On Friday, November 18th, Chris and Mary Wesolowicz were shopping at Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington. On returning to their vehicle, they interrupted an attempted car theft. Chris and Mary were shot in an unnecessary act of violence as the criminals fled from the scene. Chris was killed and Mary was rushed to the ER. She will make a full recovery, but the magnitude of his loss is immeasurable and there is a hole in all of our lives.
Chris was a man of great passion and this showed with every endeavor. When he engaged in any adventure, it was with all of his being. Chris LOVED the renaissance faire, camping, and being a dog dad...He was never one to turn down a wild adventure...or a cuddle puddle. Chris was an unabashedly, open-hearted person and loved without limits. He was proudly polyamorous and showed his love freely. He would be happy that his wife, Mary, and his girlfriend, Kali, have each other and their chosen family to hold onto during this challenging time.
Mary posted on her Facebook "Chris was one of the most selfless people you could have ever met, he was always stepping in to lend a hand and never asking when he himself needed help. He was fun-loving and had so many adventures ahead of him.
I urge you to tell your loved ones that you love them, always let that be the last thing you say to them, because you never know when it will be the last time."
And Kali said, "He was warmth, smiles and the sun. It didn't matter if it was the first time meeting you or the 15th but he had the warmest hugs and the brightest smile and protected all who were near."
Mary and Kali have had such an outpouring of love and support through these extremely tough first days. So many people have asked how they can help and support.
We've started this fundraiser at $10,000 to cover those items we've immediately identified, but we will continue adjusting it as expenses and unforeseen circumstances continue to surface. For now, we know of these needs and helpful items:
Family Travel Expenses
Self-Care Items for Mary & Kali