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"A gardener like that one, no one can replace."

Organized by: Michelle Larned

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Michelle Larned via Crowdrise
April 07, 2014

Thank you everyone who has contributed to Chris's scholarship! The check will be presented to the student on May 27 at the school. See More

THE STORY:

Thirty years ago the world lost a brother, a son, an uncle and a friend. As this anniversary of his death approaches, you can’t help but wonder what would have become of him. He was just 18 when he was killed in a car accident returning home from a short trip to Maine. At the time of his death, this Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School graduate was already demonstrating that he was a man of integrity and a leader among his peers.

Chris was the last of ten children and his father, who he followed around like Tiny Tim, died when Chris was five. He was an energetic kid and seemed to find himself in trouble a lot when he was young. At the age of 16, he found himself at a crossroads. He found his voice as a leader and began the process of mentoring, cajoling and guiding his friends out of trouble. He became focused on being healthy and having healthy relationships. He demonstrated courage and suffered consequences for standing up to older kids who were leading his peers down the wrong path. The adversity that he had encountered in his young life made him a person fueled by compassion. He became the captain of the high school football team and a good student athlete and representative of the community.

Chris spent a year at Northeastern University where he continued to be a strong leader helping young college students make good decisions in their personal lives. He had a heart that understood how to love and how to share in his joy for life. He died at 11:00 am on June 18, 1984, three weeks before his 19th birthday, on a highway, when his car collided with a truck driven by a boy who was born on the same day.

At Chris' funeral there was a song that said, "A gardener like that one, no one can replace." Those words remain true today.

After Chris’s death a scholarship for young athletes was created in his memory.

This fundraiser is to raise money to reinvigorate the Chris Larned Memorial Scholarship fund. The scholarship will be given to students at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School who have displayed strong leadership skills and excellence among their peers.

$3,050

 

122% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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  • Lee Larned

    $100

  • marge larned

    $1,000

  • Michelle

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Martha and Rebecca Larned

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nicole Larned

    $100

  • Stephanie Swencki Bryant and family

    $100

  • The Davis Family

    $100

  • Daniel Lay

    $100

  • Ted Curley

    $100

  • Deb Lowry MacLean

    $50

  • Susan Burhoe

    $100

  • Marianne Larned

    $100

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Organized by

Michelle Larned

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $3,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Michelle Larned

Amount Raised

$2,450

 

98% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lee Larned

Amount Raised

$600

Donor Comments

Marianne Larned

Marianne Larned

DONATION: $100

Thanks for your great spirit. Much love 4 years ago

Susan Burhoe

Susan Burhoe

DONATION: $100

From you big sister. 4 years ago

Deb Lowry MacLean

Deb Lowry MacLean

DONATION: $50

We miss you Chris! I will never forget the beautiful home-going service your family had for you in Hamilton. Every time I hear Elton John's "Daniel" I think of you. And my son Chris reminds me of you. He will be 20 next week. Time goes by so fast. You were another "little brother" to me. Love to all the Larneds from the Lowry family. <3 4 years ago

Ted Curley

Ted Curley

DONATION: $100

Chris was a unique and wonderful young man. He was a true and loyal friend. It is no doubt that he would have been a proud father and loving husband and a leader in whatever field he chose to go into. At times I still can't believe he was taken from us when he was. 4 years ago

Daniel Lay

Daniel Lay

DONATION: $100

God bless cuz. You are missed! 4 years ago

The Davis Family

The Davis Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Stephanie Swencki Bryant and family

Stephanie Swencki Bryant and family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nicole Larned

Nicole Larned

DONATION: $100

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.” ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Martha and Rebecca Larned

Martha and Rebecca Larned

DONATION: $50

This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine. Every Day! Every Day Every Day1 Gonna Let my Little Light SHIIINNNNE!! 4 years ago

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