Hello everyone. I just wanted to take a moment to tell everyone who donated thank you. Sandy does not have facebook to comment on here but would like to tell you all how very grateful she is for all of your kind words and generosity during this difficult time. She has been truly touched by you all and you have in a way made this just a little bit easier on her. Dustin's funeral is being paid off completely thanks to you all and anything left over will be going to Sandy to help with any bills or house hold items she might be in need of. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. You all are amazing people.
Hey everybody, I raised the goal to $10,000! I figured that we could reach it! After we reach that goal I will close the fund off and distribute the money to Sandy! Thank you everybody for all your hard work and please continue to share and post so we can reach our goal! God bless and thank you again!
Just received this message from a friend's grandmother...
I believe that Ms. Turner will no longer be eligible for anything since she has lost her youngest son...therefore unless she is disabled or over 60 she will receive no income for herself to live...encourage the ppl to keep giving..she is in what is called a black out period for widowed women..unless they have children they get nothing...God bless her and encourage people to keep on giving..
So please people, pass this message on and please continue to share this page and ask for help. We together can help. Please keep sharing!
Wow, we have reached the goal! We did find out though that the cost of the funeral is going to be $8000. The church that Dustin attended has also been taking donations though along with family donating directly to Sandy. The funeral will be paid for, that's for sure. God bless you all for your kindness! We are not going to increase the goal, but I do want to make sure that everyone knows ALL THE MONEY, EVERY cent will be going to Sandra Turner. As I said in the page info, Sandy lives off of the disability checks that she receives for her oldest son. Dustin, who lived at home and worked, helped out his mother a lot. With his death it is going to put Sandy in a very tight spot. So if anyone wants to continue to donate we will use any money that is left over to help Sandy out with her bills. So please know that every cent will still continue to help. We would like to make her life as easy as possible. Sandy is the nicest, sweetest woman you will ever meet. She lives very simply and has never asked for anything from anyone. She has gotten by with the minimum and never complained once because she was content with her life. All she needed was God and her family. A person like Sandy, is a person who deserves the world. I hope to make miracles happen with this tragedy. With all of your donations and prayers I think we are going to do wonderful things for her. Please continue to pray and spread the word. I will keep this page updated. God bless you all!
I am in awe at our community and the people that have come together. Sandy found out about the fund shortly after leaving the funeral home. The look of relief in her eyes is something I wish I could share with all of the people that have so kindly donated. You are truly changing lives and are greatly loved for your heart in giving. Thank you so much.
Thank you everyone for the kind words and all of your donations. It is amazing to me and our family how amazing people can be. We have raised a lot already in just a few hours. I have no doubt that we will be able to help Sandy pay for the funeral in full. This is all thanks to you guys! God bless!
This page is for donations to the mother of Dustin Turner for his funeral costs. Dustin tragically lost his life Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 after being pulled under by a strong current in the Cape Fear River. Dustin was an honor roll student who was 2 days away from graduating with the rest of his senior class from Cape Fear High School when this tragic event occurred. His mother, Sandra Turner, is a single mom who has been raising her 3 boys on her own since the sudden death of her husband, Steve Turner, in October 2001 of a heart attack. The oldest of Sandra's 3 boys, Westly, is autistic. Sandra was a stay at home mom of the 3 young boys when her husband died and has been through very hard times since then due to having to be home to care for the oldest due to his autism. She is a amazing, loving mother and has had to deal with more pain in her life then any person should. Something like this is not obviously what one plans for. The last thing anyone wants is for her to stress about giving her son a proper burial. Any and all help is appreciated. Please help spread the word on this fund as well. Thank you and God bless.
Being a mother who's daughter was killed 8 years ago and I have an autistic son who's 7, my heart goes out to you and your family.
"I cherish the special place in my heart
That will always be reserved for you.
I thank you for the gift your living brought to me.
I love you. I remember you,".
He was the coolest kid. I remember him wearing rock and roll shirts to school. I often went through his line at Food Lion and talked about his plans for the future. I told him that I was proud of him. He was my student in the 7th grade. He was my son's classmate. He was a special person to so many. The Starling family (Rick, Rebecca, Jamie, Solomon, and Erick) extend their deepest sympathies to the Turner family.
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