Help This Family After Enduring Tragedy

Update: I am updating this fundraiser in hopes of raising money to help Emily’s family receive the much needed help with their finances as they cannot fathom returning to work right now. Through gracious donations, Samantha was able to lay her baby girl to rest which is only the beginning to a long road to coping and healing. I hope you can find it in your heart to continue to share and donate as we all know, bills do not stop and bill collectors have no compassion when someone loses a loved one. Thank you all so much for all you have done, and all you will continue to do to help this family during this tragic time. 

Hi, my name is Crystal and with the permission of Emily’s family, I am fundraising to help Emily Brady receive the going home service that she so rightfully deserves. Today, my lifelong friend Samatha Wyand, endured every parents worst nightmare. Through social media, Samatha and family had to learn that her sweet 19 year old daughter Emily Brady, had lost her life in a horrific and tragic car accident early this morning. Emily was an innocent victim in this tragedy which was caused by irresponsible and negligent actions of the driver whom also unfortunately lost their life. Emily’s passing comes only months after Samantha’s son was also involved in a near death incident. The past few months have caused a financial burden to Samantha as she stayed by her son’s side while also aiding in his recovery full time, making it impossible to keep her employment at that time. Now her beautiful daughter, whom just graduated High School a year ago, has lost her life, future, and will not be here to see her niece born in just a few months. Emily was a bright, smart, and determined young lady who did not deserve to have her life cut so short. I am asking for friends, loved ones, anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Emily or any parent who can sympathize or understands this mother’s pain, to donate anything you are able to. Her mother deserves to be able to lay Emily to rest as her heart wishes and to give her a beautiful service in which she and loved ones can attend to say their farewells. Let’s help Samantha and family, send Emily home to her final resting place. Donations can also be made directly to Lafayette Funeral Home at 6651 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville NC 28304 or by calling [phone redacted]. Funeral arrangements and service details will be posted once everything is finalized. Thank you for reading Emily’s story and please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. 


  • Jody Young
    • $25 
    • 21 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Catherine Sites
    • $50 
    • 8 mos
  • Danny Bowman
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
  • Denise Bermudez
    • $10 
    • 8 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Crystal Bilal
Fayetteville, NC
Samatha Wyand

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