Dru & Juan

$48,061 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 1,092 people in 20 months
Together forever. 
Please help us raise funds for the families during this time and their services. 
We will update with more information as it comes.
We appreciate all of the support during this time.

Juan Ramon Guerrero 06/28/93 - 06/12/16
Christopher Andrew "Drew" Leinonen 06/01/84-06/12/16

*This was created by Brandon Wolf, Mohammed Alim, and Brittany Sted for Juan and Drew's families. Please keep them in their thoughts.
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Thank you all for the support you have shown our wonderful boys! We have closed the Go Fund Me page and will be transitioning the funds raised to a nonprofit that has been established in order to continue to support the families, as well as to provide ongoing LBGTQIA advocacy and change in the community. More info on that to come! In the meantime please check out The Dru Project on Facebook. If anyone wishes to donate, we are an established 501c(3) and we will be posting information on how to donate on that page soon. For those who have messaged and commented, we love and appreciate your kind words. Thank you!
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Thank you to all for the love, support, generosity, and kind words. For those who have inquired, Drew & Juan will be cremated together, and placed together. This is what they and their families wanted.

Additionally, for those questioning the legitimacy of this campaign due to the lack of a "joint funeral", that was never posted on this page. What the media chooses to put out, is beyond our control, and not always factual.

Thank you again to those who have continued to demonstrate love for these amazing boys. We will be keeping this open until July 12th.
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Dru & Juan has reached 51% of its goal.
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We cannot POSSIBLY thank everyone enough for this outpouring of love. We will continue to shower these two families with love. As much help as we can give!
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Meme Elser
20 months ago

This was posted on another go fund me I thought it may help. Sheila Melendez-Vasquez 7 hours ago 74 PSA If you or anyone who has been directly affected by the Mass Shooting in Orlando, please contact me. My amazing company, Jetblue Airways is willing to help any way we can with travel arrangements. Please. Boost this. Contact me or Jetblue for more details! Share this with family of anyone affected. JetBlue Airways is extending an offer for free travel to/from Orlando for immediate family members/domestic partners of those affected by the shootings. Call 1-800-538-2583 for more info. Care Team Members will also be deployed to Orlando MCO to support those traveling to MCO. Share this please!

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Mary Ellen Ehrhart Adkins
20 months ago

Donna Shepherd. I am very sorry for you and your granddaughters loss. This,was obviously a national travesty. Not at all taking away from your greif, but this is what's wrong with the world. To blame other's, gay or otherwise, for the lack of attention and funds your granddaughters mother had gotten. Any loss is a tragedy. A mass shooting killing over 50 people and injuring 50+more is unthinkable. The harm your words cause won't bring anyone back. It only adds to the divide of right and wrong. May you find the peace and forgiveness you are seeking. And may God surround all who are hurting during this time in our lives.

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Linzi Oliver Raley
20 months ago

Donna Shepherd, This is neither the time, nor place for you to act like that.

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Betsy Erler Nunn
20 months ago
9
9

I will never forget watching Ms. Leinonen on the news. As a mother, my heart broke in two as she spent hours upon hours waiting to hear anything about her sweet boy. Then, as she was speaking, I noticed a butterfly flying around her. I gasped. My grandma used to tell me butterflies were the souls of our sweet loved ones trying to give us a reminder that though our world here on Earth will be darker without them, they are free to fly and in the most beautiful of places. May you all be enveloped in the love of Dru and Juan's arms from Heaven and may you always be surrounded by the beauty of butterflies. You will forever be in my heart and in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story with us and reminding us how fragile and precious life is. Hold on to one another tighter and love a little longer. And always look for the butterflies!

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Will Feliciano
20 months ago
9
9

To those below, yes this one is authentic. I've known Drew for 10 years, and Brandon, Brittany, and Mo (the creators of this gofundme) are his group, his family, his closest friends in Orlando.

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Sara Flynn
20 months ago
6
6

Donna Shepherd, the hate and ignorance you have is the reason why this tragedies like this happen in the first place. Have some respect for the victims, their friends and families.

