Funeral cost for Makunin family

Please join in prayer while we mourn the tragic loss of my cousin, Aaron Makunin, who was 17 years old. He was a twin in a family of 4 kids. He had such a kind heart and all his siblings would agree.

On Friday, January 31, he told his family he was going fishing (which he loves to do). Coming home around 5pm, that same day, no one knew would be his last. He drove a Mercedes and he was going the speed limit. His siblings state Aaron never used his phone while driving. Investigators said the Mercedes was traveling south on NE 72nd Avenue when it drifted across the centerline and into the path of the Ford van. Firefighters said emergency responders worked for 20 minutes to extricate the Mercedes driver but he died at the scene. The other driver — a 27-year-old Battle Ground resident — was taken to a hospital but is expected to survive. Investigators said it's not clear why the teen crossed into the wrong lane.

This devastating news was delivered to them by a Sheriff who knocked at their door later that evening. Aaron’s twin brother, Phillip, answered the door along with his dad. Later that night family, friends and pastors came to mourn and support the family. If you have it in your heart to support them in this difficult time, please do. Anything helps. God bless.

My name is Tania Malanchuk, and I am the cousin (and was like a second mom) to Aaron. I babysat them as kids and watched them grow before my eyes. I am organizing this GoFundMe to cover the cost of all funeral expenses and to help with living expenses since the soul provider (the father) will be taking time off work to spend with his grieving family. I have appointed my aunt (Aaron’s mom) as the beneficiary to receives the given funds. Thank you to all who are generous in their giving  


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Organizer and beneficiary

Tania Malanchuk 
Vancouver, WA
Yelena Makunin 
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