Support for Baby Aubrey and Mommy

$6,250 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 156 people in 24 months
Steph Mayo
on behalf of Kathryn Williams
 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
A young man of 25 named Hector thoroughly loved his life.  He was eagerly and proudly looking forward to the changes in his near future when he became both husband and father.  He shared his love of bikes with his fiance and they planned family rides and outings after Aubrey would be old enough to do such.  He always wore protective gear when riding his bikes for he was insistent on safety and setting the proper example. There was no way he was willing to risk taking careless chances with his new baby girl on the way and his Queen by his side. Tragically, he and his new family were denied this future when someone he considered a friend took Hector's life from them a mere month before  Aubrey was born.   Now Aubrey and her mother, Kathryn, must piece together their lives and overcome the daily struggles of life without him by their side, as well as the financial loss and strain that accompanies this change in life.

This gofundme account is being setup to accept donations that will solely be used for the benefit and care of Aubrey now and for her future.  Unfortunately, Aubrey's mom and dad were not married (they had secretly planned a marriage date of a week before her due date) therefore her mom is not eligible for beneficiary benefits or many other assistance programs as she is not technically a "widow".   Donations will be used for new and increased expenses including child/day care (averages $1000/mth), health insurance premiums/copays, daily necessities (DIAPERS!), court costs* (see below) and college fund establishment.  

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude and blessings to each and everyone of you that extend your help to Kathryn and Aubrey through donation, prayer, condolences, or combination of.   Your assistance, care and concern are PRICELESS.  Thank you for everything!






Special thanks to our AMAZING photographer that captured so much more emotion and meaning in the photos of our precious Aubrey than we could have ever imagined.  These photos (& more) will be cherished by Aubrey in days to come.  A connection to the father she never met but that loved her dearly and wanted to be a daddy to her and husband to her mommy more than anything else in the world!
https://www.facebook.com/Kim-Stone-Photography-153341830830/?pnref=story
 
The family would like to share another piece of their story as told by a close family friend, Kathryn's "Mama Michelle", as posted on her blog.

  http://michellemountmims.blogspot.com/2016/05/love-lives-forever.html


*Note:  In the State of Florida, a father's name cannot be identified on a birth certificate for paternity unless he is present to sign his consent or the mother is a legal widow.  Paternity must be established for Aubrey to be eligible for any program assistance through state or federal programs hence the court costs (DNA testing & court orders establishing legal paternity).  Another nightmare to conquer. :-(
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Blog/story link added! Check it out for another piece of Baby Aubrey's story.
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Angie Fry
24 months ago

My sons father passed when I was 8 weeks pregnant. We were not married. You need to contact Social Security Administration-(in SC )as long as a family member was aware of him fathering the child they pay out benefits. I had no trouble whatsoever. They also pay a one time fee of $255 to the mother. In my case Department of Social Services paid for the DNA testing to establish paternity. You will also be able to do an amendment to the babies birth certificate with the fathers name once it is established. Good Luck!! My son just Graduated High School this year.

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Mimi Stacey Mayo
24 months ago
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She was able to give Aubrey his name but cannot put his name on the birth certificate as the father until Paternity DNA testing is complete. We are waiting for the legally acceptable results now.

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Melanie Maritza Espejo
23 months ago
2
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Hello Ma'am my name is melanie i am 16 years old and i know you may not believe me but i have a special ability to see and talk to spirits hector has come to me today i was on my phone when he came and started talking to me telling me all these things like how he loves you and says he wishes he could see his princess he wants me to tell you he will be watching over you and your beautiful baby girl he says he wishes he wouldnt have trusted the man he called his so called friend he says you will always be his queen and that she will always be his little princess and that hes safe now he will be your daughters and your guardian angel i wish you luck ma'am and i am dearly sorry for your lost

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Suzanne Ware
24 months ago
2
2

So sorry for the loss, I can relate, I was two months pregnet when I lost my unborn child's father, the state will pay for paternity testing or your local Dhs, and you go to social security office, as long as you have mom, baby and a close relative of dads they can get you positive dna testing, I been there, good luck

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Juliana Najmudin
23 months ago
1
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hello kathryn. what a blessing to have a cute a little angel, aubrey. i dont have much to say bcoz we have a different system here in malaysia. my prayers and condolences goes to u. stay strong.

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Alyssa Anderson
24 months ago
1
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I'm sorry for your loss.

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Nicole Hudson Miller
24 months ago
1
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That law is wrong you are allowed to name your child whatever you want. .if you want to name your child bozo the clown you can

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Love N Faith Nazario
11 months ago

She should be able to get survivor benefits as long as the baby has his last name.

