My name is Bridgette Martin and I'm trying to raise money for my little brother's headstone. As you might know headstones cost thousands and thousands of dollars. He passed in December 2011 and we as a family are struggling to come up with the amount to buy a headstone on our own.
It breaks our hearts that he doesn't have a proper mark for his resting place, we've arranged flowers, and we tidy it up seasonally, but it's not enough at winter time when we want to locate his resting place.
My brother, Richard Martin, died from a head injury while chasing his girlfriend's dog. Richard was hit by a car while reaching to grab the dog off the road, out of harms way. He, and the dog, were hit. My brother passed a week later, whilst in a coma, from complications to a surgery that would have saved his life. He had just turned 18 years old.
We miss him very much and it would mean the world to us to be able to give him a headstone, one with a picture, so that all of the wonderful friends and family who visit know where to go in the snow during the long Canadian winters.
Thank you for reading this. Money will never bring him back but it will help us honour his memory.
*When we have specifics about the headstone we want to purchase we will post them below. The amount of money we raise will determine the headstone we get.
How much is a headstone? http://www.iscga.org/how-much-does-a-gravestone-cost.html
** Here is what the local newspaper wrote about our brother.
- Tiffany Coates
- Emma Clark
- Shirl Smith
- Leah and Will