Morgan Blackwind family

$4,659 of $20k goal

Raised by 75 people in 24 months
Kristen Karnes
on behalf of Tauni Sandy
 OREGON CITY, OR
4/24/15 Update from Tauni:  

Thank you so much to everyone who's contributed to the fund, or who even thought about it for a minute but couldn't. Morgan's cremation has been paid for, thanks to you all, and the preliminary legal fees as well. There will be more legal fees involved in filing of the will, changing the title on the house, and settling the estate. To those who've commented that Morgan's medical and credit card bills won't be a problem, that isn't necessarily true. Creditors must legally be notified and can lien against assets of the estate, in this case, the house. We haven't yet seen the medical bill and are still gathering information about credit card debt. Again, innumerable thanks to all of you.
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Morgan Blackwind was only 53 years old. Throughout her too-short life, she suffered major trauma including abuse by her stepfather, kidney failure resulting in years of dialysis, and heart problems.

In 2008, her partner, Tauni discovered she was a match and donated one of her kidneys. They both recovered and were finally able to buy a house together in 2013.

Tuesday, April 7, after suffering in agony from what doctors told her was just a bad cold complicated by pneumonia, Morgan ended up in the emergency room and learned that she had Stage IV liver cancer that had exploded her rib open.

Only six days later, she died and her partner is faced with overwhelming financial hardship and the possibility she will lose the home she and her partner worked so hard to buy.

Morgan was the family breadwinner. Now Tauni is trying to cope with her grief while being barraged by medical bills, attorney costs (since they were unable to get married), funeral expenses, etc.

Tauni only has a part time job. She also has a teenage daughter. She needs funds to bury her partner and pay off the medical bills so she doesn't lose her home.

Morgan left us at sunset on April 13, 2015.  She died peacefully and gracefully, surrounded by loved ones. Please help her partner keep the  house Morgan bought to make sure the women who gave her the gift of a kidney always had a home.

Thank you to all who have donated so far. Morgan's family appreciates and needs as much financial support as possible at this time. Prayers and love are also greatly appreciated.
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Update 2
Posted by Kristin Carnes
24 months ago
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From Tauni:

Thank you so much to everyone who's contributed to the fund, or who even thought about it for a minute but couldn't. Morgan's cremation has been paid for, thanks to you all, and the preliminary legal fees as well. There will be more legal fees involved in filing of the will, changing the title on the house, and settling the estate. To those who've commented that Morgan's medical and credit card bills won't be a problem, that isn't necessarily true. Creditors must legally be notified and can lien against assets of the estate, in this case, the house. We haven't yet seen the medical bill and are still gathering information about credit card debt. Again, innumerable thanks to all of you.
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Update 1
Posted by Kristin Carnes
24 months ago
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Rest in peace, dear friend.

Morgan left us at sunset on April 13, 2015.

Thank you to all who have donated. Morgan's family appreciates and needs as much financial support as possible at this time. Prayers and love are also greatly appreciated.
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Fred Golden
24 months ago

Hi, Medical bills and other unsecured dept, such as her credit cards do not need to be paid after her death. Check with a attorney about all of this, and only pay your joint depts, and those that you are legally required to pay. Her medical bills are hers to pay, and she no longer can pay them, the hospital is out of luck. . . If you had joint credit cards, with both of your names on them, you might still need to pay off that credit card, but not hers. If you had been married, then your spouse is responsible for the medical bills, but not an unmarried couple. I have huge medical bills myself, and this is the only help I can give at this time, I hope it helps resolve many of the bills.

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Teresa Baker
24 months ago

I will be praying for you I am over my head in bills myself

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$4,659 of $20k goal

Raised by 75 people in 24 months
Created April 12, 2015
Kristen Karnes  
on behalf of Tauni Sandy
KL
$100
Kirt Loerke
23 months ago
$65
MizLucie Winterwolf
24 months ago

from my family to yours, sweet morgan... prayers going to you n yours every day in my prayer circle! Alhamdullillah that i was blessed to have known you. ♥♥♥

$50
Stephanie Fairbanks
24 months ago
SP
$250
Skutt Ceramic Products
24 months ago
GK
$50
Georgi Komraus
24 months ago

I can't imagine a world without the light that Morgan brought, each day. She was simply inspiring in every way. I will miss her so.

$50
Anonymous
24 months ago
$50
Anonymous
24 months ago
$200
Anonymous
24 months ago
$65
Lara Loughlin
24 months ago
$100
Anonymous
24 months ago
Fred Golden
24 months ago

Hi, Medical bills and other unsecured dept, such as her credit cards do not need to be paid after her death. Check with a attorney about all of this, and only pay your joint depts, and those that you are legally required to pay. Her medical bills are hers to pay, and she no longer can pay them, the hospital is out of luck. . . If you had joint credit cards, with both of your names on them, you might still need to pay off that credit card, but not hers. If you had been married, then your spouse is responsible for the medical bills, but not an unmarried couple. I have huge medical bills myself, and this is the only help I can give at this time, I hope it helps resolve many of the bills.

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Teresa Baker
24 months ago

I will be praying for you I am over my head in bills myself

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