Honoring Aaron Loftus: Support for Kari and Sloan

On the evening of June 2nd, 2020, the world lost a one-of-a-kind husband, father and friend in Aaron Loftus. There’s no world in which Kari and Sloan should be without Aaron and our hearts are shattered.

To honor Aaron, we want to encircle Kari and Sloan with support in the wake of their unthinkable loss. Please give generously as Kari faces uncertainty in providing ongoing care for Sloan without Aaron. 

In April of last year, Aaron and Kari welcomed a unicorn into their family in the form of their daughter Sloan LouElla. Sloan was born deafblind and later diagnosed with CHARGE syndrome. Minutes after she was born, Aaron took Sloan in his arms and into a life flight helicopter to gain a family of supporters at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.

Aaron adored his daughter and has been her fierce advocate and champion the past 14 months. To quote one of his favorite t-shirts, Aaron “love[s] inclusion & someone rare.” He did so with unmatched enthusiasm.

Most of all, Aaron was devoted to Kari Harbath. Kari was the love of Aaron’s life. In their 13+ years together, they were best friends and teammates in creating a beautiful life as a family. It’s hard to imagine there was ever a time when Aaron and Kari weren’t together, unified in their dedication to making our world a kinder, better and more beautiful place. Aaron was Kari’s rock, especially as they experienced the challenges of Sloan’s diagnosis and the unexpected passing of Kari’s mother, Kim, who was every bit a mother to Aaron, last September.

Aaron and Kari balanced and supported each other as they raised Sloan. To have seen Aaron and Kari together was to witness an exceptionally special love. Words cannot adequately express the void that remains without Aaron by Kari’s side. 

Our aim with this campaign is to provide Kari and Sloan with financial support as they face the immediate loss of Aaron’s income and care. Thank you for your love and continuing the kindness for which Aaron was so well known. All funds will be given directly to Kari.
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    • $50 
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    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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    • $40 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mariangel Babbel 
American Fork, UT
Kari Harbath