Kurt Cochran Memorial Relief Fund

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Clint Payne
on behalf of Melissa Cochran
 IDAHO FALLS, ID
Melissa & Kurt were victims in the London terror attack on March 22, 2017.  Melissa was hurt and Kurt was killed.

They were among the first hit by the vehicle on the Westminster bridge.  It was their last day of a trip to visit Melissa's parents who are serving as missionaries in the London LDS temple.  

Melissa & Kurt are self-employed, having built a recording studio business from the ground up over the last 10 years.  During that time they donated their recording and sound skills to the Summerfest celebration in Bountiful, Utah, to local school productions, and many other worthy causes.

Melissa needs funds to help cover her regular monthly expenses and loss of income.  This fund is administered by her brother, Clint Payne, who is the family spokesman in this tragedy.  He will deliver the funds to her.  

Please help by donating!  Thank you!








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Update 14
Posted by Clint Payne
13 days ago
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Melissa is humbled and appreciative of the support from people all over the world which greatly exceeded our goal. She has asked that we close this fundraiser and encourage supporters to donate to others who are in need from more recent tragedies. Thank you all for your kindness. Please continue to spread love whenever and wherever you can.
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Update 13
Posted by Clint Payne
16 days ago
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At the Westminster Abbey Service of Hope.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39494670
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Update 12
Posted by Clint Payne
17 days ago
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"Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress."

http://www.standard.net/Local/2017/04/06/Family-optimistic-about-West-Bountiful-Melissa-Cochran-s-recovery-following-London-attack.html
Photo by Sandra Payne. Use is granted.
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Update 11
Posted by Clint Payne
18 days ago
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Tamara Shaw
1 month ago

Dana Wells unless you are an actual friend/family member/business associate you won't see the pics set to friends only on both their pages. And there are several per day thruout their final vacation. Here's the deal. Dana is looking to discredit them and he has a history of promoting propaganda cospiracy theories. Pay no attention to Satan incarnate. He seeks to spread lies and promote contention. Pray for him. His heart is filled with ugliness and hatred.

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Henry Jenkins
25 days ago

TO ALL THE HATERS: One person on this post (I will NOT place their name here for obvious reasons) stated that this family cannot be too "destitute" to afford a trip to Europe. Let me EDUCATE you. Melissa medical bills just for the recovery process may be well over $250 k and that's just for starters. Toss in the loss of her loving husband and the emotional trauma of GOING to Europe WITH HIM and LEAVING Europe WITHOUT him ALIVE -and getting on through life without him will be an arduous process to say the very least. So dear Keyboard Cowards-PLEASE stay away from gofundme if you are here just to troll with your vicious comments. You all must live very boring lives.

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Karrie Coates
1 month ago

To Dana and Colleen, this family has suffered a significant loss. Your comments are cruel and not something they need to deal with. If you are worried, then leave the site and move on. No real need to push this negativity in the face of loss. You should both be ashamed. I do not know them, but I know that when something so tragic happens the last thing you need is someone pushing negativity at you. Move on and leave the family alone to grieve and say goodbye to a loved one that was taken way too soon.

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Logan Byler
1 month ago

Colleen Byrne, why would this family, my family, make this up..? Trust me when I say we'd much rather have both of these individuals alive and healthy than lie to people just to get money...

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Janine Buckley
1 month ago

To the doubters. A family member sent this link to us to share with friends and family. This is a valid gofundme request. Please consider your comments and how it may upset the family. If you are a doubter, stay away. Please, consider other people before yourself in this situation. Hug your loved ones today, you never know what the day may bring. Melissa I can't imagine what you are going through, but know you have support from so many people from around the world. x

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James Murray
27 days ago

I disagree with you Mr Howard Gilmour. Just because you can't imagine acting fast to help someone you love, well, other people are not like you. Best keep your bile to yourself.

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Sabra Haney
1 month ago

Dana Wells....there have been many, many pictures of this vacation shared. They looked as if they were having an epic trip until this tragedy struck. I echo...be kind.

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Heather Gryga
1 month ago

Dana Wells see here http://www.cbsnews.com/news/london-attack-victim-identified-utah-man-kurt-cochran/

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Lisa Adair
22 days ago
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How completely silly some of these comments have been. So many people here, myself included either know the victims or their families personally. There are hundreds of news reports listing Kurt and Melissa's names specifically. There are goofballs and nutjobs everywhere...but how completely pointless to come to the gofundme page and make a comment like that. If you have doubts about the validity of the site, there are proper portocols to follow and fraudulent sites are always investigated and taken down. The fact that this site was set up "so quickly" (really, within a day for a woman whose husband died, who will incur incredible costs to get her husband's body home on top of extensive medical bills) is simply a testament to how much this family is loved.

