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Leroy's Medical and Funeral Costs

$19,480 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 254 people in 19 months
Created April 10, 2017
My name is Taquel.  My nephew, Leroy Lawrence, turned 17 years old on Friday April 7th, 2017. Unfortunately that same day, he was involved in a fatal shooting that would soon change both his and my family’s lives forever. At the hospital, doctors told my family that the injuries Leroy sustained had injured his spinal cord and compounded into multiple other life threatening injuries. These injuries would change Leroy’s life. No longer would he be able to eat and drink on his own, sight would be non-existent, his voice will never be heard, and he would be paralyzed from his neck down. At the advice of doctors, Leroy’s parents made the extremely difficult decision that they would not want him to live like this.


So April 9th was the day his battle ended. They decided he had fought long enough, and it was time to let God have Leroy if He choses. It’s now Leroy’s time to be their guardian angel. From their loss his family has made the selfless choice to make him an organ donor so that he can provide the gift of life to numerous strangers. Leroy lost his life in a senseless crime, but hopefully, one day his family will be at peace knowing that his legacy and soul will live on in someone else.


We are raising money for family costs of medical bills, and funeral expenses. Though all the medical bills are not in yet, the costs are going to be well over $20,000 when it is complete. The estimate for the funeral is between $7,000-$10,000. Due to the lack of foreknowledge of this violent tragedy, the family was not prepared to have expenses saved for their 17 year old son.  Additionally, not only are we asking for monetary donations, but we are also asking for blessings and prayers as well. Thank you so much for your support and help! All proceeds will be distributed from gofund me straight to his parents.
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Thank you for all the support. Our family is so appreciative of all the generosity from the community. I will be distributing all funds to his parents. This is really a true blessing, So Thank you all for donating.
TaquelPointer
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$19,480 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 254 people in 19 months
Created April 10, 2017
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