Brenda Marquez McCool

$73,676 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 2,198 people in 30 months
My mother Brenda was at the Pulse night Club and was shot multiple times. My name is Farrell Marshall her 5th oldest son. She was currently pronounced dead as of 6:23 pm today 6/12/2016. Mother of 11 children. She was single mother. She now leaves 11 children alone on this earth who's in need of dire help from anyone. Anything to help us in need of this time would be greatly appreciated. Please help with any donation so that me and my brother's and sister's will not have to worry about financial problems.

Everyone share my new post please and support! We have conformation that this wonderful and caring woman known as a mother of 11 children left behind from fighting 2 types of cancer and now to be taken off this earth from what we call "Insanity." She just went out last night and said goodbye to her children and to be called 3 hours later that she has been hit by 2 gunshots and later pronounced dead and to be among the 49 killed this very day is beyond me. One Decision changed the lives of many. All I ask is for prayers and whatever you can to help me and brothers sisters to be able to pick up the pieces where she left off. You will forever be in our hearts. Always. I truly love you so much MOM!


1. "Who you are" - My name is Farrell Marshall. I am my mother's 5th oldest son out of 11 children. She had 7 boys and 4 girls. 

2. "Where you're from?" - I was born and raised mostly in California by mother Brenda for about 15 years of my life and moved a few place around the country as we struggled from time to time my mom was a single mother at certain times in our lives and it was hard staying in one place. So we moved alot.

3. "Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for?" I am Brenda's 5th Oldest Son Farrell Marshall

4. "How the funds will be spent?" (be specific as possible)

The Funds will be used to mainly for my mothers funeral preparations and arrangements. Any expenses for legal counsel or help with household bills. Also, to help care for her 11 children in dire need of help to also help our younger brothers and sisters left behind and no longer have her income to support them.

5. "How you intend to get the funds to those in need?"

Deposit into a family account and to use  it for the reasons I stated above.

So for those of you who want to attend and support our mom. Brenda Mccool, this Monday we will be having her funeral Monday June 20th, 2016 at
First untied Methodist church of Orlando
142 East Jackson Street
Orlando, Florida. 32801

Public Viewing:2:30p-4p
Celebration Service:4-5p

Repast: Family Only

I appreciate all your supports and blessings. So have the opportunity to do it one more time as we lay her to beautiful soul to rest. Thank you everyone for everything.





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Brenda Marquez McCool has reached 54% of its goal. Thanks to Ken, Sarah and Al & Casey.
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Debi Buchan
30 months ago

Hi there, I want to reach out to let you know that Metro Church and our Senior Minister, Seth Cain would like to offer our building and services free of charge to any of the families who need a place for services or memorials. Here is the link to the video that Seth sent out on social media. https://vimeo.com/170479270 Metro Church 1491 E S.R. 434 Winter Springs, FL 32708 407-366-7714 www.metroc.org

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Deirdre 'Dee' Perez
30 months ago

Goodness people. This is a valid account. Yes there is the large Go Fund me for all victims that has raised a substantial amount to be given to all the victims, I imagine that will include the ones that will have huge medical bills. Brenda does only have 3 children 18 and younger, however, the majority of the others are very young adults... how many of you 20 somethings completely support yourselves and don't depend on your parents to some extent? There are travel expenses for children, grandchildren and spouses who do not live local, funeral expenses, the transport of her body/ashes, bills still need to be paid in the interim. This was an extremely close family! You can tell how close they were just by this horrible evening, how many of your parents support you to the point to go out with you to the club to help you support your sexuality? The large fundraiser will need to go through a legal disbursement and I am sure will be tied up for a time period. Give them a break, they just lost the heart & soul of their family. I love and will miss you B!!

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Michelle Vela
30 months ago

Why is it that every time u get on these gofund comments it's got stupid people making accusations and being so disrespectful..if u don't want to donate or have no relevance to this gofund then move around leave ur ugle disrespectful comments to ur self..God bless these family.

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KC Randall
30 months ago

I don't have a lot of money, but I do have a some brand new girl's clothing that I could donate if I have the proper sizes! They're all brand new with tags (I had a small business but had to quit because I am ill). If the family is interested, please contact me via Facebook! God bless all of you.

