Support Pamela Hesselbachers Family

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Raised by 1,463 people in 27 months
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Jody Kieran
on behalf of Matt Hesselbacher
 PEORIA, AZ

Pamela was walking with her children across the crosswalk when someone ran a red light and struck her and the children
Pamela was taken to Chandler Regional where she died shortly upon arrival. Her husband Matt arrived at the scene and rode in the ambulance with the children to Maricopa Medical. 3 yr old Ryan has a broken arm, hips and lacerations. 1 yr old Audrey is in a coma and has a broken hand.
Pamela's only goal in life was to care for her family. The cost of medical care is adding up quickly Please consider helping Matt, Ryan and Audrey with a donation since Pam no longer can. Thank you for your consideration.
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New delay
Just got call from victims rights. The judge is not there so the prosecutor should be filing a continuance. Was told that it will probably be 30 days (unsure because of the holidays. I did request that it not be directly before or after Xmas)
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Friday Nov 30th at 9:30am Epperlein is scheduled to appear in Chandler court to plea guilty or innocent for running a red light and killing Pamela and for injuring Ryan and Audrey. This is a class 3 misdemeanor. The penalty is a maxim fine of $2000 and 30 days in jail. We have been told by the prosecutor that the judicial system is no longer giving jail time for misdemeanors and we should prepare ourselves for this judgment. We are going to request a sentencing hearing (if given is usually held within 30 days) but the judge could decide to make his ruling at this appearance.
I am deeply hurt that over the last 2 years that We have not been able to convince the county attorneys office to file felony charges. We were told that they sympathized with us but the current laws (and more loopholes, we discovered his Facebook was active on his phone but even though the technology is there to see if he was actively using, typing, swiping, clicking , etc. during the accident the county attorney will not look into it because being on social media is not listed as a reason for being distracted where charges can be made) will only allow them to do so much. We have spent numerous months getting “Pam’s Law” passed to increase the penalty for future victims. Now we are being told that they will more than likely not prosecute him to the fullest extent under the lesser charge he is grandfathered in on. All the work we have done getting the laws strengthened will have been nothing but a waste of time, effort and sense of personal failure. (If they don’t enforce a lesser penalty they certainly won’t charge future cases with a greater one)

I appreciate all the support everyone has given to our family.

Jody Kieran
Aka Pam’s Mom

ps... Matt, Pamela’s husband has filed a civil suit and his lawyer received a call from Epperleins lawyer stating that it was a waste of time because he was going to file bankruptcy and civil cases can be erased in bankruptcies. Also the owner of the truck cannot be found t o serve the civil suit to. (The vehicle was not insured)

The possibility of collecting any monetary compensation is extremely slim this makes the donations people made to the GoFundMe account is so helpful and appreciated
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Good news “Pam’s Law” passed the final read of the Senate!

The bill goes back to the house to vote on the amendments

If all goes well there we meet the Governor
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“Pam’s Law” has made it through the committee of the whole with amendments.
The amendments are on the misdemeanor side we asked for the cap of retribution which is currently capped at $10,000. Be removed. The amendment puts a new cap of $100,000. This penalty must have receipts showing actual monetary bills incurred because of the incident
It also details that a felony can be charged if the person does not carry insurance that was mandated by the court because of a prior DUI
Lastly if the charges fall within the felony class and it resulted in death it becomes a class 3 felony instead of a class 4
One amendment proposed by senator Mendez did not pass which would have added even more loopholes than what we started with.
There will be a final read sometime in the senate. Then the changes are voted on in the House. If all goes well we get to meet the governor!
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Dennis Whitlock
27 months ago

If there's 'ANY...THING' that I can do to help out please let me know. I'm retired and live close to the area of this family and willing to help out with things that most people don't think about - like yard work, home maintenance, and anything the father might not have his mind right now nor for a long time, but needs tending to. My name is Dennis (602) 736-6544

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Alyssa Valdez
27 months ago
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Prayers go to the whole family! Me and my family breed Siberian huskies as service dog, we donate them to veterans usually. Me and my family would like to donate one to you and your kids! We have a litter due December. Please message me for more details.

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Lynn Kessel
27 months ago
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My daughters met Pamela on Saturday night as they were walking our dog and she was taking her children to the park. They were very happy to meet Pamela and thought she was such a nice mom and that her children were adorable. They were very happy that she liked our little dog. Our family is devastated that less than one hour after that lovely meeting, that this terrible tragedy occurred. Our family is hurt and wounded by this event. Our prayers go our to the family and we will never forget Pamela. We are so sad and sorry that this happened. As one of my daughters wrote on her Facebook page, "life is fleeting, please be kind to one another." Our sympathy to the family and friends.

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Cailin Bitz
25 months ago
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These videos are beautiful and so well done, thank you for sharing them with us. Pamela lived such a beautiful and inspiring life.

