Rice brothers lose Dad on X-mas

$57,596 of $65k goal

Raised by 720 people in 21 months
Aly Keffler  EDMONDS, WA

Brad Rice, 19 and Jordan Rice, 16, of Edmonds, WA are fighting to keep each other. Six years ago, these two brothers had to bury their Mother, after a rare, unexpected disease took her life at a young age. 

However, they were still raised by a loving Father named Cory Rice who loved them both so much and never missed a sporting event with his two boys or any event for that matter. Unfortunately, on December 24, 2014, Christmas Eve, Cory passed away.  

The older brother Brad recently moved back from Washington State University in Pullman, WA to attend Shoreline Community College and be closer to home. He never thought that decision he made this past summer would be one of the most important decisions he has ever made.

Younger brother Jordan spoke to his Father around 3:00 PM on Christmas Eve. Around 4:30 PM the boys arrived home to find their father asleep forever in his bedroom, peacefully resting on the bed. Regrettably, this was a sleep his Father would never awake from.

Today, Brad and Jordan are asking for your help to raise money for their cause on GoFundMe.com. Brad and Jordan will need money to pay for Cory Rice's funeral expenses at Beck's Funeral Home in Edmonds, WA. In addition, Brad is seeking additional resources to help earn custody rights for his younger brother, and intends to raise him right here in Edmonds, WA. Both Brad and Jordan played basketball growing up. They understand the importance of teamwork, discipline, education, and perseverance.

Please help us let Brother Brad, raise Jordan. He will do this with the help of GoFundMe.com, working, and attending community college locally. Nobody has the right to split this family up after everything they have gone through. Help us fuse these two together, forever.


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Update 11
19 months ago

Update on the boys:

It's been awhile since I updated everyone about the boys so I thought I'll let everyone know how they're doing!


Jordan turned 17 today :) Yesterday marks 7 years as the boys Mom passed away and tomorrow marks 2 months since Cory passed away.

The brothers have been nothing but strong and supportive of each other. Every night after a long day of school, basketball and work they always
make time to have dinner with each other and talk about their day.

Jordan finished his Junior year of basketball at EWHS last week and had nothing but an outstanding season and is already talking about how excited he is for next season.

Brad has been taking a big role on having to grow up fast. He has been learning how to handle all the bills, house decisions, and looking after his little brother. He has been doing everything in his power to make sure his brother is happy.

If anyone knows a good deal on carpet and windows please let us know :)

The boys are so thankful for all of the support from this community and can't thank you enough.
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Update 10
19 months ago

People have been asking me what they can do to help the boys and this meal train has been working and helping the boys so so much! If anyone wants to sign up just click the link. Thank you :)

http://www.mealtrain.com/view/?id=YnXsAsShOT8%3d
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Update 9
20 months ago

Everyone tune in tonight at 6:30 to watch Jordan and Brads interview on King 5
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Update 8
20 months ago

Everyone come out to EWHS on Feb 5th between 4-7 pm and enjoy some amazing food as all the donations will go towards the Rice brothers. Any questions feel free to contact me or Perri Derousseau.. Thank you so much for making this happen Derousseau family
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Carman Smith Gavit
20 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have each other.

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Barb Kellar
21 months ago

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. You boys need each other more than ever. Praying that you will take care of, and protect each other.

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Jenadee Keffler
21 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/events/389345901238763/

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Tiffany Fenn
21 months ago

I've prayed and prayed I'm so glad y'all received more than y'all asked for!!! GOD IS GOOD!

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Kelly Johnson
21 months ago

Bless your hearts!

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Tiffany Fenn
21 months ago

This has really touched my heart and I'm praying y'all reach your $50,000.00 goal. I'm so sorry for y'alls loss and I pray for peace and guidance during this hard time! Support&Prayers from Louisiana

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John Przybylski
21 months ago

Prayers for your needs going up from Pennsylvania.

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Colleen Batterman
21 months ago

Just read the story about what happened... my thoughts and prayers go out to the boys.. they need to stay together for support .. may god bless them both..

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Bethany Ansley Phelps
21 months ago

That really touches my heart cause we are going threw adoption process as well. We have a 4 and 5 year old that we had guardian ship for 4years now. It's an amazing feeling. I'm not able to have kids but god knew I wanted kids so he blessed me with my little ones. I hope all goes well.

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Missy Hennig Shroyer
21 months ago

thats awesome bonnie

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Missy Hennig Shroyer
21 months ago

sharing story very heart touching

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Rosanne Canete
21 months ago

Jordan, Mikey and I have been thinking of you a lot lately. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything you need. Your dad was an amazing man and I will never forget him trying t o teaching me the basics of basketball when you guys played with the Blues. You and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Melody Hammer Biddle
21 months ago

Just shared your story and the link to this fund on my Facebook page and Twitter account. Best wishes and prayers.

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Bonnie Wilgus
21 months ago

Hi, Brad & Jordan...I just saw your story on my local news, then looked it up on the internet. Your story touched my heart. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad (& your Mom). I shared it on my Facebook page - asking my friends to help, and also sent a letter to Ellen DeGeneres on your behalf. I asked her if she may be able to help you stay together and keep your house. I don't have the means to help you with this, but maybe she will. I have 2 sons (23 & 18) so I feel I can relate to you in that way. I want you to know I will keep you in my prayers for the new year.