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Joy Katherine
30 months ago

I would also like to add to my comment already posted below that I find it ridiculous that you people talking smack (FRANCIS CRAFT) think that there is some protocol in place that we have at our disposal when our loved ones get shot to death in the most horrific and deadly attach in US History. How the hell do you think that any of her children would know that so much money would cover them. How do you know that the older children are not still in college and that Brenda isn't supporting any of them as well as the little ones? How do you know anything? How do you feel that it's OK to open your mouth? I know Brenda personally. She is a struggling hard working mother who still contributes significantly to her children's lives financially - as I do with mine. That does not just stop when they hit 18 in our world. I don't know where you are from or if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth but you need to keep your comments to yourself - you are terrible to say what you have said here. How disrespectful and very tacky. (First Comment) Ok..after reading the comments I must question the intelligence of those questioning the validity of this (or any) account. Seriously - if a person did create this account to commit fraud or with bad intentions DO YOU REALLY THINK THEY WILL 'FESS UP TO THAT HERE? Not the brightest stars in the sky are you? It's very simple. If you do't trust that this account is legitimate, then don't contribute here. Why take the chance of disrespecting the family and hurting them further? Do you just need to be heard? Just move the 'F' on. If it makes you feel better about yourself to play Inspector Gadget then do it somewhere else.

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Teresa Negron Lough
30 months ago

To the son who she saved his life: please, please , please do not blame yourself. Your mother did what every mother would do. We love our children so much, as she did, we would save them over ourselves every day. It is what we do and who God made us to be. Please take your mom's example of sacrifice and love to make your life wonderful. Do good, serve others, live life to the fullest. I know it will be hard and you will want to blame yourself but she would never want that for you. She would want you to move forward, love life and love others, as she would. Do it in her name, do it for her, just do it. I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry for this tragedy. I will pray that you and your family will be able to move forward, in your mother's memory, and be able to support each other through this very difficult time. May God bless all of you.

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Tasha Nicolle
30 months ago

I think right now, these kids need all the support they can get!! Who are any of you to judge how it's done?? They've been through enough the past few days!!! If you don't want to donate, then keep scrolling, douchebags!!!!

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Andrea Shea Ruschel
30 months ago

As someone who knows Farrell personally, you people who are saying this is a scam should seriously reevaluate yourself. He lost his mother to this tragedy and you're calling him fake and trying to steal money. This is what's wrong with the world. If you don't wish to donate, don't donate. He's trying to make sure his brothers and sisters can survive without their mother. Think if it was your family.

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Nikki Thompson
30 months ago

Its very rude that you guys cone on herr disrespectful if you thinks its a scam krep it moving no time for negativity...noone is making you donate you have a brain use it!!! But stop disrespecting this family!!! PERIOD POINT BLANK!!!

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Victoria Lewelling
30 months ago

Even if they are using another gofundme account as they await money coming in, even if they are able to bury her with other account or monies given to the city they are still 3 kids under 18 who need many years of help, even a sibling takes them in, that sibling is a young 20something and can't manage to raise extra people with their type of job. so yeah, it probably is trying to get a little extra but a little extra helps them get it together and pull themselves upward. and besides, it's a voluntary donation. most people know there are monies coming in to people and are aware of what they are donating.

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Nelia Rodriguez
30 months ago

I am Brenda's niece. The question is which account to donate? To the FARRELL MARSHALL one. He is my cousin. He link is on my page to donate to my aunt. Thank you to all who are supporting my aunt. May God Bless you all for your help, support and Donations!

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Joy Katherine
30 months ago
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Ok..after reading the comments I must question the intelligence of those questioning the validity of this (or any) account. Seriously - if a person did create this account to commit fraud or with bad intentions DO YOU REALLY THINK THEY WILL 'FESS UP TO THAT HERE? Not the brightest stars in the sky are you? It's very simple. If you do't trust that this account is legitimate, then don't contribute here. Why take the chance of disrespecting the family and hurting them further? Do you just need to be heard? Just move the 'F' on. If it makes you feel better about yourself to play Inspector Gadget then do it somewhere else.

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Sharon Hardin Emidy
30 months ago
7
7

Aren't they collecting on a Gofundme account for all the victims. Why 2 Gofundme accounts.

