Help with Michelle Whittum’s burial hospital costs

Hello friends and family,

My name is Katlynn and I am Michelle’s step daughter. I am putting together this Go Fund Me in her honor to help my dad with the costs of her funeral, celebration of life and medical bills. As everyone knows these things are costly and can take a toll on the spouse and family. Also as many of Michelle’s beloved friends know that she was uninsured so this has put a big burden on my dad. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. Please share this with all her friends and family. Below is the message from her son Nico Ferate:

Together with her husband Joseph Whittum.
Its been a hell of a week for us all, and we appreciate the outreach and the love, understanding,
and care everyone has shown us; from the bottom of our hearts, it means the whole world to us.
With that being said, it's with a heavy heart I have to make this update. At 2:05 am, Michelle
Whittum passed away, peacefully and quietly. The week was filled with us fighting against all
odds to ensure she could recover and live the happiest life, but with every passing hour
everything seemed to be getting worse.
As many of you know, my mother was suffering from depression; which (if you didn't know) can
rear its ugly head at any time, and it comes and goes in waves. The full picture of this death; is
exactly that. I don't want to remember her for being depressed, and I don't think it'll be possible
for me to. I'll remember going on car rides and making her listen to ONE song of mine, and she'll
play a dozen of hers as payback. I'll remember her passion for owls, cupcakes, and of course,
the trolls. I choose to remember all the times she made me laugh, and how she taught me some
of the greatest lessons I'll ever hold dear to myself; its okay to not grow up, as long as your
happy. Its okay to be sad, as long as you'll be happy with your friends and family the next day
Thank you all again, for your understanding and love. If you have any photos or music or
memories or anything, please don't hesitate to post them. I'll miss you mom

we will all love and miss her dearly! She is survived by her husband Joe, kids: Nico, Bryn, and Kaynn(Katie), grandchildren: Keelynn (Kiki), and many brothers and sisters.


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Katlynn Burress 
Bothell, WA
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