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Donna Shepherd
20 months ago
6
6

It's sad that no one wanted to donate to help bury my granddaughters mother but stuff like this over 35.000 is raised so sad we had to borrow money to bury a 4 year olds mother cause no one would even think to help bury a straight person

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Amber Leigh Dutko
20 months ago
6
6

Juliet Wilkes. Yes this is authentic. Brandon Wolf is their friend. Cannot verify the other go fund me for Juan only but this one is authentic. This is the only one that Brandon has been sharing directly.

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Teck Jong
20 months ago
4
4

A very handsome couple. Such a great loss to the gay rights movement. Toronto stands united with Orlando.

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Jared Oates
20 months ago
3
3

From June 13th to June 19th the Doom & Dog Twitch channel donation button will be replaced by this fund for both Drew and Juan . Drew helped welcome and keep Bucewayne and myself safe during our first semester at UCF as our community resident assistant. They both will be dearly missed.

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W Tyler West
20 months ago
3
3

We are keeping the family and friends of Juan and Drew close to our hearts. We will always remember and love these two shining lights that can never be dimmed. ❤️ Tyler & Mark

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Ernest Faitos
20 months ago
2
2

Thank you so much for providing this outlet for grief, and the opportunity to do something positive. Of course it was never stated here that there would be a joint service, and I doubt anyone thought a donation was contingent such an event. We are just grateful for the opportunity to help the families.

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Judy Holland
20 months ago
2
2

Donna Shepherd: "33 6 days ago It's sad that no one wanted to donate to help bury my granddaughters mother but stuff like this over 35.000 is raised so sad we had to borrow money to bury a 4 year olds mother cause no one would even think to help bury a straight person" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Donna, you are comparing two completely different things. This was so well known that people trusted enough to donate and you can connect the person who started these campaigns by looking online to connect the person with the family . I donated to this one as well. When it comes to YOU however......... no one knows you.....At all. There are people that start gofundme's all the time and they are all scams. Maybe your's wasn't, but I would not have known that and wouldn't have given you any money either. I've never heard of you, I wouldn't have trusted that yours was genuine or a scam. Sorry for your loss, but that's all you would get from me.....My words. You've also shown yourself to be a bigot on a public page for two young murdered men. You should be ashamed of yourself.

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Candy Perkin
20 months ago
2
2

Donna S- Love not hate. Please do not put mean things on people's campaigns. I am sorry about your situation but please think before you write something so not needed. God has chosen such wonderful angels to spread love to those who need in the most. Rest in Peace. ❤️

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Michelle Jack
20 months ago
2
2

Very noble cause but I wanted to share something with you that I ran across so this might be an answer to your need. Not sure but might help. ORLANDO, Fla. (WPVI) -- A GoFundMe account set up for the victims of the Orlando, Florida mass shooting has already raised more than $2.5 million. The fund, which was set up by Equality Florida, an organization that advocates for gay and lesbian rights, hit $1 million within 11 hours. Equality Florida said the money raised will go directly to the victims and families of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub.

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Nick Fontaine
20 months ago
2
2

Truly sorry to family for loss, but won't be donating. To many scams with gofundme during tragic events.

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Deanna Summersill
20 months ago
2
2

Bradleysummersillfoundation.org Helps provide headstones/markers for ages 24 and under.

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Tim Altrock
20 months ago
1
1

No Joint Funeral? Mother Guerrero Not Talking As To Why? It was reported yesterday that Juan and Christopher did not have a joint funeral, mother Guerrero now not commenting as to why. I question the validity of this fundraiser now because I have no idea if funds will go to the Guerrero family or Leinonen Family since it's obvious the family's are at differences with each other not going through the joint funeral first reported to Time Magazine. Administrator needs to address this, or close this. I will address this to gofundme.

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Sherry De Leo Arballo
20 months ago
1
1

I PRAY FOR ALL THE FAMILYS THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS AWFUL SHOOTING. I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE FAMILYS OF THESE TWO ALLOWED THEM TO BE BURIED TOGETHER. I PRAY THAT SOME DAY SOME WAY WE WILL FIND A WAY TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER JUST BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS.

