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ANDY KRAFSUR MEMORIAL FUND

$30,925 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 181 people in 1 month
Created April 28, 2019
Team Krafsur

Andy Krafsur was a loving father, caring husband, loyal friend, and dedicated member of the El Paso community. Andy’s positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and love of people were undeniably infectious. He was “everyone’s friend” – whether you had known him for years or just met him minutes before. Andy’s job took him all over the world and all who met him  were better for the experience. Tragically, Andy lost his fierce battle with mental illness and Bipolar Disorder and passed away last week - too young and too soon - leaving his wife Holly and their three children, Alyssa, Alana, and Neil.

Andy often said his greatest accomplishment in which he took the most pride, were his children. Without him, their financial situation has become extremely difficult. As Andy's friends, we are humbly asking for donations instead of other gifts to help support Alyssa, Alana, and Neil with their college tuition, expenses, and outstanding student loan debt.  Accomplishing this goal will take a huge burden off the family while at the same time pay tribute to Andy who touched so many lives.

Alyssa, Alana, and Neil attend or will attend Texas Tech University.  Neil graduates from high school in May in the top 10% of his class and has been accepted to the Honors Program at Texas Tech with plans to study environmental engineering starting this fall.  Alana completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations graduating number one in her class and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Mass Communications.  Alyssa earned her undergraduate degree in Honors Biology,  is currently in the Master's program with a focus in  Microbiology and plans to pursue a PhD in Vector Biology. .

Andy will be deeply missed but his heart will live on though his children and his spirit will continue through the El Paso community and his friends everywhere. Please pray and consider if you can help and contribute as you feel led. Thank you.
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We wanted to thank all of you for your generous donations, prayers, and kind words. THANK YOU SO MUCH. We are almost one third of the way to our goal. Holly and the children are incredibly appreciative of your support. We still have a ways to go. Please consider sharing this page with anyone who you think may want to help. We are learning that a lot of people who knew Andy didn't know about his passing or just found out about it very recently. Any help in letting Andy's friends and acquaintances know about his passing and the opportunity to help in this campaign would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Roy, Carlos, Tracy, and Steve
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All,

We had a very emotional and heart warming burial service and celebration of life for Andy yesterday. Andy always saw the good in people and the positive possibilities in otherwise very challenging situations. From taking on the shoe industry to being one of the founders of his law firm, he was fearless in his quest to make a positive impact on the world and all he came in contact with. It was clear, however, that his children, Alana, Alyssa, and Neil, were his pride and joy. Without a doubt, they were his inspiration in all he did . Thank you for all of your generous donations to this fund to help Andy and Holly's children.

If you haven't done so, would you please consider sharing Andy's GoFundMe link on your Facebook page with all of your friends? If you do not have a Facebook page, would you consider sharing the link with some of your friends who may be supportive of Andy and Holly?

Thanks again for your generosity and kindness.

Roy, Carlos, Tracy, and Steve
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$30,925 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 181 people in 1 month
Created April 28, 2019
Team Krafsur
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