Kimberly and Frank Guinn Family Fund

$99,036 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,501 people in 29 months
April Ebbert Grow  DALLAS, GA
Kimberly Guinn lost her husband and the love of her life in a tragic accident. Frank was practicing for a half triathalon in New Orleans when he and his brother-in-law were rear-ended by a car. Frank was killed and Andrew is in critical condition. The two enjoyed training and competing together. 

Frank leaves behind 7-year-old identical triplet girls who worshipped their daddy. Their lives will never be the same. Kim is a teacher and Frank was a firefighter. No jobs better fit two people. Frank and Kim are the people I could call any time night or day, and they would be there to help, no questions asked. They are two of the kindest, most generous people I have ever known, and it was perfectly fitting that they chose occupations serving the community. This will be a heavy load for Kim to carry alone, and my goal is to raise enough money to pay for the funeral and give her a financial cushion now that she is a single mom as well as start a college fund for the girls. Putting three through college at the same time will be difficult. 

I am absolutely heartbroken for my dear sweet friend, Kimberly Guinn, for their 3 girls who adore their daddy, for his family who loves him dearly, and for all of us who were his friends, and can never replace that kind, boisterous, generous, fun-loving man.

Anything helps! Thank you for your generosity. Every donation makes a difference.

UPDATE: We have been so overwhelmed by the generosity of so many kind people, both friends and strangers. We decided to raise the goal to reflect the current and future needs of this family. Between funeral costs, future school expenses, and loss of income, this family faces an overwhelming financial burden in the coming months and years. Please help us support Kim and her girls through this terrible ordeal.
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Update 1
29 months ago

For all of the ugly things we hear about people on the news and portrayed in movies and television, the truth is that people are kind, generous, compassionate and supportive. My heart is so full of gratitude for the incredible support people have shown to my friend Kimberly Guinn, who lost her husband in a terrible accident this weekend, and her sister Sandra Powell, whose husband was critically injured in the same accident. The donations, love and support have just been rolling in during this horrible time for their family.
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Myra Wood
29 months ago

Mrs. Guinness, my heartfelt condolences to you and your sweet daughters. I feel like I know you and knew your husband. My granddaughter is one of your drama students and I live in a senior apt building in Buckhead frequently serviced by your husband's fire dept. unit. So I may have met him at one time or another. My prayers are with you! May God wrap his loving arms around you and your daughters and give you peace. With warmest thoughts, Myra Wood, Erin Elizabeth Thompson's proud grandmother.

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Toni Wolfe
29 months ago

Kim, I am so glad I finally got to meet you and run a little with you. I'm the one who was in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series hoodie this morning. I am so glad you joined us this morning. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

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Katie Kilgore
29 months ago

Breathe in. Breathe out. Put one foot in front of the other, and take one day at a time. You are loved.

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Estephanie Marga
29 months ago

Everything's gonna be okay. Keep praying. Your family is amazing. Stay strong!

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Debbie Tabor-Gros
29 months ago

I'm so heartbroken for this family. I passed the accident shortly after it happened, before the ambulance arrived but after the firetruck arrived, and was saddened. So much love and my prayers goes out to his wife, girls, family and friends.

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Christine Boldt
29 months ago

Sending love and sympathy to this family. So sorry for this tragic loss! A loss to the wife and children of Frank, a loss to the running and cycling community and a loss to Atlanta as a brave firefighter is now gone. Love and prayers to the Gwinn family. My deepest condolences!

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Toni Wolfe
29 months ago

The generosity the community is showing is amazing. I know that some of my dear friends have contributed who do not even know AP or Frank, but came forward because they know AP is one of my fellow running peeps and this tragedy has touched me and my fellow running peeps and coaches very deeply. Thank you to my amazing friends.

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Opie Beswick
29 months ago

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your children & family. As a fellow mother of identical triplets & big sis, I understand the challenges this family will face and I will do my best to share this with everyone and rally some financial support. If there is anything else my family can do, please let us know. All our love & prayers

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Lora Kennedy
29 months ago

As race director of the Sunfish Triathlon, I would like to challenge all other Triathlon Clubs to make a donation. My prayers are with you Guinn family.

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Adam Hall
29 months ago

The thoughts and prayers of the entire endurance community in and around New Orleans is with the Guinn family. We train to call ourselves Ironmen. At times we feel invincible. We go through hell and back, make sacrifices and we bring our families with us because we need their support. At the end of the day, we are someone's everything. A father, mother, husband, son...to someone, we mean the world. At times like these we are reminded how fragile we really are and how each and every time we get on our bikes, we put our lives in the hands of complete strangers. I pray not only for the Guinn family, but for his brother in law who was also hit and is currently in the hospital with serious injuries. I pray for their family to have strength and pray for safety for the other competitors as we take to the very course this accident occurred on this Sunday. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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Elisa Ewing
29 months ago

My deepest condolences to your babies and you. May you be comforted by all that love you and all of your HOM family on facebook who are here for you.

