Help Jeanne Keep Custody of Brianna

$875 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 36 months
Mary Malinski
on behalf of Jeanne Hall
 MOORHEAD, MN
Last week, our cousin Dawn died suddenly and very unexpectedly from complications following a stroke, and surgery to repair a hole in her heart and blood clots in her lungs.

She left behind her 3 year old daughter, Brianna. Dawn and Brianna had been living with our aunt, Jeanne.

Dawn had some health insurance, so her medical bills should mostly be taken care of. However, she did not have any funeral plans or life insurance, so all remaining costs will be left to her parents.

Dawn's husband, Jason, is in prison until November, and has been for the majority of their marriage and Brianna's life. Jeanne has been an integral part of raising Brianna, certainly more than her father.

Jeanne would like to continue raising her granddaughter, to help keep stability in her life and ensure she has consistency of care. She has consulted a lawyer, and has been quoted about $4000 to get custody of Brianna.

We are raising money to help Jeanne cover the legal costs and any other costs associated with Dawn's passing. Any extra funds will go toward Brianna's education.

Please help us keep this beautiful little girl in a safe, healthy and loving environment!

With love,

Mary Malinski and Sarah Brandner (Dawn's cousins)
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I received an update today on Jeanne and Brianna.

Jason did not sign the custody paperwork. Now the lawyer will present it to the judge. Jason will have 2 weeks to respond, and if there is no response, the judge will be able to assign custody.

Please keep them all in your prayers, that they may all stay well. Brianna is starting preschool, however, until custody is resolved, she has no medical insurance, so we hope she stays well!
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Dawn's ashes are being buried in the family plot tomorrow. Jeanne has secured survivors benefits for Brianna from Social Security. There's still lots to do, though.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. We really appreciate it!
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Jenny Holter Schjervheim
36 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about dawn. I am not able to donate but you all are in my prayers. I will especially be praying for that sweet little girl and her grandma. Hope all turns out the way that is best for that little girl.

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$875 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 36 months
Created July 18, 2015
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TB
$50
T. B.
35 months ago

Have been thinking of you daily.

NK
$50
Nancy Keith-Popp
35 months ago

Although Dawn is my cousin, I didn't know her very well as she was quite a bit younger then me. I hope all goes well for her daughter.

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Anonymous
36 months ago
TT
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Team Tucker
36 months ago

So sorry this kind of situation is happening in your family. We love you and hope our contribution can assist in resolving the hurt.

$25
Anonymous
36 months ago
Jenny Holter Schjervheim
36 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about dawn. I am not able to donate but you all are in my prayers. I will especially be praying for that sweet little girl and her grandma. Hope all turns out the way that is best for that little girl.

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