Flowers for Ruby ~ Education Fund

"Tom Howe-a man I loved more than he would ever truly believe. A loyal partner, a loving father, a goofy guy, & an independent thinker. I will see your love through Ruby’s eyes and will be sure she is nurtured with the coping skills she needs to fight any mental struggles. I know you loved her more than anything and I know your heart was so tender. My wish is that you are free of the struggle and know how much I cared.

Hear me now, damnit. Don’t let pride, shame, or stigma run your life into solitude and disengagement. If you are hurt in any way, there are people that want to love and help you-you have to believe that and want to help yourself as well. Mental and emotional pain come engrained in some and paired with various struggles of life can feel like too much for one person to handle.

I hope you’re free And weightless on the top of your favorite mountaintop."

Ruby will forever be reminded of her father by her reflection in the mirror. She reflects his love and kindness. Tom wanted to provide for  Ruby and her education. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Ruby's education fund. Thank you for your support.

Donations ()

  • Leah Dorzweiler 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
  • Megan Laing 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Wanda Strukus 
    • $50 
    • 24 mos
  • Emily Moore 
    • $25 
    • 24 mos
  • Taarika George 
    • $20 
    • 24 mos
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Organizer

Callie Mescher 
Organizer
Cascade, IA
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