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Sarah Hummel
21 months ago

Hello! I had seen something about these boys' situation and posted a status on Facebook to try to find a way to get in contact with them! I don't personally know this family, but I grew up in Edmonds and I heard they both play/played basketball. Is there someone close to them I can speak with? I would really like to offer them both free unlimited training in the edmonds area with our coaches...our company is called Advantage Basketball, we do camps all over the world and personal one on one training weekly, and also have select teams. I want to offer any of this to both of these boys for no charge...and a few other things!! My name is Sarah Hummel, and my phone number is 425-931-2296. All in my prayers

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Jenadee Keffler
21 months ago

Here is the Facebook event page for the fundraiser at A Very Taki Tiki Restaurant/Bar in Edmonds. https://www.facebook.com/events/1510072175921217/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

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Mike Stratman
21 months ago

my /our sympathy goes out to your family. our prayers are with you. I know that your aunt toni will be there for you. mike stratman

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Brooklynn Bailey
21 months ago

This breaks my heart hearing this! I am so sorry Bead and Jordan, I know you guys are ao strong and need each other more than every! You guys are in my prayers and if you guys need anything, you can always call me!

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Jenadee Keffler
21 months ago

Brad and Jordan are reading all of your comments and are feeling all of the outpouring love! You all are amazing for your kind words and donations, it truly is a christmas miracle. God bless all of you who are praying and contributing to Brad and Jordan.

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Jessica Carson
21 months ago

Cory was an amazing man , father & friend! We are here for Jordan and Brad no matter what is needed! Xoxo

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Raised by 720 people in 21 months
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Carman Smith Gavit
20 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have each other.

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Barb Kellar
21 months ago

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so sorry for your loss. You boys need each other more than ever. Praying that you will take care of, and protect each other.

+ Read More
Jenadee Keffler
21 months ago

https://www.facebook.com/events/389345901238763/

+ Read More
Tiffany Fenn
21 months ago

I've prayed and prayed I'm so glad y'all received more than y'all asked for!!! GOD IS GOOD!

+ Read More
Kelly Johnson
21 months ago

Bless your hearts!

+ Read More
Tiffany Fenn
21 months ago

This has really touched my heart and I'm praying y'all reach your $50,000.00 goal. I'm so sorry for y'alls loss and I pray for peace and guidance during this hard time! Support&Prayers from Louisiana

+ Read More
John Przybylski
21 months ago

Prayers for your needs going up from Pennsylvania.

+ Read More
Colleen Batterman
21 months ago

Just read the story about what happened... my thoughts and prayers go out to the boys.. they need to stay together for support .. may god bless them both..

+ Read More
Bethany Ansley Phelps
21 months ago

That really touches my heart cause we are going threw adoption process as well. We have a 4 and 5 year old that we had guardian ship for 4years now. It's an amazing feeling. I'm not able to have kids but god knew I wanted kids so he blessed me with my little ones. I hope all goes well.

+ Read More
Missy Hennig Shroyer
21 months ago

thats awesome bonnie

+ Read More
Missy Hennig Shroyer
21 months ago

sharing story very heart touching

+ Read More
Rosanne Canete
21 months ago

Jordan, Mikey and I have been thinking of you a lot lately. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything you need. Your dad was an amazing man and I will never forget him trying t o teaching me the basics of basketball when you guys played with the Blues. You and your brother are in my thoughts and prayers.

+ Read More
Melody Hammer Biddle
21 months ago

Just shared your story and the link to this fund on my Facebook page and Twitter account. Best wishes and prayers.

+ Read More
Bonnie Wilgus
21 months ago

Hi, Brad & Jordan...I just saw your story on my local news, then looked it up on the internet. Your story touched my heart. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad (& your Mom). I shared it on my Facebook page - asking my friends to help, and also sent a letter to Ellen DeGeneres on your behalf. I asked her if she may be able to help you stay together and keep your house. I don't have the means to help you with this, but maybe she will. I have 2 sons (23 & 18) so I feel I can relate to you in that way. I want you to know I will keep you in my prayers for the new year.

+ Read More
Sarah Hummel
21 months ago

Hello! I had seen something about these boys' situation and posted a status on Facebook to try to find a way to get in contact with them! I don't personally know this family, but I grew up in Edmonds and I heard they both play/played basketball. Is there someone close to them I can speak with? I would really like to offer them both free unlimited training in the edmonds area with our coaches...our company is called Advantage Basketball, we do camps all over the world and personal one on one training weekly, and also have select teams. I want to offer any of this to both of these boys for no charge...and a few other things!! My name is Sarah Hummel, and my phone number is 425-931-2296. All in my prayers

+ Read More
Jenadee Keffler
21 months ago

Here is the Facebook event page for the fundraiser at A Very Taki Tiki Restaurant/Bar in Edmonds. https://www.facebook.com/events/1510072175921217/?notif_t=plan_user_joined

+ Read More
Mike Stratman
21 months ago

my /our sympathy goes out to your family. our prayers are with you. I know that your aunt toni will be there for you. mike stratman

+ Read More
Brooklynn Bailey
21 months ago

This breaks my heart hearing this! I am so sorry Bead and Jordan, I know you guys are ao strong and need each other more than every! You guys are in my prayers and if you guys need anything, you can always call me!

+ Read More
Jenadee Keffler
21 months ago

Brad and Jordan are reading all of your comments and are feeling all of the outpouring love! You all are amazing for your kind words and donations, it truly is a christmas miracle. God bless all of you who are praying and contributing to Brad and Jordan.

+ Read More
Jessica Carson
21 months ago

Cory was an amazing man , father & friend! We are here for Jordan and Brad no matter what is needed! Xoxo

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