As you may know, on December 13th 2017, Marie Aurora Rivera was murdered by her husband that was in Navy. Then killed him self. Only god knows why this tragic situation happened. Marie was an amazing daughter, sister, and friend. She was one of a kind, & her love for her friends and family was transparent to all who knew her. It’s impossible to forget her. As you may know, it was a difficult process to get her back home to us. unfortunately , her arrival took much longer than that of her husband that killed her. With the unexpected loss of my best friend, I would like to open this fundraiser for the Labadie family.
The transferring of her body and her belongings, airfare for the family, hotels, and car rentals, all of these are hardships that no one should ever face. In addition, the Labadie’s have been faced with some unimaginable obstacles. Obstacles that, to be honest, they are turning a blind eye to. Actually, they see the everyday bills stacked before them, especially when there’s a government issued death gratuity allotted. But because he murdered his beneficiary The allotment goes to his next of kin.
They see where their struggles lie, and they look to a future where travesties like this may be navigated more easily. Where, if a family needs help with funeral costs, they will receive it. Where a military spouse is given what she is due, no matter what order she died in. They see a time where military regulations meet the needs of those in need and not some nepotistic nonsense. (Yes, they want to change the way the Department of Defense operates). They look to a world that is different from today. They look to a day in which Marie’s death gave meaning.
The Labadie’s envision this GoFundMe campaign becoming a small nonprofit-for-purpose entity that provides resources and revenue for others in need.
Additionally, they need financial support to effect any real change.
Please take a moment to like, share, and tweet this re-envisioned campaign, and please, donate any dollars or time that you can spare.
Labadie’s would like to acknowledge and thank each and every person who has contributed in Marie’s memory
On behalf of my Lovely Lisa, Maya, and Kelly Labadie, thank you.
- john sonnabend
- Becky Hulse-Shields
- Cody Kullander
- Krystal Rettkowski
Organizer and beneficiary
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