Blake's Memorial Fund

No parent should ever have the heartbreak of losing a child. My sister Ginger and my brother-in-law Al lost their youngest son. Blake was as innocent and pure hearted as they come. Always ready to share his crazy dance moves and give a smile to those around him. He loved music, animals, balls, school and being with his family. Diagnosed with Autism when he was a few years old, Blake would never speak and suffered from seizures throughout his young life. On March 05, 2021 a seizure cluster ending with a Grand Mal Seizure would take his life at the age of 17.

Like Father, like son…Blake was Al’s “little” shadow. The two loved being together. Al is one of the most selfless people you will ever meet, always taking care of his family and those around him. Even in his time of grief he is checking in with those closest to Blake to make sure everyone is ok. While he is making the most difficult decisions a father can, he is thinking of others and would never ask for help. Please show your support and love in any way you can. All money raised will go directly to Al, to help with the unexpected costs.



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  • JD and Krystle Tackett 
    • $100 
    • 24 d
  • Linda Sarment 
    • $50 
    • 26 d
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Amber Yamanaka 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Isabel Ehrlich 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brandy Essex 
Rocklin, CA
Alan Turk 
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