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Code Hero, A Fathers Final Farewell

$13,556 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 148 people in 3 months
Created February 5, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Jennifer kemp
This Go Fund me page has been created to help aid Jennifer and her two young children Emma (6) and Evan (3) following the tragic and unexpected loss of their beloved husband and daddy, Aaron Kemp on Feb. 3rd 2019.
This was a love story that was rooted in a childhood crush and later blossomed into true love. Aaron and Jennifer married in 2012 and were blessed with their perfect princess, Emma followed by their energetic and handsome Evan. The fairy-tale ending was not meant to be for this young family. 
Family and friends gathered around Aaron and the Kemp family as Aaron spent one week fighting for his life. Sadly, Aaron passed away in the late night hours of Feb. 3rd, however before taking his final breath, Aaron fulfilled a final act of giving. Aaron and Jennifer were discussing a family tragedy that had occurred just a couple weeks earlier and Aaron told Jennifer that he would always want to help others with organ donation if that were ever to be an option. 
When the time came to say goodbye, Jennifer knew that she would honor Aaron's final wishes by initiating the donor paperwork. The hospital prepared for the procedure to donate Aaron's organs and tissues but its what they did to honor Aaron that will be a treasured memory for years to come for Aaron's family. The overhead announcement rang the chimes and stated "Code Hero" three times. As Aaron, was wheeled to the operating room the halls were lined with family and medical staff, who stopped what they were doing to participate in this "honor walk" and show their respect and support to Aaron and his family. Aaron was able to successfully give lifesaving organs (kidneys and liver) and his entire donation contributed to the lives of over 40 people. 
Jennifer and Aaron both worked very hard to provide for their family. As is the case with many young families, its a matter of living paycheck to paycheck and making sure the bills are paid. There wasn't money set aside for a life insurance policy, there weren't extra funds set aside to help cover funeral and medical costs. There wasn't preparation made to manage life as a young widow  and mom on a single income. Your contributions today will help off-set the financial burdens for this young family. It will help cover the cost of Aaron's funeral expenses, medical expenses and give Jennifer some breathing room as she adjusts to life without Aaron. Thank you for your support, your prayers and your generosity!
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Words cannot begin to express the gratitude in my heart for all the love, support and generosity you have all shown to me and my family during this very difficult time. The sudden loss of my husband has literally turned my world and my children’s world inside out. This past month has been very difficult to say the least and we are taking one day at a time and we are continually surrounded by the loving support of family and friends.

Thank you all for your great generosity and kindness. The financial burden that comes with losing a spouse was lessened by the gifts received through this fundraiser. I was able to provide a beautiful funeral and burial for my husband and I have peace knowing that his end of life wishes were honored and made possible because of you.

My heart is full knowing that there have been so many people who have helped me and my children in one way or another, whether it was a hug, encouraging kind words, home cooked meals, flowers and of course the financial assistance

We received a letter this week from the Donor Network giving us an update on the recipients of Aaron’s donations. 3 people were gifted with his liver and kidneys and the letter explained how Aaron’s donations changed their lives. One of the recipients was on the list for 6 years and another was only on for 3 days before they received the transplants. With his tissue, bone and valve donations he will be able to help over 50 people over the next 6 months. It is truly amazing to hear how Aaron was able to help so many people. I know that he is looking down and is extremely proud of what he was able to do for others.

We miss him more and more every day but my kids and I are getting through this hard time together. Thank you all so very much for all that you have done to help me and my family.

With much love,
Jennifer Kemp
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Thanks to everyone who has shared this story and for all those who have donated, prayed and offered condolences. Jenny is beyond grateful for the support.
Visitation for Aaron will be this Saturday at 3pm and Celebration of life will be held at 4. Pleas keep Jenny, the children and all of the family in your prayers.
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Code Hero, honor walk for Aaron Kemp
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$13,556 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 148 people in 3 months
Created February 5, 2019
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on behalf of Jennifer kemp
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