RIP Addison

$21,034 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 431 people in 20 months
Darnisha Tossell
on behalf of Steven Watkins
 HEMET, CA

19233544_1490710551.9061_funddescriptionOn March 27th, 2017 my best friend of many, many years lost her beautiful baby girl unexpectedly. Her daughter was her life, along with her 3 year old son, Nolan.

Kristin dropped off her babies at 7:00am at her baby sitters house. This baby sitter was not family, but had been watching her children since her son was 6 months old. By 8:30am Kristin received a call that her daughter was in full cardiac arrest. By the time Kristin and her husband, Steven made it to the hospital their precious daughter had gone to be with the lord. Every Doctor and all the nurses in the emergency room of the hospital were broken down in tears and the first responder who tried saving her could not even hold his own composer.

More details may come, but right now, the family wants to keep what happened private as they are hurting bad and are grieving tremendously. The investigators will do their job and look into everything. 

Any amount you can donate will help lay their beautiful baby girl to rest and may help them financially in a time where neither Kristin nor Steven could see themselves going back to work. Kristin said she will never trust anyone else to watch her baby boy Nolan.

Please share this post and pray for my best friend and her entire family thru this tragic.

My heart aches.

-From her best friend, Darnisha
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Thank you everyone for all the support on my GoFundMe. It allowed me to have a beautiful funeral for my daughter, get things made in her honor, get Noly the help he needed and get us out of CA away from all the pain. I want to announce they are pressing charges for felony involuntary manslaughter against our "baby sitter" and we will be flying out to each of the hearings to be at them. I appreciate all the donations as my husband is no longer working and I took a huge cut in pay to get out of CA. Your love and support mean so much to me.
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Thank you everyone who has donated! This is a story that has been shared more than 3k times over. I am very happy with our community and even people who did not know this family has given and prayed! Please continue to do so and know that although it doesn't feel like much it truly is. Thank you
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Thank you all for the generosity you have given to my family. Never in a million years would I have expected so much support. This is Kristin writing this, and Steven, Nolan and I want to say thank you from the bottom of our broken hearts. This money will help in so many ways and most importantly will keep me home protecting my son until we find family to watch him. I couldn't say thank you enough, so thank you, thank you, thank you. Your prayers are still appreciated because these days are getting longer and harder. Our hearts are shattered, broken and crying for our princess to be here.
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Claudia Marquez
20 months ago

Amazing. Anti-vaxxers come to discuss the death of an infant. Disgusting and despicable.

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Krystle Dolbow-Tomaselli
20 months ago

Come on, antivaxxers, can you really be THIS pathetic?! On a page to raise money for a lost baby?! Show some respect, seriously. Not only are your claims unfounded, debunked and straight up pseudoscience, but they are so disgusting, disrespectful and reaks of blame. Get off of this page. I don't know this family, but I'm also a loss mom but on the other side of the country, and your comments do nothing but show how horrible antivaxxers are. To the parents: my heart breaks for you. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Be kind to yourself and grieve any way that you want. Don't hesitate to reach out to those closest to you.

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Darnisha Tossell
20 months ago

I am truly blessed and grateful to all of you who have donated and sent wishes of love for the family. It just goes to show you how amazing friends and family truly are. We were so close to the goal so soon that I decided to increase it. We truly do appreciate anything in this time of need. Thank you again

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Tina Chance
20 months ago
7
7

Darnisha you are amazing to be so kind to set this up for them as I know when I lost my daughter funds for a funeral was not on my mind.the pain of losing your child is the worst pain.can I suggest you might want to raise the amount it's so amazing that they have so many loved ones that can help I'm sure they are not looking in to the cost of a funeral right now but it cost so much .we had to come up with almost 20 thousand .I really pray and hope that they get enough for the burial and to cover any and all bills for a few months so they can say home and grieve a little they are going to need it. My heart goes out to them and I'm going to post this gofundme on a few different sites.

