To begin with I would like to thank everyone who has been so supportive, dedicated, and willing to be there for us during this very difficult time.

As many of you know my son COLLIN had been fighting for his life at Eglestons CHOA for the last approx. 4 weeks .  It is with great sadness that I tell you on March 26, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. he passed away.  Between his battle with healing his lungs and an infection he just no longer had the fight in him to continue. He held on much longer than anyone predicted and fought with every once of strength he could find.  He was an extremely courageous,  brave, strong & willful young man.        
He was buried at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Acworth Georgia on the corner of Highway 92 and Woodstock Road today @ 2:30 approximately,  March 30th .  Collin had his viewing at Woodstock Funeral Home followed by mass at 1 p.m. delivered by Deacon Vick Taylor from St Michael's Church in Woodstock. Both the viewing and Mass were beautiful and extremely heartfelt. There were several times where a dry eye could not be found within the entire Chapel. I believe that my son's funeral did honor and Justice to the type of life that he lived. He was the type of man who had an amazing imagination and love of life and genuine belief in the good of all people.   
This GoFundMe was created to help with the expenses of Collins Funeral, his burial, gravestone plaque,  medical expenses associated with his hospitalization & to help catch up on some of the household bills we have gotten behind on while being unable to work while at his bedside during the month he was hospitalized and throughout this entire process.  The cost comes to approx. 12,000 with funeral fees attached of course.  With some of the amazing donations we have already received,  and the children's hospitals donation of $500 we are getting closer to paying off all his funeral, medical and other Bill's.  
Again we can not thank you for all you have done.  We honestly had no idea the impact Collins story would have or how he himself impacted so many.
We would be extremely grateful for any continued support, donations or help you would be able to provide us during this very difficult time while we try and put our lives back together.  

please continue to pray for our family that we have the strength as each day goes by to continue healing. Thank you all again so very very much.
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Kara Martin
Acworth, GA
David Sharp

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