Jake Brewer memorial education fund

$434,121 of $200k goal

Raised by 5,582 people in 17 months
Guy Benson
on behalf of Mary Katharine Brewer
 ALEXANDRIA, VA
On Saturday, September 19, we lost our beloved Jake.  He was participating in a charity bicycle race to benefit cancer research -- doing what he loved in the service of others.  The pain and shock is devastating.  Jake leaves behind an adoring wife, Mary Katharine, a beautiful toddler, Georgia, and another baby on the way.  Mary Katharine writes:

"I lost part of my heart and the father of my sweet babies. I don't have to tell most of you how wonderful he was. It was self-evident. His life was his testimony, and it was powerful and tender and fierce, with an ever-present twinkle in the eye. I will miss him forever, even more than I can know right now...There was no thought too optimistic for Jake, so take it and run with it. I will strive and pray not to feel I was cheated of many years with him, but cherish the gift of the years I had. In a life where nothing is guaranteed, Jake made the absolute, ever-lovin' most of his time with all of us. [The photo on this post] is a family picture we took a couple weeks ago. It was taken because Jake, as always, was ready with a camera and his immense talent. All four members of our little, growing family are in it. I can never be without him because these babies are half him."

Those of us who love Jake want to help ensure that Mary Katharine and the family have everything they need -- now and (especially) in the future.  Please contribute to help provide for their childrens' education as they grow up. These funds may also be used to advance ideas about which Jake was passionate.  Finally, Mary Katharine has asked that people consider donating to a cause very close to their hearts: The Travis Manion Foundation, which supports families of fallen US servicemen, at   www.TravisManion.org.  

God bless you.
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Posted by Guy Benson
17 months ago
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Wow. We are overwhelmed by everyone's generosity and kindness. We've surpassed our goal in approximately 24 hours, with over 2,300 individual donors contributing to this effort so far. This has been an incredible testament to how many people Jake and Mary Katharine's lives have touched. Thank you. Every single one of you.

As you continue to support Jake's family here, please also keep the Travis Manion Foundation (TravisManion.org) in your thoughts. This wonderful organization assists our nation's veterans and the families of the fallen.

Your ongoing support is helping to guarantee that Jake and Mary Katharine's children will be fully provided for as they grow up, go to school, and pursue their passions. We are deeply moved and humbled. Again, thank you and God bless.
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Donna Halper
17 months ago

We may not agree on politics, but when there is a tragedy, we should put all that aside and reach out. Mary Katherine, I am so sorry for your loss and I will make a donation in Jake's memory.

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Sherry Gibson
17 months ago

Dear beautiful woman of God Mary Katherine - Jer. 29:11 is a verse l pray will bring you comfort. I am sure you know of it. You have the prayers of the entire Fox Nation and everyone that has ever seen your gorgeous smile and known your family. Big HUGS in Jesus

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Desiree Nicole Manning
17 months ago
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I pray for the family but that is more then enough money now what about the children dying of childhood cancer? 7 every day. And no one bats an eye

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Murray Soupcoff
17 months ago
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MY CONDOLENCES TO MARY KATHARINE, AND A POEM THAT MIGHT HELP COMFORT YOU IN THE DAYS AHEAD: DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP BY MARY ELIZABETH FRYE ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

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Timothy Evans
17 months ago
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From one Bulldawg to another, my heart is heavy with sadness over your and your little one's loss. Prayers all over this part of the country will be offered for God to offer the strength you need to move forward in your life and continue to be the awesome Dawg that you are. I know your husband will always live on in your heart and in the hearts of all that knew him.

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Marilyn Hernandez
17 months ago
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So sorry to hear of her loss Being a widow myself, I know what lies ahead of her and the family. I pray God gives them the peace and comfort to survive this loss and that one day the memories will bring smiles instead of tears...God bless you!

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Debbie Koch Sharpe
17 months ago
4
4

I am so sick to hear of this. My prayers for you, Mary Katharine, and your little Georgia and your other child on the way. I will be praying for you and yours for a long time. I am glad that I can make donations to this and to the Travis Manion Foundation in Jake's honor.

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Anne Cioffi
17 months ago
4
4

I have always been a big fan of Mary Katherine. Words cannot express how sad I feel for the family. May God bless them and give them comfort during this difficult time. I will be praying for them all.

