Family in need

My niece Kim has been taken off of life support just days after suffering a massive stroke at the young age of 44.  She will leave behind her three sons Kenny (26), Mathew (24), and Timmy (16).  They are understandably heart broken and distraught over thier mothers passing . Kenny is now is facing the sole responsibility of raising his youngest brother and providing a wholesome life for them both.  As you can imagine, with this responsibility comes the financial stress of paying bills, finding reliable transportation, and putting food on the table for them both.  Kenny’s car recently stopped working and is struggling to find a way to get to work on time, let alone, run errands for his family in the Arizona heat.  Kenny, Mathew, and Timmy have no other family in Arizona as they lost their grandmother, Kim’s mother, Diane, a few weeks prior in May.  Kim and her sons are Arizona natives and have grown up in Chandler their entire lives - this city is all they know.  Timmy currently attends Chandler High School and is set to graduate in 2019. 

I cannot find the words to express the pain and heartbreak her children are under at this present moment.  No child should bear this pain alone and we know Kim would have never wanted her children to be put in this situation.  We are asking for any contribution you can make that will help fund moving costs, as they will need to downsize due to the lack of income from their mother and grandmother, medical bills, legal fees for Kenny to secure guardianship of his brother, and the cost of food and toiletries.  The purpose of this account is also to assist with this in addition to Kim’s funeral costs so her sons can give their mother a proper burial. 

No one could have prepared them for this, but hopefully we can help ease their suffering. 

Thank you for your time. 


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Debi Chamness Gyoker 
Industry, OH
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