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Amanda Huynh Funeral & Awareness

$11,580 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 266 people in 10 months
Created March 7, 2018
My 12 year old sister bit into a granola bar that was labeled free of peanuts. She is extremely allergic to peanuts and have gone to the hospital for treatment before. Nothing like this has happened before. Amanda had a reaction and they got her the epi pen but it was too late. Amanda went into cardiac arrest and her lungs collapsed.  She was immediately sent to the nearest hospital, was told she couldnt be treated and was flown to Childrens Hospital of Atlanta, where she was fighting this allergic reaction. After a day, fhe doctors told us that if she survived, she would not be the same person she use to be. Her brain had been severely damaged. This morning the doctors declared her braindead and her body is not responsive. Her heart is still beating as I’m typing. The doctors told us to make a decision. To let her go today, or tomorrow. Tomorrow will be Amanda Huynh’s last day with us. 

To give you an idea of what Amanda Huynh was to me. Amanda would bother me every single day, but she would help with anything I asked. She would wake me up every morning at 6am to hug me before she went off to school. We made dinner together, we watched a movie together, she even stayed up to make omlets with me at 1am. Amanda was so bright, she was so smart and energetic all the time. The last time she said to me was that she was going to the skating rink and gave me 2 hugs before she went off with her friends. The last words she said to my mom were “Is Dillon coming home tonight? I love you mom.” As she walked onto the bus to school. Amanda’s teachers and the principal were there at the hospital the day of the incident. 
Amanda bit into a granola bar that she usually ate but this time she had a reaction. There was no label for peanuts. Amanda had her wholelife ahead of her. She loves her stuff animals, her friends, her family. She did not deserve this and no one does. 

Amanda meant the world to me and brightened my day when I didnt ask for it. I love Amanda so much.  Amanda liked to ride her bike, go to the skating ring, and she loved avocado toast. 

For her friends, Amanda loved you guys. She would stay up and talk in groupchats, she would not shy away anyone. She will remember you forever and my wish to you is to keep her in your hearts forever. 

My mission for this gofundme is to raise awareness to people out there with allergens. Please watch over your children. Peanut Allergies are very dangerous and I don’t want you to suffer through the same thing Amanda went through. This money is going towards Amanda’s funeral and the family. Anything is helpful. Thank you all to those who donated.  
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Update 4
Posted by Dillon Huynh
10 months ago
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My mother and I would like to thank everyone who came to Amanda’s funeral. It means a lot to us and to be there for Amanda.
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Update 3
Posted by Dillon Huynh
10 months ago
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Hi everyone,

We are having Amanda’s final ceremony and cremation tomorrow from 8am-10am.

It will be located at

McKoon Funeral Home
38 Jackson Street
Newnan, GA 30263

If you can make it, please try to get there at 8am. It will be located in the chapel room.

Thank you to everyone who came during her visiting hours. It was nice to meet you all.
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Posted by Dillon Huynh
10 months ago
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Hi everyone, I’d like to thank everyone for reaching out to me, it means alot and I want to give you guys more insight on whats ahead.

Amanda’s visiting hours are on

March 10, 2018
From 8am to 8pm.
Located at the McKoon Funeral Home
38 Jackson Street
Newnan, GA 30263

Anyone who knew Amanda, is welcome to come say their last goodbyes.

As a buddhist family, our family has decided to cremate the body and place her ashes in an urn. The urn will go to a Buddhist temple where people go to pray for their loved ones.

Now, I’ve been getting alot of messages on what brand the bar was, and I don’t have the whole situation figured out yet. And I will send out another update on what type of bar it was.

Again, I’d like to show my appreciation for how much support and attention this is getting. Amanda would be happy.

This is just the beginning and I want to be Amanda’s voice and help other families, and children who suffer from peanut allergies. I want to reach out to the media and really share what Amanda was like. Her story needs to be heard and she will never be forgotten. Thank you so much to everyone whos been helping out and sharing. Please keep it up. If you are local and can make the funeral home visit hours, please let me personally thank you in person.

Sorry for sending this out so late. I’ll send another update soon.
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Posted by Dillon Huynh
10 months ago
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Thank you everyone for the remarks and donations. Amanda has passed, and I want to take this moment to tell everyone to not pity Amanda but use her strength and live with her in your hearts.
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