Gary Troescher Hurrican Irma Victim

$2,955 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 5 months
Created September 16, 2017

Hi, this is Amanda, Gary Troescher's daughter.  My dad Gary had recently moved to Marathon Florida Keys to pursue his dream job.  When Hurricane Irma was headed to the Keys, he said he wanted  to ride out the storm. We all told/asked him to evacuate, but he didn't. His best friend Shane of 40+ years was with him during the storm and he is still stuck over there with no way to leave.

My dad passed away on Sept 14th.  After Irma came through, he was in bad shape and was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. His right leg was 4 times its normal size and his left leg was 3 times its size. The doctor said his blood pressure was sky high and so was the rest of his charts.

He stopped breathing 3 times and they had an oxygen tube going to him. The hospital had no idea he had family so I'm assuming he was unconscious when he arrived. The third time he stopped breathing,  his heart stopped and they couldn't revive him.  My mom Dara spoke with the doctor who had treated Gary during his time at the hopsital and they were both able to confirm it was Gary who passed away.

We all miss Gary very much and are asking for donations to help with the costs of having his body transported from Florida back to Picayune, Mississippi,  the funeral & burial, and the cost of his suit. Any dontions are much appreciated and we would be grateful if you could share this campaign with your friends and family.


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Hi guys. As some of you may have noticed, our Gofundme page went down yesterday afternoon, but we are back up and running.

My mom Dara finally got the paperwork from the funeral home yesterday pertaining to having his body shipped or instructions for cremation, and request for his death certificate. We are still trying to raise money to have his body transported back to Picayune, MS so that we can give him a proper burial.

Thank you again for all that have donated and for your continued support.
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I've updated his GoFundMe profile with his Fox 8 news video from yesterday. We are so blessed to have been featured on their show. Please continue to share this page and the video with friends and family to help spread the word.

We appreciate all of your continued support.

YouTube link to video: https://youtu.be/u50Q-aYj8eo
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Gary's story was featured on Fox 8 news New Orleans!


Thank you to everyone that has donated and shared on Facebook.

The news video segment is coming soon. We appreciate all of your support.
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Raised by 32 people in 5 months
Created September 16, 2017
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