Felix's Savings Fund

$74,733 of $1 goal

Raised by 665 people in 2 months
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Logan Clausen  Bend, OR
On December 26th, Adam Clausen and Shannon O'Leary were killed in an car wreck on their way home from spending Christmas with Adam's family in Bend, OR, his home town. The couple's beloved four year-old son, Felix, was uninjured. Felix is safe and loved with family, but many people have reached out asking for a way to support him. The funds raised in this campaign will be used to fund his support and future education. 

Shannon O'Leary was a physics professor at Lewis and Clark College, where she loved teaching and was a strong proponent of women in the sciences.  Adam, also a physics professor for eight years, was a consultant at Kolisch Hartwell in Portland. They were married 2009. In addition to their son, Felix, the couple leaves behind an enormous, loving group of friends from various colleges where they taught and attended school in pursuit of their degrees, including the University of Puget Sound, the University of Oregon, Lawrence University, the University of Portland and Lewis and Clark. They also leave behind family, struggling to move forward in the absence of such bright and beautiful souls.

They were adventurous, intelligent, kind, loving and beloved and we miss them tremendously.
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Update 4
Posted by Logan Clausen
2 months ago
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Lewis & Clark IT has set up the following live streaming link for the Tribute on Saturday:

https://livestream.com/accounts/6041748/events/6928542

Please feel free to share.

Thanks
Logan
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Update 3
Posted by Logan Clausen
2 months ago
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Here is the link for the memorial service being held this Saturday in Portland

http://www.lclark.edu/live/events/222638-tribute-of-life-and-love-for-shannon-oleary-and

Thank you all again for your amazing support.

Logan
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Update 2
Posted by Logan Clausen
2 months ago
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From Paul Allen at Lewis & Clark College this morning:

A memorial service for Shannon O'Leary and Adam (Coco Clausen) will be held at Lewis & Clark College on Saturday, January 28, at 2 p.m.

More details will be forthcoming, but I wanted to share the date so that folks from out of town can make travel plans.

Please share this information with anyone who may be interested in attending.

Thank you all again for your amazing support.

Logan
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Update 1
Posted by Logan Clausen
2 months ago
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Adam and Shannon’s families would like to extend their deepest thanks for all the of the support and kind messages they’ve received after the devastating loss of this extraordinary couple. Hearing how their story has touched so many people both reinforces the depth of this loss and reveals how much love they generated.

Felix, their son, is with family, getting a great deal of love and support from Adam and Shannon’s parents, siblings, extended family and a wide circle of friends. The funds raised here will help offset short-term costs like attorneys’ fees for guardianship and adoption paperwork, and counseling not covered by insurance. They will also support his education through a 529 college savings account.

Again, nothing can change the enormity of this loss, but the kindness and generosity it has generated from both those close to Adam and Shannon and by strangers throughout Oregon and the world has warmed our hearts. In the words of one poster, to Felix “may you live and learn and explore and shine brightly.”
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Luke Williams
2 months ago

you are loved little one

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$74,733 of $1 goal

Raised by 665 people in 2 months
Created December 29, 2016
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MB
$100
Michael Broide
11 days ago
$50
Anonymous
13 days ago
AL
$100
Abigail Derby Lewis
13 days ago
RJ
$200
Regina Jorgenson
27 days ago

For sweet Fe. My heart breaks for you and for all of us. I miss your parents every day more than anything.

MC
$100
Marilee & Ed Carson
29 days ago
$50
Anonymous
29 days ago
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Sarah Stevens
29 days ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
$200
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1 month ago
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Bert Schumann
1 month ago

I am heartbroken to hear about Adam and Shannon’s untimely death and for Felix’s loss. My heart goes out to all of their loved ones. Adam and Shannon will be greatly missed.

Luke Williams
2 months ago

you are loved little one

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