A Child Dies in Poverty: Mother Can't Afford Funeral

Dear Friends,

My friend Nancy's (@planetscape) friend Nicole just lost her sweet little boy. Nicole, who also has serious health issues, barely scrapes by, frequently with Nancy's help. The other tragedy in this story is that Nicole doesn't have the money to pay for her beloved son's funeral. Please let's join together and do what we can to relieve Nicole of this burden.

Obituary
http://wagesandsons.com/obit/samuel-david-edwards/

The following is a letter Nancy wrote to her friends at PerlMonks, a forum for programmers.


I am deeply saddened to report that David, [koolgirl]'s 6-year old son, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from pediatric myocarditis caused by coronavirus infection.

David was the sweetest child you will ever have the privilege to know. He was bright, funny, cheerful, autistic, and loved animals, especially his beloved dog, Gizzy, who passed late last year. He loved pirates, riding his brand-new bike that Santa brought, and Disney's Cars and Planes, and was thrilled to be starting Cub Scouts this year.

As some of you may know, [koolgirl] nearly lost her legs a few years ago due to peripheral venous insufficiency and resulting gangrene. She should be on disability, but has not yet been accepted. She works very long, hard hours to keep her little family together.

I hope this plea does not seem gauche, but we would like to request that donations for David's Memorial be made to PayPal via rockwaretech@gmail.com

Please note that time is of the essence; [koolgirl]'s appointment with the funeral director is tomorrow morning.

(I do have [koolgirl]'s express permission to post her email here for this purpose.)

In Memoriam
Samuel David Edwards
May 6, 2007 - January 26, 2014

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