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Matthew’s Funeral & Legal fees

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Our 17 year old Matthew Minkler was taken from us last night. We are beyond devastated and hurting more than imaginable. We are trying to raise money to support our family in this terrible time. Thank you all for your love and support. We will never get to see that beautiful smile or get those loving matt hugs that just brighten our days. We will keep everyone updated with the funeral information. We love you so very much Matthew.....

Be safe

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Thank you all so very very much!! There are no words to describe how blessed we feel to have your support. This is the absolute worst time of our lives but it’s so very nice of all of you to show us so much love ❤️
We will definitely pay this forward when we can.

Much love,
Minklers and Golden’s
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Thank you all so very much! The support we are receiving is a true blessing and will help us tremendously! I’m still going to keep this up and keep taking donations. We are now seeking legal services so that we can make sure our Matthew get the justice he deserves! I may even increase the amount of our goal one last time. We are already running into so many expenses and really had no idea what losing our boy was going to do to us financially. We can’t thank you enough for the love and donations! Like I said before every penny of this will go directly to Jamie and Steve. They are not able to get back to work and most likely won’t for another week or more. His sisters are also on leave from work, one of them in pregnant.

I just want to keep you all updated so you all know what these funds are being used for. Losing a loved one is not only devastating emotional and physically but it takes a serious toll on the family’s already tight money. The family of the kid that killed Matthew has hired a fancy expensive lawyer to help them and we just can’t afford to do the same. If you know of any lawyers in Las Vegas that are interested in our story please have them contact us ❤️

We love you all
Be safe
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Today we got a better understanding of what the funeral costs will be and I was way off! I’m going to raise the donation amount but I just wanted to post why I’m doing so. Thank you all again!!
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Hello everyone and thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We are so very thankful for all of the support and love! This goes to show how loved our Matthew was and will forever be. I see that we met our goal of 5k. All of this money will go directly to the Minkler family. Thank you so much! I’m going to leave this up and continue to take donations for a few reasons.

1. I only estimated how much the services would be. We will be having a celebration of life for Matthew. We have a huge family and if we are providing food it can get very costly.

2. Matthews parents are currently not working because they needed to take time off to grieve as you can imagine. We are waiting on getting Matthews remains. It takes more time when there is a murder investigation involved. Whatever funds are left after the services are paid... the rest of the money will go to the family for living expenses. With the nature of Matthews death being so brutal and unexpected... I’m praying they take as much time off as they need to heal from the loss of their 17 year old baby boy. Being his cousin has been the best part of my life and I know I can not just go back to my life right away so I know his Mom, Dad and sisters will need time. You all are helping make this process easier on them so I think you so much for that!

3. Legal representation. It looks like there will be a trial for Matthews death. The boys who took his life are in custody awaiting trial. I personally don’t know how much it will cost or what kind of lawyer they will need. They might not even need one if the state is charging the boys with murder. I want to make sure our family can afford anything they will need to make sure justice is served.
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