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Alicia Hough
30 months ago
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Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted- Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:4) To the Marshall family, friends and loved ones, I would like to extend my deepest condolences. I do not know your family personally but I'm saddened by the loss of all of the pulse victims. A day in which many will never forget that awful night of terror. It's never easy to lose a loved one. It seems as if the whole entire universe just suddenly comes to a stop. Your everyday life with your loved ones comes to an abrupt end. You now have to learn to live each day with out them. Easier said then done as I would like to say and I'm sure most would definitely agree. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you guys during this trying time. May the out poor of prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones. I have a few things that I would like to say to "France's" and anyome else who feels the need to so hateful during this different time for the loved ones. Gofunded accounts are set up to help the family's out with whatever it is that they are going through. You are not obligated to donate if you don't want too. Those who "choose" to donate, donate out of the kindness of their heart. Yes it's be made very clear to all of us, yes the family will receive to help "cover" the funeral of loved ones. We will not know what other kinds of funds they will receive, NOR is that any of our of business. You stated a few times that you don't want to bash them during their grieving times but yet you did. To those who don't understand why they need to have different accounts, it's none of your damn business. You DO NOT HAVE TO DONATE to them. This is a family of 11 children who will never see their mother again. They will never see her, hear her voice, hug her, or tell their mother that they love her face to face again. It's already stressful enough with dealing the loss of their loved one. Shame on you for passing judgment on the family. It's none of your business if they lived pay check to pay. She was a single mother with 11 children and she survived cancer not once but twice. Did you not think she would not have expenses coming from all different directions. Let me guess you have never in your life struggled so there for you never had to ask "ANYONE" for some type of help. Let me ask this if the tables where turned and it was you and your family dealing with a loved one being murdered. What would you say and do. As a mother personally I don't care how old my child is if they need help with anything they can always count on their mother to be there. These siblings are going to all have to work together and make ends meets. They will need help an lots of ways. Guidance to keep them on a prosperous path in life. It's people like you guys who bring so much hate. We already have enough hate in this life time, there sound be no reason to have any during times like this. God doesn't like ugly. Sending lots of peace and comfort to the victims from pulse.

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Just Jess
30 months ago
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The one that says FARRELL MARSHALL which is his son. So that's one to donate to.

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Dawn Taggart Steventon
30 months ago
6
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There are more than one GoFundMe accounts for Brenda. How do we know which one to donate to?

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Justine Ramos-Garcia
30 months ago
5
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RIP. Dont put a limit on your gofundme or make it a lot higher, I am certain that many wealthier celebrities and businesses will also donate,, you should be able to collect more for your family now that your mom passed on, rest assure that she is happy in heaven because she did not give her life in vain, she saved your brother! God bless you all.

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Lexi Dobbyn
30 months ago
5
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Your mother was truly a hero and a fighter. ♥

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Elka Desjardins
30 months ago
5
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My heart goes out to Brenda's beloved children. She loved them enough to be a tough mama in every sense imaginable. She battled cancer and won. Some say this was one battle she couldn't win, but I guarantee you, in her eyes she won, because her son is able to live. I'm gonna miss your "smdh" posts because I could see in my mind you shaking your head, saying "other people's children" and your sweet advice when my mom died. You will always be remembered. Peace, my friend.

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Olga Tereza Galban
30 months ago
4
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My deepest condolences go out to you and your family! May your mother's soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. May god bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

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20 months ago
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Talia Stough
24 months ago
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I have carried your story around in my heart for months, particularly Isaiah's feelings of guilt for your Mom's passing. As a new mother, I found Isaiah's reaction deeply saddening, and I have given a lot of thought to him and your mother over the past few months. The words I write now, I have been piecing together since. I want to, without one piece of doubt in my heart, let Isaish know that there is absolutely no where on earth your mother would have rather been than right where she was--it is a knowledge I am privy to now that I am myself a mother. As I hold my tiny son, I think of you. I think of how your mother held you, looking into your eyes and wishing, praying, that you grow and thrive, live and be happy. I know now, that it is our secret wish as mothers to have the ailments of our children as our own. Every cough you had, every scraped knee, every broken heart, she would have gladly taken upon herself instead. She wished she could. It was her greatest wish that she could protect you in that moment. I say this to you because I have this insight to offer you, and it is my duty, as a mother, to tell you, as a son, that it was her greatest joy to have shared every moment she had with you and your siblings, and that she would have preferred no other way than to be with you and ensure that your life goes on. I hope these words find you. I hope they lift you. She would want you to live a happy life, to love, to create, to soar.

RB
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Ruth Bazinet
27 months ago

Still thinking about your mother and how brave she was, not just that night but to give unwavering love and support to her no children no matter their sexual preference. It's the kind of mother I want to be to my own children.

PS
$50
Phyllis Swanson
28 months ago

Very sorry for your loss. God bless her and her family. Much love and prayers.

