Luhtala Family

$36,308 of $200k goal

Raised by 312 people in 5 months
Holly Buck-Luhtala  PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL
Mark and I were a very happy, loving couple whom were together for almost 18 years.  We met and instantly knew we were in it forever; never did I anticipate forever would over so soon.  

Mark's true passion was Aviation, Racing & Family.    He was the guy if you needed something, he was there.  He helped so many in his short life.  We were so happy together and our family was complete.  

We adopted our first child at birth, Janie is now 12,  just when we thought it wouldn't happen again, it did and much later in life than usual, our second baby girl Eva is now almost 3.   Janie is a "Daddy's Girl" completely and was there right by his side racing, there wasn't anything that girl wouldn't do for her dad (except homework).  Eva came to us with many medical issues which we too did not acticipate, but she is now healthy and happy and runs all over the house looking to play with her daddy.

Our family is shattered at loosing the love of our lives.  I truly cannot begin to accept all that is ahead of me, first thing is to plan his Celeration of Life then I will tend to the rest.  I have no clue as to our finances as that was Marks area.  Mortgage, house bills, college funds, medical expenses are something I cannot even begn to think about at this time.  

Many people asked how I would let him race, Mark and I had a true mutual respect to support each others wishes and dreams.  I was not intending on being there for this years race, but felt compelled to be there to support him.  I THANK GOD I WAS THERE!

The last thing he said to me out there is "Mama, I am having fun, my truck is running great and I am so proud of myself" - this was the first time I ever heard him say anything boastful as it was not his nature.  He was for once truly happy and proud!

Thank you all whom have wrapped me in love.  The Racing Family is so special and I feel blessed to now be considered a member of your family.

THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU ~
With so much love, Holly, Janie & Eva Luhtala
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$36,308 of $200k goal

Raised by 312 people in 5 months
Created November 25, 2016
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
$5
Anonymous
2 months ago
LB
$200
Libby and Dave Boynes
3 months ago

Holly, we are so, so very sorry. My heart just broke when I heard the news. Please let us know if we can help in anyway, we are here for you if you need it. Please hug those beautiful kids of yours and yourself, and know that we are thinking about you. Many good thoughts, love, and prayers are going out to you from our family to yours. Libby and Dave

KB
$50
Karen Bacigalupo
3 months ago

Very sorry for your loss. May you and your daughters find peace and strength through all who love and support you. Another subscriber of Off the Ranch.

$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
$5
Andreas Christou
3 months ago
DF
$100
Dan Fresh
3 months ago

From Our family to yours, we are praying for you.

MC
$50
Michael Ceniceros
3 months ago

We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.

RB
$5
Ryan Brown
3 months ago
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