Charlie's Legacy

31859924_153347026271612_r.jpeg31859924_1533329716654994_r.jpeg31859924_1533329752683526_r.jpeg31859924_1533329778399269_r.jpeg31859924_1533329826484520_r.jpeg31859924_1533329859602360_r.jpeg31859924_1533329880454615_r.jpegOn Tuesday, July 31st, my daughter and her children lost a husband and father, Charlie Cottrill.  Charlie  had suffered with epilepsy for most of his life and it  was dramatically worsening over the last several years.  He fought hard to keep working to provide for his family, but it became impossible towards the end.  It was crushing to him to no longer be able to provide for his family.  Hope appeared as Charlie had been preparing for brain surgery to help minimize his violent seizures.  These epileptic seizures that  greatly affected his ability to live his life fully, took him suddenly and unexpectedly  from his precious family. Even though his wife and children know that God's ways and timing are perfect, the suddenness of their loss is still devastating.

Charlie worked as hard as he could for as long as he could. He wanted to give his family the world and was devastated when Epilepsy stole more and more from them. Kelly said, "We are so grateful to God for the years He gave us with Charlie. He was strong and brave and encouraging, we will not be the same without him."

Charlie leaves behind his wife of 10 years and  8 year old twin children, Elijah and Tirzah.  Charlie spoke often with his children about how the surgery would allow him to once again enjoy life with them.  They dreamed together about playing, camping, and living life fully.  Unfortunately, he passed before the surgery could happen.  His children feel deeply the loss of what 'could have been'.  The children are confused about why their Daddy left them.

Those of us who love Kelly and the twins want to ease their transistion to life without their Please help us ensure that they have what they need, now and especially in the future.  We ask that you prayerfully consider contributing to a fund to help them.

God bless you and thank you for your prayers and compassion.
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    • $25 
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    • $100 
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    • $100 
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    • $30 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Brenda Mann Citro 
Graystone, MD
Kelly Cottrill 
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