Remembering Presten "PP" Pinnell

$13,495 of $10k goal

Raised by 281 people in 1 month
Maya Wilkins
on behalf of piper pinnell
 SAINT LOUIS, MO
Hi, my name is Maya Wilkins. I am raising money on behalf of my family to support funeral and medical costs for my beloved cousin Presten Pinnell who passed away Sunday March 19th 2017. Recently, our family has experienced tragedy no one should have to face. Earlier this month my uncle, Presten's father, suddenly collapsed outside after having a heart attack. My uncle was rushed to the hospital where he died just a few short hours later. My aunt was quickly thrown into  planning a funeral for her husband and father of her 4 children Paige (27), Patrick (24), Presten (20), and Peter (17).  This was a very emotionally and financially draining hardship for our entire family.

After a few weeks of mourning his father, Presten decided to getaway with a few friends to go on a road trip to try and resume some sense of normalcy as a 20 year old. He was traveling to South Padre Island, Texas but what was supposed to be a fun getaway with friends, quickly turned into our family's worst nightmare. Presten fell from a balcony and was left in cricital condition in the ICU. Being from St. Louis, Presten's mother was informed and caught the next flight from St. Louis to Texas in the wee hours on Saturday morning (March 18th). Presten's body was broken but our spirits remained strong in prayer. Doctors informed my aunt that Presten's injuries were great but not fatal. Our family remained very positive about Presten's recovery. Yesterday we received the call that Presten lost his fight. He passed away around noon Sunday March 19th with his mother at his bedside. We are heartbroken and devastated.

Presten had a smile that lit up any room and the personality to match. He was a loving son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend to so many. He was a college student at the University of Central Missouri studying Occupational Health and Safety and an accomplished scholar. At MRH highschool, Presten was extremely active in choir, played trumpet in the school band, was a varsity starter in football and baseball, recipient of several awards, an active volunteer with the College Bound program as well as the APA (Animal Protection Association) in St. Louis, and was a lifeguard/swim instructor at the community pool. Presten touched so many lives in his short years and lived fully and selflessly.  He will be dearly missed and we want to honor him as we send him to heaven. Any contributions will help, no gift is too small. We love you and appreciate the outpour of love and support.
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Update 3
Posted by Maya Wilkins
1 month ago
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Hello everyone! Once again, thank you for all who have donated monetarily to our family we are blown away by your continuous giving. For those of you looking to give in another way, we are currently asking for volunteers to help with various tasks needed for Presten's services.
If you are interested in helping, please contact
Megan O'Malley Moylan to see what is still needed. You can email her at meganmoylan@gmail.com or TEXT her at 314-348-7191. I have had many of you reach out asking how you can help and this is definitely a wonderful way you can. Those of you planning to attend services we will see you Saturday to celebrate the life of Presten. Love to you all.
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Update 2
Posted by Maya Wilkins
1 month ago
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Thank you doesn't seem to be quite enough to express the amount of gratitude our family has for all of you and the support you have given to us. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness. Presten is blessed to have such amazing people who care so much for him. Your gifts, kind words, and prayers mean the world to us. We never imagined meeting let alone exceeding our goal in just two short days. We can only hope the kindness you've shown to our family is soon returned to you. This one is for you, the friends of Presten who made this all possible. We love you all.
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Update 1
Posted by Maya Wilkins
1 month ago
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Wow! We have already reached over half of our goal!! My family and I are blown away at the support being given to us during this time. It really shows how many of you deeply care for Presten and our family. Those of you who knew Presten personally and those who didn't, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Check out Presten in this video of the Blue Devils R&B Band. Presten was a natural performer, you can't miss his energy and talent. Look for him front and center and enjoy the groove!
Presten peforming with the R&B band
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Nancy Rehbein
1 month ago