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Amanda Moore
12 months ago

What did the friend do ? How could he be so thoughtless and careless !

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Nellie Amanda Jane Bekker
19 months ago

You are not alone ! It's a battle to get benefits for your daughter , but worth it . Each state is different with their intestancy laws (which is what ssi goes by), however I have a court order and and waiting for a response , feel free to message me for guidance .

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Lyn Cooper
23 months ago

My daughter dad died a few weeks before she was born u have my condolences

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Tammey Barney
24 months ago

My sons father passed when I was 3 months pregnant all I had to do was have his mother acknowlege that it was his child I was carrying and he became heir to his estate.

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Camila Almeidaa
24 months ago

Algo fala em português

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Camila Almeidaa
24 months ago

Deus e fiel

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Rosa Flowers
24 months ago

My condolences to you and yours... I was wondering if you know about the site change.org you should go and get a petition going to try to change the rules and regulations and qualifications of how you were treated......

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Truly Bishop
12 months ago

I hope you both have a happy life x

$10
Gigih Dharmawan
18 months ago

Ride in Paradise my friend

SM
$25
Sabrina Mück
20 months ago
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All the best for you little Girl!

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Anonymous
22 months ago
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Calin Vasiliu
22 months ago

God bless

Angie Fry
24 months ago

My sons father passed when I was 8 weeks pregnant. We were not married. You need to contact Social Security Administration-(in SC )as long as a family member was aware of him fathering the child they pay out benefits. I had no trouble whatsoever. They also pay a one time fee of $255 to the mother. In my case Department of Social Services paid for the DNA testing to establish paternity. You will also be able to do an amendment to the babies birth certificate with the fathers name once it is established. Good Luck!! My son just Graduated High School this year.

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Mimi Stacey Mayo
24 months ago
3
3

She was able to give Aubrey his name but cannot put his name on the birth certificate as the father until Paternity DNA testing is complete. We are waiting for the legally acceptable results now.

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Melanie Maritza Espejo
23 months ago
2
2

Hello Ma'am my name is melanie i am 16 years old and i know you may not believe me but i have a special ability to see and talk to spirits hector has come to me today i was on my phone when he came and started talking to me telling me all these things like how he loves you and says he wishes he could see his princess he wants me to tell you he will be watching over you and your beautiful baby girl he says he wishes he wouldnt have trusted the man he called his so called friend he says you will always be his queen and that she will always be his little princess and that hes safe now he will be your daughters and your guardian angel i wish you luck ma'am and i am dearly sorry for your lost

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Suzanne Ware
24 months ago
2
2

So sorry for the loss, I can relate, I was two months pregnet when I lost my unborn child's father, the state will pay for paternity testing or your local Dhs, and you go to social security office, as long as you have mom, baby and a close relative of dads they can get you positive dna testing, I been there, good luck

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Juliana Najmudin
23 months ago
1
1

hello kathryn. what a blessing to have a cute a little angel, aubrey. i dont have much to say bcoz we have a different system here in malaysia. my prayers and condolences goes to u. stay strong.

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Alyssa Anderson
24 months ago
1
1

I'm sorry for your loss.

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Nicole Hudson Miller
24 months ago
1
1

That law is wrong you are allowed to name your child whatever you want. .if you want to name your child bozo the clown you can

+ Read More
Love N Faith Nazario
11 months ago

She should be able to get survivor benefits as long as the baby has his last name.

+ Read More
Amanda Moore
12 months ago

What did the friend do ? How could he be so thoughtless and careless !

+ Read More
Nellie Amanda Jane Bekker
19 months ago

You are not alone ! It's a battle to get benefits for your daughter , but worth it . Each state is different with their intestancy laws (which is what ssi goes by), however I have a court order and and waiting for a response , feel free to message me for guidance .

+ Read More
Lyn Cooper
23 months ago

My daughter dad died a few weeks before she was born u have my condolences

+ Read More
Tammey Barney
24 months ago

My sons father passed when I was 3 months pregnant all I had to do was have his mother acknowlege that it was his child I was carrying and he became heir to his estate.

+ Read More
Camila Almeidaa
24 months ago

Algo fala em português

+ Read More
Camila Almeidaa
24 months ago

Deus e fiel

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Rosa Flowers
24 months ago

My condolences to you and yours... I was wondering if you know about the site change.org you should go and get a petition going to try to change the rules and regulations and qualifications of how you were treated......

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