Med/ Funeral costs for Drake Fam.

$14,230 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 202 people in 24 months
Kim Midkiff Lindeman
on behalf of Amy Priestley
 MEDINA, OH
As most of you know, on 2/9/17 at 3am an apartment explosion took the life of Jacob Drake. Jacob was diagnosed at birth with Cerebral Palsy. Jacob underwent several surgeries in his short 18 years. He was a fighter and his mother's whole world! Jacob's parents, Bob and Sheila were severely injured in the fire trying to save Jacob. They're currently at Metro Hospital, on the CCU Burn Unit. This family literally lost everything. Material things are replaceable, but nothing will ever replace Jacob. I'm asking each and everyone of you to PLEASE help this amazing family. The road to recovery is going to be long for Bob and Sheila. Our goal is to help with medical expenses and give Jacob the memorial service he deserves. He was truly a blessing from God, right until he was called home.
http://fox8.com/2017/02/09/one-dead-several-injured-after-fire-destroys-medina-apartment-building/
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Just wanted to post a quick update to let everyone know that Bob has been moved from the Critical Care Unit to a Rehab floor and is doing well! In the future, Amy Priestley (his daughter) will withdrawal all of the money raised and deposit it into an account that she has set up for Bob. Thanks everyone for the love, support and prayers!!
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I'm asking everyone to please continue to pray for the Drake family. Yesterday afternoon, Sheila left this world to be with Jacob. So many hearts are broken today, and so many questions remain unanswered. But one thing is for certain, she's where she wanted to be. Bob told me last night "no one else was good enough to take care of Jacob, she's there taking care of him and I'll take care of these kids here". Bless his heart. He's so strong. The family has not asked anyone for anything. I took it upon myself to raise the goal. They have the expense of two funerals now, on top of starting completely over. My heart breaks for this loving and selfless family thank you!
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Good Morning. First, I'd like to thank everyone for your generous donations..... OUR GOAL HAS BEEN MET!! The family is just so grateful for everything the community has done to help them in this time of need. Our hearts are so full this morning. The amount of love and support from friends, family and complete strangers is unmeasurable. It's a true testament to what this amazing family and precious Jacob meant to so many people. Again, thank you!
Next, I just want to remind everyone to keep praying. Bob and Sheila are still in critical condition and need your prayers. Their road to recovery is a long one. Please pray that God heals their wounds and let's them know that Jacob is with him now without limitations, smiling down on us all!
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Kim Midkiff Lindeman
24 months ago
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Julia - the family is not interested in speaking at this time, but please feel free to pass along the Go Fund Me info. Thanks.

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Julia Bingel Tullos
24 months ago
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Good morning, I work at Channel 19 and we are interested in doing a story with the family. Is anyone willing to speak on camera? Thank you for your time and prayers for their recovery.

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Ashley Gazzo
24 months ago
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Hello there myself and st. Francis Xavier has raised funds for the victims if they need help with the funeral costs please get ahold of me and we will be able to help.

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Theresa Hyder
24 months ago
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I'm so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful family! I am with the Medina Moose lodge and we are holding a benefit this Sat. Feb 25, could you please have a representative of the family contact me we would love to help out with this horrible loss and tragedy!! my cell is 330 421 5133. thank you Theresa

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Darrin Gibson
24 months ago
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My family is devastated,,,

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Darrin Gibson
24 months ago
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Thank you all so much ! :(

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Rick Juskiewicz
24 months ago
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2 21 2017 As if this wasn't tragic enough, Fox 8 new s just had a report this morning that the mother has succumbed to her injuries, continued prayers for this family

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$14,230 of $15,000 goal

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Created February 10, 2017
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22 months ago
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Melissa Donnelly
22 months ago

Funds raised via purchases made during the Younique Fundraiser benefitting the Drake and Reindl families. God Bless!

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Anonymous
23 months ago
Kim Midkiff Lindeman
24 months ago
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Julia - the family is not interested in speaking at this time, but please feel free to pass along the Go Fund Me info. Thanks.

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Julia Bingel Tullos
24 months ago
2
2

Good morning, I work at Channel 19 and we are interested in doing a story with the family. Is anyone willing to speak on camera? Thank you for your time and prayers for their recovery.

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Ashley Gazzo
24 months ago
2
2

Hello there myself and st. Francis Xavier has raised funds for the victims if they need help with the funeral costs please get ahold of me and we will be able to help.

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Theresa Hyder
24 months ago
1
1

I'm so very sorry for the loss of this beautiful family! I am with the Medina Moose lodge and we are holding a benefit this Sat. Feb 25, could you please have a representative of the family contact me we would love to help out with this horrible loss and tragedy!! my cell is 330 421 5133. thank you Theresa

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Darrin Gibson
24 months ago
1
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My family is devastated,,,

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Darrin Gibson
24 months ago
1
1

Thank you all so much ! :(

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Rick Juskiewicz
24 months ago
1
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2 21 2017 As if this wasn't tragic enough, Fox 8 new s just had a report this morning that the mother has succumbed to her injuries, continued prayers for this family

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