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Holding Shama's Family Up

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It breaks my heart to be asking for this support, because I am asking for you, our community, to step up and surround a family as they experience the loss of a bright, beautiful child who should never have been taken from us. 

The weight of funeral costs, lost wages, is nothing compared to the toll of losing a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, grandson...

No mother should outlive her child. 

Please join me in surrounding the Gaffney family in love, strength, spirit and community. While we all need this support, the Gaffneys need it most right now...

Your donation will go directly to the family, in real time. 

I will do my best to update as regularly as I can.

Funeral Services for Shama:
WHERE: Lasher Funeral Home, in Woodstock
100 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498
WHEN: Saturday November 7th from 3:00-6:00

The wake will be followed by a community gathering, with a special invite to Shama's friends and the young people of our community  to celebrate Shama's light, share stories, laugh (because laughter is important to Shama), cry and support eachOther. Food will be shared as well.
WHERE: Mountainview Studio,
20 Mountainview Avenue in the center of Woodstock. Walking distance from the Green. 
WHEN: Saturday November 7th from 6:30-9:00

With love, light and immense appreciation, 

Rachel Marco-Havens



  • Lynn Brown
    • $100 
    • 9 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Rachel Marco-Havens
Woodstock, NY
Elizabeth Solberg

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