Love for the Dingle Family

$321,370 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 5,848 people in 28 days
Created July 19, 2019
**Thank you so much for supporting the Dingle family. All donations given beyond the goal will still go to support the family.**

Lee Dingle, father, husband, son, friend, died on July 19th after a freak accident on a family trip to the beach. Lee was playing on the beach with three of his kids, and an intense wave hit him just right to slam his head into the sand, break his neck, and make his throat swell so much his brain was deprived of oxygen for too long to recover. Some heroes - including his kids - tried to save him, but it wouldn’t have mattered what they did. His body couldn’t recover from the initial injury.

Lee leaves behind his wife Shannon and their six beloved children. This is obviously a completely unexpected tragedy. As the Dingle family picks up the pieces they will need to pay for funeral expenses and need some time to get their feet under them- this means they need financial support. Lee's death is shocking to all of us, the last thing his family needs is to worry about bills. 

Lee loved and lived generously. The magnitude of this loss cannot be understated. Please help care for his family in his absence. 

Every prayer, every kind word, and every penny are appreciated.
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The goal is now $500,000, and I want to be transparent about why that is. Given that they lived on Lee’s income, a lot is uncertain about what needs are and will be. It’s not cheap to have most of the kids in therapy or to care for the unique medical needs they have with one child with cerebral palsy, one with autism, and one with HIV, along with Shannon having rheumatoid arthritis, a spinal cord injury, and a collection of other conditions. Shannon wants everyone to know how grateful they are to have the outpouring of support they’ve received since Lee’s tragic death, but she also said she would gladly return it all if doing so would bring Lee back.
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Thank you all for your love and support for the Dingles. Shannon and the kids are doing as well as can be expected. There are many local friends who have coordinated helping with the kids and helping Shannon with the many tasks that have now presented themselves. As decisions are made we will pass along information about services.
Thank you for loving and supporting this family so beautifully and generously. Lee would be so moved to see all of the care surrounding his family.
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$321,370 of $500,000 goal

Raised by 5,848 people in 28 days
Created July 19, 2019
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