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Jean Day
1 month ago
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Dana Wells you disgust me! I live in England and unfortunately Mr Cochran has passed away and his wife is badly injured is in hospitalafter the atrocious attack in Westminster, London. Really, if you have nothing better to do than to write such despicable things then I fell so very sorry for you. My thoughts are with Mr and Mrs Cochran's family and friends. And Dana here's a Newspaper clipping or just use a darn search engine - now go away and let these people mourn in peace. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/westminster-attack-victim-named-spanish-teacher-aysha-frade

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Carrie Campbell McConnell
1 month ago
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Dana wells if you check any news site they are positively identified as victims of the attack. And clint is definitely her brother

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Ardis Ririe
25 days ago
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I have been reading the comments that people are leaving and im so sad to see such negative people and their comments regarding this wonderful couple and the tragic event that has forever changed their life and those around them, I know this couple and I wish you all could of known or seen such love they had/have for one another they are soul mates and just knowing how much they love/loved one another, and to see the struggles Mellissa is going through and will be going through without her husband whom she adored and loves so much makes me sad and to read the positive people have said is going to help her, but the negative please stop the rude comments they wont help anyone at all please help her and her heart that must be so sad and give her the strength she needs please

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Theresa Perry
1 month ago
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Judith Moore is NOT a nice person. That comment was uncalled for...karma can be unkind.

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Denica Smith
1 month ago
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The horrible comments are truly unimaginable. If you did any research the day of the attack (I did a lot since my husband was in London for business as well) and saw any of the raw images from this tragedy there is a clear photo of Melissa on the ground bleeding and being tended to by a bystander. I remember the look of shock and terror on her face and will never forget it. I only needed to see her eyes in the photos above to know it was in fact her. The evil in this world is mind boggling. Shame on those people who have the nerve to write something so hurtful. Prayers to this family.

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Kelly Howard Sandberg
1 month ago
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Dana not everyone sets their fb posts for the public to see. I'm Kurt and Melissa are a part of the music community here. Please be kind...

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James Murray
1 month ago
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At least when Melissa leaves hospital, her brother can wire her money from this account, and she will get home safely. This is what fighting for karma means..

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Judith Moore
1 month ago
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cannot be too destitute--I don't know many people who can afford a trip to Europe

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Mitch Burton
1 month ago
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Thank y'all for your incredibly kind and compassionate thoughts and help. It means more than I can express

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Kerry Willett
1 month ago
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Sending you sympathies , prayers... There is much evil in this world . Please ignore the bad comments some people are just nasty and evil. On behalf of my self and other honest British people we offer our sympathy and prayers

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James Murray
1 month ago
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Love and best wishes from Scotland....

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$83,512 of $50k goal

Raised by 2,099 people in 1 month
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Created March 22, 2017
Clint Payne  
on behalf of Melissa Cochran
JR
$50
Jules Rumbold
18 days ago
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In the face of the most debilitating grief imaginable, you have presented to the world the best role model of how, above everything else, love will prevail. In my 13 year old daughters words - "she is dignified, which makes her amazing"

AF
$1,155
Alan Fleming
1 month ago
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I wish I had a chance to know Kurt, even though we never met he is an inspiration to me.

$500
Jules Standen
1 month ago
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The pro audio community at www.gearslutz.com are deeply saddened.

GB
$1,000
GORDON Bowen
1 month ago
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7Y
$250
7d8.co Young
1 month ago
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Our thoughts, prayers, and tears are with you.

$15
Mark Johnson
18 days ago
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So sorry to hear about the death of your husband - what happened is not typical of British people - we try to be good and compassionate.

AJ
$50
Alice Johnson
23 days ago
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Dear Melissa, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and for the physical and emotional pain that you have endured. I wish you many blessings in the future as your body and heart heal.

$485
Evan Mullaly
1 month ago
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From the boys in Dealin in Dirt and the Fall River Ramblers. We love you so much Kurt and Melissa, you have been with us from the beginning of our journey and will continue to stay with us through out the rest. we cant wait to see you Melissa! much love, Dealin in Dirt

MB
$15
Matthew Bennett
1 month ago
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I'm truly sorry that Kurt lost his life whilst visiting my country, the U.K. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Islamic terror will not ever win, freedom and democracy will prevail

$500
Scott Starley
1 month ago
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My deepest condolenses for your tragic loss. God speed in your recovery and may God Bless you and your family

Tamara Shaw
1 month ago

Dana Wells unless you are an actual friend/family member/business associate you won't see the pics set to friends only on both their pages. And there are several per day thruout their final vacation. Here's the deal. Dana is looking to discredit them and he has a history of promoting propaganda cospiracy theories. Pay no attention to Satan incarnate. He seeks to spread lies and promote contention. Pray for him. His heart is filled with ugliness and hatred.

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Henry Jenkins
25 days ago

TO ALL THE HATERS: One person on this post (I will NOT place their name here for obvious reasons) stated that this family cannot be too "destitute" to afford a trip to Europe. Let me EDUCATE you. Melissa medical bills just for the recovery process may be well over $250 k and that's just for starters. Toss in the loss of her loving husband and the emotional trauma of GOING to Europe WITH HIM and LEAVING Europe WITHOUT him ALIVE -and getting on through life without him will be an arduous process to say the very least. So dear Keyboard Cowards-PLEASE stay away from gofundme if you are here just to troll with your vicious comments. You all must live very boring lives.

