In Memory of Jacob DiNoto

$21,060 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 177 people in 16 months
Meghan Row
on behalf of Mackenzie OToole

This fund has been created to support my close friend, Mackenzie and her children, 2 year old Isabella and unborn baby arriving in June, after the sudden and tragic death of her husband, Jacob DiNoto on January 5, 2017.  

Mackenzie found Jacob unresponsive in their Pacific Grove apartment upon returning home from work. The cause of death is still unknown, but likely related to heart issues. 

I am hoping to raise funds to help with funeral expenses and provide a financial cushion for Mackenzie so she is able to take time off of work to grieve the devastating loss of Jacob in her life. Any additional funds raised would be used to support Bella's needs and Mackenzie as she welcomes their new baby into the world come June. 

Since Jacobs passing, it has become extremely apparent via social media that he positively impacted the lives of everyone he came in contact with. From his family in Conneticut, to classmates from culinary school, and to his new friends and family here in California, everyone seems to find comfort in remembering Jacobs huge, beautiful smile, his quirky laugh, his humorous jokes and his exquisite food. Jacob was truly one of a kind and will be missed by so many.

Anybody that knew Jacob not only knew, but also felt, the love he had for Mackenzie, Bella and their new baby. My hopes are for everyone to come together to support them in this difficult time of need, as Jacob would have done for all of us.
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To everyone who has read Jacob's story, taken the time to share the fund (over 650 people so far) or opened your hearts and selflessly gave financially to this campaign, I am writing to you this evening with a grateful heart.

I spent the afternoon with Mackenzie and the O'Toole's. Although they are definitely going through the grieving process, they are also finding comfort in the memories they had made with Jacob. Mackenzie is being extremely strong through this and I know she will find comfort in the kind words each of you have offered her.

Although the initial goal has been reached, I ask that each of you continue to share this story and give financially if you're able to. The funds raised so far will assist in covering the costs associated with Jacob's tragic and unexpected death, but anything additional will offer Mackenzie the financial support needed while she navigates these early days and months on a single income with one (almost two) children.

On behalf of Mackenzie, Bella, Baby and the O'Toole's, I would like to once again say thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Waking up this morning, less than 24 hours after creating this fund l, and seeing the outpour of love, support and generosity of family, friends and community members has left me completely speechless. From the every bottom of my heart, to each of you who have donated or shared the message, thank you. Sincerely, thank you. ❤
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I am so unbelievably overwhelmed with the generosity of Mackenzie and Jacob's family and friends right now. In just 2 hours, we are nearly half way to the overall goal. Though the goal was just a random number I put out there in hopes of reaching, I know that every little bit is going to assist getting through this time. I don't even know if Mackenzie has had the chance to view this page yet, but I know once she does she will feel everyone's love for her and her family. You are all so wonderful. From the very, very bottom of my heart, thank you. ❤
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$21,060 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 177 people in 16 months
Created January 6, 2017
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Chris and Marian Musto
14 months ago

So sorry to hear of your loss for you and your babies.

Waitresses Cachagua
15 months ago

We don't forget....

15 months ago
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