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Mateo’s Memorial Fund

$17,763 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 247 people in 4 months
Created February 1, 2019
On January 18th my 16 year old son gave his life to save another. My son was attempting to help a friend who fell into the water from the pier.

His friend was pulled to safety and is recovering. Rescuers searched for my son, but they were unsuccessful as weather and darkness made the operation dangerous.

My son was a happy and caring young man. His friends shared a quote he was known for...”if my friends are happy, I’m happy”

I want to honor his memory by creating a scholarship that can help other teens achieve their potential.

Please help me honor my son’s heroic act by donating. The donations will go towards college scholarships for Grayslake North High School students.

With gratitude,
Susan Medina

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Awarded the first 2 scholarships tonight. Wishing these students all the best!
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Excited to deliver snacks, toiletries, school supplies and water to kids in need today.
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It is with sorrow and joy that we are able to announce that our beloved Matthew’s body has been recovered.

We would like to thank the Waukegan Fire Department, Waukegan Police and Sheriff Officers for their diligent work and the support they provided during this difficult time.

Our faith gives us comfort knowing that Matthew is in a better place.

Thank you all for your donations and support.

With gratitude,
Susan, Elizabeth, Karina & Christian
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With your continued support we were able to donate healthy snacks to Grayslake North High School. All children should have the food they need every day to thrive.

Thank you,
Susan, Elizabeth, Karina and Christian
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Raised by 247 people in 4 months
Created February 1, 2019
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