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Darren’s headstone expense

$700 of $9,300 goal

Raised by 14 people in 11 months
Created June 9, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Shannon Avard
On behalf of Shannon & Luke Avard ( Family), I’m starting a Gofundme to help off set the costs of Darren’s funeral, and head stone expense.

I’ve spoken to Shannon on several occasions since Darren’s passing. No Mother should have to endure the loss of a Child. 
Shannon expressed to me that she spoke to others involved with Darren’s life before hand. She voiced her concerns that Darren could harm himself or take his life. On May 17, 2018 will forever be the last day Darren took his last breath, by suicide. 

I was asked to shed light on the battles Shannon endured.

“ What do you think now? Still think I’m just trying to cause trouble....... Darren is gone and we will never see him again! I tried telling everyone but nobody was listening! And now he’s gone forever”. Shannon Avard May 18, 2018

Response: “ your the biggest ***** of**** on this planet, go to **** you low life”. 

It it is not acceptable for a Parent to degrade, demean, or mock you.

it is not acceptable for a Parent to not take you seriously when discussing your Child’s thoughts or feelings.

Response: “ I’am not concerned about him committing suicide if that’s what you want to know”.

I told Shannon I’d include Ephesians 4:29
           “ Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as good for building up, as fits the occasion that it may give grace to those who hear”. 

Shannon- Love “ always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 

Sadly, it is the loving person-the one who loves unconditionally who is most often the target of emotional abuse. 

Let the the truth be told, “ it’s not for one Parent to carry the burden of funeral expenses alone”.

Please continue to pray for Shannon & Luke and Family. They are so heartbroken over the loss of Darren. 

“ Darren was a Shining Star who would light up a room when he was present”. Shannon Avard 

On behalf of the Avard Family “ Thank you”. Any donations are gratefully appreciated and needed. 

Mathew 5:4
       Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 

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here are the receipts from what Luke and Shannon have paid for Darren's funeral. Luke and Shannon paid for a food bill that provided enough food for the 300 people that Mary said was expected to show up when she agreed to the luncheon arrangements made at the funeral planning meeting . Luke and Shannon also paid for the casket vault, the casket, and the preparation of the body for burial. Luke and Shannon paid for the cemetary plot for Darren's burial. Again, they are trying to raise money for a headstone.
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Darren singing along to his favorite song. Once when he and I were riding in the car, he played this song over and over for about 10 minutes
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if we go with the headstone we want, the headstine itself $9300 so any donations are greatly appreciated. thank you.
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Sarah Haas, On behalf of the Avard Family
“ Thank You”. Your donation is gratefully appreciated. ❤️
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$700 of $9,300 goal

Raised by 14 people in 11 months
Created June 9, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Shannon Avard
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