For Wyatt

$5,270 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 104 people in 9 months
Mary Holland
on behalf of Audra Schmidtka
 CAZENOVIA, NY
My name is Mary and I could write a 300 page novel about how much I love the Riedl family. I'm an educated, successful woman that wouldn't be where I am without these people. This family knew me when I was a baby, and they constantly remind me. We've been there for each other through a number of ups and downs and I can't help but cry when I see them because I couldn't be more grateful for them. When I was a lost teenager, they took me in on multiple occasions without question and have always happily served in the role as a second family. There aren't enough words that can stress how loving and compassionate this family is. It's like I'm at a loss for words because words don't describe how wonderful they are. Tim and Marcia are those amazing parents that you kind of always wish you had. Marcia gives the best hugs and Tim will tell you worst jokes that are so bad you can't help but love them. They've raised some incredible children (who are like siblings to me): Tyler, Audra, Brianna, Kali and Shelby. And me. In a horrifying and tragic accident earlier today on May 22nd, Kali and her husband, James Graham lost their lives in a car accident. Kali and James left behind her incredibly beautiful, loving and playful six year old son, Wyatt. I recognize this isn't about me but to put this in perspective, Tim and Marcia took me in when I was 15 when I was going through a super difficult time, they had 5 kids to take care of already and I remember them scraping together pennies to buy me a beautiful outfit for my Homecoming school dance. Now is the time I pay it forward. While Tim and Marcia have enough love in the world to give to Wyatt, I want to  provide some sort of piece of mind while they grieve the loss of their beautiful daughter by helping out with their finances for Wyatt. Even a few dollars will help. The family appreciates any and all help - and we thank you so much.
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In an incredible gesture, an anonymous donor has come forward offering to match 100% of all donations for Wyatt. With this development, we've decided to increase our overall goal. If you haven't had a chance to share or donate, please consider doing so. All donations are going directly into an account to set Wyatt up for a secure, successful future. The family is so appreciative of all your love and support!
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Thank you everyone for the outpouring of love and support - the family is so appreciative. You've certainly helped ease some of the stress as they continue to grieve. As a reminder, 100% of all donated funds are going straight to a savings account for Wyatt to help set him up for a secure, successful future. We love you and appreciate all of your support - thank you!
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$5,270 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 104 people in 9 months
Created May 22, 2017
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$20
Anonymous
7 months ago
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$100
Blake Lamb
8 months ago

From Aunt Leona and her children - Blake and wife Margaret, Sandra and husband John, Mark and wife Myrt . Our heart and prayers go out to you.

$50
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8 months ago
$100
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8 months ago
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