Funeral Costs, Zane Holewinski

Today, I received the worst news I have heard in a long, long time. 

Zane Holewinski is my best friend - I met Zane through my work, and we realized that we could relate to a lot of things.  Zane's parents both died of cancer not too long ago.  I remember the day Zane's dad died, and I could remember the feeling I had when my dad passed away just 2 years before.  I sent Zane flowers to the location of his work, knowing that nothing would ever fill the empty holes we now had.  After I got a new job elsewhere, I lost contact with mostly everyone I worked with and became friends with, but Zane and I became closer, better friends when I left, I was going through a really tough time in my life, and Zane taught me how to be honest with myself.  Zane could make me smile and laugh no matter what the situation was - and he always accepted me for just being me.  Zane is one of thsoe friends you know you will have for a long time, one you know you have to keep around.  He was like family to me.  We were talking about taking a trip to Wisconsin Dells this summer, going to pool parties, taking boxing classes, and as hard as it is to believe, I cannot do any of those things with him anymore.  Zane Holewinski passed away yesterday.  It is hard to not be so selfish, because I want him back here, with us, where he is supposed to be. The pain is indescribable, the tears haven't stopped, and I have another empty place in my heart where only my memories of Zane are. I can't even imagine what Zane's family is feeling, they have lost both parents, and now their brother.  

I am setting up this page to help his family with funeral costs.  No amount of money could ever make the feeling go away, but if we could help take additional stress from his family, I would be content in doing so.  Thank you for your thoughts everyone, it means the world.
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Brooke Elizabeth Mae Smiley 
Omaha, NE
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