The Mauvis Family Life Fund

$56,622 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 352 people in 35 months
Marlee Mauvis
on behalf of Marlee Mauvis
 SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Gerard Francois Mauvis, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and mentor died in a tragic accident Friday, September 30th in Phoenix, Arizona. He was just 46-years-old.

He leaves behind a young family – a 9-year-old son, Will, a 14 year-old step-son, Harrison and a 20-year-old daughter, Demi.

For Will, a little boy with cerebral palsy, life has changed dramatically. While incredibly smart, his mobility is severly challenged and his father was there to pick him up literally as he worked to his use walker and his wheelchair.

Gerard was walking across Tatum Blvd to the Friday night football game at Scottsdale Christian Academy - a family outing that had become a ritual - when he was struck by an on-coming vehicle. The accident took place immediately in front of the stadium and in full view of many who were attending. That included Marlee, his wife. Will heard the sounds but did not see the accident.

Gerard was passionate about his family, and especially about giving Will the determination and support to fully participate in life - he sat with him through surgeries and physio appointments; he enrolled him in wheelchair basketball, flag football and baseball, and was always there cheering from the sidelines. Recently when Will announced that he wanted to join the ‘regular’ tackle football league, Gerard told Marlee to sign him up! When Marlee pointed out the obvious mobility challenges, G’s response was “let them figure it out.” Limitations were not part of the ‘G’ vocabulary and he didn't want them to be part of Will's.

The Mauvis family moved to Phoenix four years ago and became active participants in many communities, whether is was the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess where Gerard was the Director of Operations, Impact Church, local charities including The Miracle League of Arizona, and MASK(Mother’s Awareness of School Age Kids), or the neighborhood where Gerard ensured Will was just as active and involved as Harrison and the other kids playing outside.

The road ahead for the family is a challenging one on all levels.

We ask your consideration of a donation to a fund being set up for Gerard’s children, Demi, Will and Harrison.  You can donate to this GoFundMe page by clicking DONATE NOW on the top right of screen OR a charitable donation to the Mauvis Family through Impact Church by clicking here Mauvis Family Benevolence Fund.  All of you mean so much to them and they can't thank you enough for your love and support during this incredibly difficult time.

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First let me say "thank you" for all YOU have done. Your donations, thoughtful notes and prayers have gone and continue to go along way.

I would love to share an inspirational story about our youngest son, Will, and the Storm football league in AZ who stepped in to help make a boys' dream to play football come true.

http://www.12news.com/news/local/valley/after-dads-death-football-team-helps-boy/336680568.

When one door closes, another door opens.

God Bless!

Marlee
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The beautiful service and celebration were yesterday. They were spectacular and a true tribute to Gerard. G Style!
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$56,622 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 352 people in 35 months
Created October 5, 2016
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$25
Gary Griffin
11 months ago
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Rodriguez Family
22 months ago

We are sorry to hear of your loss.

ES
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emma skinner
22 months ago
$100
Anonymous
23 months ago
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Cristina Houghtaling
24 months ago
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We are new to the area and recently heard about your beautiful family, and your loss. As a special needs family ourselves, our hearts go out to you. God bless you today and always

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Anonymous
29 months ago
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Ann Schwenk
29 months ago
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LL
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Linda Leathart
30 months ago
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JB
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Jeff Buckingham
31 months ago
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Shannon Kieran
32 months ago
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Our family lost a very important person too, on Nov 12th, to a distracted driver who hit her while she was in a crosswalk. Nothing can bring them back, but I wish peace for you....in time.

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