Living Expenses For Maddy's Mother

$28,867 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 531 people in 45 months
8 Year Old Girl Murdered in Santa Cruz

July 26 2015 Maddy (Madyson) Middleton was brutally murdered in her neighbor's home. Maddy's parents are DEVESTATED. The community is holding them up right now, but this is a just the beginning of a very long story for Maddy's parents and when the cameras are gone, they are going to need support to keep them going until they are able to get back to some kind of an ordinary life. Please, if you are able, help Maddy's parents with their future living expenses, so that they can grieve the tragic loss of their daughter in some kind of peace.
Love and Light

*****This page was created by Toni Riley, a friend of Laura. It can be verified with SCPD as well as Wells Fargo Bank, all funds from this fundraiser will be deposited into a Wells Fargo account with official EIN.
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Just wanted to say thank you from Laura to all who have contributed. She has plans to use some of these donated funds to start a foundation to remove the stigma surrounding mental health. I am truly inspired by her strength and sense of purpose under the most unimaginable of circumstances.
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For those wishing to pay their respects, the public memorial service for Madyson "Maddy" Jordan Middleton will be held at the Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz Sunday August 23, 2015 at 3pm.
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The SF Chronicle did an incredible article, I invite everyone to read it. I believe some misinformation will also be cleared up.
http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium
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In order to avoid confusion this donation account is for the after care needs of Maddy's mother Laura Jordan. Maddy's father Mike Middleton has set up a seperate gofundme, these are the ONLY two verified group funding sites.
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Marisa Lenhardt Patton
45 months ago

Hey there - this was posted by Maddy's aunt, and Toni is a friend of Laura's. THIS is the ONLY approved donation site. PLEASE donate like crazy. Please.

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Jeff Rockwell
45 months ago

No Toney Riley, it's not good enough; not for me. The family is being quoted this hour as saying they don't sanction this site. (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20150731/family-of-slain-child-saying-online-fundraising-not-sanctioned) You're fb history shows that you sort of survive by running sites like this. You ask people to buy your car, pay your kids volleyball costs, fix your car, etc, etc. And the "fund" is sketchy. "Tannery Family Healing Fund"?...pretty ambiguous. Leaves lots of room for you to take a cut. Nope, I'm out. Smells of scamming. Sorry. May not be, and if so I'm sorry. But if feels murky and sketchy right now. And your history puts a spin on it I don't trust. I'll wait for a clear, unambiguous opportunity to support the family...and the family only.

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Kathleen Ashford
45 months ago
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This is the Only Fundraiser sanctioned by the family of Madyson Middleton. There have been a number of scams which have been diligently flagged and reported. This one has been shared *by* family members. Please share and donate as the coming months will be incredibly difficult for Maddy's family in the wake of her horrific murder. Thank you

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Charlene Gonzales
45 months ago
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If you go to Please help Madyson's Family on facebook, you will see an authorized note from Maddy's dad, so this is NOT the only authorized site!

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Nikki Arias
45 months ago
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Good lord. Can we delete these comments stating that this is fake?! What other crap does this family have to put up with?!?! THIS IS NOT FAKE. Maddy's Aunt posted this and Alex (from the Reddit post) added a link to THIS page!

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Hanna Marie Coash-White
45 months ago
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This is the only legitimate gofundme page for the family. It was shared by maddie's maternal aunt. Please forward.

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Kelly Lehane
45 months ago
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If you're in doubt of the legitimacy, this article from today should clear up some confusiom: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php This fundraiser is approved by the family.

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Jennifer Meegan
45 months ago
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Hopefully with the confirmation that Toni's funding site is legit (see here: http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium) we can move past all the bizarre tantrums people have been throwing below...not to mention the defamation of Toni's character because she dared to create a few GoFundMe pages to support her own family (really, people?! Get over it!). Maddy's family needs all the financial support they can get right now. Donate or don't. But stop being so damn negative.

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Iris Kavanagh
45 months ago
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I've reported this campaign to GoFundMe. If it is legitimate we should know soon.

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Michelle Creighton-Winberg
45 months ago
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Proof this is legit - http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium

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Lisa Johnson
45 months ago
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http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium#comments

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Lisa Johnson
45 months ago
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According to today's (8/2) S.F. Chronicle article, this is a legitimate site. Read the article :) Laura, Maddy's mom, talks about the work she wants to do with this funding. http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium

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Charlene Gonzales
45 months ago
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There are other sites that ARE approved by her dad. He IS part of this too.

