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Support Dima's family

$19,120 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 432 people in 29 days
Created June 17, 2019
39994808_1560986839699085_r.jpeg15 000 is the amount to cover the funeral and memorial and all the funds above will be used by Dima's family to cover all the supporting expenses.

On June 10th 2019 our good friend, brother and son Dmitry Koltsov was killed in a random act of violence in Los Angeles.

Dmitry, also known as Dima, lived an inspiring life, from skating in Moscow, to teaching surfing in Sri Lanka, to surfing the waves of Southern California. He was a truly selfless soul, constantly helping and supporting his friends in whatever way he could. Community was everything to him – he loved his friends even more than his skateboard, and was always bringing people together and making new friends no matter where he went. You only get the chance to meet someone like Dima once, and he left a lasting impact on everyone he met. He always wore a huge smile on face, and was known for his maniacal laugh. Whenever he was in the room, everyone knew. It was impossible to not be happy and laughing around Dima, he knew how to enjoy life better than anyone else, and wanted everyone around him to enjoy it with him.

Dima was always quiet about his status in the action sports community, but he was an accomplished athlete. Among his achievements are a bronze medal in the 2010 Russian Big Air Snowboard Championship, and a silver medal at the Swiss Open Halfpipe Championship. He was a prolific skateboarder, and was a leading force of building some of Russia's first skateparks. He has traveled the world to skateboard, surf, and snowboard, both professionally and recreationally. He was a master of his crafts, and never ceased to wow those around him with his skills.

Dima helped everyone around him, without ever asking anything in return. Let's repay the favor, and get Dima home to his family and help them with costs of properly putting our friend to rest. 

For information on this tragedy, please read the article below. 
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rhett-nelson-charged-deputy-killing-20190613-story.html

An LA Times article covering more of the story will be released soon, and we will update the page with a link once it is released. 

Thank you so much for your support.39994808_1560986752297254_r.jpeg
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Dear Donors! We greatly appreciate all the support for Dima's family!
I would like to explain how the funds will reach the family. I personally would withdraw the funds on a special account in an American bank that we opened only for the support of Dima. His parents and family live in Russia and Gofundme doesn't allow the withdrawals direct to Russian accounts, that's why I'm helping with that. As soon as the funds get to the American account opened by me I'll make the wire transfer to the account opened by Dima's father.
I will post the updates and hope we will be able to do it fast.
Thank you again million times.
Alla Pochtar Steiner
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Thanks so much to everyone for helping us hit our initial goal of 15K. That amount will be used to help cover the expenses of sending Dimas body to russia and for funeral expenses. There will be many additional costs. Such as, taking care of all Dimas personal property and homes, family must apply for US visas and travel here from russia as well as a potential service in Los Angeles. The total amount required for all this is still unknown. All further donations are still extremely helpful to Dimas family and friends.
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Dima loved and would do anything for his friends. Let's help Dimas family to pay the costs to send his body home to russia and funeral costs.
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Raised by 432 people in 29 days
Created June 17, 2019
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