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Eileen Kooima
20 months ago
6
6

So sorry for your loss!! Steven and Kristin. My daughter and husband went thru this 3 years ago in April. Little Katelyn was just a few days short of her first birthday. Very healthy it seemed and just walking a couple of weeks. They brought her to their very trusted babysitter and were called that morning that Kaitlyn was not responding (very much like your experience). The autopsy report was Hystocytoid Cardiomyopthy which the heart Dr. here said it is cancer of the heart. Very rare! 1 in a million. No symptoms but little girls will not live beyond 2. So for your peace of mind, realize that you did nothing that caused this. Will be praying for you as a grandmother who lost my precious granddaughter. So much hurt!!!

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Janette Kali Maddox
20 months ago
6
6

Kristin, it's been many years since I have talked to you and I can't imagine the pain you and your family is going thru. Please remember there is a reason for everything and God has a plan. Yall are in my prayers. Love you girl.

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Vena Black
20 months ago
4
4

So sorry to hear about baby Addison. I cannnot imagine what you are going thru right now. We see this happen over and over. Contact #VAXXED, your story is not rare, unfortunately.

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Kimberly Zoche Harvey
20 months ago
4
4

Darnisha I don't know I feel there is a way but I'd delete all of the comments of people's speculation on her death. Those people are rude and disrespectful. I can't imagine what these parents are going through and I'm so sorry for their loss. And yours too, I'm sure as a best friend this hurts your heart as well.

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Teddie Cremeans
20 months ago
4
4

Please everyone don't speculate on the cause of death...this family is grieving...just don't say anything if you can't be nice. Saying nothing is not always a negative thing. My deepest sympathy to the family.

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Darnisha Tossell
20 months ago
4
4

Thank you everyone for such love and kindness to my best friend. Their family is truly blessed and grateful to have such good people in their lives. I have raise the amount a little higher just because of the generosity. Thank you again

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Judi Flanders
20 months ago
3
3

Addison's soul left her body and will come back in a new body with the same soul. she is not gone (I know this as truth). Many should know about all of the vaccines they give babies and refuse them. there are harmful ingredients in them. Addison will come back in a new body.

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Theresa Nicholson
20 months ago
3
3

The person who asked about them not being able to work? I really really hope you are not someone who knows the family. On second thought, if you knew them you would never say that. Shame on you. I am sorry to be negative but you can remove my comment with hers.

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Brittany Joswiak
20 months ago
3
3

Thank you to everyone who has shared and donated there is more love here than any of us could ever imagined, Kristin and her husband are going to need an army behind them and you all prove to be those people for them! Thank you all

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Cassie Acevedo
20 months ago
3
3

I wish I could donate so much more. I'm sorry Kristin!

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Christina Schmidt
20 months ago
2
2

So sorry about your daughter. Have to ask, very important, but was your daughter vaccinated the day she was at the doctor's office? If so, could be an adverse reaction. I have been hearing a lot about this lately. If so, you should contact a vaccine injury attorney and speak with a rep there. There is a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for victims of adverse reactions to the vaccines. Unfortunately, the vaccines do have neuro-toxins in them and can contribute to central nervous system damage as well as organ damage. Please find out about what, if any vaccines were administered and look up the vaccine manufacturers package inserts for possible adverse reactions. God Bless you and your family during this very difficult time.

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Mary Cieplensky-Jenkins
20 months ago
2
2

This story is so sad and I know first hand what loosing a child means to a mom, dad, and brother. I lost my boy age 14 when he was accidentally hit by a train. My point on the matter is that most people are good in times like these. Our town was so helpful and generous when we lost our Jameson. Even the funeral parlor gave us a tremendous help when we made our arrangements. The fact that a child is gone hurts everyone including the world. That's what I felt were my deepest pain. That the world will not get to know him as we did. But as time went on the miracles began and God's work was in full force. The pain does not go away but the life of your family will go on, hopefully in a direction that one never thinks about. People are good and mean well so please don't let anyone get u down because there but before the grace go I. We all will suffer, loose someone dear, and they just might face the pain you are going through as well. Stay close and patient with your husband and other child. Seek help in church, or support groups and read. try to understand what you need to do and do it. I wish you peace, love and comfort from all who love you and remember God does know your heart. God Bless You!

