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Raheem Baraka’s Funeral Fund

$40,219 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 341 people in 2 months
Created September 17, 2018
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My name is Erika Bardouille and Raheem was my big cousin.

Raheem Baraka passed away unexpectedly from a massive heart attack on September 15th, 2018 while in Dominican Republic, at his mother in law's funeral. He was a loving husband and devoted father of three children (ages 19, 6, and 1). Our family is heartbroken and we know that the community he impacted in immensely positive ways feels our pain as well.

There are financial responsibilities that our family wasn't prepared for. The money donated will be used for funeral costs, international medical bills and shipping fees, living expenses to cover at least the next six months for Milena and children. Also, it will go towards college and lab fees, books and transportation to/from home for his daughter in college. Any donation money remaining will go into a college fund for his youngest children.

These donations are exclusively for the Baraka family. None of the donation money will go to Baraka Community Wellness.

Cooperate and large donations please contact me at: e.d.bardouille@gmail.com or 617.637.7742.

Although we appreciate the tremendous love and support we’ve received please refrain from trying to contact Milena.

Further information will be available soon.
Thank you for your understanding.
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Family and Friends,
We cannot thank you enough for your generosity! We truly appreciate the calls, texts, visits, monetary donations, prayers, home-cooked meals, cards, emails and hugs!

Raheem’s service was made possible because of your contributions, your love and support.

His legacy will live on through each of us.
With love,
The family of Raheem Baraka
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There have been hundreds of emails and messages over the past few weeks that have truly touched all of us. One in particular was from Rick Carrillo and his team at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health- San Antonio). Rick and Raheem were working on a documentary series this summer (July 2018) that highlighted Raheem's commitment to empowering the community through healthy living and highlighted Baraka Community Wellness's Health Moms Healthy Kid program as well as the Spanish Grandparents program. The documentary was set to be released next week. Rick reached out to me after hearing the devastating news and requested that I share some of their amazing unedited work.

Please check them out on Raheem's facebook page!!
https://www.facebook.com/raheembaraka?fref=nf
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Repass following the burial. All friends and family are welcomed at United House of Prayer for All People
206 Seaver St., Dorchester, MA 02121
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Raheem Baraka's Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Viewing/Wake at Davis Funeral Home
89 Walnut Ave, Roxbury, MA 02119
4-8pm

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Funeral Service at Morning Star Baptist Church
1257 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
10:30am

Burial following service at Oak Lawn Cemetery
427 Cummins Hwy, Boston, MA 02131

Repass: TBA
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Raised by 341 people in 2 months
Created September 17, 2018
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