Helping Anna's Family Heal

$13,203 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 35 months
Vanessa Johnson
on behalf of Valerie Abbott
 OMAHA, NE

Anna Jane Abbott just turned 18 and graduated from High school. She sings in the Omaha Blues Ed band, Dilemma, and was having the summer of her life. On Tuesday, June 28th, Anna suffered a severe asthma attack, followed by cardiac arrest and is fighting for her life at Omaha Methodist Hospital's Intensive Care Unit. She will have a long road to recovery and we are raising money to help her family with Medical bills and related expenses. Please join us to begin helping Anna heal!!!

As posted in an update to this campaign, Anna was not able to recover and passed away on July 2nd.  At that time, her GoFundMe campaign was changed to "Helping Anna's Family Heal" with her mother, Valerie Abbott, becoming the beneficiary of these contributions. 

Since then, Anna’s family and friends have shared many opportunities to celebrate her beautiful life.  Through her vigil service, funeral mass and interment ceremony, Anna was remembered and those who knew her will continue to keep her bright light shining.  It has been especially moving to experience the impact Anna made during her short life and witness the bonds formed between those whose lives she touched.

Throughout this difficult time, the outpouring of love, support and continued generosity of friends, extended family, Anna’s music family, SMM parish, neighbors and countless others who have been deemed, “Anna’s Village”, has been truly overwhelming. To each of you who have contributed to the “Helping Anna’s Family Heal” fund, please know that your donations and comments have been read word for word and tears of gratitude have been shed over your unexpected kindness.  Your generosity will go toward helping Anna’s mother and sister confront the expenses associated with this tragic loss.  

On behalf of our entire family, all we can say is “thank you”, even though it feels inadequate.   Anna's Village is awe-inspiring  and continues to humble us all. 

Peace, love & happiness,
Vanessa (Valerie's sister)

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Anna's family is extremely grateful for all of the love, prayers and support. Today the Helping Anna Heal fund is being updated to the "Helping Anna's Family Heal" fund. Anna's body was not able to survive and she is now singing with Angels. As heart wrenching as this experience has been, Anna had a peaceful end to her earthly life surrounded in love with her family & close friends. Anna's mother and sister have a difficult road of mending ahead, which includes overwhelming medical and funeral costs. We all remain humbled with the continued generosity to her fund. Peace & love to Anna, her family and to you.
Aunt Vanessa
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$13,203 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 147 people in 35 months
Created June 30, 2016
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JM
$50
Jack McLaughlin
34 months ago
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TR
$25
Tony Romano
34 months ago
1
1

God Bless Anna. Let us see you back on stage soon!

DJ
$50
Daniel Jamrozy
34 months ago

Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to the Abbott Family From Daniel Steven and Kathleen God Bless

JW
$200
Jim and Kathy Welniak
34 months ago
1
1
AH
$20
Andrea Howard
34 months ago
SG
$125
Sean Gillen
34 months ago
1
1

The Gillen family extends our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most trying time. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." --Matthew 5:4

GW
$50
Glenn Weinstein
34 months ago
MM
$100
Melissa Mudge
34 months ago

My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

DB
$100
Doug Backer
34 months ago
2
2
AS
$50
Andrew & Heather SHARO
34 months ago
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