Monte Rael RIP family relief fund

$15,498 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 13 months
Nik Rael
on behalf of Janice Rael
 CRESSKILL, NJ
My younger brother Monte died today. He suffered for many years from severe manic depression and this morning he unexpectedly took his own life. If you knew Monte in happier times you know that he was a one-of-a-kind guy who was very funny, brilliant, and enjoyable to be around. At one point, before he began to pull away from all of us as his illness got the better of him, I considered him my best friend in the world. We are all devastated by his sudden death. He leaves behind a family in a financial crisis, his wife Janice, and his two young adult children Nik and Gloria. This fundraiser is so important because the family does not have the funds to pay for the various expenses surroundeing this tragedy, particularly the  cremation,  I hope that if you knew Monte or know me you will consider a donation to help his wife and children get through this terrible time. The family needs the money right away so I encourage you to donate now. I will be working with Janice and I will personally ensure that the funds will be used as promised. I loved my brother so much, and it breaks my heart what happened. I hope you will help.

Thank You,

Nik Rael
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I want to thank everyone who has donated to this campaign. Your generosity and love means so much to all of us in the family. Recently while visiting my parents I opened up this gofundme campaign site and read the list of donors aloud to them. Some of the names we didn't recognize, but so many of you we have known since we were kids. My dad remembered you from cubscouts when he was the cub master. My mom remembered you from from the neighborhood or from sports teams we played on. We read the names and the donations and we cried. We cried because it really moved us and because we were grateful that so many people loved Monte. And many of the same people were so helpful with the wake. Thank you. We will always remember how you were there in our time of need. God bless you all.
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Atul Kallianpur
13 months ago
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I'm sorry for your loss :'(

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Janice Rael
13 months ago
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Thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity. It means so much to me and the kids. I am overwhelmed by how many people truly care about helping us stay in the house a few more months until we figure things out. THANK YOU, all. It is reassuring to know that Monte was loved.

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Jay Lassiter
13 months ago
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Greg and I Love you very much Janice. You know where to find us. Meantimes, I'm putting a care package together for you @ the kids, Love you!

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Janice Rael
13 months ago

I am so grateful to all of you who have donated to this fund to help prevent me from losing my home and dogs. I am overwhelmed by your kindness, and must ask for more, as I have paid off as many bills as possible and now need to raise enough money to stay in the house until the end of the year, at least. Right now, I only have enough left to last 2 months, and then, I don't know what happens. I had a total meltdown over it the other day. First I become a widow, then I become homeless, then I die in the streets with my pitbulls. I really need help to stay in the house, thank you everyone for your assistance.

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$15,498 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 227 people in 13 months
Created April 29, 2017
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Tommy Coleman
10 months ago
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Best wishes Janice!

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Anonymous
11 months ago
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11 months ago
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Anonymous
11 months ago
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Trish Rodolff
11 months ago
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I hope this helps. Love to you and your family.

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Anonymous
11 months ago
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Atul Kallianpur
13 months ago
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I'm sorry for your loss :'(

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Janice Rael
13 months ago
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Thank you to everyone for your kindness and generosity. It means so much to me and the kids. I am overwhelmed by how many people truly care about helping us stay in the house a few more months until we figure things out. THANK YOU, all. It is reassuring to know that Monte was loved.

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Jay Lassiter
13 months ago
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Greg and I Love you very much Janice. You know where to find us. Meantimes, I'm putting a care package together for you @ the kids, Love you!

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Janice Rael
13 months ago

I am so grateful to all of you who have donated to this fund to help prevent me from losing my home and dogs. I am overwhelmed by your kindness, and must ask for more, as I have paid off as many bills as possible and now need to raise enough money to stay in the house until the end of the year, at least. Right now, I only have enough left to last 2 months, and then, I don't know what happens. I had a total meltdown over it the other day. First I become a widow, then I become homeless, then I die in the streets with my pitbulls. I really need help to stay in the house, thank you everyone for your assistance.

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