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Elizabeth Martin Howard
20 months ago
2
2

This family lost a precious angel that will never be replaced, can you all please not make it about anything else but comforting words and prayers for them? Their hearts are shattered. I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm struggling with my own things, I cannot donate at this time... but I wanted to let the family know, many prayers coming up from SC ♡

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Theresa Nicholson
20 months ago
1
1

It warms my heart to see the generosity that people have towards this amazing family. Raise the limit and maybe Kristin can stay home forever.

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Anna Bell
20 months ago
1
1

It is such a tragedy. My heart goes out to this family. Will be praying.

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Katharina Kiss
20 months ago
1
1

My prayers are with you and your family, I'm so sorry about your loss . even though I never met your family , I know that it's a huge loss, please believe that my thoughts and prayers are sent your way . in Jesus Christ Amen.

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JR
$30
Jennifer Rowland
22 hours ago

I am so sad for you all. Your baby daughter was beautiful. Jen

$100
Jonie Sturdivant
10 months ago

Forever in our hearts...

$100
Shelley Sheppard
14 months ago
1
1

RIP sweet baby. My 16 month old son was killed at his daycare in January. Sending you love Xo

TS
$30
Tricia stanley
17 months ago

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

KB
$50
Katie Bonsynat
19 months ago

So saddened by this. You don't know me but I heard about you're story from Rebecca Yearn. You're family is in my thoughts and prayers!

$20
Alyssa Young
19 months ago

Sweet Kristin and the Watkins family... My heart breaks right with yours. Your little girl is beautiful and I'm jealous of Heaven. I will be praying fervently for you and your sweet family. The Lord is near to the broken hearted.

$5
Andi Mac
19 months ago

My prayers for God's comfort you while you mourn.

Claudia Marquez
20 months ago

Amazing. Anti-vaxxers come to discuss the death of an infant. Disgusting and despicable.

+ Read More
Krystle Dolbow-Tomaselli
20 months ago

Come on, antivaxxers, can you really be THIS pathetic?! On a page to raise money for a lost baby?! Show some respect, seriously. Not only are your claims unfounded, debunked and straight up pseudoscience, but they are so disgusting, disrespectful and reaks of blame. Get off of this page. I don't know this family, but I'm also a loss mom but on the other side of the country, and your comments do nothing but show how horrible antivaxxers are. To the parents: my heart breaks for you. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Be kind to yourself and grieve any way that you want. Don't hesitate to reach out to those closest to you.

+ Read More
Darnisha Tossell
20 months ago

I am truly blessed and grateful to all of you who have donated and sent wishes of love for the family. It just goes to show you how amazing friends and family truly are. We were so close to the goal so soon that I decided to increase it. We truly do appreciate anything in this time of need. Thank you again

+ Read More
Tina Chance
20 months ago
7
7

Darnisha you are amazing to be so kind to set this up for them as I know when I lost my daughter funds for a funeral was not on my mind.the pain of losing your child is the worst pain.can I suggest you might want to raise the amount it's so amazing that they have so many loved ones that can help I'm sure they are not looking in to the cost of a funeral right now but it cost so much .we had to come up with almost 20 thousand .I really pray and hope that they get enough for the burial and to cover any and all bills for a few months so they can say home and grieve a little they are going to need it. My heart goes out to them and I'm going to post this gofundme on a few different sites.

+ Read More
Eileen Kooima
20 months ago
6
6

So sorry for your loss!! Steven and Kristin. My daughter and husband went thru this 3 years ago in April. Little Katelyn was just a few days short of her first birthday. Very healthy it seemed and just walking a couple of weeks. They brought her to their very trusted babysitter and were called that morning that Kaitlyn was not responding (very much like your experience). The autopsy report was Hystocytoid Cardiomyopthy which the heart Dr. here said it is cancer of the heart. Very rare! 1 in a million. No symptoms but little girls will not live beyond 2. So for your peace of mind, realize that you did nothing that caused this. Will be praying for you as a grandmother who lost my precious granddaughter. So much hurt!!!

+ Read More
Janette Kali Maddox
20 months ago
6
6

Kristin, it's been many years since I have talked to you and I can't imagine the pain you and your family is going thru. Please remember there is a reason for everything and God has a plan. Yall are in my prayers. Love you girl.

+ Read More
Vena Black
20 months ago
4
4

So sorry to hear about baby Addison. I cannnot imagine what you are going thru right now. We see this happen over and over. Contact #VAXXED, your story is not rare, unfortunately.

