Give them time to grieve

Our family in Arizona has suffered now two devastating losses. We would like to raise money so Shiona can have the time she needs to grieve her only son. He was only 15 years old and passed from complications of type 1 diabetes. She has already faced the pain of losing her brother to Leukemia. We are raising money to help her with bills, grocery, etc so she doesn't feel the pressure to go back to work right away. They unselfishly made the decision to donate her son's organs so that he can help save the lives of others, lets show her how much we can give to help her through this difficult time. This is from her mother that posted what it was like for them during the last few minutes of being with him during the organ donation process:

The hospital, organ donation team & child life crisis councilor put together a honor walk today. 
They encouraged us to decorate his bed. He was dressed in one of Wayne's Bengal hoodies, AJ Green's jersey laying on his legs & wearing his favorite sunglasses. We were given a card to write something about him on it to be read to the surgeons. 
Family, friends & hospital staff lined both sides of the hallway. Holding signs. Everyone crying The security guard,  who gave us hugs & words of encouragement every day, sang amazing grace in the most beautiful voice, as others joined him. 
We walked him to the staff elevator & sent him off with love & tears. 
I'm told this is the first honor walk they've done. They wanted to celebrate his life & his gift to save others. 
Video of it will be available in about a week. 
Surgery was expected to last about 5 hours & then will be transported to their destinations. 
It was one of the most heart touching things I've experienced. 
After, The family released 15 tiger striped balloons from the top of the parking garage. We watched them until we couldn't see them anymore, at one point, they almost made the shape of a heart.

May god bless this family and lets try to alleviate some burden.

Donations ()

  • Kathy Aranda 
    • $20 
    • 16 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 16 mos
  • Kimberly Bhatti  
    • $10 
    • 16 mos
  • Lynda Foster 
    • $150 
    • 17 mos
  • Michael Brazelton 
    • $50 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sheena Brown Cole 
Organizer
West Chester, OH
frank ford 
Beneficiary
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