Support the Austin Family

$10,780 of $10k goal

Raised by 432 people in 17 days
Sara Persechino
on behalf of Lamar Austin
 CONCORD, NH
On January 1, Lamar and Lindsay Austin celebrated the birth of their son, Cainan - the first baby born at Concord Hospital in 2017. Unfortunately, attending the birth of his son cost Lamar his job as a part-time security guard.

No one should have to choose between their family and their job. Welcoming a new baby to a family should be a joyous time

I do not know the Austin family personally, but spoke with Lamar before setting up this page. This GoFundMe is an effort to ease any financial pressures they may be facing as they welcome a new member into their family and experience the unexpected loss of income.

Thank you for contributing and for helping to spread the word. 

Read more about Cainan's birth story from The Concord Monitor here and more about Lamar's job loss here.
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Update 2
Posted by Sara Persechino
13 days ago
"We just want to say thank you for everyone who helped out and pitched in anything. God will bless you all like he has blessed us. We also want to send a special thanks to Sara Persechino for having a warm heart to do this for a complete stranger. It is highly appreciated by our family." -The Austin Family
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Update 1
Posted by Sara Persechino
16 days ago
Wow! In one day you helped raise more than $1,000 for the Austin family. Thank you all for this outpouring of support. Let's keep spreading the word. Thanks again!
The Austin Family
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Dustin Dunphy
16 days ago

What about the family medical leave act? The father has a right to medical leave even if unpaid up to 12 weeks. What his company did was illegal.

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Shahlavaziri Coffie
16 days ago

How can a boss do such an unkind act to a father to be,,,I wish this family nothing but success...

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Renae Clark
15 days ago
8
8

He doesn't qualify for the FMLA. He only worked there 1 month.

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Chris Hully
9 days ago
6
6

Change the goal to 100k! I attended the birth of all four of my children and I would not miss it for a job, any job. Send a message to corporate america that this is absolutely unacceptable discrimination against fathers!

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Kristy Craig
16 days ago
6
6

Make the donation amount more. 1000 isnt going far with a new born.

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Sylvia Bu
15 days ago
5
5

Some companies are heartless like that I can see that this did happen. If women can take leave when they have a baby a father should legally be able to be there too as a part of their child's birth. Some of these cheap sake companies need to revise their policies to include father on leave too. I hope Mr. Austin is able to find a more suitable job that offers such. #Familyfirstalways

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Randolph Schrade
14 days ago
4
4

Should read: A vacuum that is now being filled by light from friends.

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Mary Ellen
10 days ago
2
2

Well done, Dad! Blessings to you and your family!

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Randolph Schrade
14 days ago
2
2

When one door closes, another opens. The employer showed a failure under these circumstances, a vacuum that is not being filled by light from friends. Beautiful thing really! Building a future on good will, rather than fear. Now you have even more reasons to remember this time! ♥

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JaNai Rodgers
15 days ago
2
2

Can we make the goal 10K? Let's continue to bless this family beyond their wildest dreams! Luke 6:38. Amen.

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Toni-Toni Bud
11 days ago
1
1

I pray you continue to be the best father you can be. When you are ill, companies gets rid of you. All you have is family in the end. Open your own security company out of your home. Become your boss. Best of luck!

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Marva Solomon
12 days ago
1
1

I should say, that company should be boycotted. Spread the word so they can understand that" we the people " are an integral part of the business world. So they just can't throw someone under the bus as they please . God will take care of this family cause that's HIS business...xoxo

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Elisa Julia
14 days ago
1
1

God bless the Austin Family......

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Nat Pedersen
16 days ago
1
1

Kristy Craig, Do you mean make the goal amount more than 1k and not the donation amount, right? This would make one who want to donate be more hesitant to donate amount without knowing your relation to the recipient.

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$10,780 of $10k goal

Raised by 432 people in 17 days
Created January 4, 2017
Sara Persechino  
on behalf of Lamar Austin
PA
$10
petr Adamec
2 days ago
1
1

Good job

CL
$20
Christoph Laska
4 days ago
1
1

Hi Lamar, all the best to the newborn and of course to all your family! A father of two daughters (11 and 7) from Germany Yours Christoph

$50
Anonymous
5 days ago
1
1
LM
$5
Liza Melecio
7 days ago
1
1
$5
Casey Vermeland Paris
7 days ago
1
1
RH
$10
Rebecca Harris
7 days ago
1
1
TK
$25
Tessa King
9 days ago
2
2

I don't do this, first time I have ever given money like this, but Austin, you are worth it. I know it isn't much but I hope it lets you stay home just a few weeks longer.

YS
$50
Yvonne Sherwood
9 days ago
2
2

Obviously this ex-boss of this security firm has cold blood running through his veins.

$100
Maren Showkeir
9 days ago
2
2

Wishing you and your beautiful family all good things. And thank you for your service.

$50
Peggy Snyder
9 days ago
1
1
Dustin Dunphy
16 days ago

What about the family medical leave act? The father has a right to medical leave even if unpaid up to 12 weeks. What his company did was illegal.

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Shahlavaziri Coffie
16 days ago

How can a boss do such an unkind act to a father to be,,,I wish this family nothing but success...

+ Read More
Renae Clark
15 days ago
8
8

He doesn't qualify for the FMLA. He only worked there 1 month.

+ Read More
Chris Hully
9 days ago
6
6

Change the goal to 100k! I attended the birth of all four of my children and I would not miss it for a job, any job. Send a message to corporate america that this is absolutely unacceptable discrimination against fathers!

+ Read More
Kristy Craig
16 days ago
6
6

Make the donation amount more. 1000 isnt going far with a new born.

+ Read More
Sylvia Bu
15 days ago
5
5

Some companies are heartless like that I can see that this did happen. If women can take leave when they have a baby a father should legally be able to be there too as a part of their child's birth. Some of these cheap sake companies need to revise their policies to include father on leave too. I hope Mr. Austin is able to find a more suitable job that offers such. #Familyfirstalways

+ Read More
Randolph Schrade
14 days ago
4
4

Should read: A vacuum that is now being filled by light from friends.

+ Read More
Mary Ellen
10 days ago
2
2

Well done, Dad! Blessings to you and your family!

+ Read More
Randolph Schrade
14 days ago
2
2

When one door closes, another opens. The employer showed a failure under these circumstances, a vacuum that is not being filled by light from friends. Beautiful thing really! Building a future on good will, rather than fear. Now you have even more reasons to remember this time! ♥

+ Read More
JaNai Rodgers
15 days ago
2
2

Can we make the goal 10K? Let's continue to bless this family beyond their wildest dreams! Luke 6:38. Amen.

+ Read More
Toni-Toni Bud
11 days ago
1
1

I pray you continue to be the best father you can be. When you are ill, companies gets rid of you. All you have is family in the end. Open your own security company out of your home. Become your boss. Best of luck!

+ Read More
Marva Solomon
12 days ago
1
1

I should say, that company should be boycotted. Spread the word so they can understand that" we the people " are an integral part of the business world. So they just can't throw someone under the bus as they please . God will take care of this family cause that's HIS business...xoxo

+ Read More
Elisa Julia
14 days ago
1
1

God bless the Austin Family......

+ Read More
Nat Pedersen
16 days ago
1
1

Kristy Craig, Do you mean make the goal amount more than 1k and not the donation amount, right? This would make one who want to donate be more hesitant to donate amount without knowing your relation to the recipient.

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