unexpected death of sister

$7,600 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 128 people in 27 months
Joshua Ergle
on behalf of Melanie Grobe
 ROCKFORD, IL
My sister Madelyn, 13, passed away on February 24, 2017. She was a 7th grader at Lincoln Middle School who loved to dance and always had a big smile on her face. She was our sunshine.

Madelyn passed away unexpectedly in her sleep at home due to complications from having the flu, on top of her Addison’s Disease. Madelyn suffered from Addison’s Disease and was diagnosed at the age of 7. Addison’s Disease is an adrenal gland/endocrine disease disorder characterized by progressive anemia, low blood pressure, weakness, and bronze discoloration of the skin. It occurs when your body produces insufficient amounts of certain hormones produced by your adrenal glands. She took hormone replacement medication daily for 6 years to correct the levels of steroid hormones her body couldn’t produce.

The Addison’s Disease combined with having the flu was just too much for her little body to handle.  Our sunshine was taken away from us way too soon.  No one expects to have to bury their child. 

I’m currently in the military on emergency leave, trying to help my family raise money to help with this financial burden.  Due to her untimely death, we have created a Go Fund Me page which will help cover the costs for the funeral home, cemetery burial and headstone.

Madelyn leaves behind our parents William & Melanie, our brother Justin and her twin sister and best friend Jenna.  My family thanks you in advance for any donations and continued condolences while we are in this time of grief. 
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Madelyns funeral was great . Me and my family continues to thank you .
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Valier Leonard
27 months ago
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so very sorry for your loss will keep your family in my prayers and may God wrap her in his loving arms and give her ever lasting peace

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Kim Casey Bateman
27 months ago
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Deepest and most sincere sympathies to the family. We will be holding you in our prayers.

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$7,600 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 128 people in 27 months
Created February 25, 2017
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BA
$100
Branka Aleksic
26 months ago
$27
Brad Pickering
26 months ago

Feeling sadness for the loss of someone so young. ($27 made the total and even $7500)

$20
Anonymous
26 months ago
SG
$500
Sabrina Gulley
26 months ago

So sorry for your loss. My prayers go out for your family

JJ
$40
Jennifer Jones
26 months ago
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DF
$100
Danielle Dimmler and Family
26 months ago
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$25
Anonymous
26 months ago
2
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CR
$25
Christopher Rossi
26 months ago
2
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DB
$20
Deanna & Jeff Bredeson
27 months ago
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CB
$100
Chad and Amy Bertrand
27 months ago
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Valier Leonard
27 months ago
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so very sorry for your loss will keep your family in my prayers and may God wrap her in his loving arms and give her ever lasting peace

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Kim Casey Bateman
27 months ago
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Deepest and most sincere sympathies to the family. We will be holding you in our prayers.

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