On December 21st 2015, just four days before Christmas, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle in Afghanistan carried out an attack on a joint patrol of Afghan and Coalition Forces. Six people were murdered in the attack, one of which was Peter Taub, a Cheltenham High School graduate. Personally for me, stories like this never really hit home. I try to empathize with the families without fully understanding the gravity of the situation. This Christmas, Pete’s family and friends are mourning the life of the kindest, most warm hearted soul that God could take from us. This last 24 hours has been a challenge.
Pete’s Family- his lovely wife, Christina, and his beautiful daughter, and my goddaughter, Penelope are going to need our help. His family is strong, and I know they will pull through, but far past the immediate shock and sadness of losing Pete, his family will have to move on without their daddy and husband. The emotional toll alone is hard to bear, but the financial obligations will make this challenge that much harder.
I am pleading with you all to send anything you can for this family. We all understand that money will not bring back Pete, but we have an opportunity to change the course of how this story plays out for this family. Military families across the country do not have it easy. They're underpaid, they're overworked, and their families are left too vulnerable to the challenges that life brings.
Whether it be $1.00 or $1,000.00 we are so thankful that you have found it in your heart to help a family in need this holiday season.
If you cannot give any money, we understand but we ask you, at the very least, to share this GoFundMe Campaign with your friends and family…..It will not cost you anything to get the word out.
We can’t thank you enough for your support and will keep you posted on our progress.