Please Help Me Support My Mom!

On Wed. 2/4/2015 my father, Charles Abate, was suddenly taken from this Earth with no warning at the young age of 55.
A perfectly healthy man with a tremendous amount of respect, faith, happiness, and dedication to his family, and that's honestly an understatement. 
He single-handedly supported his family so my mother could raise us to be the gentlemen we are today. He always put our problems before himself.

Meet him once, he was your friend. Thats all it took.
0 enemies. 0 negativity. 100% optimism and faith.

My mother and father lived solely for each other and their children. Married for nearly 30 glorious years. 
In July of 2014, my mother and father fufilled their dream of moving back to NJ after years and years of struggling to find their way up. A new life full of adventure and happiness. They were both in paradise.
Only 7 short months later, my mother's soulmate, my best friend and support system passed away with no warning or illness contributing. I'm still in total shock while typing this.
He was the most beautiful soul I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

My dad has struggled greatly in his line of work. (Investor Relations)
Never put on salary. 
His pay was determined on his dedication and ability to close deals. Some days were good. Lots were bad. But he never gave up and did it all for us. Not him. 
He was the most selfless human being I've ever met.
He was truly an angel on Earth.  Always smiling, always goofing around, always happy. 

Words cannot describe the pain and anguish that has fallen upon my Mother, my twin brother, and I. We never thought that day would come this soon. Especially so sudden and in the midst of numerous uncompleted projects to keep his family well-off.
My father will never get to see the fruits of his labor flourish. 

My mother is now stuck with countless bills, a great amount of debt, and limited family. Within the next few weeks-months most will be up for repossesion. Her car, her home, even her drive in life. 

My brother and I just turned 24 and are still trying to find our way. Right now we can't accomplish much. I am out of work on injury and my brother has a very limited source of income. We honestly need a tremendous amount of assitance.

I have created this page to help my widowed mother get on her feet and out of debt. She doesn't have many skills and I can only imagine how hard it is for a 56 year old woman to jump into a new career with 0 preparation or idea, especially after first-hand witnessing the love of her life leave this world so soon.

My father's drive in life was for his family to never be struggling, and I am now doing what it takes to continue that legacy. 

My goal is to raise her at least $12,000 to have 1,000 a month for the next year. Anymore than that will be a great blessing and words could not descirbe how appreciative we would be.
There's really not much left to say. If you're reading this I sincerly wish you had the pleasure of knowing this beautiful man. 

Please share this with everyone you know, a simple click of a button would mean the world to my family and my father.

His smile will forever be embedded into my heart and soul; and now I need to find my mothers smile again.

God Bless.
Thank You.


Rest easy dad. I love you. <3
7/20/59 - 2/4/2015

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    • $240 
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  • Craig Balsam 
    • $20 (Offline)
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  • Breanna Jenkins 
    • $20 
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  • Kimberli Smiech 
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Organizer

Joey Abate 
Organizer
Old Bridge, NJ
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