Help for the Engelbart Family

JoEllen lost her battle with COVID-19 on January 2, 2021. She gave her all during her fight and because of her efforts JoEllen and Matt’s son, Ross Matthew, made his grand entrance into the world 3 months early.  Baby Ross is a fighter just like his mother and will spend the next few months getting healthy to come home. We are raising money to help Matt navigate his new normal (baby supplies, baby clothes, daycare, one-income household) and pay for the medical bills that will come from JoEllen’s hospitalization and Ross’ time in the NICU (both for 2020 and 2021).  The funds are going to be released directly to JoEllen's husband Matt (the beneficiary of this fundraiser).

GoFundMe requires me to identify my relationship to the family - I am one of JoEllen's good friends and coworkers.  I am just one of many that are here to support Matt and baby Ross in JoEllen's absence.


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  • Sara Mitchell 
    • $150 
    • 1 hr
  • Fabien Colas 
    • $20 
    • 9 hrs
  • Lauren Jenkins 
    • $20 
    • 20 hrs
  • Jan Mackulak 
    • $50 
    • 21 hrs
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Kelly Conlon 
Kansas City, MO
Matthew Engelbart 
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