AG
$10
Austin Genay
28 months ago
1
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Sorry for your loss my heart goes out to your loved ones

SG
$25
sylvie Gogeon
28 months ago

I am very sad with your situation. I hope you will have strengh to survive and live now. With all my tenderness Sylvie 59 ans

$50
Anonymous
28 months ago
Debi Buchan
30 months ago

Hi there, I want to reach out to let you know that Metro Church and our Senior Minister, Seth Cain would like to offer our building and services free of charge to any of the families who need a place for services or memorials. Here is the link to the video that Seth sent out on social media. https://vimeo.com/170479270 Metro Church 1491 E S.R. 434 Winter Springs, FL 32708 407-366-7714 www.metroc.org

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Deirdre 'Dee' Perez
30 months ago

Goodness people. This is a valid account. Yes there is the large Go Fund me for all victims that has raised a substantial amount to be given to all the victims, I imagine that will include the ones that will have huge medical bills. Brenda does only have 3 children 18 and younger, however, the majority of the others are very young adults... how many of you 20 somethings completely support yourselves and don't depend on your parents to some extent? There are travel expenses for children, grandchildren and spouses who do not live local, funeral expenses, the transport of her body/ashes, bills still need to be paid in the interim. This was an extremely close family! You can tell how close they were just by this horrible evening, how many of your parents support you to the point to go out with you to the club to help you support your sexuality? The large fundraiser will need to go through a legal disbursement and I am sure will be tied up for a time period. Give them a break, they just lost the heart & soul of their family. I love and will miss you B!!

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Michelle Vela
30 months ago

Why is it that every time u get on these gofund comments it's got stupid people making accusations and being so disrespectful..if u don't want to donate or have no relevance to this gofund then move around leave ur ugle disrespectful comments to ur self..God bless these family.

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KC Randall
30 months ago

I don't have a lot of money, but I do have a some brand new girl's clothing that I could donate if I have the proper sizes! They're all brand new with tags (I had a small business but had to quit because I am ill). If the family is interested, please contact me via Facebook! God bless all of you.

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Joy Katherine
30 months ago

I would also like to add to my comment already posted below that I find it ridiculous that you people talking smack (FRANCIS CRAFT) think that there is some protocol in place that we have at our disposal when our loved ones get shot to death in the most horrific and deadly attach in US History. How the hell do you think that any of her children would know that so much money would cover them. How do you know that the older children are not still in college and that Brenda isn't supporting any of them as well as the little ones? How do you know anything? How do you feel that it's OK to open your mouth? I know Brenda personally. She is a struggling hard working mother who still contributes significantly to her children's lives financially - as I do with mine. That does not just stop when they hit 18 in our world. I don't know where you are from or if you were born with a silver spoon in your mouth but you need to keep your comments to yourself - you are terrible to say what you have said here. How disrespectful and very tacky. (First Comment) Ok..after reading the comments I must question the intelligence of those questioning the validity of this (or any) account. Seriously - if a person did create this account to commit fraud or with bad intentions DO YOU REALLY THINK THEY WILL 'FESS UP TO THAT HERE? Not the brightest stars in the sky are you? It's very simple. If you do't trust that this account is legitimate, then don't contribute here. Why take the chance of disrespecting the family and hurting them further? Do you just need to be heard? Just move the 'F' on. If it makes you feel better about yourself to play Inspector Gadget then do it somewhere else.

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Teresa Negron Lough
30 months ago

To the son who she saved his life: please, please , please do not blame yourself. Your mother did what every mother would do. We love our children so much, as she did, we would save them over ourselves every day. It is what we do and who God made us to be. Please take your mom's example of sacrifice and love to make your life wonderful. Do good, serve others, live life to the fullest. I know it will be hard and you will want to blame yourself but she would never want that for you. She would want you to move forward, love life and love others, as she would. Do it in her name, do it for her, just do it. I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry for this tragedy. I will pray that you and your family will be able to move forward, in your mother's memory, and be able to support each other through this very difficult time. May God bless all of you.

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Tasha Nicolle
30 months ago

I think right now, these kids need all the support they can get!! Who are any of you to judge how it's done?? They've been through enough the past few days!!! If you don't want to donate, then keep scrolling, douchebags!!!!

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Andrea Shea Ruschel
30 months ago

As someone who knows Farrell personally, you people who are saying this is a scam should seriously reevaluate yourself. He lost his mother to this tragedy and you're calling him fake and trying to steal money. This is what's wrong with the world. If you don't wish to donate, don't donate. He's trying to make sure his brothers and sisters can survive without their mother. Think if it was your family.

+ Read More
Nikki Thompson
30 months ago

Its very rude that you guys cone on herr disrespectful if you thinks its a scam krep it moving no time for negativity...noone is making you donate you have a brain use it!!! But stop disrespecting this family!!! PERIOD POINT BLANK!!!

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Victoria Lewelling
30 months ago

Even if they are using another gofundme account as they await money coming in, even if they are able to bury her with other account or monies given to the city they are still 3 kids under 18 who need many years of help, even a sibling takes them in, that sibling is a young 20something and can't manage to raise extra people with their type of job. so yeah, it probably is trying to get a little extra but a little extra helps them get it together and pull themselves upward. and besides, it's a voluntary donation. most people know there are monies coming in to people and are aware of what they are donating.

