and your family little are all in my thoughts and prayers

posted by Carla Graham 2 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss, I know from experience the pain losing a child can bring as I lost my five-year-old son two years ago. I also have a six-year-old in first grade and could not imagine not having her. Sending my love and condolences.

posted by Christina Mahaney 2 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending you love and we're keeping you in our prayers. -Michelle Gonzales Verdi

posted by Michelle Verdi 2 months ago

as I know from experiance nothing can take the pain away but I hope that haveing hundreds of people feeling sadness with you will give you some degree of comfort. Art Brown

posted by Art Brown 2 months ago

I'm thinking of you guys. Nothing anyone can say will take the pain away, but we're all here, in spirit, for all of you. I'm praying that you will find peace, and that you will remain strong through all of your sorrows. You're an amazing family, and I'm glad I got to meet some of you. This tragedy has touched my heart and the hearts of so many others. Love and Prayers, Caitlin

posted by Caitlin Burton 2 months ago

im sorry for your loss. evie is still an angel. tyrone is a good friend of mine from school. i just wanna let you know again im thinking of you guys

posted by Aaliyah Royer 2 months ago

I heard of this tragedy today at the competition, I can not say enough how truly sorry I am for everybody who knew Evie and loved her. May she fly with angels and rest in peace. My heart goes out to all those NYC cheerleaders today who performed amazingly, again I am SO sorry for your loss!

posted by Samiee Farmer 2 months ago

I heard about this today at a cheering performance. My thoughts. and prayers go out to Evie's family and friends. From one cheerleader to another, R.I.P. Baby Girl.

posted by Kayla Caswell 2 months ago

My heart goes out to your family. My son Justin is good friends with Tyrone and you have a wonderful family. I wish there was a way I could help take the pain away.

posted by Sara Paola 2 months ago

I first heard about this in church today. My heart goes out to all of you. My niece, Emily, works at the school -- special blessings to her and all the students and staff experiencing the loss of this beautiful little girl.

posted by Kathy Paradis 2 months ago

Evie was my daughter Reagan's very first friend when she started school as a shy and quiet child. It didn't take long for Evie to bring out the spontaneous, fun loving and energetic she is now. I cannot begin to understand the pain you are all going through but I pray The Lord brings you peace. I pray He showers you with love and that you find comfort in Him and His Word.

posted by Judy Kosman Walsworth 2 months ago

im a friend of tyrones. when i heard evie passed i cried and im still tearing up. i know at nyc middle school comp will will 1st place just for evie and tyrone tomorrow. evie will forever be in my heart and im so sorry for your loss. This family is in my prayers

posted by Amanda Vandamme 2 months ago

The amount of support demonstrated here brings me to tears - I'm so moved by everyone's generosity. I know Patrice, Lenroy and Tyrone will deeply appreciate everyone's contributions!

posted by Robyn Amadon 2 months ago

It's amazing.. The power of a great community. We will greave with you. My family will pray for you to find comfort in such a tragic time. And my son will surely miss seeing Evie in class. I am so so sorry.

posted by Elena Duguay Morton 2 months ago

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Our love and prayers go out to you from our staff and faculty. God Bless



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I am so sorry for your loss, you all have been in my thoughts & prayers & will continue to be. I worked at Latitudes the summer of 2012 & when I would need help at the hotel Lenroy was always so kind & helpful. Thank you for that. It truly shows that in good times and bad your family is always so kind & giving. The gift of the lives Evie & you guys decided to help save is beyond beautiful



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May God bless you at this difficult time.




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Suzanne Fichera

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Lenroy, Today, we were devastated to learn of your tragic loss. There are simply no words to express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Evie. Our hearts are broken for you and your family and we cannot even imagine what you must be going through. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, your wife and your son during this extraordinarily difficult time. We are sending you all of our love. Russell and Suzanne


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