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The Fight For John O'Neal

$32,158 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 296 people in 5 months
Created December 11, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Bertha ONeal
Hi family. We are reaching out on behalf of our beloved  John O'Neal. Many of you know him for his lifetime of accomplishments, which includes serving as the co-founder of the Free Southern Theater, Field Secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and Founder of Junebug Productions. He is also the father of two, grandfather of five, great grandfather of one and a cherished uncle and brother. 

An award winning playwright and author, he has traveled extensively to build community. He's used the arts in service of supporting and encouraging Black people across the blackbelt South and those who are similarly oppressed.  His life has been dedicated to working for freedom, and his papers are now preserved in the archives of the Amistad Research Center.  

We have all benefited from his love for us. Now we have an opportunity to give back. We're calling on the community that he's served for sixty years. 

Our beloved John O'Neal is currently fighting the serious health challenge of dementia. In addition to the devoted care he is receiving from his family,  he  is in need of trained and supportive health care assistance. We are calling on the community he has served so faithfully for so long to contribute to this fight.  Your donations will help provide him with skilled assistance and round the clock care. Whatever you can give will be deeply appreciated.
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With a heavy heart, I'm writing to let you know that our beloved John O'Neal has transitioned. While he was called home sooner than expected, it's a true blessing that we were with him when it happened and he was surrounded by love. Thank you, each of you, for honoring him as you have while he was here. As a family we are tremendously grateful.
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We have been so overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of love and support you have shown our beloved John O’Neal. With your generosity, we were able to EXCEED our goal to support his care and caretakers. Thank you so much for showing up in his time of need, for answering the call, for the beautiful words you wrote about the impact he’s had on your lives, for giving him his flowers while he is here. I know he would be so proud of the way the community organized for him. Our family is deeply grateful for each one of you. With our whole hearts, we thank you.
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We are so grateful for your support. Together, we’ve exceeded our goal of $30,000!! What a beautiful demonstration of love for a man we all treasure. Thank you family.
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$32,158 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 296 people in 5 months
Created December 11, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Bertha ONeal
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