These are two friends of mine who I have known since elementary school.
I have known Landon Staley [top] since 2nd grade and he used to live in my neighbourhood. While I haven't had a lot of interactions with Landon, everytime I have, it has always been humorous. He puts a smile on everyone's face.
I have known Travin Nelson Phongphiou[middle] since kindergarten. Throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school, we remained close friends and I considered as him a brother to me.
They were in a car accident and both died along with a third victim: Kayla Sorenson [bottom]. While I do not know her, my heart goes out to her family and friends.
A 15 year old girl is also hospitalised but fortunately she is in stable condition.
This GoFundMe is to help raise money for the funeral cost and goes directly to the families affected. The last thing their families needs is to worry about is money. My heart goes out to the family and all those affected.
I am going to start out with a 50$ donation. I am hoping for at least $500. More would be absolutely amazing.
While I do not know when the money is needed, the sooner the better. I will be updating this as I get more information. I am sorry if this isn't the best work, I am still shakened by the news. These pictures were the first ones I saw on Instagram and I pulled these from there. Its just too difficult and heartbreaking to try and look for more.
Edit: Just to clarify some things:
-I am a student in Henry M. Jackson High School. I am classmates with these 3.
-I am currently looking to contact these families and establish how and when the money will be spent. If you know any of the families, please let them know to contact me at [email redacted]
-My ultimate goal is to is to use these funds to help pay for funeral costs. While funeral costs are expensive, I am hoping that the funds raised will help lower the costs.
-My withdrawal plan is to figure out a way to split the costs with the 3 families. Since GoFundMe does not allow me to personally split up the money, I am hoping to send all the funds to 1 family, and have it split up from there. None of the money will go to me.
Please email me (at the above address) if you have any questions.
- Elizabeth Mapplebeck
- Bailey Thompson
- Sara Luka
- Tina Bunt
- Ievgenii Shaverda
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