How can we help Maral?

$4,050 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 28 months
Sasha Kuznetsova
on behalf of Maral Karamousayan
 NATICK, MA
On Monday I went to kiss my daughter goodnight and found her crying. I asked her what happened, expecting something like - "I don't want to go to school tomorrow" or "I forgot to do my homework" - but she said "Rosy's dad died today"... "Wait! How? You were just playing with her a couple of hours ago!" - "Yes, and she came home to this horrible news"

I didn't sleep well that night thinking. Apparently my daughter was doing the same. In the morning she asked:  "How are they going to live now?" 
"I think we need to help them somehow" I replied.

Vahoug (aka Victor) Karamousayan was the main provider for his family, working in a car shop. He passed away at work; he wasn't previously sick - just fell on the ground and that was the end... His wife, Maral, is a teacher. Together they had (and Maral still has) a big family, five children, ages 12 to 17 - three boys and two girls. They are a truly incredible family. Maral is a beatiful and kind person, Vahoug was a great man, father and husband, loved by his family. This is an enourmous and horrible loss.

However, I have tried to set aside the emotions, which is difficult to do, and think what I would do in Maral's situation. Most of us know what it takes to provide for a family, but not many of us can understand what it takes to provide for a family with five children, especially when you suddenly become the sole provider.

As we all know in our fast-paced world - "Time is money" - but I propose to reverse that saying just for now. Money is time:  the time Maral needs to live through her grief, help her children cope with it, think about a new solution for providing for her family without thinking daily how she will feed them today.
I have decided to set a goal of $50,000 -  I beleive this will help Maral to get through this first, very difficult year.

GoFundMe allows you to keep any money that is collected, even if we collect $100 - Maral will get it. But as we all understand - although $50,000 is a big chunk of money - even this is not really enough... So let's make our best effort to help. Donate what you can - even $5 will make a difference if there is enough of us, so please share with your friends, I know this can work! I've seen it happen! People are amazing when it comes to serious problems!



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My dear friends! Since last Saturday (when I started the campaign) we have already raised more than $2000. I am really grateful for your support! This is really important for me personally to know that people can help each other. Maral is blown away with your kindness! She still feels lost and sad but our help warms her heart. Please do continue to share the campaign info as where one person cannot help much - a lot of people can.
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Dear friends.

I have started this campaign on Saturday and we already collected $800 to help the family of my daughter's best friend! Maral is really grateful for your help and sends thanks and blessings.

If you haven't seen this before - please do consider a donation and also share this with your friends! Thanks a lot! You are really generous!
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Maral Yotnakhperian
27 months ago

I like to thank everyone from deep of my heart for this great support. I don't think that thank you is enough for this great generosity. I am so grateful and thankful and this will stay forever in my heart. May God bless you all and fill you homes with joy and happiness. love Maral Karamousayan

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$4,050 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 54 people in 28 months
Created January 28, 2017
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$15
Anonymous
26 months ago
$1,000
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26 months ago
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$100
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27 months ago
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Elena Shcherbakova
27 months ago
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$15
Svetlana Kasharina
27 months ago
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$50
Dana Cappello
27 months ago
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27 months ago
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Deb Gaffney
27 months ago
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Betty S
27 months ago
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Jaime, Dom & Matty Hall
27 months ago
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Deepest condolences & Wishes for peace.

Maral Yotnakhperian
27 months ago

I like to thank everyone from deep of my heart for this great support. I don't think that thank you is enough for this great generosity. I am so grateful and thankful and this will stay forever in my heart. May God bless you all and fill you homes with joy and happiness. love Maral Karamousayan

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