Nicholas Thalasinos Memorial Fund

$20,102 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 488 people in 43 months
Lisa Howard
on behalf of Jennifer Thompson-Thalasinos
 COLTON, CA
We have set this donation page up to help Jennifer Thompson-Thalasinos, whose husband, Nicholas Thalasinos, was murdered in the San Bernardino mass shooting on December 2, 2015.  We are hoping that we can raise funds to help Jenn with funeral and associated costs and to help her get back on her feet once she has come to grips with this tragedy. 

Jenn and Nick had a truly romantic, fairy tale love, having first met online via Beauty and the Beast fandom (the CBS TV show from the 80's) and shared their love for science fiction and fantasy and had a very deep,  spiritual relationship.  They went through quite a lot in their 14 years together, loss, health issues, but always had each other to depend on.  Jenn is going to be going through more than we'll ever be able to understand and we hope this will help ease her life just a little. 

Please give anything you can! Peace, love, and light - and most of all, thank you for your caring generousity.

Please note - absolutely all donations will go to Jenn.
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Today is Nick's memorial service at 10:00am PDT. If you cannot be there in person, you can watch it on the internet, streaming live:

http://www.shilohmessianic.com/watch-live
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Good evening everyone. Today marks two weeks since this tragedy occurred. Burials and memorial services have begun for the victims, and Nick's memorial will be on Saturday.

We need to dig down in our pockets a little further... we're still almost $6,000.00 away from our goal. If you cannot donate more, then spread the word. Share this GoFundMe page, post it on your FB wall, your Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, etc. accounts. Share it with your place of worship and your coworkers, wherever you can. I really was hoping we could have reached the goal by Nick's memorial... there is still a couple of days that we can do that, if we can all push the word out there. I am counting on you to help me do this.

The Los Angeles Times had an excellent article on Nick last weekend, please take some time and give it a read:

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-thalasinos-20151213-story.html

If you have not received a personal thank you from me yet for your donation, please excuse my tardiness. I hope to have some time tomorrow to get up to date.

And a reminder, every single penny counts, and it all goes directly to Jennifer Thalasinos (aside from GoFundMe fees) and is not shared with anyone - including me, I do not benefit, nor do I want to benefit, from these donations. They are solely to help Jenn with Nick's final expenses and her upcoming trying days.

Thank you all,

Lisa
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The Celebration of Life service for Nicholas Thalasinos will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:00am at Shiloh Messianic Congregation, 9580 CaliMesa Blvd, CaliMesa, California. All are welcome to celebrate Nick's life.

Jenn was on the Sean Hannity Show this week, if you missed it, here is the interview:

Also, an very good article in today's Press Enterprise newspaper:

http://www.pe.com/articles/crowd-788975-church-thalasinos.html

A reminder to you all. Every single penny raised by this GoFundMe, aside from GoFundMe fees, will go directly to Jennifer Thalasinos - no one else and it is not shared.

I know as time goes by, people tend to go back to their regular daily lives, and forget those in need. Please keep sharing the link, we still have not reached our goal, and we need to continue to show Jenn that we can help, with prayers, and financially. Thank all of you who have been able to contribute and keep spreading the word.
Jennifer Thalasinos interview on Hannity
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“Though lovers be lost, love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.”

How can one learn to cope with the loss of one's sole mate? Nick and Jenn showed us that true love can be found in many unorthodox ways. In this adorable web series clip, Nick and Jenn tell us how the love of a television show brought them together. "Beauty and the Beast: 20 Years of Remembering" was used to promote the 20th anniversary Beauty and the Beast convention that took place in Los Angeles in 2007. The web series celebrated the fans and filmmakers behind the original CBS television series that starred Ron Perlman and Linda Hamilton. Thanks to Neal and Jana Hallford for allowing me to post the video here.
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Paula Flores
43 months ago

Please refrain frim leaving rude comments. This page is about love and prayer.

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Jeffrey Gray
43 months ago
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I was a friend of L. Daniel E Kaufman. You are not suffering alone today. The very best to you. You are in our hearts as well.

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Mark Herbert
43 months ago
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Unspeakable that anyone could make rude comments here. My heart goes out to you, Jennifer.

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Nicola Winning
43 months ago
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RIP darlings, we shall pray for you all x

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Patti Gast
43 months ago
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No one plans a death - insurance or not, there are still expenses that arise - and not one person can relate to what this woman will be going thru. Love & Strength ...

