Mateo’s Memorial Fund

On January 18th my 16 year old son gave his life to save another. My son was attempting to help a friend who fell into the water from the pier.

His friend was pulled to safety and is recovering. Rescuers searched for my son, but they were unsuccessful as weather and darkness made the operation dangerous.

My son was a happy and caring young man. His friends shared a quote he was known for...”if my friends are happy, I’m happy”

I want to honor his memory by creating a scholarship that can help other teens achieve their potential.

Please help me honor my son’s heroic act by donating. The donations will go towards college scholarships for Grayslake North High School students.

With gratitude,
Susan Medina

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    • $10 
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    • $50 
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    • $40 
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Fundraising team (6)

Susan Medina 
Organizer
Raised $8,953 from 90 donations
Grayslake, IL
Amanda Medina 
Team member
Raised $325 from 5 donations
Peter Gomez 
Team member
Raised $200 from 2 donations
Karina Garcia 
Team member
Raised $80 from 3 donations
Elizabeth Medina 
Team member
Raised $70 from 2 donations
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