Holding Shama's Family Up

$2,425 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 46 months
Rachel Marco-Havens
on behalf of Elizabeth Solberg
 WOODSTOCK, NY

It breaks my heart to be asking for this support, because I am asking for you, our community, to step up and surround a family as they experience the loss of a bright, beautiful child who should never have been taken from us. 

The weight of funeral costs, lost wages, is nothing compared to the toll of losing a son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, grandson...

No mother should outlive her child. 

Please join me in surrounding the Gaffney family in love, strength, spirit and community. While we all need this support, the Gaffneys need it most right now...

Your donation will go directly to the family, in real time. 

I will do my best to update as regularly as I can.

Funeral Services for Shama:
WHERE: Lasher Funeral Home, in Woodstock
100 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY 12498
WHEN: Saturday November 7th from 3:00-6:00

The wake will be followed by a community gathering, with a special invite to Shama's friends and the young people of our community  to celebrate Shama's light, share stories, laugh (because laughter is important to Shama), cry and support eachOther. Food will be shared as well.
 
WHERE: Mountainview Studio,
20 Mountainview Avenue in the center of Woodstock. Walking distance from the Green. 
WHEN: Saturday November 7th from 6:30-9:00


With love, light and immense appreciation, 

Rachel Marco-Havens

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Thanksgiving, while wrought with paInful history, is a time when families come together to celebrate the gifts life is offering us. This year, will surely be a difficult one for the Gaffney family.
I am writing this update after getting the note of a donation that was just posted. thank you all for being so generous. With the difficult times already upon them, I can only gice tremendous thanks and appreciation, to anyone who is holding this family up right now.
Blessings to all and to all a very love filled time.

Thank you Lari Lang, for this beautiful photo of the full moon. ❤️
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Thank you all so much. I am feeling so much appreciation. To see so many young people stepping up to support Shamas family warms my heart to no end. Shama baby... You are so loved. So so loved.


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$2,425 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 46 months
Created November 5, 2015
Rachel Marco-Havens
on behalf of Elizabeth Solberg
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LB
$100
Lynn Brown
45 months ago
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WL
$100
Wendy Lacey
45 months ago
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Think about you often. Hoping you are able to find some peace and solace this holiday season.

GE
$20
George Esposito
45 months ago
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KC
$30
Katherine Crowley
45 months ago
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Hi Gloria, I'm Crow Berkley, your facebook friend. I'm am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words I can say. Just know that there are people who care & want to help you with this painful loss. My condolences to the family.

CM
$50
Cathy McNamara
45 months ago
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I missed really getting know Shama...I love him so I can't explain. My heart goes out to is family and our community..we lost a beautiful beautiful young man

RB
$30
Ruth Berenzy
46 months ago
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JA
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Jessica Anna
46 months ago
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DD
$25
Debbie Dougan
46 months ago
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EW
$10
Emily Wager
46 months ago
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Love you Shama. We were extremely close. Will miss you dearly. ❤️

JB
$50
Jack Bobrowsky
46 months ago
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Shama May your name always be a Blessing. Stay with the light now and we will all miss your sparkly presence and smile!

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