In February 2007, twins Bradley and Brandon turned 21. Three weeks later, Terri and Gene received word that Brandon, a U.S. Army Soldier and member of the elite “Night Stalker” battalion had been killed when the helicopter he was in was shot down over Afghanistan. The family mourned their son and brother but knew in their hearts he died as a hero doing what he loved. As hard as it was, they pressed on but this was the second major loss for the boys and the struggle took its toll, especially for the brothers.
In early August 2017, once again Terri and Gene got the news that yet another of their sons had been found unresponsive. The youngest, Cole, had become yet another victim of the heroin and opioid epidemic and, yet again, this family went into survival mode as they tried to pull it all together and lay to rest the “baby” of their family. But this was only part one of a short, devastating chapter of their lives because only four month later, on Christmas Eve, the oldest brother, Bryan, was found dead, also. It was drugs.....AGAIN.
The grief for this family is suffocating. Parents shouldn’t have to bury a child, let alone three of them. It doesn’t make sense. How much grief should one family have to bear? As if the pain of losing children is not enough, there is also the enormous cost. Funerals are so expensive and the family is still trying to pay off the bill from Cole’s service.
This is where WE CAN HELP. There are two things the Gordon’s need more than anything right now. First, will you please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as you go through your day and, secondly, would you please consider making a donation (of any amount) to help ease some of the heavy burden they are feeling? Wouldn’t it be so much easier if they could focus more on grieving and healing from their losses than having to worry and fret over the additional monetary debt they will be left with after the cards and visits have stopped and everyone else has gone back to their normal lives?
PLEASE, PLEASE help!
Thank you and may God bless you.
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