Love & Support for Amanda Bohn

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Raised by 306 people in 32 months
On April 27, 2016, an unfathomable and devastating tragedy took place in a small town in central Wisconsin. The community is grieving for the loss of three lives, and for the shattering impact it has on countless others – none more than a mother whose whole world was turned upside down in an instant. 

Details can be found here: http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/story/news/2016/04/29/police-confirm-rapids-shooting-victims-names/83710966/.

There are no words to express the deep sadness we feel for Amanda, a dear friend of ours.

Please join us in covering Amanda and all affected by this horrible tragedy in prayer. 

If you are able to contribute financially, you can do so by donating here. Any funds raised will help cover expenses during this difficult time. Many of you have also asked about how to contribute directly to Amanda. Paper City Savings in Wisconsin Rapids has set up an account for her, in honor of Paige and Devon.

Thank you for joining us in showing your love and support.

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” -John 15:12
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I write tonight completely in awe. After seeing all the posts about today's fundraiser at Taco John's, and experiencing it myself - backed up drive thru, packed lobby, happy customers willing to wait as long as it took, and dedicated employees displaying teamwork and smiling faces to each and every person - I am truly speechless.

This community amazes me in so many ways, and today was no different. The way our small town rallies around something or someone in a time of need is quite special. I know Amanda is so grateful for the support, and feels the love from so many. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Since I last posted an update, a few additional events have been scheduled:

Usborne Books & More Fundraiser - A woman who went to college with Amanda set up an online book benefit, which is running now through May 26. As you purchase books for your own families, those purchases will help earn free books which will be given to Amanda to donate as she wishes, in memory of Paige & Devon. (Their church and school have been identified as possible recipients for these books.) Additionally, 100% of the commission earned on each purchase will be donated to Amanda as well. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/131877527224399/.

Applebees in Wisconsin Rapids - On Thursday, June 9th from 11am-10pm, 25% of the sales at the Applebees in Wisconsin Rapids will be given to Amanda in Memory of Paige and Devon. You must present a flyer, which will be available throughout the community as well as at the restaurant the day of the fundraiser. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/497493803791923/.

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Game Package - For the game on Monday, June 13th, fans can purchase a ticket for $15 that will include: a ticket to that evening’s game, hot dog, 16 oz. fountain soda, and a Rafters hat ($25 value). A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Bohn Family Memorial. A member of the Bohn family will honor the lives of Paige and Devon with a ceremonial first pitch prior to that night’s game. Fans can stop down to Witter Field now or call 715-424-5400 to purchase a ticket. More info: http://northwoodsleague.com/wisconsin-rapids-rafters/2016/05/07/rafters-to-hold-fundraiser-following-community-tragedy/.

Motorcycle Benefit Run - Saturday, July 30 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Wildhorse, with stops at Ponderosa Pines, The Lure, Roadhouse, Boners, Switched and Bottoms Up. Will include a block party, band, food and raffles. Party bus also available for those who don't have a motorcycle. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1217222744969031/.

And for ease, here are the other upcoming events that were included on my last update:

O’so Brewing Company May Tours: Brewery tours are given weekly on Saturdays at 2, 3 & 4 p.m. The tour donation is $2 per person; you are welcome to give more. All proceeds from the May tours will benefit Amanda. More info here: http://osobrewing.com/oso-brewing-company-brewery-tours/?age-verified=306b997d02, https://business.facebook.com/OsoBrewingCompany/events?business_id=952300331455055&ref=page_internal&hc_location=ufi.

Blu Play Cafe - May 21, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Vendor event, brat fry, silent raffle, and more, with all proceeds going to Amanda. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/274718046204576/.

Sweet Frog Spirit Day Fundraiser – June 14, 4:00-8:00 p.m., 10% of all sales will benefit Amanda. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/606383942858264/.

If you have an event scheduled or are interested in setting something up, please send me a message on GoFundMe or Facebook.

Again I say, to the businesses, vendors, employees, community members, and all those sending love and support both near and far...from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU.

Chelsey
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Today’s update is long, but with lots of good information, so please bear with me…

First and foremost, thank you. For your love and support over the last 10 days, and especially throughout this very difficult week. From hugs, to cards, to financial contributions, and businesses reaching out seeing how they can help, it has truly displayed just how much a community can rally around a person in their time of need.

I would be remiss if I didn’t give a special shout out to Grace’s Restaurant in Wisconsin Rapids, who went above and beyond to host and sponsor the luncheon following Wednesday’s funerals. Your generosity and kindness was so appreciated. Thank you.

