On January 12th, my family lost our Austin. Our hearts are shattered and we are trying to understand this terrible loss. Austin was an amazing son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend. He was the comedian of the family and gave the world's best hugs. We will forever miss his charasmatic ways, his beautiful blue eyes, and contagious smile. Austin loved his family and friends immensely and wanted nothing more than to protect each and everyone of us.
Any money raised from this GoFundMe will first be used to help pay for Austin's funeral expenses. Before Austin left for bootcamp, he and I talked about what his wishes were should something happen to him while he was serving our country. He told me that he would want to help Sammi pay for college and for his whole family to do something fun together in his memory. So, should there be any money left over after the funeral expenses the money will used to help Sammi with her college expense and also for our family to have some family fun in Austin's memory.
Thank you for all of your well wish and condolences. The outpour of love and support for Austin and our family has been absolutely amazing. We all have one of the greatest Guardian Angels we could ever ask for.
EDIT: I would like to clarify to everyone that any money collected is to help Austin's mom and dad cover the unexpected costs of his funeral. Should there by any money left after funeral cost it will go to Sammi Floarke for college. My family had zero intentions of going on a trip or vacation. I assure you this account was set up with the best of intentions and promise to provide any donors with a description of where the money goes.