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Greta Mang
27 months ago
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Because this was a crime, the family might be eligible for victim compensation through the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. It can help pay for funeral and medical expenses. You can go to the MCAO web site and download the application, which can be found under "Victim Services."

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Er Colby
26 months ago
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What a special memory to share. Our hearts and prayers are with you!

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Rachel Annesi
26 months ago
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How can we help for Christmas? I know what you truly want for Christmas- but the good Lord had other plans. Do you need a meal? Gifts the kids can open? Please let us know! Let us bless you when family matters more than ever right now.

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Samantha Tucker
26 months ago
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So sorry to hear that you have been ill. Thank you for the update. I was just thinking of your family yesterday, and wondering about Audrey. Be well.

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Ronda Carrington
26 months ago
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Jody - you have been amazing in your efforts to communicate with family, friends and the public who doesn't even know your family (I'm in the last category). You have kept the focus on Pamela's husband and children. I can't even begin to imagine the agony you have endured with your own personal loss. I'm certain the holidays will be very tough on everyone. May you feel God's arms around you and your family.

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Eunice Stamford
27 months ago
1
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Sorry for the loss of your beloved Pamela. I pray that you all find comfort and healing in Revelation 21:3,4. I will keep you all in my prayers.

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Dawn Erickson
27 months ago
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Hallelujah! So happy to hear this great news. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

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Heather Wickham
27 months ago
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Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. How is Audrey and Ryan doing?

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Kunal Bhalla
27 months ago
1
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Jai Guruji...pls accept my deepest condolences...the good and the nicest souls are always taken soon as they need more of those up there..I am sure she is meant for bigger better things..and has moved on to the next phase of the longest soul journey...pls be strong as she would always be the guiding angel for her family.

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Julie Amos
27 months ago
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1

I am so sad to hear this and my prayers go out to this family. if I could get an address hat will receive gifts I would love to personally send some Christmas gifts to the children. you can instant message me if you like. once part of the Viking family always part of the family ..

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Dawn Erickson
27 months ago
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I am so happy to hear the good news on Ryan being able to be moved to a room so his dad can spend time with him, and it shows signs that he is improving. And that is great news on Abby that her brain levels are dropping. While there is much concern for her recovery, one small sign of progress gives hope for the family to hold onto. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all of you.

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Mike N Randa Canter
27 months ago
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My prayers are with you.

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Nikie Cummings
27 months ago
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Please accept my apologies for misspelling your name I am so very very sorry!! Hesselbacher!!

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Nikie Cummings
27 months ago
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Hesselbach Family!!! You are all in our Prayers and recovery for the sweet babies...we are so very sorry for your loss of a wife mother sister & daughter Pamela seemed like such a beautiful woman whom God Blessed with 2 beautiful children & a loving husband! My heart is so crushed that it was such a short time for her! But our prayers will not waver and we will surely rejoice when the babies are Home and for continual healing for you all!! We live very close and would like to offer any help you may need!! We look out for those in our community! Our Love Prayers & Support to you all!! Jeff Nikie & Cruz

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Dennis Whitlock
27 months ago
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This is 'SOoooo sad'. I went to the memorial early this morning on Ray Rd and College in Chandler. I can't imagine telling her two children that Mommy is gone. Those pictures on the memorial are heartbreaking.

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Stephanie Lynch
27 months ago
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I didn't know Pamela but I know Jen and Tommy who mean the world to me. My heart goes out to you and your family. In my thoughts and prayers and I have prayer chains going throughout the country. Gods hands in healing your children.

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Lucia Perry
11 months ago

Happy Birthday to Pam Love to all her family

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Sister In Christ
11 months ago

Dear Jesus, May it be your will to bring healing, comfort, and strength to this beautiful family. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

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Anonymous
11 months ago
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Anonymous
12 months ago
$25
Tessa Gault
12 months ago

My heart still aches for you family.

TH
$20
Tracy Hawk
12 months ago
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My condolences to you and your family. I drive by everyday and always think about what happened to you and your family. May God be with you always.

TW
$20
Tanne Wagner
12 months ago
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I drive by that corner almost daily and think about the accident.

$20
Mary Plumeri
14 months ago
1
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So terribly sorry for your loss. My son worked with the man at Fry's who was responsible for this tragedy and while justice was not served my son said he thinks he was fired as he no longer worked there after r the accident. May God bless you and your children.

Dennis Whitlock
27 months ago

If there's 'ANY...THING' that I can do to help out please let me know. I'm retired and live close to the area of this family and willing to help out with things that most people don't think about - like yard work, home maintenance, and anything the father might not have his mind right now nor for a long time, but needs tending to. My name is Dennis (602) 736-6544

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Alyssa Valdez
27 months ago
8
8

Prayers go to the whole family! Me and my family breed Siberian huskies as service dog, we donate them to veterans usually. Me and my family would like to donate one to you and your kids! We have a litter due December. Please message me for more details.