So very sorry to hear of the tragic losses in your family.may the wings of heavens angels wrap around you and your family,may they dry your tears and give you comfort in knowing there is a life beyond this life we know here ! A better life ,a better way.there is a wonderful life in paradise that awaits us with our maker! Someday we shall hear our name called and when we do we will come face to face with love itself and our last tear ever will be wiped away by one who loves us more then we can begin to comprehend. We are gods children and just as we here on earth get so filled with joy when a baby is born.magnified is the love god feels when he calls his children home and he is pleased to have us in paradise with him. We who are left behind on earth are the ones who feel the pain of death when someone dies, those who die are well and alive in paradise probably wondering why we are so upset,cause they know we will join up with them again.they know that they are in a glorious place of ultimate love and that we shall be also when god calls. When love is found on earth it never dies.their love remains in our heart forever! Here as our fuel to carry on .we dont move on without them, we move on toward them.they are ahead of us ,in our future by sight ,in our heart through the night. And they carry our love with them ! Love is a forever gift that has no boundaries and never dies. Your cousins beautiful smile will forever light the skies like sparkling stars in your memories,will warm the days in the rays of the sun as he watches over you, will be a shining light to the dark nights of earth that will warm your heart with gladness in a gentle reminder that you are deeply loved and forever and that THIS SEPARATION IS ONLY TEMPORARY,YOU WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN! GOD HOLDS US ALL IN HIS LOVING ARMS HENCE WE ARE ALL TOGETHER.HE DRAWS US CLOSER AND CLOSER UNTIL AGAIN WE SHALL EMBRACE! WE WILL BE YOUNG AND FREE OF PAIN AND HEARTACHE,WE WILL RUN AND NOT GET TIRED WE WILL FLY LIKE THE ANGELS AND THERE WILL NEVER BE SORROW AGAIN. LOOK FORWARD TO THE GRAND REUNION WHEN GOD CALLS YOUR NAME! MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH COMFORT AND UNDERSTANDING. MY CONDOLENCES DEAR PEOPLE..... a note of interest im the one on the left in this picture ,my mother is the one on the right.when I was young she had cancer and was suppose to die.she had alot of operations and durring one they lost her for 28 seconds.when she woke up she told of a beautiful place shed dreamt about. How good it felt to be there.and the doctors told her that it wasn't a dream! Shed visited heaven ! She told me the details and it made a believer out of me. She lived another 41 years and just passed away a few years ago. I miss her so much but I know in my heart we will be together again! Praise the lord! God bless you all. I wish I had money to give but I am poor and living in my car,all I can give are these words of hope and send prayers your way. God is in control. Thank god!

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$13,495 of $10k goal

Raised by 281 people in 1 month
Created March 20, 2017
Maya Wilkins  
on behalf of piper pinnell
TM
$30
Tim Medlock
21 days ago
MM
$100
Mitchell Matthews
26 days ago
1
1

Here is a little bit more for your family. Proceeds from the t-shirt sales in honor of Presten.

$100
Dawn Hill
1 month ago
$100
Dawn Hill
1 month ago
LH
$50
Lance and Julie Hash
1 month ago

P.Diddy will be greatly missed. I was lucky to be his baseball coach, even if for just one year of high school. His smile and enthusiasm will always be remembered. RIP.

CG
$20
Courtney Gray
1 month ago
JB
$20
John Biedenstein
1 month ago

From Gracie B Uncle Sorry for your loss.

IM
$50
Iris Morales
1 month ago
1
1
MM
$365
Mitchell Matthews
1 month ago
6
6

This money was raised in honor of Presten's impact and comes from the sale of his memorial t-shirts.

AW
$50
Angela Wise-Rhone
1 month ago
1
1
Nancy Rehbein
1 month ago

So very sorry to hear of the tragic losses in your family.may the wings of heavens angels wrap around you and your family,may they dry your tears and give you comfort in knowing there is a life beyond this life we know here ! A better life ,a better way.there is a wonderful life in paradise that awaits us with our maker! Someday we shall hear our name called and when we do we will come face to face with love itself and our last tear ever will be wiped away by one who loves us more then we can begin to comprehend. We are gods children and just as we here on earth get so filled with joy when a baby is born.magnified is the love god feels when he calls his children home and he is pleased to have us in paradise with him. We who are left behind on earth are the ones who feel the pain of death when someone dies, those who die are well and alive in paradise probably wondering why we are so upset,cause they know we will join up with them again.they know that they are in a glorious place of ultimate love and that we shall be also when god calls. When love is found on earth it never dies.their love remains in our heart forever! Here as our fuel to carry on .we dont move on without them, we move on toward them.they are ahead of us ,in our future by sight ,in our heart through the night. And they carry our love with them ! Love is a forever gift that has no boundaries and never dies. Your cousins beautiful smile will forever light the skies like sparkling stars in your memories,will warm the days in the rays of the sun as he watches over you, will be a shining light to the dark nights of earth that will warm your heart with gladness in a gentle reminder that you are deeply loved and forever and that THIS SEPARATION IS ONLY TEMPORARY,YOU WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN! GOD HOLDS US ALL IN HIS LOVING ARMS HENCE WE ARE ALL TOGETHER.HE DRAWS US CLOSER AND CLOSER UNTIL AGAIN WE SHALL EMBRACE! WE WILL BE YOUNG AND FREE OF PAIN AND HEARTACHE,WE WILL RUN AND NOT GET TIRED WE WILL FLY LIKE THE ANGELS AND THERE WILL NEVER BE SORROW AGAIN. LOOK FORWARD TO THE GRAND REUNION WHEN GOD CALLS YOUR NAME! MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH COMFORT AND UNDERSTANDING. MY CONDOLENCES DEAR PEOPLE..... a note of interest im the one on the left in this picture ,my mother is the one on the right.when I was young she had cancer and was suppose to die.she had alot of operations and durring one they lost her for 28 seconds.when she woke up she told of a beautiful place shed dreamt about. How good it felt to be there.and the doctors told her that it wasn't a dream! Shed visited heaven ! She told me the details and it made a believer out of me. She lived another 41 years and just passed away a few years ago. I miss her so much but I know in my heart we will be together again! Praise the lord! God bless you all. I wish I had money to give but I am poor and living in my car,all I can give are these words of hope and send prayers your way. God is in control. Thank god!

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