My aunt is still making payments on the funeral and really needs help to buy a headstone for her son. His grave is still unmarked, and it would mean so much to her if anyone could help out.
Thank you again to everyone who has helped already ❤
And here is something he wrote that my aunt wanted me to share here with everyone, along with a more recent photo of him. (The main photo was the only one I had at the time I created the campaign).
My cousin, Brian Joseph “Bj” Hicks, passed away a few days ago. His mom, my Aunt Sandra, any of you that know her know how kind and generous and loving she is. You know she’d do anything for anyone, and even more for her kids. No one has a bigger heart than her. And her heart is broken right now. She was the one who found him. I can’t begin to imagine her pain and trauma. Bj may have been a man, but that was her baby. It doesn’t matter how old our kids get, they’ll always be our babies. And he was hers.
And now she’s faced with enormous financial difficulty because she wants to be able to give him a respectable funeral. Not even anything fancy, just a basic, small, and humble funeral.
But she has been lied to, disrespected, and given the runaround on where to go. At one funeral home we went to, the lady even laughed while telling her the only casket they had in her price range was a pink one.
This last place she went, the man told her it would be okay, he would work with her, and let her make payments on it that she could afford. He forgot to mention that she would have to pay half the total cost up front first, before they’d even give her son a funeral. The total cost is near $8k.
They’ve already prepped his body, and put him into a casket, so even if we were able to switch funeral homes at this point she would still owe for those services.
My aunt is disabled. My cousin was disabled. They do not have money. My family isn’t rich. But my aunt worked hard all her life until she had to get on disability. She’s always worked hard for her family. And now she needs help. She deserves so much better than this. And so does Bj.
Please, is there anyone who can help? Even a little?
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