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Patty Rockowitz-Navarrette
42 months ago
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Dear Jennifer.... I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. It's a pain like no other. I'm a Christian and I've lost loved ones in the past, suddenly, with no warning. My first response both times, "No God! No! Why God?! How could You take them?!" It is truly the worst pain I have ever lived through. I share this because I want you to know that satan uses these horrific times in our lives to attack us. Please don't be taken in by his attacks. We don't see God's perfect plan from where we sit. But His plan is perfect. (Even on my wosrt day I knew this, but didn't want to accept it.) I spent hours upon hours, for months & months repeating this verse in my head ... because I really couldn't function at anything else. "Trust in the Lird with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight." I don't know if this will help you in any way but I pray that it does. You're a beautiful young woman and I know God has a perfect plan for you too. God bless you! ♥

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Pati Bader
43 months ago
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"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." While loving words are a comfort....there are always expenses. Hope these dollars make the days a bit easier.

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Susan Badgett
42 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of this terrible tragedy. I cannot imagine how you must feel, and how much you must miss your husband. From what I've read, he sounded like such a great man, husband, and friend. When I heard about all of this it made me feel so sad for everyone. In the past 10 years i have lost a lot of close friends in death, some old and some very young. It's never something you expect to happen. Unfortunately we've gotten used to the fact that people now grow old and eventually die. However when there's an accident or something horrific like this happens its even harder to deal with. At 2 Corinthians 1 : 3,4 it tells us that instead of bringing trials on us, God comforts us in all our trials. "It calls him the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort." The Bible can give us comfort? How? It helps us understand how God and Jesus feel about death. In Job 14 : 14,15 it reveals that when someone dies, God can remember them and he yearns for the day when he will call out and they will live again. So God looks forward to the day when all our dead loved ones will come to life. Jesus who reflected his Father, knew the pain of losing someone suddenly in death. At John 11: 35 it tells us that when realizing his close friend Lazaruz had died, "he groaned within himself and gave way to tears." In verse 36 the Jews said, "see what affection he had for him" Jesus knew he had the power to raise the dead, yet he still felt grief and showed it when his dear friend died. The Bible also gives us a hope for the future of seeing our loved ones again on this Earth. Later when Lazarus his friend had been dead for four days, he went to the tomb, and with the power of God raised him back to life. Later in chapter 12 verses 1,2 we see that they were all together having a meal once again reunited with their friend and brother Lazarus. How do these accounts among many others comfort us? Well they show us the power that Jesus had to resurrect the dead then on Earth. Which gives us a foreview of what Jesus is going to do in the future for our loved ones around the world when the Earth is once again a Paradise. John 5: 28, 29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...to a rresurrection of life" Revelation 21: 4 says God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. From the moment I heard of this tragedy I wanted to write this to share the hope and comfort that has helped me through trialsome times. I hope it can also comfort you. Susan

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Patty Rockowitz-Navarrette
42 months ago

Trust in the -Lord- with all your heart. ♥

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Mi Fasola
43 months ago

Bless Jen and Nick forever, even though they are now apart, but they really aren't.

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Joe Usher
43 months ago

I offer my heartfelt condolensces for Jennifer and her husband's family. But when you put something like this out into the public domain, you have to expect there will be people who do not share your feelings and may make "rude" comments. Just ignore them. By making THEM the story, you disrespect Nicolas' memory. Besides, everyone has a right to speak or her mind about a public forum, whether we like it or not. That's the world that social media has given to us.

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Denise Marie Maddox
43 months ago

Rest in peace

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Susan Garrido
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Jack Ellison
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Rev Dr Warren Simandle
40 months ago

Dear Jennifer, We are Messianic Gentiles who are inspired by your husband's bold standing with our Jewish brothers and sisters - even unto death. We pray for your comfort and provision. We'd like you to consider coming to share the importance of Gentiles standing with Israel and the Jews sometime in the future, if God so moves you. We live in Santa Barbara.

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Michael Miller
41 months ago
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41 months ago
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42 months ago
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perry brown
42 months ago
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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42 months ago
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Jeff Dornbos
42 months ago
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God bless you. I am terribly sorry for your loss. I just cannot believe how they (Islamic radical extremist are spreading their hatred .

