Matthew McLauchlan's Memorial Fund

"Grief is like the ocean, it comes in waves; ebbing and flowing..sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming..all we can do is learn to swim"

The heart wrenching story of Matt-a wonderful father with a beautiful son named Logan that Matt loved with every part of his being..suddenly taken away so unexpectedly; leaving a heart broken wife, father, step-father, mother, sisters, extended family,  friends in utter disbelief, and a little boy that is so clearly his father's son.   A young son who’s doing his best to understand. So often we say, if there's anything I can do..if there's any way I can help; and the answer is, yes-there is a way to help..whether you were a friend of Matt's or Jessica's or your heart just goes out to this sweet boy who is learning to cope in a world without his father, you're encouraged to make a donation. With so many unknowns ahead, we need to rise to the occasion and show our support for this is so important that we allow this family to focus on what is important-helping each other heal, learning to live without their beloved Matt, and most importantly ensuring that Logan maintains as much normalcy as possible. The family has also decided that a portion of the money raised will be put in place to start a college fund for Logan. We can all help through the generosity of giving and donations...anything and everything helps!


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  • Diane Stephenson 
    • $75 
    • 43 mos
  • Marcy Kerr 
    • $30 
    • 43 mos
  • George Tanner 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
  • Kim McFarlane 
    • $1,000 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Tonilynn Oxendine 
Chester, VA
Jessica McLauchlan 
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