New Year’s Day Family Tragedy

On New Year’s Day 2017, my dear sister and best friend Hawa Richlen and her husband Michael woke up to every parent’s worst nightmare. Their beloved 24-year old daughter Mariama was killed upon impact as the passenger in a tragic automobile accident.  

As a single mother, Mari leaves behind two small children, 7-year-old Abigail and 6-week-old baby Shawn. She loved her family immensely and aspired to be a labor and delivery nurse. We are now coming together to raise funds for the children who now have to grow up without a mother. The proceeds will go directly to the Richlen family to pay for the unexpected funeral costs and to set up a college fund for the babies.



We appreciate all your love, prayers, and support during this difficult time. God bless you!

Donations

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  • Patrick Lukulay 
    • $300 
    • 43 mos
  • Sunhee Kim 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Zack Jackson 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • afua serwaa 
    • $60 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Francesca Bamfo 
Organizer
West Chester, OH
Hawa Richlen 
Beneficiary
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