Brendan Padgett's Memorial Fund



Brendan James Padgett
April 3, 2010 - October 18, 2014

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~Winnie the Pooh

On October 18, 2014, the world was forever changed and for so many of us, Cassie especially, it will never be the same.  Her sweet, brave little boy, was taken from this world far too soon in a tragic accident.  Cassie is left trying to put together the pieces to a puzzle that will probably never make sense. 

As a full time Mommy, college student and working a regular job, making ends meet was challenging enough.  Amid this unimaginable and unbearable loss, we set up this fund in order to help Cas with little Brendan's final expenses and to allow Cassie some breathing room financially to take the time she needs to grieve the loss of her precious baby boy.  

A thought and special request from Cassie's Aunt Erin...When we close our eyes we each see a vision of Brendan as we each knew him. Every memory is as different and as individual as we are. Every anecdote we recall reveals a special side of our sweet spirited little guy.

We all want Brendan to live again. It is your individual vision and the recounting of his legacy, as short as it was, that will bring him back to life. Speak of him often, because stories and memories are truly an afterlife. His legacy is worthwhile and his life is honored when recounted time after time.

If you knew Brendan, whether directly or indirectly through Cas, Katie (Auntie), Stephanie (Nana) or Earl (Papa), and have a story or a memory you can recall, we'd love to hear of it on the comments section so we can share it with Cassie.

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together.. there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we're apart...I'll always be with you."
~Winnie the Pooh

Donations

  • Whimsy and Wood 
    • $130 
    • 68 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 68 mos
  • Nick Knieriem 
    • $100 
    • 68 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 68 mos
  • Scott Mapes 
    • $10 
    • 68 mos
See all

Organizer

Erin Hoppin 
Organizer
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more