Loving memory of Brendon Cousino

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On July 30th Brendon Cousino, 30 years old, left behind his beautiful wife and three young daughters due to a tragic car accident. Brendon is married to my cousin Heidi ( my other heidi) They are not only our cousins, they're our good friends.  She and Brendons little girls are close in age to mine and my husbands girls and our families enjoyed getting together to talk ( heidi and I would exchange closed for our girls ) and Brendon would always just smile as he seen totes come in the house full of MORE girl clothes! Losing Brendon is devastating to all fo our families and I know that he would want me and my husband to take care of Heid and the girls and continue to keep our families close together. He was a very special family man that always made time to spend with others and his tragic departure will forever be felt. Brendon was such a caring, thoughtful, kind, loving, gentle, funny, supportive, giving man. He was always there to help at a moments notice as a friend or Emergency Medical Technician. His departure is such a devastating loss to our family and community. In his wife's words, "How do you face life without your best friend in the whole world? How do I raise these girls without his silly influence and rock steady support? I will miss him with every breath and every heartbeat" Brendon was faithful man of God who took care of his family, financially, with his whole heart, out of love. Please help this young family alleviate some of their financial burden by contributing. No contribution is too small.  We would like to make the funds avalible the quickest way possible so a check made payable to Heidi Austin Cousino for the full amount  will be the best option. Thank you for helping this young mother and her children, I bet Brendon is smiling down at us all!




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Hello everyone! As the donations for Heidi slow down. I wanted to update everyone. I brought Heidi a check for over 49,000.00 dollars on Thursday. This was the balanace of her go fund me after the 5% that go fund me takes out and 2.9% and .30 cents for every donation that wepay ( the payment processor ) takes out. Its not ideal but both companies need to get paid for their part i. Making this happen. Heidi was happy with the amount and feels very blessed with what has been donated to her. I wanted to not wait any longer as for Heidi was trying to move from the small single wide trailer Into a bigger place for her and the girls. A place that is closer to her cousin that she is extremely close to. ( other then me lol) hehe! Anyway,I'm glad to report that she made a offer on a town home and the people accepted the offer and she will be closing on the property on October 8th. Which just so happens to be Heidi and Brendon's 10th wedding anniversary! B was definitely a part of THAT transaction :)
This week I also got to be a part of Heidi receiving a very nice gift. A lady by the name of cheri contacted me about wanting to give Heidi a special gift that wasn't money. So she saw this painting that she just knew she needed to give to Heidi ...so she contacted the artist and shared Heidi's story. Asked the artist if she would be willing to add something to the painting. Cheri knew how much her and her husband and could spend and without telling the artist what that bottom dollar amount was the artist came back with the EXACT dollar amount that Cheri had as the highest she could go! Tell me God didn't have something to do with THAT!!! God sure is amazing!! I will attach a picture of the gift....I hope u all enjoy it!!! It's titled "She had found her peace" this was the title before Cheri even bought it!!
She has found her peace
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Hello everyone! So your probably wondering what has taken me so long to post an update !? I remember sitting with Heidi the Thursday before we had B's wake and Heidi expressing that after the services were over she just wanted to snuggle up on her couch with her babies. She didn't want to have to think about anything or worry about anything, With knowing this I just thought I would give her some time to herself to be alone with her girls and not get updates from this site.
Although I know she is extremely thankful I can also imagine it is very overwhelming for her as well.
I have to share this with you all though.....even through her pain Heidi still had her sense of humor. The same night she said she wants to snuggle with her girls I asked her what she wanted for dinner ...she and I LOVE Olive Garden so she starts telling me what she wants from there. Number one thing, alfrado and breadstiks...I ask her how many, 6 or 12....her reply...ALL OF THEM!!! Lol she is so sweet and Apparently, loves her breadsticks!

Now on a more personal note. We all know how Brandon has touched all of our lives in one way or another. But I want to explain what his death has done for me. Before this tragic event happened I believed in Jesus. My husband and children have always had a relationship with him. however since this has happened with B we feel that it has brought us to a new level of relationship with him. Through his death it has made me see things clearer. I don't take the little things for granted, I find myself listening more, slowing down, looking at things differently, I have dove deeper in my bible and have played with my kids more, loved my husband deeper and it's all because of this moment in time. You see...we Never know when God is going to call us home. We need to take the time to slow down,be at peace with how our life is right now and thank god that we have this life here on earth to enjoy. God is so real!!! He is there always for us,even on our darkest hour he is there. I have come to realize that I need him in my life always not when things are going the way that I want them to go but ALWAYS ...through good and bad.
So even though it's so easy to thank god when everything is wonderful I have to thank him now because even with this loss of Brendon I still see his goodness. I see it in all the donations,all the helping hands and most of all I see it in Heidi. Even though she doesn't realize it she has done some pretty amazing things in my life since the death of Brendon and for that I will be forever thankful!

Thank you all for all your kind words ,prayer and donations, much love!

In HIM,
Heidi (the other Heidi)
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Thank you all for your loving donations and prayers. I am so beyond amazed at the generosity of all the people that have donated to the Cousino family. As some of you may know, Heidi worked at home raising their three girls. Brendon was the sole financial provider for the house hold. This money is going to help Heidi so much! Even though money doesn't lessen the pain that we all are feeling especially with the ENTIRE Cousino family. I feel that this will help Heidi with the financial worries of the future.
Today is the start of a very rough next two days for all of us. But I can't help but thing of Brendon's mom and dad as well as siblings. What a tragic situation for them. As a mother of my own three girls I can't imagine the pain that is being felt for Brendon's immediate family outside of Heidi and the girls. My heart goes out to them all. May god take his hands during these next few days, weeks and months and wrap himself around each and everyone of them.

Thank you all for all the donations, support and prayers for the Cousino family. It is very much appreciated.

In HIM,
Heidi Austin ( the other Heidi)
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Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil

God is so WONDERFUL. I have to share this with all of you. Yesterday I went to spend some much more needed time with Heidi. She is such a light in all this darkness. As we sit and chit chat a little I feel this spirit about her that I can't quite explain. I look at a young mom of three beautiful girls that is going through a really rough spot, yet she just shines. She is a great example of what faith can do to someone. She is a women of God and it shows through her actions and her conversations that she has had with me. She loves her lord and has a passion for sharing that with everyone that she comes in contact with.
I have to giggle a little while I am at my desk typing this....she came home from the interview with chanel 22 news and was telling me how it went. Then she says to me oh HEIDI...I preached it girl!! Then gives me a high five! I just adore her!! How awesome is that, a grieving mom/wife that just lost her rock and she is proud to be working for Jesus EVEN in this time of trouble.
As I was driving to work this morning I was listening to a Christian message that was titled “another ingredient coming”. The pastor talked about how when we tend to be down because things are rough for us during a moment of pain, loss, tragedy we need to know that there is something bigger than that moment we are facing. Romans 8:28 we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Please everyone know that we all are very grateful for all the donations and prayers that are coming our way. I can see it in Heidi’s eyes and hear it in her words that her faith is steadfast and will not be shaken!
God Bless everyone

In HIM
Heidi Austin ( the other Heidi)

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