Unexpected Tragedy

How do I even start? To lose my mother and my 7 year old nephew at the same time, words can't express what I'm feeling right now. This just doesn't seem real to me. My mom and nephew was hit by a train on Februaury 6, 2018. They both were ejected from the truck, thrown 175 feet away. I can't imagine what they were thinking or feeling at that moment. This is one of the hardest things that my family has ever had to deal with in our entire lives. To be the one to go to the Coroner's office to identify my mom and nephew was beyond devasting. My family and I are going through so many feelings right now, although we really don't know what to feel. My famly is praying for God's guidance, his help, and covering for our family. 

My mom was our backbone. She did everything for everyone. If she couldn't give every individual what they needed or even wanted in life, she will be sure that they were well fed. She will open up her heart and her door to everyone. She just had a big heart overall. She was the go to person for so many different people. She did anything she could for everybody. We all loved her so dearly. My nephew was only 7 years old, just two weeks away from his birthday. He was so bright and full of energy. He will definitely keep you laughing and entertained. He had the courage of a lion. He didn't get the opportunity to experience life yet. He was such a good kid and didn't deserved to be taken away from us so soon. He was just an innocent child, my nephew. Neither one of them deserved to be killed in such a tragic way. 

We all have lost so much, but my brother lost his son, his only child, and his mom all at once. He really need everyone's prayers to help overcome this unfortunate life changing event. This is something that you can never prepare for. Our family is asking for everyone who is willing and able to help us bury our mom and nephew. We are grateful for whatever you can give. Please keep our family in your prayers because we really need it. Thank you all so much and we appreciate everything.  



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  • Shawna Trousdale 
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Julius McClellan 
Organizer
Calumet City, IL
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