Help Melanie McKenzie and her kids

It is with a heavy heart that I am setting this up for my sister and her children. Yesterday, January 2nd, her husband, Brian Potvin, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Anyone that knows Brian knows what a hard working, loyal, and honest guy he was. He went to work everyday so that my sister would be able to be a stay at home mom and take care of their children. He felt that it was important for Maci to be raised by her mom and dad instead of sending her to daycare. 
            Brian was completely devoted to his family, especially his children. When the boys wanted to go to the park or fishing or simply play video games with him he was right there. It was his daddy's little girl Maci who really had his heart though. He would spend hours laying on the floor with her playing paw Patrol, having tea parties, or playing pretend with her stuffed animals. If he was on his way out the door to do a service call, and she looked up at him with those big blue eyes and said, "Daddy don't leave yet, play with me." The boots would come off, they would go upstairs and play until she was happy enough that he could leave.  Anything Brian could do to make his wife and kids happy was put before his own wants and needs.
              Unfortunately, brian didn't have any life insurance and my sister has been left with a substantial financial burden. She will need to go back to school to get a career to be able to provide a good life for her children. At this time she has no income coming in and he knows that she will have to move but the thought of leaving the home that Brian and her made together is too much to handle right now. Everyone always asks during times like these, what can I do to help or is there anything you need? If possible donations of any kind weather it's only $5 or $10 anything will help. Thank you so much in advance for your generosity, kind words, and condolences. No woman should have to become a widow at the age of 33, but I know my sister will be forever grateful for any help that she receives.

Donations (0)

  • Bill Wenzel 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Kris Chalke 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Gunjan Shah 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Kerry McKenna 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 45 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Sarah Mckenzie 
Manchester, NH
Melanie Mckenzie 
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