Alfonso Braun Memorial Fund

We decided to put together this GoFundMe to help the person that Alfy loved the most: His girlfriend Veronica. Personally, Alfy had an impact on my life as no one had ever before. Here is what I learned from him: Love your family and friends and always be there for them. And always plan the next dinner, or bingo, or whatever reason to get together with friends. Love the simple things: a good asado. A nice beer. His good ole' shoes, his old man pants, his bag with all his soccer things. You had it all but you didn't need anything to be always smiling. Work to live, and not the opposite. He would go fishing on a cold winter day and walk 20 miles before the sun was up and that made him the happiest guy. He might not have been a man of many words, but he told everything through his actions. He shows you he cares by cooking a great meal. And Veronica, he told you how much he wanted you in his future by remodeling that house every day. I know that he will be so proud of you, and will hug you with just one hand over your shoulders, while you would hold him with your two arms and never let him go. Always play to win. Oh man, he didn't like to lose. Bowling, soccer, riding, whatever it was, he always was trying his best. And he was good at everything. He could fix anything. I don't know how, but for him everything was easy. 

Be kind. Alfy was the kindest person not because he tried to but because he was born like that. Genuine. Transparent. Simple. Smile. There is always a reason. Even when you can't find it. Smile because he would want to. Smile because it doesn't look like it right now, but you are about to catch a big one. Smile because when you do, he smiles back. So for those who knew him, and those who didn't, here is a tip: Live like Alfy every day of your life.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Justo Guerin 
Bend, OR
Veronica West 
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