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Memorial Fund for Jessica Kurtz

$11,825 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 2 months
Created November 28, 2017
On Nov. 27th, my 19-year-old cousin Jess was critically injured when hit by a truck while walking with a friend in Trevose. The driver of the truck helped to move Jess out of the road, but then got back in his truck and fled the scene.  Jess was hospitalized, but passed away from her injuries on Nov. 28th. 

Jess was a beautiful person- vibrant, sweet, silly. Her whole family adored her, especially her parents, Jeff and Karen, and her siblings, Ryan and Nicole. The family is heart-broken by this tragedy. Losing a loved one at such a young age is unbearable-- losing her in such a senseless way (with the responsible party still at large), and having to face the holidays is just too much.

Jeff and Karen have had to face many medical and financial challenges over the years. Nothing can ease their heartache at this terrible time, but we can lighten their load somewhat if we help them raise the funds needed to give their baby girl the funeral she deserves. All funds raised will go toward funeral costs and any remaining medical expenses from Jess's hospitalization.

Thank you for anything you may be able to do. It means the world to our family. 

Rest in peace, Jess.
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From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say thank you again to everyone who donated and shared. We have raised an astounding $11,825 toward the funeral and medical costs for Jessica. Your support and generosity means the world to Jess's family. With Jess's memorial service this Saturday, the fundraiser will be coming to a close. If you would like to, please take the opportunity to share one last time, and please say a prayer for Jess's friends and family as everyone gathers this Saturday to honor her memory.
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Thank you to everyone who has given, shared, and prayed for Jess and her family. I have received details on Jessica's memorial from her mom and have been asked to share them here:

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018
Visitation 10am
Service 11am
Light luncheon to follow
Scottsville United Methodist Church
2400 Brownsville Road
Langhorne, PA 19053

Although the memorial details are set, Jeff and Karen have not even begun to receive the hospital bills for Jess's treatment following the accident. Karen has told me that the hospital performed several surgeries on Jess, using every tool at their disposal to try to save her. Knowing this, we will keep this campaign open and collecting funds until Jess's memorial on 1/13 in order to lighten the financial burden on Jeff and Karen as much as possible. Thank you so much for your support and generosity.
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We have made it to our goal-- and beyond. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and support for my family. For those of you who may not have seen it, below is a link with news coverage of a vigil that was held for Jess this past Sunday-- if you have a minute, please check it out. For those of you who did not personally know Jess, it will help you understand how she touched people and the legacy she left behind after just 19 years. I cannot say thank you enough for the help you have given a deserving family in such a difficult time.

http://www.fox29.com/news/vigil-held-for-19-year-old-victim-of-hit-and-run-in-lower-southampton
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I had the opportunity to speak with Karen (Jess's mom) this morning, so I wanted to share with all of you how grateful and how touched she is by everyone's support, kindness, and generosity. She also wanted to have some more pictures shared of Jessica's beautiful smiling face. Please continue to share the campaign and pray for the family. Thank you again to all of you for the part you are playing in giving this angel the send-off she deserves.
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$11,825 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 142 people in 2 months
Created November 28, 2017
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