Mandy Franklin is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Wendy Ludwick.
Little Gavin is a sweet, seven-year-old boy, very much loved by his family and friends. He was viciously attacked by a 32 year-old man on his way home from swimming at a neighbor’s house and found bloodied in the street, in a seizure. The man, now in custody, picked up a large rock, grabbed Gavin and slammed it into the right side of his little head! His amazing, loving and kind momma, Wendy Ludwick, just lost her husband to cancer a few months ago. She is now raising her two children alone, on a school teacher’s salary. Y’all, she is the kindest and best of us. Definitely one of our better angels and Gavin did NOT deserve this. I know the world is haywire right now. I know the future is uncertain. But this is where we need to shine and lift up those of us in need. All the money raised here will go to Gavin’s medical care, therapy, and anything the family needs to care for him, and themselves, as they focus on his healing and rehabilitation. The perpetrator has been arrested. Thankfully, the attack was caught on a neighbor’s security camera. However, little Gavin is fighting for his life now and his future is unknown. He was intubated and some of his very fractured skull removed to allow his brain to swell without further injury. I am asking, as a mother and human, that you give anything. One, two, five dollars. Any little bit is appreciated to help this family face what we know is going to be a long, hard, expensive road ahead. If you are unable to donate, please consider sharing this post. We are all praying for Gavin to pull through and your prayers are much appreciated, also. Please. We’d all hope others would do the same for us if we were in this situation. I will update as more info comes in on the investigation. I am grateful for whatever you can give.