Don and Kym Loschiavo, their children and extended family have been through more pain and emotion over 3 years than some of us will ever feel in a lifetime. This week they will have to put to final rest their beautiful, sweet, funny, loving Alyssa Loschiavo. All of us know the tragic story, the heartwarming support from the Buffalo community and the endless prayers and well-wishes. The family cannot express how the emotional support has lifted them, it really was overwhelming.
The family is also very grateful for the financial support from the community, and I am sorry that I am asking for this support again. The truth of the matter is that Don and Kym do not have the means to pay for Alyssa's funeral. There is no social security death benefit or insurance that will help them. Don's brothers and parents will help them out, as will Kym's family...but as most of us know the costs add up and you end up on a payment plan. This really is not fair to Don and Kym..... it is just another tough punch in this painful saga.
People have asked me what they can do to help, my employer has asked how they can help, my answer to them right now is financially. Without going into detail regarding their finances, they have been living check - to - check for over 3 years, combined with the stress and pain of taking care of everything Alyssa required as she lay in a hospital bed in their living room. Don and Kym had no income for one year after Alyssa's accident and spent everything they had to make sure she could come home. This has sent them into a tailspin financially; one they can't really get out of alone.
The family is so thankful of everyone's help so far I know they will be overwhelmed by the outpouring of love at the wake and funeral this week.
The only reason I ask for this financial assistance is because enough is enough, if a bunch of us can donate a little it will make a huge difference in Don and Kym's life. We can take away at least one stressful thing that they should not have to deal with.
Thank you for any support you can offer.
- All of the Loschiavo's
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