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Dua Kamal
20 months ago
1
1

I am sorry Brittany for your loss i wish I meet him both Sorry again my condolences to both of juan drew family . Lots of love from Pakistan

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$25
Armando Suarez
4 months ago

Every Day ......You both are missed ❤ you both

$750
Ernest Faitos
19 months ago
5
5

These were amazing people.

$25
Anonymous
19 months ago
$6
Gavin Keating
20 months ago
3
3

Need 500 people to donate $6.00....skip ur Starbucks today. lets make this goal

$15
Maria Benavides
20 months ago
5
5

Juan, I wish we would have shared more than just one class in High school. At first, I couldn't recognize your name on the list, but then I saw your picture... I could never forget your pretty face. I think of you and Drew everyday, even though I never met him... And it's weird but for some reason I have not giving up my hope that you are out there somewhere and I'd get a chance to know you more. Happy belated birthday.

Meme Elser
20 months ago

This was posted on another go fund me I thought it may help. Sheila Melendez-Vasquez 7 hours ago 74 PSA If you or anyone who has been directly affected by the Mass Shooting in Orlando, please contact me. My amazing company, Jetblue Airways is willing to help any way we can with travel arrangements. Please. Boost this. Contact me or Jetblue for more details! Share this with family of anyone affected. JetBlue Airways is extending an offer for free travel to/from Orlando for immediate family members/domestic partners of those affected by the shootings. Call 1-800-538-2583 for more info. Care Team Members will also be deployed to Orlando MCO to support those traveling to MCO. Share this please!

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Mary Ellen Ehrhart Adkins
20 months ago

Donna Shepherd. I am very sorry for you and your granddaughters loss. This,was obviously a national travesty. Not at all taking away from your greif, but this is what's wrong with the world. To blame other's, gay or otherwise, for the lack of attention and funds your granddaughters mother had gotten. Any loss is a tragedy. A mass shooting killing over 50 people and injuring 50+more is unthinkable. The harm your words cause won't bring anyone back. It only adds to the divide of right and wrong. May you find the peace and forgiveness you are seeking. And may God surround all who are hurting during this time in our lives.

+ Read More
Linzi Oliver Raley
20 months ago

Donna Shepherd, This is neither the time, nor place for you to act like that.

+ Read More
Betsy Erler Nunn
20 months ago
9
9

I will never forget watching Ms. Leinonen on the news. As a mother, my heart broke in two as she spent hours upon hours waiting to hear anything about her sweet boy. Then, as she was speaking, I noticed a butterfly flying around her. I gasped. My grandma used to tell me butterflies were the souls of our sweet loved ones trying to give us a reminder that though our world here on Earth will be darker without them, they are free to fly and in the most beautiful of places. May you all be enveloped in the love of Dru and Juan's arms from Heaven and may you always be surrounded by the beauty of butterflies. You will forever be in my heart and in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your story with us and reminding us how fragile and precious life is. Hold on to one another tighter and love a little longer. And always look for the butterflies!

+ Read More
Will Feliciano
20 months ago
9
9

To those below, yes this one is authentic. I've known Drew for 10 years, and Brandon, Brittany, and Mo (the creators of this gofundme) are his group, his family, his closest friends in Orlando.

+ Read More
Sara Flynn
20 months ago
6
6

Donna Shepherd, the hate and ignorance you have is the reason why this tragedies like this happen in the first place. Have some respect for the victims, their friends and families.

+ Read More
Donna Shepherd
20 months ago
6
6

It's sad that no one wanted to donate to help bury my granddaughters mother but stuff like this over 35.000 is raised so sad we had to borrow money to bury a 4 year olds mother cause no one would even think to help bury a straight person

+ Read More
Amber Leigh Dutko
20 months ago
6
6

Juliet Wilkes. Yes this is authentic. Brandon Wolf is their friend. Cannot verify the other go fund me for Juan only but this one is authentic. This is the only one that Brandon has been sharing directly.

