Support fund in memory of Cathy Byers

$3,088 of $15k goal

Raised by 88 people in 42 months
Levi Athon  DALLAS, TX

As many of you may already know we lost our good friend Cathy over the weekend. Her and her husband Jodie were on there way to camp at Wakarusa when their car was washed of the road. Water flooded the car and as they attempted to escape Cathy became trapped and drowned. Jodie needs to raise money to cover his rent and funeral expenses as soon as possible so we all need to dig deep and help our brother out as he deals with this tragic loss.

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Update 2
Posted by Levi Athon
40 months ago
We are into the third month since Cathy's passing. The donations have provided a means to pay our bills and obtain the necessities needed. I am desperately seeking employment, which has been frustrating and fruitless. Currently I am well short of rent at the first of the month and money to eat is getting thin as well. Most all of the goals set for us to reach are still out of reach. One of the main issues is dependable transportation. I have to reach out to everyone again due to the fact that I have no other means to support myself during this time. I need at least 350 to pay next months rent. Phone bills is due on the 16th this Friday. If I could just find a job I could manage just fine. Last week I was turned down by three companies. I have apps and resumes all over and I continue to look daily. Even bus fare is hurting right now. Please if you can continue to offer any support it is desperately needed and would be absolutely appreciated. The only reason I have been this successful up to this point is due to community support. The only blessing throughout this entire ordeal. Many Blessings
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Update 1
Posted by Levi Athon
42 months ago
I just never knew what losing a loved one could cost. struggling so hard and clinging to the belief that solutions have been found and taking solace in feeling answers are coming and through the tragedy and adversity the support of friends and loved ones pull you through. As you know the circumstances of the accident destroyed most of our belongings. This includes wallets, I.D.'s cell phones, clothes, car, various other personal effects as well as taking Cathy's life. As each day goes by, we are filled with false hopes and misinformation that leads us to believe we have been blessed with the ability to overcome all the burdens. But each day and each time our hopes are once again crushed. I would never have believed that trying to honor a loved one lost through tragedy is so expensive. Add to that the fact that it is out of state and all of the means to begin the process of dealing with it revolves around your id, monetary worth, and the information you are given, I am about to be at the end of my wits and composure and strength. up till now I have been able to compartmentalize and hold back the flood of tears and soul wrenching grief believing there is light the end of the tunnel. Only to find yourself torn down again by the facts
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Levi Athon
40 months ago

Expenditures: 1000- Kids 1950-3 Months Rent 500-Trip to get Cathy/ Rental Car, gas , food Drinks 270 -Internet 3 months 160-Phone three months 400-food/2 1/2 months 150-Eating out Fast food, Delivery 50-Pizza Myself,Robert,Kids/Cathy's Memorial 150-Drinks, waters, cokes, Beer once(twelve pack) 100-Household 2 1/2 months/ hygiene, cleaning 60-Laundry 180-Clothes/Cathy's Service, Three shirts: Three shorts:shoes:Belt:Socks 200-Bus fare. To and from job interviews and to side jobs I have managed to get 100-Bryon Way for picking me up from Arkansas When Accident first happened 60-Gas for rides 150-Brent's Ticket here from California 70 -Zack Way fro helping out around the house and for his Birthday 100-Dominick for his Birthday 50-Id and marriage license 100-Self/Records from Jello and from rec shop 60-Dj Headphones/Replace destroyed ones so I can still have an outlet,MUSIC 20-SD card for phone to be able to take pictures 100-Tobacco 25 to Proton Warehouse, plus gas and drinks. I felt like there should be an itemized list for the expenses that have been taken care of from the donation money. A funeral Home in Arkansas donated their services to take care of her request and the legalities in Ark. This is the closest I can get from memory of all the items money has been spent. It is probably not extensive. Many who are more personally involved with our lives know that in this situation I am in a desperate and dire situation. having injured my spine severely in summer 2010 I have been unable to work. I just received a MMI impairment rating of the maximum from the designated doctors. Cathy was the provider for our household at this time. I have been actively seeking employment for a year now with no success. And I am in no way in a position to provide for myself. As it stands now I cannot pay rent another month so I will be homeless the first of September. I wish I had family and relatives to turn to. To be honest, There are none left alive that are capable of helping me in any way. My reaching out to the community was not my Idea originally and this fund was set up by friends who were adamant about the fact that I needed help. I have been very emotional about this and really thankful that people are so helpful and generous. I have tried to make the most of it and be as responsible as I can and use this money wisely. Unfortunately it has all but been used for the above listed. I have no option except to reach out to the only blessing I have been able to appreciate from all this. The friends and family of this community. So I have finished putting in applications for the day and I realize there is only a couple to three weeks left in this month. I have no option other than to ask for more assistance until I can find gainful employment. I truly thank everyone for their support during all this. You all have been Amazing! Many Blessings

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Levi Athon
40 months ago

We are into the third month since Cathy's passing. The donations have provided a means to pay our bills and obtain the necessities needed. I am desperately seeking employment, which has been frustrating and fruitless. Currently I am well short of rent at the first of the month and money to eat is getting thin as well. Most all of the goals set for us to reach are still out of reach.

