Donations for Emma James' Bright Future

After Emma lost her mom as an infant, her dad devoted himself to raising her. Emma was Jason's purpose, and he was her world. He taught her to laugh often, to love with all her heart and to embrace life as it comes.

Jason died suddenly from a brain aneurysm he suffered on May 8, leaving Emma without both her parents at just 17 years of age. She has lost her rock, her biggest cheerleader, the only parent she's ever really known.

Emma will now move from Portland, OR, to live with her Aunt Lara and cousin Ellie in Chicagoland. She'll be closer to her grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and extended families in Missouri and Illinois. Emma will be surrounded by love and will have all the support and guidance she needs for healing and future success.

Help us honor Jason by showing Emma how many lives he touched. Please contribute to either this GoFundMe account or to Emma's college fund at (Emma's code is Q73-58R). Thank you to all who are able to contribute to help her get to the bright future that lies ahead. She's sure to grace this world with her big heart, kindness and talents, just like her dad did.

Love to all,

Emma's family


Fundraising team (2)

Sara Frieberger
Raised $2,422 from 13 donations
Brentwood, MO
Lara Rebecca
Team member
Raised $4,960 from 24 donations

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