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Fundraising in Memory of 14 year old Amanda Horst

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Amanda Horst, 14, daughter of Galen and Patricia passed away on June 21, 2019. *Original post to follow at the bottom of page*

Asking for immediate prayers and support for the family as they start a long new journey of sadness and grief along with Triumph and Victory. Prayers love and support is still greatly needed in this difficult time. 

My husband and I started this campaign along with family and friends to help with the burden of moving their large family to the city trying to find a place for nine of them to stay, along with other costs that would definitely arise. Now we would greatly like to continue this campaign to continue to help and support the family in any way through this most difficult trying time, even if we reach past our goal.

My husband and I know all to well what it is like to lose a beautiful precious daughter. The feelings, the questions, the memories, the awful pain, words cannot touch the substantial feelings and pain of losing a child. One thing my husband and I did not question, or even think about at the time was money or costs associated with any of this terrible loss. But it is something that my husband and I looked back on and realized how much the love support and donations truly helped us thru. So many extra things needed at such a time, when our minds would not think clearly. So many people helped us through it in many different ways. It was truly a tremendous blessing. I now ask for the same blessings upon this grief stricken family.

With Deepest Condolences and Sympathy for this Glorious loving Family

And the utmost Sincerest Appreciation for all the Supporters

From the bottom of our hearts and friends and family: THANK YOU


Family Needs Toronto Housing While Waiting for Daughter’s Heart Transplant

Amanda Horst, 14, daughter of Galen and Patricia,  was recently diagnosed with a rare heart condition known as restrictive cardiomyopathy. Amanda’s family is in serious need of love, prayers, donations and specifically Toronto housing within close proximity to Sick Kids hospital to provide for monitoring and to await a critical heart transplant.

There are no therapies or cures for children with RCM, except for heart transplantation—Amanda’s only hope for survival and eventual return to a normal lifestyle.

For years, Amanda’s family and parents Galen and Patricia Horst have lived a very family-oriented rural life on their Renfrew family farm. As an energetic, polite, respectful and beautiful teen, Amanda participated in the family’s home school, household and farm chores and animal care (especially her own goat herd) and has been big sister to 5 younger siblings. She also has one older brother. She has a sincere love for nature, life and her family.

When symptoms of her condition began—including chest pain, dizziness and passing out from simple daily living activities—the family was sent to CHEO hospital in Ottawa. Further tests revealed a worst-case scenario no parents wished to hear—restrictive cardiomyopathy.

The immediate priority is to enable this family to relocate close to Sick Kids hospital. In addition to housing, this will require a great deal of transportation to and from the family farm to keep the farm and the business running as well as possible during this time (typically 6 months to 2 years). Your kindness will help to cover the high level of costs involved during this stressful, exhausting time for the family and for Amanda.

The friends and family of the Horsts cannot thank everyone enough for the outpouring of love and kindness at the beginning of this journey.

Your prayers and care are a beautiful blessing in a very difficult time.

With sincere appreciation for your support.



  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Kelly N Ryan
Palmer Rapids, ON
Patricia Horst

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