Gone too soon: Mark Enwaya

$6,599 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 90 people in 1 month
Created April 8, 2019
Mark Enwaya fled Iraq with his parents and sister to have a new and SAFE life (away from violence) in Canada.

After the family settled in Saskatoon, Mark learned English quickly and worked hard to provide for his family. He did everything he could to support them. Not only was Mark the family’s primary source of income, he faithfully drove his mom to English classes every day, and he supported his sister so that she could get her GED and fulfill her dreams to go to University.

Although the Enwaya family hoped for a life free from violence in Canada, this was not the case for them.

Tragically on March 12, 2019, the kind and hard-working Mark was fatally shot by two teens (ages 15 and 17) on his way home from work.

We need your support to help Mark's family who have to live with this incredible trauma and tragedy. 

With your donation, you’ll help to ensure that Mark’s family can continue their life in Canada, and can afford all the basic necessities that Mark had paid for through his sole income. Your donation will also support the much needed and important counselling sessions (from the shock and trauma) so that the family can begin to heal from this terrible tragedy. 

If you can’t make a donation, please also consider sharing so that we’re able to reach more people with this story. Your donation is truly needed at this time and every single dollar helps.

Learn more about Mark’s tragic story on CBC  and Star Phoenix .
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GOFUNDME FAM: Incredible news. Star Egg Company (the company that Mark used to work for), held a fundraiser on May 3. They raised over $8,200 (and donations are continuing to come in).

Their Facebook page is: http://bit.ly/MarkStarEgg

Thank-you again for your generous donations. .This means, we are sitting at around $14,749.

Thank-you for caring about this family.
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Hi GoFundMe Family!

We're getting close to the $6,000 mark. Donations have slowed down, but we know we can still make the $15,000 goal.

THANK-YOU from the bottom of my heart for all your incredibly kind and generous donations. I am so thankful for each and every one of you.

UPDATE: The family went to court two days ago. The Crown wants the 15-year-old (involved in Mark's death) sentenced as an adult if he is convicted (links to the news story are below).

Please continue to hold this family in prayer as going to court is beyond exhausting and is another brutal reminder of what happened to their son / brother.

Thank-you again.

Here's the news stories:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/mark-enwaya-shooting-teen-adult-sentence-1.5100163

https://thestarphoenix.com/news/crime/crown-to-seek-adult-sentence-for-teen-accused-in-fatal-shooting-of-mark-enwaya
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GOFUNDME family!

I will be talking on CBC Sasktoon Morning on 94.1FM in about 20 minutes to talk about how people can continue to donate to this family. Listen in if you can and hopefully we can get more donors! Thanks for all the support so far. I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.
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Raised by 90 people in 1 month
Created April 8, 2019
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