+ Read More
Kimberly Zoche Harvey
20 months ago
4
4

Darnisha I don't know I feel there is a way but I'd delete all of the comments of people's speculation on her death. Those people are rude and disrespectful. I can't imagine what these parents are going through and I'm so sorry for their loss. And yours too, I'm sure as a best friend this hurts your heart as well.

+ Read More
Teddie Cremeans
20 months ago
4
4

Please everyone don't speculate on the cause of death...this family is grieving...just don't say anything if you can't be nice. Saying nothing is not always a negative thing. My deepest sympathy to the family.

+ Read More
Darnisha Tossell
20 months ago
4
4

Thank you everyone for such love and kindness to my best friend. Their family is truly blessed and grateful to have such good people in their lives. I have raise the amount a little higher just because of the generosity. Thank you again

+ Read More
Judi Flanders
20 months ago
3
3

Addison's soul left her body and will come back in a new body with the same soul. she is not gone (I know this as truth). Many should know about all of the vaccines they give babies and refuse them. there are harmful ingredients in them. Addison will come back in a new body.

+ Read More
Theresa Nicholson
20 months ago
3
3

The person who asked about them not being able to work? I really really hope you are not someone who knows the family. On second thought, if you knew them you would never say that. Shame on you. I am sorry to be negative but you can remove my comment with hers.

+ Read More
Brittany Joswiak
20 months ago
3
3

Thank you to everyone who has shared and donated there is more love here than any of us could ever imagined, Kristin and her husband are going to need an army behind them and you all prove to be those people for them! Thank you all

+ Read More
Cassie Acevedo
20 months ago
3
3

I wish I could donate so much more. I'm sorry Kristin!

+ Read More
Christina Schmidt
20 months ago
2
2

So sorry about your daughter. Have to ask, very important, but was your daughter vaccinated the day she was at the doctor's office? If so, could be an adverse reaction. I have been hearing a lot about this lately. If so, you should contact a vaccine injury attorney and speak with a rep there. There is a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for victims of adverse reactions to the vaccines. Unfortunately, the vaccines do have neuro-toxins in them and can contribute to central nervous system damage as well as organ damage. Please find out about what, if any vaccines were administered and look up the vaccine manufacturers package inserts for possible adverse reactions. God Bless you and your family during this very difficult time.

+ Read More
Mary Cieplensky-Jenkins
20 months ago
2
2

This story is so sad and I know first hand what loosing a child means to a mom, dad, and brother. I lost my boy age 14 when he was accidentally hit by a train. My point on the matter is that most people are good in times like these. Our town was so helpful and generous when we lost our Jameson. Even the funeral parlor gave us a tremendous help when we made our arrangements. The fact that a child is gone hurts everyone including the world. That's what I felt were my deepest pain. That the world will not get to know him as we did. But as time went on the miracles began and God's work was in full force. The pain does not go away but the life of your family will go on, hopefully in a direction that one never thinks about. People are good and mean well so please don't let anyone get u down because there but before the grace go I. We all will suffer, loose someone dear, and they just might face the pain you are going through as well. Stay close and patient with your husband and other child. Seek help in church, or support groups and read. try to understand what you need to do and do it. I wish you peace, love and comfort from all who love you and remember God does know your heart. God Bless You!

+ Read More
Elizabeth Martin Howard
20 months ago
2
2

This family lost a precious angel that will never be replaced, can you all please not make it about anything else but comforting words and prayers for them? Their hearts are shattered. I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm struggling with my own things, I cannot donate at this time... but I wanted to let the family know, many prayers coming up from SC ♡

+ Read More
Theresa Nicholson
20 months ago
1
1

It warms my heart to see the generosity that people have towards this amazing family. Raise the limit and maybe Kristin can stay home forever.

+ Read More
Anna Bell
20 months ago
1
1

It is such a tragedy. My heart goes out to this family. Will be praying.

+ Read More
Katharina Kiss
20 months ago
1
1

My prayers are with you and your family, I'm so sorry about your loss . even though I never met your family , I know that it's a huge loss, please believe that my thoughts and prayers are sent your way . in Jesus Christ Amen.

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