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Lindsey Kimmons
29 months ago

Mrs. Guinn, I know we haven't known each other for long, but my deepest sympathies go out to you and your girls

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$99,036 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,501 people in 29 months
Created April 11, 2014
April Ebbert Grow  
TD
$100
Tom Doran
17 months ago
OP
$20
Olly Piggin
21 months ago
$156
Anonymous
21 months ago
DW
$25
Dray Williams
23 months ago
HH
$100
Hudson higgins
23 months ago

Keep on fighting. Nola has your back.

$200
Anonymous
23 months ago
WC
$500
William J. Carney
23 months ago
JH
$50
John Handley
23 months ago

God be with you.

MC
$100
Manu Chhabra
23 months ago

I am so so sorry for your loss. I lost my mother when she was 47. I was 20 then. I never thought I could live without her, but now 17 yrs later life is quite different. My world revolves around my son and wife. As time passes, life moves on. Pain doesn't reduce but we find ways to cope with it. I hope you find the strength to cope with the pain and focus your energy on upbringing your three children.

$5
Anonymous
23 months ago
Myra Wood
29 months ago

Mrs. Guinness, my heartfelt condolences to you and your sweet daughters. I feel like I know you and knew your husband. My granddaughter is one of your drama students and I live in a senior apt building in Buckhead frequently serviced by your husband's fire dept. unit. So I may have met him at one time or another. My prayers are with you! May God wrap his loving arms around you and your daughters and give you peace. With warmest thoughts, Myra Wood, Erin Elizabeth Thompson's proud grandmother.

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Toni Wolfe
29 months ago

Kim, I am so glad I finally got to meet you and run a little with you. I'm the one who was in the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series hoodie this morning. I am so glad you joined us this morning. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

+ Read More
Katie Kilgore
29 months ago

Breathe in. Breathe out. Put one foot in front of the other, and take one day at a time. You are loved.

+ Read More
Estephanie Marga
29 months ago

Everything's gonna be okay. Keep praying. Your family is amazing. Stay strong!

+ Read More
Debbie Tabor-Gros
29 months ago

I'm so heartbroken for this family. I passed the accident shortly after it happened, before the ambulance arrived but after the firetruck arrived, and was saddened. So much love and my prayers goes out to his wife, girls, family and friends.

+ Read More
Christine Boldt
29 months ago

Sending love and sympathy to this family. So sorry for this tragic loss! A loss to the wife and children of Frank, a loss to the running and cycling community and a loss to Atlanta as a brave firefighter is now gone. Love and prayers to the Gwinn family. My deepest condolences!

+ Read More
Toni Wolfe
29 months ago

The generosity the community is showing is amazing. I know that some of my dear friends have contributed who do not even know AP or Frank, but came forward because they know AP is one of my fellow running peeps and this tragedy has touched me and my fellow running peeps and coaches very deeply. Thank you to my amazing friends.

+ Read More
Opie Beswick
29 months ago

Words cannot express how sorry I am for your children & family. As a fellow mother of identical triplets & big sis, I understand the challenges this family will face and I will do my best to share this with everyone and rally some financial support. If there is anything else my family can do, please let us know. All our love & prayers

+ Read More
Lora Kennedy
29 months ago

As race director of the Sunfish Triathlon, I would like to challenge all other Triathlon Clubs to make a donation. My prayers are with you Guinn family.

+ Read More
Adam Hall
29 months ago

The thoughts and prayers of the entire endurance community in and around New Orleans is with the Guinn family. We train to call ourselves Ironmen. At times we feel invincible. We go through hell and back, make sacrifices and we bring our families with us because we need their support. At the end of the day, we are someone's everything. A father, mother, husband, son...to someone, we mean the world. At times like these we are reminded how fragile we really are and how each and every time we get on our bikes, we put our lives in the hands of complete strangers. I pray not only for the Guinn family, but for his brother in law who was also hit and is currently in the hospital with serious injuries. I pray for their family to have strength and pray for safety for the other competitors as we take to the very course this accident occurred on this Sunday. Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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Elisa Ewing
29 months ago

My deepest condolences to your babies and you. May you be comforted by all that love you and all of your HOM family on facebook who are here for you.

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Lindsey Kimmons
29 months ago

Mrs. Guinn, I know we haven't known each other for long, but my deepest sympathies go out to you and your girls

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