3 Young Lives Lost- Nelson House MB

$64,920 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,046 people in 8 months
Created April 30, 2018
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Tori Yetman
on behalf of Valerie Matthews-Lemieux
On the evening of April 28th, 2018, tragedy struck the small Cree Nation of Nisichawayasihk - a Northern Manitoba Reserve (Nelson House).

On a dark highway, leading into the small Reserve a vehicle collided with three young boys, walking and riding a bicycle. Sadly, they were pronounced dead on scene.

Today, the Community of Nelson House and the families of Kethan Lobster (11), Mattheo Moore (11) and Terrence Spence (13) mourn the tragic and sudden loss of their Sons, Brothers, Nephews and Grandsons.

This GoFundMe page has been created in hopes of raising money for memorial headstones, wake and funeral costs. As well as possibly getting lights to light the highway where they lost their lives and to build safe biking trails on Reserve, as biking in the spring and summer is popular among the Youth.

Alcohol is said to be a factor in this devastating tragedy. Any amount is appreciated beyond measurement.

Thank you

My name is Tori Yetman, I am an immediate cousin to Keethan Lobster, and fellow community member of Terrence Spence and Mattheo Moore. I am from Nelson House, Manitoba, but currently reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I intend on using these funds to help the affected families get memorial headstones for their sons. When I withdraw these funds, I will be meeting with my Chief and Council members in Nelson House, we will be in contact with Brookside Memorials in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We will be making Cheques to Brookside for the families, after they choose how to decorate the headstones. With the remaining money, after the headstones are kid for, we will be meeting again with Chief and Council and the families to see what exactly we would like to do. For example, maybe a skate park to keep the children off of the main roads. Until these plans are set, I will be putting the money in our Band account with our Community Lawyer so that it is safe.
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Update 2
Posted by Tori Yetman
6 months ago
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Valerie Matthews-Lemieux is the Lawyer that represents our Nation of Nisichawayashik. We have chosen her as the beneficiary because of her involvement in our Community and she has access to bank accounts for our Community, I was in contact with my Chief, Marcel Moody when we both decided that Valerie would be the best possible person to be the beneficiary. So we didn't have to use any personal accounts tied to the Campaign.
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Posted by Tori Yetman
6 months ago
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After two months of going back and forth with GoFundMe and it’s patient and helpful staff, we are happy to say that the money will start being deposited. I will be meeting with Nelson House’s Chief and Council, as well as the members of the families affected. We will be posting photos on social media for everyone to see as we move along. Thank you all so much for your donations, again! Ekosani!
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$64,920 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 1,046 people in 8 months
Created April 30, 2018
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Tori Yetman
on behalf of Valerie Matthews-Lemieux
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