Help Don Russell's Family!

$6,430 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 16 days
Created September 6, 2018
On July 14, our friend Don Russell passed away from cancer, leaving behind his wife Jolie and son Skylar. In addition to medical bills, Don's family is now facing several other expenses that need to be paid.

As a lifelong collector of classic video games, Don was a fixture in the game collecting community. He was also as generous as he was kind: In his collecting, he would occasionally find rare prototype copies of unreleased video games, and instead of keeping them for himself would make them available to the community, and to history.

Games that Don has saved include the Sega Saturn versions of 'Heart of Darkness', 'Prize Fighter', and 'Armed'.

Although he was only recently diagnosed with cancer, Don struggled with severe medical issues for much of his life. He had severe diabetes that led to dual kidney failure and years of dialysis. Jolie, like Don, also has a disability, and their combined needs resulted in bills adding up over the years, since neither of them were able to address several issues. She now needs help raising funds for a variety of necessities.

Most urgently, she has recently found that $9,000 in property taxes are owed on the family's home. Since there has been an amount due for years, it is possible that the home will be repossessed and auctioned unless she is able to pay off the taxes. 

Remaining medical bills total about $5,000.

Other expenses that will have to be paid for in the months to come: The home's single bathroom is also in serious disrepair, and the family has been given an estimate of $8,000 to repair the damage. There is also extensive yard work that needs to be done on the property that will cost about $1,500. And the family car needs $2,500 worth of repairs.

Jolie and Skylar plan to raise more funds in the coming months and years for ongoing expenses, but the process is slow and funds are needed more urgently.
+ Read More

$6,430 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 48 people in 16 days
Created September 6, 2018
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
TP
$50
Ty Phay
7 hours ago
GP
$50
GREG Pabich
21 hours ago
$75
Pat Contri
1 day ago
RK
$20
Robert Kosarko
1 day ago
$50
Anonymous
1 day ago
$20
Anonymous
2 days ago
PH
$25
Preston Harris
3 days ago
EJ
$100
Edgar Justus
4 days ago
$20
Anonymous
4 days ago
DM
$5
David McKnight
5 days ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.