+ Read More
Teck Jong
20 months ago
4
4

A very handsome couple. Such a great loss to the gay rights movement. Toronto stands united with Orlando.

+ Read More
Jared Oates
20 months ago
3
3

From June 13th to June 19th the Doom & Dog Twitch channel donation button will be replaced by this fund for both Drew and Juan . Drew helped welcome and keep Bucewayne and myself safe during our first semester at UCF as our community resident assistant. They both will be dearly missed.

+ Read More
W Tyler West
20 months ago
3
3

We are keeping the family and friends of Juan and Drew close to our hearts. We will always remember and love these two shining lights that can never be dimmed. ❤️ Tyler & Mark

+ Read More
Ernest Faitos
20 months ago
2
2

Thank you so much for providing this outlet for grief, and the opportunity to do something positive. Of course it was never stated here that there would be a joint service, and I doubt anyone thought a donation was contingent such an event. We are just grateful for the opportunity to help the families.

+ Read More
Judy Holland
20 months ago
2
2

Donna Shepherd: "33 6 days ago It's sad that no one wanted to donate to help bury my granddaughters mother but stuff like this over 35.000 is raised so sad we had to borrow money to bury a 4 year olds mother cause no one would even think to help bury a straight person" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Donna, you are comparing two completely different things. This was so well known that people trusted enough to donate and you can connect the person who started these campaigns by looking online to connect the person with the family . I donated to this one as well. When it comes to YOU however......... no one knows you.....At all. There are people that start gofundme's all the time and they are all scams. Maybe your's wasn't, but I would not have known that and wouldn't have given you any money either. I've never heard of you, I wouldn't have trusted that yours was genuine or a scam. Sorry for your loss, but that's all you would get from me.....My words. You've also shown yourself to be a bigot on a public page for two young murdered men. You should be ashamed of yourself.

+ Read More
Candy Perkin
20 months ago
2
2

Donna S- Love not hate. Please do not put mean things on people's campaigns. I am sorry about your situation but please think before you write something so not needed. God has chosen such wonderful angels to spread love to those who need in the most. Rest in Peace. ❤️

+ Read More
Michelle Jack
20 months ago
2
2

Very noble cause but I wanted to share something with you that I ran across so this might be an answer to your need. Not sure but might help. ORLANDO, Fla. (WPVI) -- A GoFundMe account set up for the victims of the Orlando, Florida mass shooting has already raised more than $2.5 million. The fund, which was set up by Equality Florida, an organization that advocates for gay and lesbian rights, hit $1 million within 11 hours. Equality Florida said the money raised will go directly to the victims and families of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub.

+ Read More
Nick Fontaine
20 months ago
2
2

Truly sorry to family for loss, but won't be donating. To many scams with gofundme during tragic events.

+ Read More
Deanna Summersill
20 months ago
2
2

Bradleysummersillfoundation.org Helps provide headstones/markers for ages 24 and under.

+ Read More
Tim Altrock
20 months ago
1
1

No Joint Funeral? Mother Guerrero Not Talking As To Why? It was reported yesterday that Juan and Christopher did not have a joint funeral, mother Guerrero now not commenting as to why. I question the validity of this fundraiser now because I have no idea if funds will go to the Guerrero family or Leinonen Family since it's obvious the family's are at differences with each other not going through the joint funeral first reported to Time Magazine. Administrator needs to address this, or close this. I will address this to gofundme.

+ Read More
Sherry De Leo Arballo
20 months ago
1
1

I PRAY FOR ALL THE FAMILYS THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS AWFUL SHOOTING. I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE FAMILYS OF THESE TWO ALLOWED THEM TO BE BURIED TOGETHER. I PRAY THAT SOME DAY SOME WAY WE WILL FIND A WAY TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER JUST BECAUSE WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS.

+ Read More
Dua Kamal
20 months ago
1
1

I am sorry Brittany for your loss i wish I meet him both Sorry again my condolences to both of juan drew family . Lots of love from Pakistan

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