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In support of the Palen family

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Dear friends and family, 

We reach out to you during this time of unimaginable grief and sadness. The Palen family suffered an untimely and devastating loss. Their beloved husband and father, Aaron, unexpectedly passed away, leaving a void that can never be filled.

Aaron was a remarkable man. His love for his family was radiant, his devotion unwavering. For nearly 19 years, he shared an extraordinary marriage with Kristin, filled with love, respect, and understanding. Their love story was not just a testament to their undying love for each other, it was also an inspiration to us all. As a father, he was a pillar of strength and the epitome of kindness for his children, inspiring them with his resilience, character, and boundless love. 

This sudden tragedy has burdened the family with unexpected expenses. In the face of these trying times, the Palen family needs our support more than ever. We have set up this GoFundMe campaign to help them navigate through this challenging phase. If you prefer, you may also send money directly to Kristin via Venmo (@Kristin-Palen). 

Your generous contributions will help alleviate the following immediate and future financial burdens:

Memorial Services: The cost of conducting a dignified and heartfelt memorial to celebrate Aaron's life, something he truly deserves.

Long-Term Support: As the family figures out their new normal, we want to ensure that they have a financial buffer for the coming months and years. This will cover basic needs such as insurance, groceries, utility bills, school expenses, and other day-to-day costs; as well as long-term costs such as education and housing needs. 

Any amount that you can contribute will make a significant difference. More than just a monetary contribution, your support serves as a reminder for them that they are not alone in this ordeal, that they are surrounded by a community that cares.

As we band together to support the Palen family we remember Aaron - an extraordinary father, a loving husband, a genuine friend, and an incredible human being. His spirit lives on in the hearts of all those he has touched.

Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and generosity. Together, we can help the Palen family navigate through this heart-wrenching loss and start the journey toward healing.

With deepest gratitude,

Megan, Kyle, and Molly

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Organizer and beneficiary

Molly Byrne
Arlington, VA
Kristin Palen

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