Help Ed & Shelley through Their Tragedy

Ed and Shelley Komoszewski have devoted their lives to Christian ministry. Shelley has devoted 20+ years to Josh McDowell Ministries. Ed served as a pastor before authoring several Christian books on the person and work of Jesus Christ. He also serves alongside Dr. Daniel B. Wallace at The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM.)
Ed and Shelley are more than mere coworkers to us. They are dear friends enduring the most tragic event parents can face: the sudden death of their 17-year-old daughter, Emily.
On Monday, Nov 29, Emily suffered a sudden cardiac event from which she never recovered. She was discovered unresponsive by coworkers, rushed to a nearby hospital, flown by helicopter to a pediatric cardiac hospital, where she spent the night in ICU but never regained consciousness. As of Wednesday, Dec 1, she had no brain activity.
Ed and Shelley, having devoted their lives to the service of others in the name of Jesus Christ, are not wealthy. The cost of Emily's emergency care and her final arrangements are going to be very substantial, and keenly felt for people unprepared to bury their teenage daughter.
Will you help? 100% of all proceeds will go directly to Ed and Shelley to ease the financial impact of this tragedy.
For the suffering they are bound to face in the weeks and months to come, we ask for your prayers.
Dan Wallace, Pete Forde, and Mark Gaither
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Mark W. Gaither
Raised $35,305 from 633 donations
Frisco, TX
Ed Komoszewski
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Raised $11,105 from 72 donations
Pete Forde
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Raised $400 from 3 donations

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