Shemwell Family Tragedy

On September 17th Liz and Ben Shemwell lost their youngest son Marco in a sudden loss. The Shemwells need all the prayers and love you can give during this difficult time. 

I have known the Shemwells for many years by having the pleasure of caring for their children. When Marco was just a toddler his teachers and I began calling him our Sour Patch Kid. One moment he would be so strong willed, the next he would steal your heart. In an instant. Marco was such a joy to be around. Always so eager to learn about what this big world had to offer. At daycare we got to watch him grow up along friends, their friendships turned in sibling-like bonds, looking out for one another; pure love. And for my teachers and I, he became family to us. 

Your donations will help give them the support they need to have time to process, grieve, and attempt to heal after experiencing the worst event that could ever happen to a parent. It's unimaginable to most of us to comprehend what they are going through. There is nothing that can be done to ease the pain that comes with such an unexpected tragedy. They will never stop loving, missing, and grieving for the loss of Marco. However, your donations will give them the time and financial help they will need to get through this rough time. 

Thank you for your donations, thoughts, and prayers for the Shemwells.

Donations (0)

  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 14 mos
  • Judy Duncan 
    • $1,000 
    • 15 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 15 mos
  • Blue Giraffe 
    • $2,970 
    • 15 mos
  • Samantha Wright 
    • $25 
    • 15 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Shannon Andreas 
Winchester, KY
Elizabeth Shemwell 
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