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Lawayne Williamson
42 months ago

R.I.P my dear cousin, I just found out today, Cant believe its been 8 years since I last saw you and the kids, I had fun taking care of them, will miss you.

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

I cant tell what a blessing it has been to see the public awareness and support for this. I can tell you that we are optimistic for the future. We are not where we want to be and there are many things to still address. Many Blessings to each and every one of you with the compassion to take part in helping me honor my wife and make it through this tragedy

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Chalin Mieir
42 months ago

My infinite prayers and love are with you, Jodie, and Cathy, and all that she loved, family, friends, life. She will be remembered, as I am just one of the many lives she has touched. I have always been grateful for the abundance of love she had to share just in the short time I knew her. I hope you will carry on with the strength and courage I always knew you both to have. It seems that the absence of light (darkness), with it's illusion of hell on earth consuming or very soul once we've lost a loved one, we have to remind ourselves that LOVE is all we need to get through these trying times and thus THE most trying time of our life, even when we feel too weak, as we mourn within & without, please keep feeling the LOVE that I know Cathy would desperately want you to. I love you and may God graciously and endlessly bless each and every one of your minds, hearts and spirits. Once the LOVE has been there, nothing can take that away from us because it continues to live in us Forever!!!

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Chalin Mieir
42 months ago

My infinite prayers and love are with you, Jodie, and Cathy

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddjLsLc-o5s

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

MY BEAUTIFUL SWEETPEA. I only wish you were here right now. I will Always Love You. Happy Birth Day Sweetpea. Love is forever! You will always be in my heart and a part of everything I am and do. Please know that the unbelieveable support and love and contributions sacrifices and donations that are being done in honor of you and the gratefulness of the joy you have touched our lives with is impressive. You changed lives and made this world a a better place. I am eternally grateful for you being in my life. You saved me and gave me a purpose to be someone and find a better path. Without you I am nothing. I LOVE YOU!

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

every turn creates more cost despair and doubt and delays. attempts to get records are getting me nowhere. trying to get funds together for her expands into system and procedural issue. Right now we are struggleing to get marriage license from hawaii. everything is a problem. No solutions. The only solace is the support and love and donations from our community. We have a long way to go and still need all the help we can get. Please help spread the word and bring awareness to our situation.

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

I cant tell you how much it means to me to be able to be here and see the sacrifices being made by people who love my wife and have the ability to help us through this really has been that positivity that keeps me strong during this. I am grateful to be blessed with friends and well wishers whos support have made this a lot less trying on us. We still have a tough road ahead. Thank you! Each and every last one. You have been the strength that has carried me through this

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Brent Tresnor
42 months ago

Love you ! ! ! FaMiLy iS FoReVeR ! ! !

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Logan Jensen
42 months ago

Wow man I'm really sorry for your loss. I wish I could help you financially but I am not in a position to do so. However I can offer you my support and friendship in this rough time. If you ever need to talk, or just need someone to listen, feel free to contact me. Hang in there man.

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

I really need the support of friends and family right now.

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$3,088 of $15k goal

Raised by 88 people in 42 months
Created June 01, 2013
$10
Anonymous
42 months ago
WH
$100
william holder
42 months ago

For the Kids

AA
$20
Armadillo Acres
42 months ago
$100
Anonymous
42 months ago
$100
Lawayne Williamson
42 months ago

RIP my dear sweet cousin. You will be greatly missed. Say hey to grandma Annie for me.

WH
$100
william holder
42 months ago

I love you sis, I wish I could be there

$8
Anonymous
42 months ago
CK
$20
Christine Kirchner
42 months ago

God bless you and your family!!

VT
$20
victoria tagle
42 months ago

God bless

JH
$20
Joey and Brandi Holt
42 months ago

So sorry for your loss! We live here in Scott County and I am sharing your story! We pray for you and everyone involved I'm the flood that morning. So sorry

