Sonny Melton Scholarship Fund

It is with extreme sadness and broken hearts that we mourn the loss of a great young man, Sonny Melton.  

Sonny, 29, was a registered nurse from the small town of Big Sandy, Tennessee.   His life was cut short Sunday night in the mass shooting in Las Vegas as he protected his wife, Heather.  Sonny was one of the 58 people killed during the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

Your generous donations will be MATCHED by Apex Bank -- a beautiful act of kindness by his mother's longtime employer.

This fundraising effort is 100% for the Sonny Melton Scholarship Fund established by Apex Bank in his hometown of Big Sandy, TN.   This will be dedicated to assisting graduating seniors in pursuit of a nursing career as he so dearly loved.  Both his mother, Susan Melton and his wife, Heather Melton, will help direct the Fund.  This GoFundMe page has been established to support this noble effort by Susan Melton’s cousin, Mike Clayton.     Mr. Santiago Cuccarese, Senior Vice President, Apex Bank will oversee all transfers from GoFundMe to the non-profit Scholarship Fund.  Thank you Santiago and the rest of Apex Bank for the kindness shown during all of this. 

Many things have been written and aired about Sonny in the last several days about his kind giving nature and selfless acts.  His last action was a true testament to his selflessness as he shielded his beloved wife, Heather, as they ran for safety.  Sonny lost his life during this heroic attempt.  

His family is bent, but will not break.  Please help them see that his name lives on for generations to come and that his memory may continue to serve others in the same generous and giving way.
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    • $200 
    • 48 mos
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    • $25 
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    • $50 
    • 48 mos
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    • $300 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mike Clayton 
Big Sandy, TN
Susan Melton 
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