Pearson Family Fund in Memory of Elijah

Dr. Chris Pearson and his wife, Shital, lost their youngest son, 14 month old Elijah, on February 14, 2013. Elijah was an answered prayer and no one could have guessed how little time his family would have with him. Elijah went to sleep as usual without any signs of sickness and passed away in his sleep. A more loving and faithful family you will not find and they miss their dear Elijah deeply. 


Chris owns a solo practice in Longwood, Florida, Sabal Eye Care, and Shital is a full time mom. As they grieve this unimaginable loss, they will have the financial burdens of funeral and burial expenses and loss of income while Chris spends much needed time with his family, away from his practice. 
What the Pearsons need most are your prayers. We are also asking the eye care community and other friends who are able to help lessen the financial stress of this most difficult time by contributing to this account. The Pearsons would never ask for this support themselves but we feel called to help in this small way so we insisted on starting this fund. Many friends are already providing meals, so please consider a financial donation in lieu of a meal at this time. If you prefer, checks and/or cards can also be mailed to the family at:
Dr. Chris & Mrs. Shital Pearson
5724 Michelle Lane
Sanford, FL 32771
Any amount helps and this GoFundMe site makes it easy to put a donation (non tax deductible) on your personal or business credit card. When you click "DONATE," the site will say Kerry Giedd receives the money and this is only because Kerry set up the page. The Pearsons will receive all of the donations, of course.
Thank you! The Pearsons remind us all to treasure every moment with our children. God bless!
Kerry & Brad Giedd
Optometrists & Friends of the Pearson Family


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Kerry Kordet Giedd 
Apopka, FL
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