For PJ Dunick

$14,578 of $10k goal

Raised by 148 people in 26 months
PJ was involved in an accident doing what he loved on Monday, December 15th, 2014. He was free diving off the coast of the Bahamas and had to be rescued from the water.

Our initial goal of $10,000 was exceeded in a matter of days with your support and helped greatly with the expenses associated in bringing PJ home and covering his funeral. There are no words to express how grateful PJ's family is at the outpouring of love and support.

A real young man of the sea, PJ was a natural both in and out of the water. He lived with his Mom and Dad, Sue and Pete, in Jupiter, and helped them financially. Sue is working, but continues to battle cancer. Due to severe issues with his knees, Pete is unable to work his small construction business. PJ's Grandpa Bob (Captain Bob to many), splits his time among Jupiter and the Orlando area where PJ's aunt and uncle live.

Any ongoing support we can provide to PJ's family is greatly appreciated. Please, for PJ, let's continue to help out.


PJ-swimming with the sharks (July 2014)
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Update 3
Posted by Tamara Wilson
26 months ago
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On behalf of PJ's family, we cannot thank everyone enough. All of you have lifted a huge burden off their shoulders.
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Update 2
Posted by Tamara Wilson
26 months ago
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PJ's funeral service will be Sunday December 21st from 1-3pm. This will be at Taylor and Modeen Funeral Home located at 250 Center St in Jupiter, FL 33458. All are welcome to attend to celebrate his amazing life.
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Update 1
Posted by Tamara Wilson
26 months ago
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Thank you everyone for your support. We are more than halfway to our goal in just 24 hours. The love you have for PJ is overwhelming and means so much to know the impact he had on so many.
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Tommy Tsumoto
26 months ago

Earlier this year, I was blessed to be on an outing on the Dolphin Dream. There, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet up with PJ. PJ was a great kid who would make any Mom and Dad brother or sister or friend proud. Although our time on the Dolphin Dream was short, I feel like I knew him for years. He was a true friend indeed. His humor, good positive spirit will always live on. Thank you PJ.

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Leigh Cobb
26 months ago

I had the enormous pleasure of diving with PJ only last week, I'm incredibly shocked and even 4 days in from learning this awful news, my tears are still falling. I've shared some of his last adventure photos on his wall, I hope they show how happy a young man PJ was. His skillset was endless, I can't imagine what happened, he was a male mermaid in the ocean. I hope you have sweet dreams PJ, the ocean is a big fish short without you mate....x

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Bari Gowan
26 months ago

I met your son as part of the Dolphin Dream crew on my Shark Diver Magazine trips to the Bahamas with Eli Martinez. A more helpful, kind, all round happy young man it would have been difficult to imagine. And an impressive and skillful free diver, too. This is a tragedy which touches the lives of many of us SCUBA divers - both those who knew him from these shark diving expeditions and also the broader community who practise recreational free-diving. It is indeed a very sad day, and I for one would like to extend my sincerest condolences to all his immediate family, as well as all of his close friends and colleagues. We share your grief.

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$14,578 of $10k goal

Raised by 148 people in 26 months
Created December 16, 2014
$50
Anonymous
24 months ago
SL
$50
Stephen Laine
25 months ago

I met PJ on the Dolphin Dream during a shark dive trip in December of 2013. What a mature young man, I didn't know him very long but he left such a positive impression on me.

$42
Katsue Otsuka
26 months ago

We all love you and won't forget you.

TT
$50
Tommy Tsutsumoto
26 months ago
TB
$10
Travis Barnette
26 months ago
KS
$100
Ken Shew
26 months ago
MH
$100
Midori Y. Hosaka
26 months ago

When I met him the first, was " Dolphin cruise" in April 2014. We used to enjoy PJ danse which we learnt from him... I am missing him so much that his shy but sincere smile keeps coming back to me..May his soul rest in peace.

$25
Angelpoet Michele Finn
26 months ago
$50
Laura Combee
26 months ago

I will always remember your smiling face and kind soul...

$25
Jeri Lengen Ledbetter
26 months ago

Condolences & Prayers

Tommy Tsumoto
26 months ago

Earlier this year, I was blessed to be on an outing on the Dolphin Dream. There, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet up with PJ. PJ was a great kid who would make any Mom and Dad brother or sister or friend proud. Although our time on the Dolphin Dream was short, I feel like I knew him for years. He was a true friend indeed. His humor, good positive spirit will always live on. Thank you PJ.

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Leigh Cobb
26 months ago

I had the enormous pleasure of diving with PJ only last week, I'm incredibly shocked and even 4 days in from learning this awful news, my tears are still falling. I've shared some of his last adventure photos on his wall, I hope they show how happy a young man PJ was. His skillset was endless, I can't imagine what happened, he was a male mermaid in the ocean. I hope you have sweet dreams PJ, the ocean is a big fish short without you mate....x

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Bari Gowan
26 months ago

I met your son as part of the Dolphin Dream crew on my Shark Diver Magazine trips to the Bahamas with Eli Martinez. A more helpful, kind, all round happy young man it would have been difficult to imagine. And an impressive and skillful free diver, too. This is a tragedy which touches the lives of many of us SCUBA divers - both those who knew him from these shark diving expeditions and also the broader community who practise recreational free-diving. It is indeed a very sad day, and I for one would like to extend my sincerest condolences to all his immediate family, as well as all of his close friends and colleagues. We share your grief.

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