My name is Naomi Donohoe and I have had the honor and privilege of being Nevaeh's momma. My gorgeous babygirl left us unexpectedly in a tragic car accident two weeks ago. My only child died 2 months after she turned 17. Her dad and I divorced when she was very young and I raised her alone. Nevaeh graduated high school at the age of 16, 4 months prior to her untimely end. Nevaeh was working hard at Chipotle and about to start college and had the world at her fingertips.
Nevaeh excelled at everything she did: dance, competitive cheerleading, gymnastics, beauty pageants, in high school she cheered, ran track, was highly intelligent earning 2 presidential awards and most of the time straight A's, she was highly talented with makeup(her side job was makeup for prom and other events for young women), modeling/fashion shows.
I felt guilt by going to college when she was a baby, then I became an x-ray tech and loved what I did and had 2 jobs to give her a better life. About 10 years ago my injuries from my service in the Army required around 12 surgeries/procedures within 5 years (which only worsened my conditions) and I had to retire as a permanently disabled veteran. I felt bad that I was always in pain and felt it was a burden she should not have had to bear.
Nevaeh is the most beautiful soul inside and out that I have been blessed to know. She is the most fantastic thing I have ever done with my life. She was stunningly gorgeous, sweet, kind, smart, loving, lovable, ambitious, loyal, outgoing, funny, I could go on for years of how special my daughter was. I am so lost and broken without her, there are no words to describe the unbearable pain and ache of losing my only beautiful sweet babygirl. It has been just the two of us for so long and I miss her fiercely. I would baby massage her and tickle (a massage with my nails), and massage her scalp every day since her birth. I miss her smile, her smell, her hugs, the funny little sayings to each other about how much we loved each other, and as a teenager would annoy her if I did this in front of her friends but she would do it anyway. Nevaeh always called me her rock but in reality she was mine. She called me her mother, her father; and her best friend (when she was older). I have never loved anyone as much as her or missed anyone as much as I have right now, my love for her was the sweetest, purest, unconditional love I have had the fortunate grace to experience. She brought so much light and joy into everyone's life. This doesn't feel right or real, and I'll never understand this.
I've never done this before and appreciate any help and all of the kind words and gestures we have received. I don't know some of people who have stopped by my house, I want to thank everyone for their kindness, flowers, cards, letters, calls, texts, food, love and support. I haven't been able to see many people or talk and thank everyone for their patience. I miss my angel so much. The money will go towards my sweet Nevaeh's funeral/memorial, headstone, and 2 or 3 memorial benches-I'd like to put one at the spot she lost her life, one at the cemetery, and one at our house. I have many ideas to make the service special as she deserves that, any ideas are welcome. If we happen to go over the goal I'd like to setup a memorial fund in Nevaeh's honor later on and would appreciate any help on how to do so. If we don't make the goal then I will do whatever it takes by way of loans, etc. to accomplish as much as I can. We have a week and a half to raise the funds in time for the funeral. It's taken me this long to get this up as it's painful and I am having a very hard time. Once we have the details of her funeral/memorial finalized they will be available on Holloway Funeral Home website. Thank you for helping to lay my beautiful daughter to rest. Love, Naomi & Nevaeh
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