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Charlene Gonzales
45 months ago
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You have alot of nerve Gloria Burton. We, the Middleton family have no interest in this money. It belongs to BOTH parents of Maddy. You are disgusting to suggest we want to profit from it. Who do you think YOU are? BY THE WAY, it's a friend of Laura's that created this page!!!!! Consider this your answer.

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Debra Nichols-Lopez
45 months ago
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There are two sites to donate one was done by Mikes friend and this one people please get it together two parents two sites

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Jennifer Meegan
45 months ago
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Toni Riley who set up this site has a verifiable Facebook page that is linked to this account. On that page can be found a photo posted 10 hours ago of her with Maddy's mom holding a sign stating that the GoFundMe page is legit. Above that is an update, same as on this site, saying donations can also be made at Wells Fargo on behalf of the family. Unless Toni is a Photoshop whiz, this very much appears to be a legit site. Check it out for yourselves: https://www.facebook.com/BossLady2U

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Patricia Piazzon
45 months ago
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What Exactly is "The Tannery Family Healing fund" ? Reading this description, it doesn't seem to be actually going to the parents. Mike & Laura. Please clarify your fund. I was with Mike while the other page was opened with Sheila and Tracy Barrette .

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Sally Calderon
45 months ago
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Sorry but this lady has go fund me's all over her own facebook page almost every week. I hope this is really for the family.

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Lucia Lam
44 months ago

I am glad to see the funds is increasing. Hopefully It is able to support the living expenses for Maddy's mom for a period. Laura, I am still griefing , praying for you and Maddy.

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Dez Nelson
45 months ago

I just wanted to say I am so sorry if I added to any confusion online in regard to the gofundme accounts. I was told by a close family friend that this was the only crowd funding account that was sanctioned by the whole family so naturally, I thought the others *could* be fake. I'm so glad that is all cleared up but I do apologize if I perpetuated any confusion. I just wanted to be absolutely sure that the funds were actually going to Laura and the rest of the family. I know occasionally, especially with national/global recognition of a case such as this, opportunists will come out of the woodwork and try to make money off of the backs of suffering people. I just couldn't stand the thought of that happening to such an old and treasured friend. I love you, Laura. If there is anything at all that I can do for you or the family, please give me a call. God bless. ♥ Dez

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$5
Anonymous
19 months ago
LC
$50
logan cartwright
30 months ago

So wishing some love from heaven for you and Maddy, love always.

$50
Hania Columbina
40 months ago

...so much love to you dear one.

AV
$100
Alba Vaz
41 months ago

Dear Laura...we met once, at my then home in Aptos. You and Maddy came by to purchase some art supply thing I had advertised. I enjoyed our hour long visit so much; Maddy's ease was just magical...such a lovely, loving child. It's not enough to say "I'm so very sorry for your loss"...so hard to express what I feel in my heart. Just know I'll never forget that hour, hanging out in the garage and yard...talking about art and dogs. Wolf spirits are holding her dear. I send you love and hugs. Alba

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Anonymous
42 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$20
Anonymous
42 months ago
$50
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43 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Trudy Hanson
44 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Marisa Lenhardt Patton
45 months ago

Hey there - this was posted by Maddy's aunt, and Toni is a friend of Laura's. THIS is the ONLY approved donation site. PLEASE donate like crazy. Please.

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Jeff Rockwell
45 months ago

No Toney Riley, it's not good enough; not for me. The family is being quoted this hour as saying they don't sanction this site. (http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/general-news/20150731/family-of-slain-child-saying-online-fundraising-not-sanctioned) You're fb history shows that you sort of survive by running sites like this. You ask people to buy your car, pay your kids volleyball costs, fix your car, etc, etc. And the "fund" is sketchy. "Tannery Family Healing Fund"?...pretty ambiguous. Leaves lots of room for you to take a cut. Nope, I'm out. Smells of scamming. Sorry. May not be, and if so I'm sorry. But if feels murky and sketchy right now. And your history puts a spin on it I don't trust. I'll wait for a clear, unambiguous opportunity to support the family...and the family only.

