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Heather Morvant Bakos Memorial Fund

$25,524 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 160 people in 1 month
Created October 1, 2018
Team Bakos
on behalf of David Bakos
On behalf of David Bakos, we, her friends and family, have set up this memorial to honor the life and legacy of Heather Brae Morvant Bakos. She tragically and suddenly passed away on September 29 at just 42 years old.

Heather had not been feeling well and was in the hospital the previous week for a splenic infarction and irregular heartbeat.  She was released from the hospital on Friday and was feeling so much better. Heather was so happy to be home with her family and on the mend. She unexpectedly passed away in her bed Saturday morning. 

As you may imagine, David, Braeden, Samantha and all of Heather’s family and friends are shocked by her passing.  Heather’s life meant so much to so many. Her loss is felt deeply, and there is no way to begin to describe how she will be missed by us all.
 
The heartache and anguish David is going through is unimaginable. Friends and family are with him now, and very much appreciate your prayers. The outpouring of love from friends near and far has been overwhelming. Thank you!  
 
Many of you are asking how to support the Bakos Family in this incredibly difficult time, which is why we have set up this site. We intend to use this page as a message board where you can write notes for David and family to read when they are able, and also as a way to give financially. All of the funds raised here will help cover the significant costs related to Heather’s memorial service, and basic needs David may have now and in the coming months as he copes with this immense loss and begins to rebuild his family’s financial and logistical stability as a single parent.

This is going to be a lot for David to take on both emotionally and financially.  As friend’s we want to make sure that money is the last thing that David has to worry about during this extremely tough time.  Please give if you are able.  It will go a long way to help David, Braeden, and Samantha now and in the future.
 
A memorial service will be held for Heather on Sunday, October 7th from 2-5pm at Demaine Funeral Home at 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA.  Her funeral mass will be held on Monday, October 8th, at 1 PM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, VA. Her obituary can be found  here .
 
Words cannot express David, Braeden, and Samantha's gratitude to you all for loving Heather so deeply and supporting them through this time.  

 
Thank you.
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I just want to thank everyone who contributed to help me and the kids through this tough time. The support we have received from all of you has been more than I could ever imagine. I love you all and please if you ever need anything know that I am here and please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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All,

Thank you again for all of the love and support you have shown to Dave, Braeden and Samantha. It is amazing that we have now raised over $18,000 in just 3 days. ALL of these funds will go directly to Dave and family in order to help him deal with a lot of financial obligations now and in the future and perhaps some fun things for the kids!

With that being said we have just raised our goal to $25,000. As I mentioned before please Facebook'it, Twitter'it, Instagram'it, Snap'it, email, fax, snail mail, canary, raven or whatever communication tool you use to help get the word out. I guarantee it will make a huge difference.

I know Dave thanks you and is blown away by the tremendous support you all have shown and continue to provide.

Thank you,
Team Bakos
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All,
Incredible outpouring of support thus far for the Bakos Family. We have raised $11,000 in the last 24 hours and that is a true testament to what Heather, David and the kids mean to all of us and so many others. I am truly blown away.

Thank you so much for your generous donations. We still have a ways to go in order to hit our goal so if you have not already, please share the link below via your social media networks or email the link to those who may not have seen this yet. Your help and support is great appreciated

Thanks
Team Bakos

https://www.gofundme.com/please-donate-to-the-bakos-fund
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Heather Morvant Bakos Memorial Fund has reached 51% of its goal. Thanks to Chris & Suzanne, M and Travis Via.
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$25,524 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 160 people in 1 month
Created October 1, 2018
Team Bakos
on behalf of David Bakos
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