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Courtney and Hadley Fannon

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Hey Everyone, my name is Matt Smith, I am one of Kurtis' close friends. The money raised from this will be used to aide Kurtis in the next few months as he grieves and mourns the loss of his wife and daughter. Please share this to all, donate what you can.

On Friday, March 8th, the world lost 2 beautiful souls, Courtney Fannon and Hadley Jaye Fannon, long before any of us were ready to live in a world without them. They were called to eternal rest the night of March 8th, after a very tragic and unexpected turn of events. On the afternoon of that day, Courtney was spending it just as she typically would, finishing up her day as a special education teacher in Kendall. Unfortunately, mere moments after sending a message to her husband she was found unresponsive. Upon transporting her to the hospital, life saving measures began for both her and Hadley Jaye, however by 6:30pm that night, they were both declared dead. As the news spread, our small, tight-knit community was once again called upon to come together and help in all ways possible, however this one felt different. As we all gathered, to pay respects and to provide support, there was an eerie silence that was constant throughout the room, which rarely, if ever, occurs within our group.
Kurtis and Courtney were wed in August 20, 2022, after 10 years of being together, and were expecting their daughter in just 4 short weeks. In the wake of this devastating news, Kurtis was left to not only manage final arrangements for Courtney and Hadley, but he is living mine, and many others, worst nightmare of having to return to a home, filled with baby toys, bottles, furniture and a finished nursery, that will no longer be filled with the cooing sounds and shuffling of a newborn.
For those who did not have the wonderful opportunity to meet or get to know Courtney, there is an endless amount of positive and good things that can only be said about her. She was a special education teacher in the Kendall School District and was the perfect person to fill the role. She was loving, genuine and organized in a way that always placed her students ahead of herself, ultimately changing the lives of her students and caregivers, always for the positive.
Over the past weekend, I personally have had the chance to hear story after story of memories that others have been willing to share. If there was one thing that was made apparent, she was the mom of our friend group. Courtney was always prepared for any and all possibilities, and just when you had something you never thought would happen occurred, she was there with all the things you could imagine to fix the problem. She was selfless and my heart breaks for those that knew her best, as I only had the chance to know her for the last 10 years through Kurtis.
Hadley, although we never had the opportunity to meet you, see you grow up, and make great things out of yourself, I know that you will live on in all that your family does to ensure that the few breaths that you were able to take were not in vain and will not be forgotten. One so little, should not have the responsibility to look over their father, but with your mom’s guidance, I know that you will be prepared to send messages and signals that you are there watching, just as your mom would be prepared for everything.
As Kurtis, their family, and friends collect and put back together the broken remnants of what they thought they knew and the future that was so unexpectedly rewritten with grief and unknowns, we are asking for any and all donations that can be made to assist in Courtney and Hadley’s final expenses, cover any additional medical costs, as well as help in cover his future expenses for the short term, including rent, utilities, food and any additional items that I may have forgotten. No donation is too small, and no kind gesture goes unnoticed.
As a final thought: Courtney, this world has lost someone irreplaceable and kind hearted, there will never be another person that will fill the void that everyone feels at this moment. Hadley, to the sweet baby girl who never had the chance to live in this world. I find comfort in knowing that you did not go alone and that you will forever be looked after by your loving and caring mother. Kurtis, words cannot explain the perplexing events that took place and there is nothing that any of us can say to make the hurt go away, please stay strong and be the person that Courtney had worked hard on changing you into and keep Hadley in your heart, I know that she will remain in mine. Thank you to all those that have already reached out, and provided words and actions of comfort in this most difficult time. Please know that it most certainly does not go unappreciated. As we mourn, we also ask that you hold your loved ones just a little tighter over the next few days, you never know if you will have a tomorrow with them.

Kurtis, I hope this helps ease some of the burdens. I love you man.

Organizer and beneficiary

Matthew Smith
Bergen, NY
Kurtis Fannon

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