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Mark Paul
17 months ago
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My condolences. I love Mary Katherine on fox News. But why no Life insurance?

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Sandy Finney
17 months ago
3
3

Mary Katherine - My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Unless you have lost your spouse, nobody understand the depth of your loss. You were "one" and now you are alone. It is a heartbreak only the Lord can heal. I pray for you.

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Jakex Clark
17 months ago
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in response to "Angela Christansen " - put your ads somewhere else; such a consecration.

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Mary Lou Hindman Ball
17 months ago
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We grieve for your loss.

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Mary Meadows
16 months ago
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I think it's wonderful that everyone has donated so generously. Time to take this down now though - more than doubled the goal. No life insurance?

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Maureen Moe
17 months ago
2
2

Sorry on your loss. But i agree with above and also add the fact that if people cared,they would truly check out other peoples go fund me accounts of people who also need help,but who arebt in spotlight and dont get many donations because of it. Please help others too

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Mary Meadows
17 months ago
2
2

I am sorry for your loss. It must be heartbreaking while still carrying your child. I was shocked at the amount of money raised, especially when I compared it to other similar memorial pages. It appears that your family has touched many people's hearts. Perhaps when they are done here they can go look at some of the other less fortunate ones and extend their generosity in your husbands name - he was a charitable person from all that I have read. Best of wishes to you and your little ones.

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Rob Greenwade
17 months ago
2
2

My heart goes out to you, Mary Katherine, and to your daughter. As a young widower, I know a little of what your upcoming days, months and years may be like. You may not read this anytime soon, if at all, but if you do, I pray that you will let Jesus heal your heart in His time, for He is faithful to His promises, though we may not understand. I also pray that you allow your strength and faith to remain as you go through this very difficult season, and that your weakness will be supported by those God has sent into your life. Jake will live on through you, your heart, your memories, and your children.

+ Read More
Stacey Kinsman Castro
17 months ago
2
2

May you find peace in the love & memories that you two shared. You will continue to see his light + love in your little babies and hopefully find some comfort in their love for you. God Bless your little family....

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Teresa Russell
17 months ago
2
2

I want to extend my heart to you and your family....I am so terribly sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the memory of your husband, Jake. May God hold you in His loving arms to carry you through this storm.

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Vickie Jacobsen
17 months ago
2
2

I am very sorry for your loss. I appreciate your thoughtful debating on Fox. You are a very passionate, thoughtful person and I pray God gives you the courage, strength and peace to carry on.

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Jimmie Bostick McCarthy
17 months ago
2
2

Mary Katherine, I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family!

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$434,121 of $200k goal

Raised by 5,582 people in 17 months
Created September 20, 2015
Guy Benson  
on behalf of Mary Katharine Brewer
TM
$5
Tameekya Mckenstry
2 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TM
$5
Tameekya Mckenstry
3 months ago (Monthly Donation)
MK
$100
Meg Kandros
3 months ago

Mary Katharine, My deepest of sympathies for your loss. Jacob and I knew each other in high school and he was every bit amazing then as he continued to be. I just now became aware of his passing. His life was a beautiful legacy. May you find comfort in Christ and your surrounding family & community. Warmly, Meg Kandros (Malone was my maiden name)

BP
$15
Brian Panama
4 months ago
TM
$5
Tameekya Mckenstry
4 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TM
$5
Tameekya Mckenstry
5 months ago (Monthly Donation)
TM
$5
Tameekya Mckenstry
6 months ago (Monthly Donation)
SM
$25
Steve Merritt
7 months ago

Because our little daughters have the same name and we are expecting I would know what to do for my family

TM
$5
Tameekya Mckenstry
7 months ago (Monthly Donation)
RM
$10
Robert McKeen
8 months ago (Monthly Donation)
Donna Halper
17 months ago

We may not agree on politics, but when there is a tragedy, we should put all that aside and reach out. Mary Katherine, I am so sorry for your loss and I will make a donation in Jake's memory.

