Teddy's Memorial & Gracie's Support

This Go Fund Me is set up to raise funds for both Teddy Mierzwa's Memorial Service and to support Gracie’s fight for justice.

We are all in shock, and with heavy hearts can confirm that Teddy was murdered during a home invasion on September 30, 2018.  After standing in his best friend's wedding earlier that day and even performing a tribute for the newly weds, Teddy and Gracie were back at home later that evening when the home invasion occurred. Teddy did not survive.

Disgustingly, despite being injured after fighting for her life and tragically witnessing the murder of her husband, Gracie was held by police for hours before receiving any medical treatment (like the staples she eventually received for her head trauma) after they found marijuana in the house and decided to detain her.  While she has secured legal counsel, funds are urgently needed to help Gracie fight this travesty of justice.

As you all know, Teddy was a kind, generous, and thoughtful soul who loved Gracie deeply,  as well as their dogs (even big goofy Harvey and grumpy old Jackson - a testament to his love for Gracie), his amazing friends, his family, creating and performing music with Gracie and friends, and pong nights at the house. He is so sorely missed already and his absence leaves such a hole for all who knew him.

Funds are also needed and will be used for Teddy's Funeral / Memorial Service and associated costs, Gracie's medical bills, legal fees associated with the robbery, expenses towards the house clean up and maintenance , any costs towards keeping Gracie safe, and of course care and associated costs for the fur babies: Jelly Bean, Jackson, Harvey and Gozer. The dogs are a big concern of Gracie's, and thankfully, with the help of very close and fast acting, dear friends, each are currently being cared for.

Please share this link and help support Gracie in this amazingly tragic time. Teddy and Gracie celebrated their two year wedding anniversary just days before.  Those of you close to Gracie and Teddy know how selflessly generous they are. Gracie could really use the generosity of their loved ones right now. Also, please comment on this page an uplifting memory, story, or thought.  We all could use a glimmer of positivity to reflect upon.  Thank you.

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to offer various methods of support.  We will continue keeping updates coming.  Love to all. 

- Team Unicorn

Who is Team Unicorn?  In regards to this fundraiser, Team Unicorn consists of Connie Logsdon (Gracie's Mother), Emily Vontillius (Gracie's BFFFFF and Maid of Honor), and Jeanne Donaldson (Gracie's Best Friend and Matron of Honor).  Team Unicorn extends to ALL OF YOU sending love, support, prayers, offers to help in so many various ways, big hugs and donations.  Thank you.  Having each other to lean on is what is keeping us all standing right now.  Big love and Big hugs to all.
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    • $20 
    • 34 mos
  • David Wilson 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
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    • $5 
    • 34 mos
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    • $50 
    • 35 mos
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    • $100 
    • 35 mos
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Fundraising team: Team Unicorn (4)

Emily Vontillius 
Organizer
Raised $1,820 from 40 donations
Decatur, GA
Gracie Mierzwa 
Beneficiary
Jeanne Donaldson 
Team member
Raised $3,165 from 53 donations
Gracie Beavers 
Team member
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