Sunny Patel Funeral and Family Fund
Update: Binta Patel, wife of the owner of the Mr. Hero and Sunny's aunt, will be the family liaison and designated beneficiary for handling the funds. ~
On Friday, October 14, just after 8 p.m., 15-year-old Sunny Patel was murdered by an armed robber while helping his aunt and uncle at the Mr. Hero sandwich shop that they own on South Taylor Road. He was not an employee but a dutiful nephew working hard to help his family succeed. The criminal shot Sunny in the head and he passed away from his injuries just hours later. He is the only son to Ravi and Mrs. Patel of Highland Heights and a sophomore at Mayfield Heights High School. While a suspect has been apprehended in connection with this unthinkable crime, it will not return this young man to his loving family or undue the damage to the fabric of this community.
Let's take this opportunity to extend some love, compassion and assistance to the Patel family in this time of their greatest need. Let's show them that Cleveland Heights is full of honest and caring people that will not be undone by the violence of one horrible and broken man.
Please join me in raising up this family and community by helping the Patels with their funeral expenses. The initial goal is $10,000, which is the average cost of a funeral and no small amount for any family today. At the very least, we can remove this burden from their shoulders so that they may focus on their own family in this time of profound grief.
As a member of the Cleveland Heights community and a mom to two young boys, I think it is so important for us to take this moment and reflect about how to move forward as a community. Rather than wallowing in anger, hatred and divisiveness let us become proactive. Reach out to your neighbors, near and far, and lend whatever help and love they may need. Strong neighbors make strong communities and if you don't know the people living around you, let this become the day that you do.
Let's extend our neighborly love to the Patel family as well, for as business owners they are an important piece of this community puzzle. Any amount of money that you can donate is helpful, whether it's $5, $50, $500 or $5000, and I truly believe that it is not just the amount of money that is raised but the number of people that donate that's just as important to show support from the entire Heights community - Cleveland, University, Shaker, and beyond.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope you will be moved to donate today.
I have finally spoken with Sunny's aunt, Binta, and she will be the liaison for the family with GoFundMe. In a beautiful act of selflessness, they have chosen to donate the funds to several organizations that were close to Sunny's heart. As she said, it is what he would have done with the money. It just goes to show what an amazing young man he was.
Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart for all of your generosity.
We would like to thank all of you for the incredible support you have provided. It truely means a lot and reminds us that despite what has happened, there is a lot of good in the world. I have have spoken to my aunt and uncle and they have decided that we will be giving all the raised money away. We will think hard about who Sunny would donate to and give to those charities and organizations.
I do not have money on my debit card at this Time. However, I Had my father take $40 out of my other account anf giving it directly to the Patel Family. My Heart Aches For Sunny's Family and Friends. I had the pleasure of knowing Sunny and He was Such a Sweet, Polite Kid, with the Best Smile and Oh So Funny. He had a great sense of humor and the few times I met him he always made me laugh. Such a fun, Cool Kid. He will be missed By Many
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We have given $20,000 to the police and fire department. The police literally put their own lives on the line and while we will never be able to fully repay them for their bravery and dedication, we hope this helps them continue to serve courageously. The fire department is also made up of a very underappreciated group of people. They put their lives and we'll being on the line running towards danger while the rest of us run away from it. These departments are made up of volunteers or underpaid individuals who exemplify what it means to be heros. Thank you guys for all that you did and continue to do to this day! http://www.cleveland.com/cleveland-heights/index.ssf/2016/12/cleveland_heights_receives_200_1.html
i am so sorry for your loss r.i.p sweet sweet angel
The mention by the Mr. Hero FB page says he was an employee. If he really was an employee surely the company will pay something?
I m just so speechless and have no words for loss to family.. I cant imagine parents and family loss. I dont know this child but, I will do sure do some Reiki healing to his family. Because I dont have words. Rest in peace kind and adorable Sunny.. may god keep you in his arm.. hearty condolences to Patel family..ll pray..cant type..:(((
To the Patel family, you might consider a named scholarship at Sunny's school. The scholarship could be given each year to a deserving student, you can set the criteria.
My thought's & prayers are with Sunny's friend's & family during this difficult time.
praying for the family and friends...