Remembering Karl Towndrow

$65,781 of $1 goal

Raised by 899 people in 16 months
Jen Carlson
on behalf of Amber Scorah
 BROOKLYN, NY
Karl Towndrow, three months old, died on July 13th while at SoHo Child Care in Manhattan. It was his first day at the facility.

Karl was beloved by his parents, who doted on him every moment. He was their joy and brought happiness to everyone who met him. 

His family and friends are grieving but are taking comfort in knowing they knew this sweet, innocent soul, even if it was all too brief.

In an effort to help his parents, given the unexpected and significant expenses they are now facing, we are launching this campaign in Karl's memory. The funds will go towards any funeral expenses and support for the family.

Karl's family would like to thank everyone who has offered their condolences and is offering support during this painful time.

Please share this link with anyone who might want to support Karl's family.

Note to the media: The family asks you to honor their wishes for privacy.
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Update 2
Posted by Jen Carlson
12 months ago
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Karl's parents have set up a website where you can advocate for paid parental leave in his honor. Please visit www.ForKarl.com where you can call, tweet, or email your representative to support a paid parental leave bill.

Karl's mom has written about losing her son, and the push for sensible parental leave policies in the U.S. You can read that at the NY Times: http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/a-baby-dies-at-day-care-and-a-mother-asks-why-she-had-to-leave-him-so-soon
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Update 1
Posted by Jen Carlson
16 months ago
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Thank you all so much for your support. The response to this campaign — which was set up for Amber and Lee's family, friends and colleagues to help — has been overwhelming. This support will help them pay for funeral and memorial costs, hospital bills, missed work days and other unexpected expenses from this tragedy. They are incredibly grateful for your lovely generosity, and for having shown them how many good people there are out there who just want to help.
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$65,781 of $1 goal

Raised by 899 people in 16 months
Created July 14, 2015
Jen Carlson  
on behalf of Amber Scorah
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Anonymous
16 months ago
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Alisha Brooks
16 months ago

I have a little boy myself and my hear broke when I heard this story. I will continue to pray for this family daily. So sorry for their loss.

CO
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Chelsea & Cristiano Ortiz
16 months ago

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 I am very sorry for your loss and wish there was something else I could do for you. I will continue to pray for your family.

JC
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Janelle Campeau
16 months ago
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Marina Vaserman
16 months ago
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Dawn williams
16 months ago
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Sarah Young
16 months ago

Sending love and prayers

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Denise McCoy
16 months ago

Unfortunately the same exact tragedy happened to our 4 month old at a daycare just 2 weeks ago :( if anyone would like to donate to our GO FUND Me as well that would be so very much appreciated www.gofundme.com/i6pz2w

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Anonymous
16 months ago
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Alana Huante
16 months ago

My baby boy turns 3 months old this Saturday. I can't imagine the pain you are feeling. My heart breaks for you and your family. We have no money but I know every little bit counts. I am praying for you.

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