THEO THE HERO

$7,560 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 112 people in 35 months
Kara Cope
on behalf of Courtney Goff
 CHICAGO, IL
10186577_1459128595.4939_funddescriptionToday I'm asking for help, not for myself, but for my best friend, and a best friend to many. This morning at 3am Courtney and her father Cliff Goff were fortunate enough to make it out of their burning condo when Theodore, Courtney's pet piglet, woke her up in the middle of the night as the condo quickly became engulfed in flames. They lost everything they had, and unfortunately Theodore didn't make it. Although there are many physical things that can be replaced, nothing can take away the heartbreak of losing our sweet baby Theo, our hero that gave his life to save theirs. Today I'm so grateful that I can still hug the neck of my best friend and still have another silly conversation with Cliff the next time I see him. Theodore will remain in the hearts of many and will still be known as the most popular pig in Tulsa and my favorite roommate. Anything helps, whether it's a donation of any kind or just a helping hand. But most importantly please keep your thoughts & prayers with the Goff family and all of the other people involved in this tragic accident.

  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Svb6XSug3X4

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Huge thanks to Josh Sallee and Speakeasy in OKC for making Theo's show happen! It means so much to have seen so many familiar faces there and all the support from everyone. Much love to each and every one of you beautiful compassionate souls.
The shirts that were designed are the perfect representation of our little angel.
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Our good friend Josh Sallee is so graciously throwing a show in Theo's rememberance tomorrow night in Oklahoma City @ Speakeasy! All proceeds go to the Goff family.
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I can't express enough how much gratitude I have for those that have reached out and helped. Your donations have gone above and beyond my expectations.

I didn't realize how hard it would be to be an organizer of a gofundme when it comes to composing myself against nasty comments, questions, and accusations that have been made against someone else's tragedy. Especially when that someone else is my best friend, but I am trying my best! So I apologize to those with judgmental hearts for my description not being detailed enough for you.

To clarify, the fire was deemed electrical and spread quickly. After Courtney woke our friend Jalin up, she then went to her elderly fathers room and got him up and out of the condo as it quickly filled with flames. She then frantically went back in on her hands and knees screaming for Theodore but could not hear him or see anything. Theodore being such a small animal died quickly from the smoke inhalation and the fire department was still able to bring his little burned body out to her. Luckily they ripped her from the apartment before she died with him and she only suffered minor burns on her hands and the top of her hair being partially burned off.

I hope that clarifies the timeline a little better for the 3 people that left comments questioning why Theodore didn't make it. And using terms such as "selfish asses". One of those comments being made under the name "Jingle Marie Bell". I have responded directly to those people and then removed the negativity from the page.

If anything this tragedy has opened my eyes and heart to how I treat people and to really think before I speak or pass judgement on another. Again, I thank all of you for your kind words and condolences.
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$7,560 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 112 people in 35 months
Created March 26, 2016
Kara Cope
on behalf of Courtney Goff
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$100
Anonymous
34 months ago
JZ
$15
jan zdanowicz
34 months ago

FELT PITY ABOUT YOUR STORY AND SORROW ON LOSING YOUR PET IN THE FIRE, SAVING YOU AND WASN'T ABLE TO SAVE HIMSELF.

JM
$5
Janet McKee
34 months ago

God bless you all. Praying for you all.

JM
$5
Janet McKee
34 months ago

I'm so sorry for you. God bless you and Theo.

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