Funeral Costs/ Family Expenses

On January 1, 2018, a 30 year old Katrina Vernitsky suffered several strokes, putting her in a coma for 11 days. On January 11, 2018 Katrina suffered a brain bleed which left her clinically brain dead. She if currently on life support until organ harvesting surgery takes place. This is a very difficult time for her children, fiancé, brother, and father. Katrina and her Fiancé, Ian have 2 children ages 8 and 12. They were getting by on two incomes, but since Katrina’s situation began, Ian has missed a lot of work and Katrina’s income is no more. Ian still has a job, and $635 in donations have been raised so far by family and friends. Unfortunately the family is unable to pay for end of life expenses, cremation, funeral, or memorial services. We are asking for as much help as we can to give Katrina the memorial that she deserves and any left over money would help her children and family to adjust to life without her.
Katrina was a kind and loving woman. She had a huge heart and would help anyone she could. She always put her children and other people first. She had a smile and laugh that was contagious and there wasn’t a person who met her that could ever forget her. Katrina is an organ donor and her organs will be helping many people. We ask that if you can help the family in anyway, please donate.

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. If you cannot donate, please share and pray for the family. Thank you and God Bless!
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    • $25 
    • 43 mos
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    • $25 
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    • $20 
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Justin Smoot 
Quakertown, PA
Katrina Vernitsky 
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