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Hailee & Christian Crawford Fund

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Prospect HS 60th Anniversary Concert
Thank you to  the volunteers for their time.  We appreciate all that you gave  - event organizer(s), volunteers to help run and setup/takedown, the guitar club, the young talent & bands, generous basket/gift donors (over 40 donations), food trucks, and those who joined us.  Amazing people and talent.
Thank you kindly to all (as well as anyone we left out)
Burger Baron -  kindly continues to collect donations -pls stop by
132 E Golf Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(they are amazing & have a great menu too)

- Thank you to all for being you and for supporting the Crawford Family!  
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With a heavy heart, I have to establish this.  On Thursday Feb 16, 2017, Kevin Crawford, 52, and his wife Anita, 50, were driving with their oldest daughter Kirsten, 20, when a unexpected tragedy struck. 

This horrific & unthinkable tragedy happened while they were doing what most of us do - attending activities or sporting events.  Kevin, Anita, and Kirsten died in a tragic car accident around 8:53pm.  The reckless driver was driving over 100mph (posted limit is 40mph).  He slammed into their car, leaving it unrecognizable and turning the world upside down.  The driver has had numerous driving suspensions.  "The crash is the worst I've seen in 40 years," said Des Plaines Police Chief Bill Kushner. "Anyone driving that fast is just plain reckless."

They leave behind 2 young children, Hailee, 15, & Christian, 9.  It breaks my heart to think about what these kids are going through.  Not only did these children lose both parents, but they also lost their big sister.   Hailee, is now taking on a new role in providing strength for her brother.

Desperately, they need our love and support. Whether it is emotionally, financially, or simple prayers; please try to keep them close to your heart.

Kevin was the founder of the Chicago Fire Juniors Gold Soccer team. They were a close family that seemed to always be together, especially on the soccer field.  On mornings at the grade school you could see Kevin volunteering his time helping students out of their cars as their parents dropped them off.   Anita was always upbeat, smiling and took time to stop to talk to you.  I remember seeing Kirsten picking up her brother and sister from the school or helping out on the soccer field. 

Considering the circumstances, the need to reach out is urgent.  This website has been established in hopes to help the 2 remaining Crawford children & their family manage this extraordinarily difficult time.  Any donation is appreciated, but if you are unable to donate, thank you for taking the time to read.  Please Share / Post this message and say a prayer for this family. The Crawford’s were a  loving family – pictured (left to right) Hailee, Anita (mother), Kirsten, Christian, & Kevin (father).

Thanks for your help and support.   Something this tragic changes you; it changes me.


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    • 6 yrs

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J Gerdes
Arlington Heights, IL
Ursel & Erwin Schmidt

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