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Samantha Rodriguez, 20, is raising her 5 siblings

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Raised by 347 people in 10 days
After both of her parents died just years apart, 20-year-old Samantha Rodriguez had to step into the enormous responsibility of raising her five younger siblings, who range in age from 7 to 15.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit "adopted" the Rodriguez kids in December and gave them a Christmas to remember. When the community heard about the family's loss, they stepped up in an amazing way and several anonymous donors came together and bought Samantha a car in April 2019. 

Receiving the car has changed their lives. But there is still a long road ahead for this family. Samantha works as a server at a restaurant, and would love to be able to someday put a down payment on a house for her and her siblings, take some college classes, and even save for the kids' education. 

We've created this gofundme account because so many generous people from across the country have reached out wanting to help. Your kindness, generosity and well wishes continue to be such a blessing to the Rodriguez kids.
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Hey guys Samantha here,
I can’t begin to explain how thankful I am to each and every one of you. You all have really touched my heart with those sweet and caring comments. It amazes me to see how much people have came together to help me and my family and to see how many good hearted people are out there! In just 6 days we have reached an incredible amount. This help has changed my life and took so much off my plate. I can’t thank you guys enough! Sending lots of love ❤️
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A message from Samantha:
I can't express how grateful I am to every single person who has donated, or just sent their best wishes to my brother and sisters and me.

When we met the Orange County Sheriff's Office Aviation Unit at Christmas, I never imagined that relationship would lead to these amazing blessings.

I'm at a loss for words, but the kids and I will be forever grateful to all of you.
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