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The Sheils Family

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Please consider donating to the Sheils family, as they were tragically impacted by the Pennsylvania flash flood on July 15, 2023.

As some of you may know, our family suffered a terrible tragedy this weekend. On Saturday evening, while driving to our parent's house for a BBQ, my brother, Jim, his fiance, Katie, Katie's mother, and Jim and Katie's three children were caught in a sudden flash flood. Miraculously, Jim and his oldest son, Jack, survived, as did Katie's mother, Dahlia. Unfortunately, Katie did not survive, and their two children, Matilda (Mattie), 2 years old, and Conrad, 9 months are still missing. As you can imagine, we are completely devastated by this unthinkable nightmare.

We've received an incredible outpouring of love and support, and we are so grateful for everyone's kindness and prayers. Many people have asked how they can support the family, so we have created this GoFundMe page to provide some relief for Jack and Jim.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers.

With love and thanks,

Erin Sheils Ellis



  • Barbara Finamore
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • Nuria Pellicer
    • $200 
    • 3 mos
  • Jordan Alexander
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous
    • $250 
    • 3 mos
  • Katie Hahn
    • $300 
    • 3 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Amanda Breckenridge
Columbus, OH
James Sheils

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