+ Read More
Lynn Kessel
27 months ago
4
4

My daughters met Pamela on Saturday night as they were walking our dog and she was taking her children to the park. They were very happy to meet Pamela and thought she was such a nice mom and that her children were adorable. They were very happy that she liked our little dog. Our family is devastated that less than one hour after that lovely meeting, that this terrible tragedy occurred. Our family is hurt and wounded by this event. Our prayers go our to the family and we will never forget Pamela. We are so sad and sorry that this happened. As one of my daughters wrote on her Facebook page, "life is fleeting, please be kind to one another." Our sympathy to the family and friends.

+ Read More
Cailin Bitz
25 months ago
2
2

These videos are beautiful and so well done, thank you for sharing them with us. Pamela lived such a beautiful and inspiring life.

+ Read More
Greta Mang
27 months ago
2
2

Because this was a crime, the family might be eligible for victim compensation through the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. It can help pay for funeral and medical expenses. You can go to the MCAO web site and download the application, which can be found under "Victim Services."

+ Read More
Er Colby
26 months ago
1
1

What a special memory to share. Our hearts and prayers are with you!

+ Read More
Rachel Annesi
26 months ago
1
1

How can we help for Christmas? I know what you truly want for Christmas- but the good Lord had other plans. Do you need a meal? Gifts the kids can open? Please let us know! Let us bless you when family matters more than ever right now.

+ Read More
Samantha Tucker
26 months ago
1
1

So sorry to hear that you have been ill. Thank you for the update. I was just thinking of your family yesterday, and wondering about Audrey. Be well.

+ Read More
Ronda Carrington
26 months ago
1
1

Jody - you have been amazing in your efforts to communicate with family, friends and the public who doesn't even know your family (I'm in the last category). You have kept the focus on Pamela's husband and children. I can't even begin to imagine the agony you have endured with your own personal loss. I'm certain the holidays will be very tough on everyone. May you feel God's arms around you and your family.

+ Read More
Eunice Stamford
27 months ago
1
1

Sorry for the loss of your beloved Pamela. I pray that you all find comfort and healing in Revelation 21:3,4. I will keep you all in my prayers.

+ Read More
Dawn Erickson
27 months ago
1
1

Hallelujah! So happy to hear this great news. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

+ Read More
Heather Wickham
27 months ago
1
1

Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. How is Audrey and Ryan doing?

+ Read More
Kunal Bhalla
27 months ago
1
1

Jai Guruji...pls accept my deepest condolences...the good and the nicest souls are always taken soon as they need more of those up there..I am sure she is meant for bigger better things..and has moved on to the next phase of the longest soul journey...pls be strong as she would always be the guiding angel for her family.

+ Read More
Julie Amos
27 months ago
1
1

I am so sad to hear this and my prayers go out to this family. if I could get an address hat will receive gifts I would love to personally send some Christmas gifts to the children. you can instant message me if you like. once part of the Viking family always part of the family ..

+ Read More
Dawn Erickson
27 months ago
1
1

I am so happy to hear the good news on Ryan being able to be moved to a room so his dad can spend time with him, and it shows signs that he is improving. And that is great news on Abby that her brain levels are dropping. While there is much concern for her recovery, one small sign of progress gives hope for the family to hold onto. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all of you.

+ Read More
Mike N Randa Canter
27 months ago
1
1

My prayers are with you.

+ Read More
Nikie Cummings
27 months ago
1
1

Please accept my apologies for misspelling your name I am so very very sorry!! Hesselbacher!!

+ Read More
Nikie Cummings
27 months ago
1
1

Hesselbach Family!!! You are all in our Prayers and recovery for the sweet babies...we are so very sorry for your loss of a wife mother sister & daughter Pamela seemed like such a beautiful woman whom God Blessed with 2 beautiful children & a loving husband! My heart is so crushed that it was such a short time for her! But our prayers will not waver and we will surely rejoice when the babies are Home and for continual healing for you all!! We live very close and would like to offer any help you may need!! We look out for those in our community! Our Love Prayers & Support to you all!! Jeff Nikie & Cruz

+ Read More
Dennis Whitlock
27 months ago
1
1

This is 'SOoooo sad'. I went to the memorial early this morning on Ray Rd and College in Chandler. I can't imagine telling her two children that Mommy is gone. Those pictures on the memorial are heartbreaking.

+ Read More
Stephanie Lynch
27 months ago
1
1

I didn't know Pamela but I know Jen and Tommy who mean the world to me. My heart goes out to you and your family. In my thoughts and prayers and I have prayer chains going throughout the country. Gods hands in healing your children.

+ Read More
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