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Love and Support For Maddee Rodewald-Durels

$18,061 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 117 people in 1 month
Update 5/28/19 from Maddee: Thank you, everyone. I am overwhelmed with so many feelings right now, but I’m grateful that your incredible support and love is part of that. I love Torry so much, but I’m not the only one and you all have reminded me of this. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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It is with the heaviest heart many of us have ever felt that we remember the life of Torry Durels. On 5/18/19, Torry died from having been in a car accident. His life was full of love and friendship, and only just beginning its richest parts -- on the eve of his July 2019 wedding to the person he cherished most in this world. 

None of us are more heartbroken right now than Maddee Rodewald (about to be Durels). In Torry, Maddee found her best friend and her soon-to-be partner for life. Together, they share a house, three dogs, and an entire future. 

Some tragedy is too great for words. For Maddee and many others right now, it is unbearable and every day hurts. 

This GoFundMe is set up by Maddee's family who want to make it possible for anyone that knows this couple to send Maddee your thoughts and prayers, but also your support so she might be able to breathe easier under financial pressure right now and to take time she deserves and needs to understand this entire hardship. 

The phone calls and decisions Maddee is having to make -- while the weight of loss is intolerable -- are terrible, like:

- financial need to return to work soon
- how to pay the mortgage payment and other bills they, together, managed
- helping fund a memorial that feels impossible to plan and equate to what Torry's life has meant to everyone he knew, especially her

We welcome anyone to pour out your love, and to wish hope and peace for Maddee. 

To Torry: It is obvious from so many of your friends, those whose life you came into contact with even back in grade school, and us that you were one of the best kinds of people -- sincere, thoughtful and considerate, with a lifetime of love you wanted to give Maddee. You are our family and we will always consider you this. We will never forget you. I know what you will have wanted most is that the love of your life is taken care of. Rest in peace and knowledge that together, we will all care for Maddee for you. 

Love,
your friends and family
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(From Maddee) Thank you, everyone. I am overwhelmed with so many feelings right now, but I’m grateful that your incredible support and love is part of that. I love Torry so much, but I’m not the only one and you all have reminded me of this. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

(From Lindsey, campaign organizer) Hi, everybody. GoFundMe has let me know I need to share the following information with you about how we are transferring your generous donations to Maddee.
- I am Maddee's cousin and have set up this campaign in support of her
- Donations are being withdrawn in my name and 100% (of course) are being transferred to Maddee (bank to bank transfer)

We have seen every one of your gifts -- friends and family, co-workers of Torrey's, co-workers and old friends of ours who have never met Maddee or Torrey. You all personally give me extraordinary hope. Our original goal was $3000 -- enough for a month's mortgage payment and other bills. But your outpouring will now give her so much more. Thank you!
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