All these kids want for Christmas is to bury mom

Brian and his wife were together for 31 years, high school sweethearts. Two sons, aged seven and 17 from Tucson Arizona. Brian is disabled and has had 5 severe back surgeries and is on disability. His wife was the primary breadwinner. They struggled for many years, living in a camper in Arizona with two children. Two years ago, they set off for a better life and moved to Tennessee where they stayed in a hotel for nearly a year. In time, Brian and his wife were able to save up the money to get their first home in a town where they knew no one, but, they were the happiest they’d ever been.
The kids finally had their own bed to sleep in and a real roof over their heads. Everyone was excited about celebrating their first Thanksgiving in their new home together.
Mom wasn’t feeling well the night before and went and lay down in our sons bed when the son went to get ready for bed early Thanksgiving morning, the seven-year-old found his mother dead in his bed. This devastated the family as it would anyone.
Brian, still recovering from major back surgery, packed up what they could in a small sedan and headed back to Tucson Arizona to the camper that they stayed in. The kids couldn’t go back in the house on Thanksgiving after knowing their mother had just passed away in there.
This family desperately needs help! The autopsy is being done, and the family is still waiting on the results. But I do know, she did not do drugs. She had no life insurance and has no family. All these kids want for Christmas is for their mother to be cremated.
It’s heartbreaking the family after years of struggling, finally get back on their feet. Only to lose their mother in their house basically overnight. Dad is on a fixed income of disability. No money for Christmas, no money for cremation or other living expenses. Now he’s a single father of two boys disabled, trying to pick up the pieces after losing his wife.

Organizer and beneficiary

Mark Buttacavoli
Fincastle, TN
Brian Bort

Your easy, powerful, and trusted home for help

  • Easy

    Donate quickly and easily.

  • Powerful

    Send help right to the people and causes you care about.

  • Trusted

    Your donation is protected by the  GoFundMe Giving Guarantee.