Courageous Colin's Family Fund

I've been looking at this screen for too long. Trying to find the right words to say.  But I'll never find them.  Colin, sweet Colin was taken from his family on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  A fatal and rare illness, Menkes Disease was the thief. 

Menkes disease is a fatal illness in which the intestines are unable to absorb copper.  

We had no idea how important copper in the body was until Colin was born.   He fought though.  Hard!  He couldn't tell us how hard.   But his body could.  Through it all, we still got room brightening smiles. 

His parents and grandparents fought hard too!  They fought to bring awareness and a cure  for their son and others just like Colin.   But Colin's body got tired.  Ten years is a long time to give everything you have day after day.  

This page was originally set up to help Colin and his family get a new handicap accessible minivan.  But it's purpose has changed.   And the money is being used to help Colin's family with his funeral expenses.  Any money left over will hopefully help Colin's family with their normal household expenses so they can take the time they deserve to grieve. 

Thank you very much for all of your donations.  And easing the financial stress of paying for a funeral.
  • Christine Kelleher  
    • $25 
    • 63 mos
  • Damien Browne 
    • $50 
    • 63 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 63 mos
  • Jenni McNeill Brown  
    • $25 
    • 63 mos
  • Laura Branco  
    • $20 
    • 63 mos
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Lisa Howland-O'Connor 
Braintree, MA
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