Help Alexandria get to Argentina

Hi everyone,

I have some sad news. Alexandria's dad, Arthur hanks, became ill by an unknown agent a couple of weeks ago. He lived in Mendoza, Argentina while working on a business startup. After a week of tests the cause of Arthur's condition was still unknown. While doctors were diagnosing Arthur, his immune system weakened significantly. Last night doctors made a last attempt at an exploratory surgey and discovered a large infection in his intestine and stomach. In his weakened state Arthur did not survive the night. I had the joy of getting to know Art over the past five years; very few people have led such a full life and loved their families so much. Arthur doesn't have a spouse or any family in Argentina so his siblings will be traveling to Mendoza at the end of this week to gather his belonings, clean out his apartment, and arrange for a funeral to be held in Arthur's hometown, San Diego. This is where I get to the part where I say how Alexandria and I are poor students who work part-time to get by and we need help purchasing a ticket to send Alexandria to Mendoza with her brother and sisters. The Hanks family is very close and this is a rare opportunity for them to come together over a loss in the family (Both of Alexandria's sisters live in France). Small donations can help us out more than I can really describe in words. Money raised will purchase a ticket on Friday this week (12/1). Funds generated will go directly to Alexandria to make the purchase. Thank you so much for your generosity, it means the world to us.
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    • $20 
    • 45 mos
  • Leslie Campbell 
    • $50 
    • 45 mos
  • Alex Parker 
    • $15 
    • 45 mos
  • Laetitia Simonin 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Erica Kinsel 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

John Messina 
Olympia, WA
Alexandria Hanks 
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