Levi Athon
40 months ago

Expenditures: 1000- Kids 1950-3 Months Rent 500-Trip to get Cathy/ Rental Car, gas , food Drinks 270 -Internet 3 months 160-Phone three months 400-food/2 1/2 months 150-Eating out Fast food, Delivery 50-Pizza Myself,Robert,Kids/Cathy's Memorial 150-Drinks, waters, cokes, Beer once(twelve pack) 100-Household 2 1/2 months/ hygiene, cleaning 60-Laundry 180-Clothes/Cathy's Service, Three shirts: Three shorts:shoes:Belt:Socks 200-Bus fare. To and from job interviews and to side jobs I have managed to get 100-Bryon Way for picking me up from Arkansas When Accident first happened 60-Gas for rides 150-Brent's Ticket here from California 70 -Zack Way fro helping out around the house and for his Birthday 100-Dominick for his Birthday 50-Id and marriage license 100-Self/Records from Jello and from rec shop 60-Dj Headphones/Replace destroyed ones so I can still have an outlet,MUSIC 20-SD card for phone to be able to take pictures 100-Tobacco 25 to Proton Warehouse, plus gas and drinks. I felt like there should be an itemized list for the expenses that have been taken care of from the donation money. A funeral Home in Arkansas donated their services to take care of her request and the legalities in Ark. This is the closest I can get from memory of all the items money has been spent. It is probably not extensive. Many who are more personally involved with our lives know that in this situation I am in a desperate and dire situation. having injured my spine severely in summer 2010 I have been unable to work. I just received a MMI impairment rating of the maximum from the designated doctors. Cathy was the provider for our household at this time. I have been actively seeking employment for a year now with no success. And I am in no way in a position to provide for myself. As it stands now I cannot pay rent another month so I will be homeless the first of September. I wish I had family and relatives to turn to. To be honest, There are none left alive that are capable of helping me in any way. My reaching out to the community was not my Idea originally and this fund was set up by friends who were adamant about the fact that I needed help. I have been very emotional about this and really thankful that people are so helpful and generous. I have tried to make the most of it and be as responsible as I can and use this money wisely. Unfortunately it has all but been used for the above listed. I have no option except to reach out to the only blessing I have been able to appreciate from all this. The friends and family of this community. So I have finished putting in applications for the day and I realize there is only a couple to three weeks left in this month. I have no option other than to ask for more assistance until I can find gainful employment. I truly thank everyone for their support during all this. You all have been Amazing! Many Blessings

+ Read More
Levi Athon
40 months ago

We are into the third month since Cathy's passing. The donations have provided a means to pay our bills and obtain the necessities needed. I am desperately seeking employment, which has been frustrating and fruitless. Currently I am well short of rent at the first of the month and money to eat is getting thin as well. Most all of the goals set for us to reach are still out of reach.

+ Read More
Lawayne Williamson
42 months ago

R.I.P my dear cousin, I just found out today, Cant believe its been 8 years since I last saw you and the kids, I had fun taking care of them, will miss you.

+ Read More
Levi Athon
42 months ago

I cant tell what a blessing it has been to see the public awareness and support for this. I can tell you that we are optimistic for the future. We are not where we want to be and there are many things to still address. Many Blessings to each and every one of you with the compassion to take part in helping me honor my wife and make it through this tragedy

+ Read More
Chalin Mieir
42 months ago

My infinite prayers and love are with you, Jodie, and Cathy, and all that she loved, family, friends, life. She will be remembered, as I am just one of the many lives she has touched. I have always been grateful for the abundance of love she had to share just in the short time I knew her. I hope you will carry on with the strength and courage I always knew you both to have. It seems that the absence of light (darkness), with it's illusion of hell on earth consuming or very soul once we've lost a loved one, we have to remind ourselves that LOVE is all we need to get through these trying times and thus THE most trying time of our life, even when we feel too weak, as we mourn within & without, please keep feeling the LOVE that I know Cathy would desperately want you to. I love you and may God graciously and endlessly bless each and every one of your minds, hearts and spirits. Once the LOVE has been there, nothing can take that away from us because it continues to live in us Forever!!!

+ Read More
Chalin Mieir
42 months ago

My infinite prayers and love are with you, Jodie, and Cathy

+ Read More
Levi Athon
42 months ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddjLsLc-o5s

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

MY BEAUTIFUL SWEETPEA. I only wish you were here right now. I will Always Love You. Happy Birth Day Sweetpea. Love is forever! You will always be in my heart and a part of everything I am and do. Please know that the unbelieveable support and love and contributions sacrifices and donations that are being done in honor of you and the gratefulness of the joy you have touched our lives with is impressive. You changed lives and made this world a a better place. I am eternally grateful for you being in my life. You saved me and gave me a purpose to be someone and find a better path. Without you I am nothing. I LOVE YOU!

+ Read More
Levi Athon
42 months ago

every turn creates more cost despair and doubt and delays. attempts to get records are getting me nowhere. trying to get funds together for her expands into system and procedural issue. Right now we are struggleing to get marriage license from hawaii. everything is a problem. No solutions. The only solace is the support and love and donations from our community. We have a long way to go and still need all the help we can get. Please help spread the word and bring awareness to our situation.

+ Read More
Levi Athon
42 months ago

I cant tell you how much it means to me to be able to be here and see the sacrifices being made by people who love my wife and have the ability to help us through this really has been that positivity that keeps me strong during this. I am grateful to be blessed with friends and well wishers whos support have made this a lot less trying on us. We still have a tough road ahead. Thank you! Each and every last one. You have been the strength that has carried me through this

+ Read More
Brent Tresnor
42 months ago

Love you ! ! ! FaMiLy iS FoReVeR ! ! !

+ Read More
Logan Jensen
42 months ago

Wow man I'm really sorry for your loss. I wish I could help you financially but I am not in a position to do so. However I can offer you my support and friendship in this rough time. If you ever need to talk, or just need someone to listen, feel free to contact me. Hang in there man.

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Levi Athon
42 months ago

I really need the support of friends and family right now.

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