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Ethan McIntyre funeral

$24,776 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 471 people in 13 months
Created June 4, 2018
On Friday evening, June 1, Ethan McIntyre passed away suddenly, after a tragic and very unexpected accident.
He was a healthy, energetic, smart, sweet, and ridiculously happy little boy. He was laughing and playing with his best friends one moment, and then within minutes, he was gone.

Ethan was 20 months old, and he was the entire world to his parents, Lauren and James. She is a stay-at-home mother, and he is self-employed. They are two of the best people, and best parents, that I’ve ever met.

This tragedy came so fast, so out of nowhere, and his parents were with him the entire time. While we are trying to put things together and make sense of the situation, they have some massive unexpected costs, and insurance coverage is minimal for the following:

-Ambulance, medical care, hospital costs.

-Funeral arrangements.

-Counseling and healing.

Lauren and James are very dear friends, and the most loving parents you could ever hope to meet. This has been absolutely devastating, on so many levels. Anything that anyone can do to help is deeply appreciated.

Thank you so much for helping to ease the burden. You can't imagine how much this will mean, to let Lauren and James, and their family, focus on healing and remembering their wonderful baby boy.

Funds will go directly to James and Lauren.


*A note from Lauren: "From the bottom of my heart I can't thank you all for the outpouring of love and support I've received. I'm so sorry that I am having to share my pain with you all but I knew I couldn't manage it all on my own. My family has been with me physically and you all have been with me from afar. I'd like to briefly share what happened to Ethan. In sharing this I hope that people who want to know what happened will find closure and that those with children or who want children will learn from it. Ethan was playing. He was eating carrots. In an instant he started choking. We caught it immediately. IMMEDIATELY. My friend is a pediatric ICU nurse and started working on him IMMEDIATELY. The EMTs were there in MINUTES. They were not able to bring him back. Please watch your children at all times. My heart is aching. I am still in shock. I'm terrified of who I will be when the shock wears off. I'm terrified of what has happened and what is going to happen in the future. None of this was supposed to happen to my baby and yet I know that it could have happened to anyone. Again, I can't thank you all enough for being there when I need it most and I appreciate you all. I might not be able to respond to everyone right now but please know that I've tried to wrap myself in all the love you've put forth. Thank you."



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From Lauren, Ethan's mother:

We are overwhelmed. We are overwhelmed with grief. We are overwhelmed with pain. We are overwhelmed with the reality of our new life. We are also overwhelmed with the love and support we've received from family, friends, and perfect strangers.

"Thank you" doesn't seem to be enough to express the magnitude of how grateful we are, but they are the only words we have right now. We are overcome by how many people Ethan's story has reached, and how is life and death have made such an impact. We will hold on to this as we grieve.

If you have children, hug them extra tight for us today. Live in this present moment with them. Love them, hold them, and laugh with them today and every day. Make new memories and cherish those moments forever.

We appreciate you. We are surrounding ourselves in the love put forth by you all, and your donations have allowed us to focus solely on our love for sweet Ethan and our memories with him.

Thank you.

All our love-

James and Lauren
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I don’t have the appropriate words to convey this to the degree that it’s deserved, but thank you, everyone.
We doubled the initial goal within a few days.


That’s...difficult to grasp. And impossible to put my, my family’s and especially the McIntyres’ gratitude and appreciation into thoughts or words.

All funds are going directly to James and Lauren McIntyre. Again, we are all absolutely humbled and beyond grateful for the love and support shown by friends, family, and complete strangers, over the last six days. Thank you all.
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The outpouring of support and generosity that we've witnessed in the last 36 hours is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Thank you all so much, for your kind words, thoughts, and contributions.
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Raised by 471 people in 13 months
Created June 4, 2018
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