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Karen's Memorial and Medical Fund

$9,785 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 128 people in 16 months
Hey friends, family , and loved ones. 

On November 14th, 2017, my mom, Karen Peck, passed away.

Just 9 days prior she had caught what we thought to be a head cold. Over the span of 3 days that cold developed into a severe case on pneumonia. She was having problems breathing and was very weak, so my dad, Ken Peck, admitted her to the hospital. She was immediately moved to the Intensive Care Unit.

We were told the pneumonia developed into severe sepsis (or infection in her blood) and was immediately put on antibiotics. This rapid decline also was a shock to an already weak liver and, ultimately, she could not overcome the compouding factors.  This all happened in only 6 days; 9 days from the time she started feeling sick. Amazingly, Karen's sister, Paula, arrived in Olympia for a "sister's weekend " the day she was admitted to the hospital, and my dad, Paula, and I have been working through this together. 

Needless to say, we're still in shock. The full weight of the situation has been hard to grasp and we're trying to make sense of everything. And what to do next. 

We're trying to raise funds to specifically help with memorial, medical, and after-death expenses. We hope to hold memorials in San Diego and Cincinnati with a small gathering in Olympia as well, but we're going to need some financial help (I'm a non-profit worker and my dad is SUPPOSED to be retired). 

We've been getting questions of "how can we help?" This is one of those ways, but your positive energy, thoughts, and prayers are very welcome, too. Thanks for all of those who have been there for us through this process. 

My mom taught me true compassion, love, patience, and understanding. She was the most empathic and caring individual I've ever known, and I'm proud to be her son. She was the best mom a kid could ask for, and I wouldn't be half the person I am today without her. She will always be in my heart, and yours as well. Her smile will forever live in my mind, and her soul will always carry on with those who loved her. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. 
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Hey all! With your help we were able to host the first memorial in Cincinnati this past weekend, and it's been critical in helping pay some of the medical and after-death costs. There are still some medical bills we have yet to see so please keep distributing the fund and sharing on social media!

Money is the last thing we want to think about right now so we can't thank you enough for your generous donations.
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Hey everyone,

Karen Winder Peck's Cincinnati memorial will be held at MadTree Brewing in Oakley on Sunday, December 3rd starting at 4:00pm. We will be in a separate area from the main bar called the Oakley Room, and there's capacity for 60-80 people. Feel free to message me if you can make it, but it should be a large enough space where you can just show up.

My dad (Ken Peck), my aunt (Paula Crawford, Karen's sister), and I will be in Cincinnati from Friday, December 1st to Monday, December 4th. Not too long, but hit me up if you're in town and want to get together!

If you can't make this memorial we will be hosting others in the next 3-6 months: a small one in Olympia, WA and another in San Diego, CA (most likely summer 2018). We haven't ironed out details yet for those but we'll keep you posted. Thanks to all the family that has helped put this together, and let me know if you have any questions.

Again, thank you all for your generous support during this process. It hasn't been easy, but this whole campaign has brought us so much joy. It's emotional for us within itself. That being said, keep sharing and asking others to give! We're only a little over $2,000 from our goal.
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Thanks again for everyone's generous donations. We're close to setting up the first memorial in Cincinnati and will let you know once we solidify the dates and times. Also, please keep sharing! We're not far from our goal!
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This is completely humbling to see all of the support from friends, family, and even acquaintances. We can't thank everyone enough for your donations. MUCH love from Cris, Kenny, and Paula.
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