New Family face Unthinkable Tragedy

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Raised by 4,378 people in 22 months
My name is Renèe and I run the local playgroup that Imogen (36 weeks pregnant) attended with her 17month old son JB.  
Imogen and John  are also longstanding members and serving in ministry at  my church, Lifehouse Christian Church. 

Imogen was loved by all that crossed her path, she had the biggest heart and sweetest loving spirit, an incredible selfless mother and cherished wife.

On Friday the 14th of July Imogen was taken to hospital presenting an ear infection, this infection traveled to her brain, causing severe swelling. Suspected strain of bacterial meningococcal.

An emergency C Section was performed and baby Eleanor was born 4 weeks premature. Eleanor is doing well but her mummy Imogen suffering catastrophic brain damage only hours later tragically passed away.

Her husband John is now left a widower with their two babies, 17 month old JB and new prem baby Eleanor. I am in awe at his strength, his outlook, despite such unthinkable circumstances his faith is so unwavering.

Please please join me and help. I am completely undone, for babies so small to lose their mother, and husband loosing not only the mother of their children but his life partner, his beloved wife...

Their lives have been completely turned upside down... how do you tell your baby that mummy isn't coming home... I just can't fathom the pain and heartache, the loss that is being felt right now.

My goal is to raise enough funds for John and his children to help cover funeral costs and to give him a buffer over the next year whilst he is figuring out how to navigate this new life he's been dealt as single daddy to these two beautiful needy babies.

Please help me help them, help me give him a year not having to worry about working or paying the bills, to give him time to figure out what life is going to be looking like for them now without his wife and his childrens mother. 

No amount is to little... even if you could give up a $5 coffee or a $10 takeaway meal this week, that in itself would be an incredible help if we all pool together. Lets show our support to John and his children in this unthinkable time of loss and heartache.

All funds raised will be presented to John and his babies by Sn. Minister George Franco as soon as we are able to withdraw. 

Updates of this will will be posted here and on Facebook so please stay in touch and follow our journey raising these funds for dear John.
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to come to you in awe at your love, generosity and support in this short time that Imogen's campaign has been running.

We reached the 100k that I was hoping for, and younare still continuing to change John's life, and the life of his kids. I can't tell you exactly how much but it is indescribable!!! He is now able to stay on the GoldCoast with his family and his support networks, a HUGE weight has been lifted off his weary shoulders, and this is all thanks to you!!!

When talking to him about your unashamed giving he is very emotional and in awe, his heart so full of deep gratitude... he struggles that saying thank-you is just not enough...

I want to share with you a message he asked me to post here a couple of days ago.

Once again... thank-you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support. Love Renee
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Hi Everyone!!!

One last update before I go to bed.

AGAIN... THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU for you continued support and love, John has been greatly touched by your love and care for him and his children.

A Facebook page has now been created for the fund called "Imogen's Light"

Whilst this is an incredibly sad, heartwrenching time it is also a time to celebrate the gift of life, to congratulate John on the birth of his beautiful new daughter Eleanor.
I woke up thismorning with a bit of a heavy heart.. I don't want baby Eleanor's birthday to be sad. Our birthdays are days to celebrate... and so this page has been created.

A place to go to share your love for Imogen, to post encouragement to John and his family... a place you can get the latest updates of the fundraiser and how the funds are being used, and a point of contact should anyone need to make contact Come like the page and join us on this journey.

Love Renee
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YOU ALL DID IT!!! We just hit our goal of 25k for John and his babies...

I am completely undone, overwhelmed by the generosity, love and support this community has offered... nothing could of prepared me for this response, it has be nothing short of mindblowing and my thanks and gratitude simply can not be expressed by mere words....

THANK-YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU from the bottom of my heart for every donation, every message of love and support, every share that you have posted, and all the prayers you have prayed.

I made the goal 25k in hopes that after the fee was taken out we could have contributed to funeral costs and given John and his babies a buffer for a couple of months...

After reaching this so fast I now have complete faith that we as a community can raise 100,000k!
This will surely give John the year to raise his babies without that financial burden, these babies need their daddy to be with them in this time, not struggling at work to pay off the family car/bills etc. YOUR donations can change the lives of this beautiful family, can help him in the future with funds for childcare and school fees etc..

PLEASE let's not stop at 25k, let's pull together and change this next year for John and his babies. WE CAN DO THIS!!!

Please continue to share and let's hit this new goal head on! ❤❤❤❤

So much love and appreciation, I am utterly undone by your love and support..

Thank-you from the bottom of my heart to yours ❤❤❤
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