PM
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PETE AND DIANNE MICKLISH
42 months ago
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Paula Flores
43 months ago

Please refrain frim leaving rude comments. This page is about love and prayer.

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Jeffrey Gray
43 months ago
4
4

I was a friend of L. Daniel E Kaufman. You are not suffering alone today. The very best to you. You are in our hearts as well.

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Mark Herbert
43 months ago
3
3

Unspeakable that anyone could make rude comments here. My heart goes out to you, Jennifer.

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Nicola Winning
43 months ago
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RIP darlings, we shall pray for you all x

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Patti Gast
43 months ago
2
2

No one plans a death - insurance or not, there are still expenses that arise - and not one person can relate to what this woman will be going thru. Love & Strength ...

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Patty Rockowitz-Navarrette
42 months ago
1
1

Dear Jennifer.... I'm so very, very sorry for your loss. It's a pain like no other. I'm a Christian and I've lost loved ones in the past, suddenly, with no warning. My first response both times, "No God! No! Why God?! How could You take them?!" It is truly the worst pain I have ever lived through. I share this because I want you to know that satan uses these horrific times in our lives to attack us. Please don't be taken in by his attacks. We don't see God's perfect plan from where we sit. But His plan is perfect. (Even on my wosrt day I knew this, but didn't want to accept it.) I spent hours upon hours, for months & months repeating this verse in my head ... because I really couldn't function at anything else. "Trust in the Lird with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your path straight." I don't know if this will help you in any way but I pray that it does. You're a beautiful young woman and I know God has a perfect plan for you too. God bless you! ♥

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Pati Bader
43 months ago
1
1

"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." While loving words are a comfort....there are always expenses. Hope these dollars make the days a bit easier.

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Susan Badgett
42 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of this terrible tragedy. I cannot imagine how you must feel, and how much you must miss your husband. From what I've read, he sounded like such a great man, husband, and friend. When I heard about all of this it made me feel so sad for everyone. In the past 10 years i have lost a lot of close friends in death, some old and some very young. It's never something you expect to happen. Unfortunately we've gotten used to the fact that people now grow old and eventually die. However when there's an accident or something horrific like this happens its even harder to deal with. At 2 Corinthians 1 : 3,4 it tells us that instead of bringing trials on us, God comforts us in all our trials. "It calls him the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort." The Bible can give us comfort? How? It helps us understand how God and Jesus feel about death. In Job 14 : 14,15 it reveals that when someone dies, God can remember them and he yearns for the day when he will call out and they will live again. So God looks forward to the day when all our dead loved ones will come to life. Jesus who reflected his Father, knew the pain of losing someone suddenly in death. At John 11: 35 it tells us that when realizing his close friend Lazaruz had died, "he groaned within himself and gave way to tears." In verse 36 the Jews said, "see what affection he had for him" Jesus knew he had the power to raise the dead, yet he still felt grief and showed it when his dear friend died. The Bible also gives us a hope for the future of seeing our loved ones again on this Earth. Later when Lazarus his friend had been dead for four days, he went to the tomb, and with the power of God raised him back to life. Later in chapter 12 verses 1,2 we see that they were all together having a meal once again reunited with their friend and brother Lazarus. How do these accounts among many others comfort us? Well they show us the power that Jesus had to resurrect the dead then on Earth. Which gives us a foreview of what Jesus is going to do in the future for our loved ones around the world when the Earth is once again a Paradise. John 5: 28, 29 "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out...to a rresurrection of life" Revelation 21: 4 says God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. From the moment I heard of this tragedy I wanted to write this to share the hope and comfort that has helped me through trialsome times. I hope it can also comfort you. Susan

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Patty Rockowitz-Navarrette
42 months ago

Trust in the -Lord- with all your heart. ♥

+ Read More
Mi Fasola
43 months ago

Bless Jen and Nick forever, even though they are now apart, but they really aren't.

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Joe Usher
43 months ago

I offer my heartfelt condolensces for Jennifer and her husband's family. But when you put something like this out into the public domain, you have to expect there will be people who do not share your feelings and may make "rude" comments. Just ignore them. By making THEM the story, you disrespect Nicolas' memory. Besides, everyone has a right to speak or her mind about a public forum, whether we like it or not. That's the world that social media has given to us.

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Denise Marie Maddox
43 months ago

Rest in peace

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