+ Read More
Sherry Gibson
17 months ago

Dear beautiful woman of God Mary Katherine - Jer. 29:11 is a verse l pray will bring you comfort. I am sure you know of it. You have the prayers of the entire Fox Nation and everyone that has ever seen your gorgeous smile and known your family. Big HUGS in Jesus

+ Read More
Desiree Nicole Manning
17 months ago
9
9

I pray for the family but that is more then enough money now what about the children dying of childhood cancer? 7 every day. And no one bats an eye

+ Read More
Murray Soupcoff
17 months ago
6
6

MY CONDOLENCES TO MARY KATHARINE, AND A POEM THAT MIGHT HELP COMFORT YOU IN THE DAYS AHEAD: DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP BY MARY ELIZABETH FRYE ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die.

+ Read More
Timothy Evans
17 months ago
4
4

From one Bulldawg to another, my heart is heavy with sadness over your and your little one's loss. Prayers all over this part of the country will be offered for God to offer the strength you need to move forward in your life and continue to be the awesome Dawg that you are. I know your husband will always live on in your heart and in the hearts of all that knew him.

+ Read More
Marilyn Hernandez
17 months ago
4
4

So sorry to hear of her loss Being a widow myself, I know what lies ahead of her and the family. I pray God gives them the peace and comfort to survive this loss and that one day the memories will bring smiles instead of tears...God bless you!

+ Read More
Debbie Koch Sharpe
17 months ago
4
4

I am so sick to hear of this. My prayers for you, Mary Katharine, and your little Georgia and your other child on the way. I will be praying for you and yours for a long time. I am glad that I can make donations to this and to the Travis Manion Foundation in Jake's honor.

+ Read More
Anne Cioffi
17 months ago
4
4

I have always been a big fan of Mary Katherine. Words cannot express how sad I feel for the family. May God bless them and give them comfort during this difficult time. I will be praying for them all.

+ Read More
Mark Paul
17 months ago
3
3

My condolences. I love Mary Katherine on fox News. But why no Life insurance?

+ Read More
Sandy Finney
17 months ago
3
3

Mary Katherine - My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Unless you have lost your spouse, nobody understand the depth of your loss. You were "one" and now you are alone. It is a heartbreak only the Lord can heal. I pray for you.

+ Read More
Jakex Clark
17 months ago
3
3

in response to "Angela Christansen " - put your ads somewhere else; such a consecration.

+ Read More
Mary Lou Hindman Ball
17 months ago
3
3

We grieve for your loss.

+ Read More
Mary Meadows
16 months ago
2
2

I think it's wonderful that everyone has donated so generously. Time to take this down now though - more than doubled the goal. No life insurance?

+ Read More
Maureen Moe
17 months ago
2
2

Sorry on your loss. But i agree with above and also add the fact that if people cared,they would truly check out other peoples go fund me accounts of people who also need help,but who arebt in spotlight and dont get many donations because of it. Please help others too

+ Read More
Mary Meadows
17 months ago
2
2

I am sorry for your loss. It must be heartbreaking while still carrying your child. I was shocked at the amount of money raised, especially when I compared it to other similar memorial pages. It appears that your family has touched many people's hearts. Perhaps when they are done here they can go look at some of the other less fortunate ones and extend their generosity in your husbands name - he was a charitable person from all that I have read. Best of wishes to you and your little ones.

+ Read More
Rob Greenwade
17 months ago
2
2

My heart goes out to you, Mary Katherine, and to your daughter. As a young widower, I know a little of what your upcoming days, months and years may be like. You may not read this anytime soon, if at all, but if you do, I pray that you will let Jesus heal your heart in His time, for He is faithful to His promises, though we may not understand. I also pray that you allow your strength and faith to remain as you go through this very difficult season, and that your weakness will be supported by those God has sent into your life. Jake will live on through you, your heart, your memories, and your children.

+ Read More
Stacey Kinsman Castro
17 months ago
2
2

May you find peace in the love & memories that you two shared. You will continue to see his light + love in your little babies and hopefully find some comfort in their love for you. God Bless your little family....

+ Read More
Teresa Russell
17 months ago
2
2

I want to extend my heart to you and your family....I am so terribly sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the memory of your husband, Jake. May God hold you in His loving arms to carry you through this storm.

+ Read More
Vickie Jacobsen
17 months ago
2
2

I am very sorry for your loss. I appreciate your thoughtful debating on Fox. You are a very passionate, thoughtful person and I pray God gives you the courage, strength and peace to carry on.

+ Read More
Jimmie Bostick McCarthy
17 months ago
2
2

Mary Katherine, I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family!

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