Shawn Gravelle, beloved husband of Kerry and father to Adam and Amanda, was diagnosed with terminal cancer on January 1st, 2020. It came as a complete shock to him and his family. He was only 45 years old, and had developed colon cancer that spread to his liver and lungs.
In the early morning of January 12th, Shawn passed away, after being home from the hospital for a day and a half.
Amanda is 17 years old and a senior in high school. Adam is 12 and in 6th grade. Both are amazing kids - kind, thoughtful, and brilliant; just like their father.
All donations will go towards college funding for these two wonderful kids.
Additional Information, at the request of the GoFundMe team:
1.) Who I am - I am Erik Gravelle, Shawn's brother.
2.) Where I'm from - I live in Erie, Pennsylvania. My wife, kids, and I moved to Erie 6 years ago after living in Bloomington, IL for many years.
3.) My relationship to the parties I'm raising funds for - I am Adam and Amanda's uncle and Kerry's brother in law.
4.) How the funds will be used - All funds raised in this campaign will be used to pay for tuition and other college costs for Adam and Amanda. The funds will be distributed directly to Kerry to be directed at her discretion to college savings accounts for Adam and Amanda.