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A Tribute to Luke "Fluffopotamus" Ratliff.

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"Often, as we try to find our way through the gray, impenetrable cloud of grief that can accompany a sudden, unexpected death of a young person, we try to find comfort in the phrase that the final days were their happiest, that they were “doing what they loved.”
Those words have never been truer, nor have they ever brought less solace.

Luke Ratliff, who passed away Friday at 23, loved Alabama basketball. He wasn’t just a fan, although he was certainly that. He loved it in a big, broad, exuberant way, the way he loved life."
An excerpt from a piece written by Cecil Hurt

I have set up this fundraiser to help Luke's family cover any and every expense they may incur during this tragic time. All final funds will be sent directly to Luke's family. Thank you all for your support and love.

Per request from GoFundMe...I want to inform you that all donations will be sent directly to Luke’s mother Pam Ratliff and the Ratliff family, to help cover any costs and expenses incurred through the tragic loss of their son and brother. This includes funeral and memorial service costs, as well as any travel costs, or expenses incurred from missing work. I am strictly organizing this as a friend of the family, to help use my reach to provide help for them. The donations will be set up to be directly withdrawn to the family. Everything and anything is greatly appreciated. 

Bryan Hodgson


  • Brock Erickson
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Caleb Nielsen
    • $25 
    • 3 yrs
  • Taylor Green
    • $33 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $5 
    • 3 yrs
  • Kaelan Walters
    • $10 
    • 3 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Bryan Hodgson
Tuscaloosa, AL
Pamela Ratliff

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