Continuing Care for Sophia

(Additional photos & links to newspaper articles are included below)

Someone once said that whatever we possess becomes of double value when we share it with others... 

Neighbors of this small sub-division of Parkside at Baynard Park in Bluffton, South Carolina, have set up a Continuing Care Fund for 4 year old Sophia Friday to show the family our support in remembering a tremendously kind man, Jonathan Friday.  Jonathan, age 29, was tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday, August 17, 2014 by a DRUNK DRIVER that hit the vehicle he was traveling in with his 4 year old daughter head on after crossing over the double yellow line.  Daughter Sophia was released from the hospital the following day and is recovering from minor scrapes and bruises. She has an abrasion on her shoulder where her seat belt cut into her skin.

 Friday and his daughter's mother divorced when Sophia was 7 months old and has lived with her father Jonathan full time ever since.  Sophia's grandparents, Karen and David, are now taking on the task of raising Sophia in her father's absence. 

Jonathan's mother, Karen Friday, said most days after work, John and Sophia would head straight to the pool, Sophia's favorite place to play. They spent many weekends on the beach together, building sand castles and jumping waves in the ocean.  "She was a little spoiled. John just loved her to no end." 

Anything, whether big or small that you are able to give is a blessing and is GREATLY APPRECIATED!  If anyone is interested in helping in any other way, please contact [email redacted]

 Below are links to Newspaper articles from the Island Packet:

Bluffton man killed in wreck remembered as Loving Father

Single Father Killed in 2 Car Crash

Fatal Crash on SC 170 in Greater Bluffton

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The scene of the collision on Saturday, August 17, 2014.


Daughter Sophia, 4, with her father Jonathan Friday, 29.

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4 year old Sophia.

PLEASE SHARE THIS PAGE FOR SOPHIA.  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!


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