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Kathleen Ashford
45 months ago
7
7

This is the Only Fundraiser sanctioned by the family of Madyson Middleton. There have been a number of scams which have been diligently flagged and reported. This one has been shared *by* family members. Please share and donate as the coming months will be incredibly difficult for Maddy's family in the wake of her horrific murder. Thank you

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Charlene Gonzales
45 months ago
5
5

If you go to Please help Madyson's Family on facebook, you will see an authorized note from Maddy's dad, so this is NOT the only authorized site!

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Nikki Arias
45 months ago
5
5

Good lord. Can we delete these comments stating that this is fake?! What other crap does this family have to put up with?!?! THIS IS NOT FAKE. Maddy's Aunt posted this and Alex (from the Reddit post) added a link to THIS page!

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Hanna Marie Coash-White
45 months ago
5
5

This is the only legitimate gofundme page for the family. It was shared by maddie's maternal aunt. Please forward.

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Kelly Lehane
45 months ago
3
3

If you're in doubt of the legitimacy, this article from today should clear up some confusiom: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php This fundraiser is approved by the family.

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Jennifer Meegan
45 months ago
3
3

Hopefully with the confirmation that Toni's funding site is legit (see here: http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium) we can move past all the bizarre tantrums people have been throwing below...not to mention the defamation of Toni's character because she dared to create a few GoFundMe pages to support her own family (really, people?! Get over it!). Maddy's family needs all the financial support they can get right now. Donate or don't. But stop being so damn negative.

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Iris Kavanagh
45 months ago
3
3

I've reported this campaign to GoFundMe. If it is legitimate we should know soon.

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Michelle Creighton-Winberg
45 months ago
2
2

Proof this is legit - http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium

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Lisa Johnson
45 months ago
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http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium#comments

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Lisa Johnson
45 months ago
2
2

According to today's (8/2) S.F. Chronicle article, this is a legitimate site. Read the article :) Laura, Maddy's mom, talks about the work she wants to do with this funding. http://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Mothers-of-Santa-Cruz-suspect-victim-share-their-6420581.php?t=924c8e5f8300af33be&cmpid=fb-premium

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Charlene Gonzales
45 months ago
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There are other sites that ARE approved by her dad. He IS part of this too.

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Charlene Gonzales
45 months ago
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2

You have alot of nerve Gloria Burton. We, the Middleton family have no interest in this money. It belongs to BOTH parents of Maddy. You are disgusting to suggest we want to profit from it. Who do you think YOU are? BY THE WAY, it's a friend of Laura's that created this page!!!!! Consider this your answer.

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Debra Nichols-Lopez
45 months ago
2
2

There are two sites to donate one was done by Mikes friend and this one people please get it together two parents two sites

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Jennifer Meegan
45 months ago
1
1

Toni Riley who set up this site has a verifiable Facebook page that is linked to this account. On that page can be found a photo posted 10 hours ago of her with Maddy's mom holding a sign stating that the GoFundMe page is legit. Above that is an update, same as on this site, saying donations can also be made at Wells Fargo on behalf of the family. Unless Toni is a Photoshop whiz, this very much appears to be a legit site. Check it out for yourselves: https://www.facebook.com/BossLady2U

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Patricia Piazzon
45 months ago
1
1

What Exactly is "The Tannery Family Healing fund" ? Reading this description, it doesn't seem to be actually going to the parents. Mike & Laura. Please clarify your fund. I was with Mike while the other page was opened with Sheila and Tracy Barrette .

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Sally Calderon
45 months ago
1
1

Sorry but this lady has go fund me's all over her own facebook page almost every week. I hope this is really for the family.

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Lucia Lam
44 months ago

I am glad to see the funds is increasing. Hopefully It is able to support the living expenses for Maddy's mom for a period. Laura, I am still griefing , praying for you and Maddy.

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Dez Nelson
45 months ago

I just wanted to say I am so sorry if I added to any confusion online in regard to the gofundme accounts. I was told by a close family friend that this was the only crowd funding account that was sanctioned by the whole family so naturally, I thought the others *could* be fake. I'm so glad that is all cleared up but I do apologize if I perpetuated any confusion. I just wanted to be absolutely sure that the funds were actually going to Laura and the rest of the family. I know occasionally, especially with national/global recognition of a case such as this, opportunists will come out of the woodwork and try to make money off of the backs of suffering people. I just couldn't stand the thought of that happening to such an old and treasured friend. I love you, Laura. If there is anything at all that I can do for you or the family, please give me a call. God bless. ♥ Dez

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