A number of other businesses have set up events in the coming weeks - thank you to each business for their desire to help! Please mark your calendars and spread the word:

O’so Brewing Company May Tours: Brewery tours are given weekly on Saturdays at 2, 3 & 4 p.m. The tour donation is $2 per person; you are welcome to give more. All proceeds from the May tours (May 7, 14, 21, 28) will benefit Amanda. More info here: http://osobrewing.com/oso-brewing-company-brewery-tours/?age-verified=306b997d02, https://business.facebook.com/OsoBrewingCompany/events?business_id=952300331455055&ref=page_internal&hc_location=ufi.

Taco Johns of Wisconsin Rapids Fundraiser – May 18, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 20% of all sales will benefit Amanda. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/172215946507464/.

Blu Play Cafe - May 21, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Vendor event, brat fry, silent raffle, and more, with all proceeds going to Amanda. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/274718046204576/.

Sweet Frog Spirit Day Fundraiser – June 14, 4:00-8:00 p.m., 10% of all sales will benefit Amanda. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/606383942858264/.

Additionally, a PO Box is now set up for Amanda. Please feel free to send cards and letters of support.
Amanda Bohn
PO Box 351
Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495-0351

Finally, a couple of stories that brought me comfort and I thought may do the same for you. On Tuesday evening, it was raining in Wisconsin Rapids, and the sky was a gorgeous purple color. As witnessed by so many of us, within that sky was not just one rainbow, but a double rainbow, as beautiful as can be. Two angels saying hello, it appeared.

Our group of girlfriends lost a close friend of ours in a car accident when we were sophomores in high school. We’ve all remained close with her family, and they were in town on Wednesday to support Amanda. They shared this story with me after the fact, noting that anytime they find a face up penny, they know it’s their angel sending them a kiss. As they were walking through the cemetery on the way to the burial on Wednesday, they came across not just one penny, but TWO QUARTERS, right next to each other and both face up. Fifty kisses sent from two angels.

Please send positive thoughts and love to Amanda throughout this Mother’s Day weekend.

Thank you, again.
Chelsey
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Thank you all so much for the outpouring of support you've displayed during these last few extremely difficult days. Amanda is so touched and grateful for the support of those both near and far.

Information regarding arrangements can be found here: http://www.taylorfuneralhome.net/m/obituaries/Paige-And-Devon-Bohn/Memories.

I am also working to set up a PO Box for cards, letters of support, etc. for Amanda. I hope to have information to share on that tomorrow.

Thank you again, so very much.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The support received - prayers, love, financial and otherwise - is incredible, and I cannot tell you how much it means. Whether you have donated here or either of the other GoFundMe pages, please know just how much it is appreciated.

A couple of things to share:

1) In honor of Paige and Devon, Paper City Savings in Wisconsin Rapids has set up an account for Amanda if you'd like to give in that way.

2) Taco Johns in Wisconsin Rapids has offered to host a fundraiser for Amanda on May 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. A portion of their proceeds from the day will go to Amanda. I will send out a Facebook event with details as they are confirmed.

Again, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
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Barbara C. Maly-Buss
31 months ago

There is a total of 3.

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Sarah J Edict
32 months ago

Yesterday my girls and i dropped off some flowers! I am so sorry for the loss of your 2 babies!

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Clint Daniels
32 months ago

What is our total up to with all of the pages?

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Connie Beggs
32 months ago

Is this part of the other 2 go fund me pages that are circulating?

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Krista Coon
32 months ago

Very nice for you to put together there are a couple more of them too what a great way to support her.

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Mary Wirtz
31 months ago

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you. Mary & Jeff Wirtz, Jessica Wirtz Nelson, and Jenny Wirtz

SC
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Stephanie Cunha
31 months ago

Sending you my love Amanda.

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Anonymous
31 months ago
SG
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Susan Glodoski
31 months ago

Please know my prayers are with you and all of your family. Remember - you will be with them again one day, and though you can't always see them - they will continue to be with you. So many are praying for you.

JL
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Jeff and Leanne Lundquist
31 months ago

Our prayers and love are with you Amanda and family.

AC
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Abbey Crouse
31 months ago

Sending love and prayers to you and your family. May you find peace during this tragic time. You have two of God's most beautiful angels watching over you.

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Anonymous
31 months ago
Barbara C. Maly-Buss
31 months ago

There is a total of 3.

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Sarah J Edict
32 months ago

Yesterday my girls and i dropped off some flowers! I am so sorry for the loss of your 2 babies!

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Clint Daniels
32 months ago

What is our total up to with all of the pages?

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Connie Beggs
32 months ago

Is this part of the other 2 go fund me pages that are circulating?

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Krista Coon
32 months ago

Very nice for you to put together there are a couple more of them too what a great way to support her.

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