+ Read More
Nelia Rodriguez
30 months ago

I am Brenda's niece. The question is which account to donate? To the FARRELL MARSHALL one. He is my cousin. He link is on my page to donate to my aunt. Thank you to all who are supporting my aunt. May God Bless you all for your help, support and Donations!

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Joy Katherine
30 months ago
7
7

Ok..after reading the comments I must question the intelligence of those questioning the validity of this (or any) account. Seriously - if a person did create this account to commit fraud or with bad intentions DO YOU REALLY THINK THEY WILL 'FESS UP TO THAT HERE? Not the brightest stars in the sky are you? It's very simple. If you do't trust that this account is legitimate, then don't contribute here. Why take the chance of disrespecting the family and hurting them further? Do you just need to be heard? Just move the 'F' on. If it makes you feel better about yourself to play Inspector Gadget then do it somewhere else.

+ Read More
Sharon Hardin Emidy
30 months ago
7
7

Aren't they collecting on a Gofundme account for all the victims. Why 2 Gofundme accounts.

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Alicia Hough
30 months ago
6
6

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted- Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:4) To the Marshall family, friends and loved ones, I would like to extend my deepest condolences. I do not know your family personally but I'm saddened by the loss of all of the pulse victims. A day in which many will never forget that awful night of terror. It's never easy to lose a loved one. It seems as if the whole entire universe just suddenly comes to a stop. Your everyday life with your loved ones comes to an abrupt end. You now have to learn to live each day with out them. Easier said then done as I would like to say and I'm sure most would definitely agree. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you guys during this trying time. May the out poor of prayers serve as comfort to you and your loved ones. I have a few things that I would like to say to "France's" and anyome else who feels the need to so hateful during this different time for the loved ones. Gofunded accounts are set up to help the family's out with whatever it is that they are going through. You are not obligated to donate if you don't want too. Those who "choose" to donate, donate out of the kindness of their heart. Yes it's be made very clear to all of us, yes the family will receive to help "cover" the funeral of loved ones. We will not know what other kinds of funds they will receive, NOR is that any of our of business. You stated a few times that you don't want to bash them during their grieving times but yet you did. To those who don't understand why they need to have different accounts, it's none of your damn business. You DO NOT HAVE TO DONATE to them. This is a family of 11 children who will never see their mother again. They will never see her, hear her voice, hug her, or tell their mother that they love her face to face again. It's already stressful enough with dealing the loss of their loved one. Shame on you for passing judgment on the family. It's none of your business if they lived pay check to pay. She was a single mother with 11 children and she survived cancer not once but twice. Did you not think she would not have expenses coming from all different directions. Let me guess you have never in your life struggled so there for you never had to ask "ANYONE" for some type of help. Let me ask this if the tables where turned and it was you and your family dealing with a loved one being murdered. What would you say and do. As a mother personally I don't care how old my child is if they need help with anything they can always count on their mother to be there. These siblings are going to all have to work together and make ends meets. They will need help an lots of ways. Guidance to keep them on a prosperous path in life. It's people like you guys who bring so much hate. We already have enough hate in this life time, there sound be no reason to have any during times like this. God doesn't like ugly. Sending lots of peace and comfort to the victims from pulse.

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Just Jess
30 months ago
6
6

The one that says FARRELL MARSHALL which is his son. So that's one to donate to.

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Dawn Taggart Steventon
30 months ago
6
6

There are more than one GoFundMe accounts for Brenda. How do we know which one to donate to?

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Justine Ramos-Garcia
30 months ago
5
5

RIP. Dont put a limit on your gofundme or make it a lot higher, I am certain that many wealthier celebrities and businesses will also donate,, you should be able to collect more for your family now that your mom passed on, rest assure that she is happy in heaven because she did not give her life in vain, she saved your brother! God bless you all.

+ Read More
Lexi Dobbyn
30 months ago
5
5

Your mother was truly a hero and a fighter. ♥

+ Read More
Elka Desjardins
30 months ago
5
5

My heart goes out to Brenda's beloved children. She loved them enough to be a tough mama in every sense imaginable. She battled cancer and won. Some say this was one battle she couldn't win, but I guarantee you, in her eyes she won, because her son is able to live. I'm gonna miss your "smdh" posts because I could see in my mind you shaking your head, saying "other people's children" and your sweet advice when my mom died. You will always be remembered. Peace, my friend.

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Olga Tereza Galban
30 months ago
4
4

My deepest condolences go out to you and your family! May your mother's soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. May god bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

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