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Karrie Coates
1 month ago

To Dana and Colleen, this family has suffered a significant loss. Your comments are cruel and not something they need to deal with. If you are worried, then leave the site and move on. No real need to push this negativity in the face of loss. You should both be ashamed. I do not know them, but I know that when something so tragic happens the last thing you need is someone pushing negativity at you. Move on and leave the family alone to grieve and say goodbye to a loved one that was taken way too soon.

+ Read More
Logan Byler
1 month ago

Colleen Byrne, why would this family, my family, make this up..? Trust me when I say we'd much rather have both of these individuals alive and healthy than lie to people just to get money...

+ Read More
Janine Buckley
1 month ago

To the doubters. A family member sent this link to us to share with friends and family. This is a valid gofundme request. Please consider your comments and how it may upset the family. If you are a doubter, stay away. Please, consider other people before yourself in this situation. Hug your loved ones today, you never know what the day may bring. Melissa I can't imagine what you are going through, but know you have support from so many people from around the world. x

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James Murray
27 days ago

I disagree with you Mr Howard Gilmour. Just because you can't imagine acting fast to help someone you love, well, other people are not like you. Best keep your bile to yourself.

+ Read More
Sabra Haney
1 month ago

Dana Wells....there have been many, many pictures of this vacation shared. They looked as if they were having an epic trip until this tragedy struck. I echo...be kind.

+ Read More
Heather Gryga
1 month ago

Dana Wells see here http://www.cbsnews.com/news/london-attack-victim-identified-utah-man-kurt-cochran/

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Lisa Adair
22 days ago
8
8

How completely silly some of these comments have been. So many people here, myself included either know the victims or their families personally. There are hundreds of news reports listing Kurt and Melissa's names specifically. There are goofballs and nutjobs everywhere...but how completely pointless to come to the gofundme page and make a comment like that. If you have doubts about the validity of the site, there are proper portocols to follow and fraudulent sites are always investigated and taken down. The fact that this site was set up "so quickly" (really, within a day for a woman whose husband died, who will incur incredible costs to get her husband's body home on top of extensive medical bills) is simply a testament to how much this family is loved.

+ Read More
Jean Day
1 month ago
8
8

Dana Wells you disgust me! I live in England and unfortunately Mr Cochran has passed away and his wife is badly injured is in hospitalafter the atrocious attack in Westminster, London. Really, if you have nothing better to do than to write such despicable things then I fell so very sorry for you. My thoughts are with Mr and Mrs Cochran's family and friends. And Dana here's a Newspaper clipping or just use a darn search engine - now go away and let these people mourn in peace. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/23/westminster-attack-victim-named-spanish-teacher-aysha-frade

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Carrie Campbell McConnell
1 month ago
7
7

Dana wells if you check any news site they are positively identified as victims of the attack. And clint is definitely her brother

+ Read More
Ardis Ririe
25 days ago
6
6

I have been reading the comments that people are leaving and im so sad to see such negative people and their comments regarding this wonderful couple and the tragic event that has forever changed their life and those around them, I know this couple and I wish you all could of known or seen such love they had/have for one another they are soul mates and just knowing how much they love/loved one another, and to see the struggles Mellissa is going through and will be going through without her husband whom she adored and loves so much makes me sad and to read the positive people have said is going to help her, but the negative please stop the rude comments they wont help anyone at all please help her and her heart that must be so sad and give her the strength she needs please

+ Read More
Theresa Perry
1 month ago
5
5

Judith Moore is NOT a nice person. That comment was uncalled for...karma can be unkind.

+ Read More
Denica Smith
1 month ago
5
5

The horrible comments are truly unimaginable. If you did any research the day of the attack (I did a lot since my husband was in London for business as well) and saw any of the raw images from this tragedy there is a clear photo of Melissa on the ground bleeding and being tended to by a bystander. I remember the look of shock and terror on her face and will never forget it. I only needed to see her eyes in the photos above to know it was in fact her. The evil in this world is mind boggling. Shame on those people who have the nerve to write something so hurtful. Prayers to this family.

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Kelly Howard Sandberg
1 month ago
5
5

Dana not everyone sets their fb posts for the public to see. I'm Kurt and Melissa are a part of the music community here. Please be kind...

+ Read More
James Murray
1 month ago
4
4

At least when Melissa leaves hospital, her brother can wire her money from this account, and she will get home safely. This is what fighting for karma means..

+ Read More
Judith Moore
1 month ago
4
4

cannot be too destitute--I don't know many people who can afford a trip to Europe

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Mitch Burton
1 month ago
4
4

Thank y'all for your incredibly kind and compassionate thoughts and help. It means more than I can express

+ Read More
Kerry Willett
1 month ago
4
4

Sending you sympathies , prayers... There is much evil in this world . Please ignore the bad comments some people are just nasty and evil. On behalf of my self and other honest British people we offer our sympathy and prayers

+ Read More
James Murray
1 month ago
4
4

Love and best wishes from Scotland....

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