Lost her soldier & love of her life

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Raised by 84 people in 33 months
My co-worker and dear friend Renee has lost her soldier and the love of her life. Matt was killed while serving the country he loved.

Matt and Renee met in Nashville, TN, a city that had become a beloved home for each of them. Renee, a Boston native, completed her physical therapy clinicals at Vanderbilt and Matt, a Green Beret, from Kirksville, MO was stationed at Fort Campbell. Matt looked at Renee the way every girl craves being looked at. He looked at her tenderly, proudly, enamored, never taking his eyes off her, even years after they had 1st met. They loved each other unconditionally and were full of each other's adoration and respect. They shared a beautiful home together in Nashville with their beloved German Shepard, Charlie.

Matt was the son of high school sweethearts, Chuck and Cindy Lewellen. He deeply loved his sister Danielle and his brother, Andrew. He enjoyed getting to go home and visit them anytime he could.

 On November 4, 2016, Matt's best friend, Wes, a fellow Green Beret as well, knocked on the door of Renee and Matt's Nashville home in the middle of the night to complete the hardest endeavor he had yet to be tasked with. He placed his hands on her shoulders, and delivered the worst news one could receive.

Now we are left to ache each and every day and night. But through the fog of devastation, we have been led to family and freinds of the other fallen heroes. We honor every man and woman who puts their most precious gift on the line so that we may live safe from the atrocities they bear witness to. Our hearts break in pain, but soar with pride for our truly fearless American heros.
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Hi guys I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your donations. Your generosity and kind words have meant so much to Renee. Tonight I have transferred the account to Renee so that she can begin to withdraw the funds needed for her move back to Boston. Please continue to pray for her as she begins this journey of rebuilding her life. Again thank you all for your generosity!
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I saw Renee tonight when I brought her some meals. She is still in shock and is grieving. She is so greatful for each one who has supported her by donations, prayers, cards, and calls. Thank you so much for your kind words and generous heart. Please continue to uplift her.
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Raised by 84 people in 33 months
Created November 6, 2016
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Jamie Watson
32 months ago
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32 months ago
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Sarah Ronayne
33 months ago

With love

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33 months ago
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33 months ago
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33 months ago
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33 months ago
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33 months ago
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33 months ago
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