Dottie's Final Act of Kindness

$2,425 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 37 people in 26 months
On Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:01 pm, my mom finished her fight with terminal cancer and is now home with her Heavenly Father and all the hosts of angels. 

She was trying so hard to be with us until November 1, which is when her life insurance plan would be vested. Unfortunately, God needed her before then so we are doing what we can to make her final celebration one worthy of her vibrant spirit.

Her husband, Bob,  was by her side each day in the hospital and has been out of work since April 20 without pay, which will continue through May 14. I know one of my mom's greatest worries would be how he would hold up emotionally and financially through her passing.

I am creating this GoFundMe campaign as my mom's final act of kindness for her husband so that he can say goodbye to his beloved wife of 18 years without financial burden.

In lieu of flowers, you can donate to "Dottie's Final Act of Kindness" campaign. In addition to covering funeral expenses, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lab Rescue of Greater Richmond. Another portion will be used for a random act of kindness to bless the nurses and doctors of the Henrico Doctors Hospital Oncology Department (Forest) who lovingly cared for my mom in her final weeks. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held for my mom on Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 pm at Immanuel Episcopal Church in Old Church, 3263 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville, VA with visitation of family and friends immediately following.

Thank you for being a part of my mom's life, even if only through me and her husband, Bob. She was blessed beyond measure by your friendship, your love, and your kindness. Now she is finally at rest.
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Many thanks to everyone who supported "Dottie's Final Act of Kindness". Your generosity helped cover the costs of cremation, supplemental pay for time off work, and donations to be made to Lab Rescue and Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

Today, on the one month anniversary of her passing, I visited Henrico Doctor's Hospital - Forest Campus and blessed all nurses in the oncology department with a random act of kindness to show our appreciation for the loving care they provided for my mom in her final weeks.

If you would like to know more, please visit my website:

We are blessed by your kindness and now your kindness is blessing others in return!

~Tamie (Tamara)
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$2,425 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 37 people in 26 months
Created May 5, 2017
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Sheila Jewell
25 months ago
Wendy Whitaker
26 months ago
Carolyn Dike
26 months ago
Kathy Baird
26 months ago

My dear little Dotttie, You are in my heart always! I love you! Kathy ❤️❤️❤️

Anne and Jeff Piland
26 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

Elizabeth Verlander
26 months ago

Tamara, this donation comes from your entire ITRT family! We love you bunches and are happy to be a part of sweet Dottie's Final Act of Kindness. We are here to provide you JOY, like you bring to so many others, too! Let us know if you need anything at all.

Kim Freda
26 months ago

I wish you the best. Heaven is full of wonderful angels watching over us all. I will pray for your family.

Joan Brizendine Wash
26 months ago

Dottie was an amazing woman! My thoughts & prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

Cynthia Wheaton
26 months ago

Even though I had not seen Dottie in decades, we became real friends via Facebook and private messages. I will miss her positive attitude. She will forever be my role model. Blessings to her family as they adjust to life without her.

Megan Morrison
26 months ago

My deepest sympathies. Tamara (and family!) your grace as a daughter has been inspiring - supporting someone through serious illness is not easy. ZL, Megan

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