Help the O'Brien Family
Organized by: Robert McGrath
June 16, 2016
Mother of three, Patricia McGrath O'Brien, better known as Patsy to her family and friends, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2006, less than one year after her daughter, Grace, was born.
Grace (11) and her older brothers Jack (16) and Spencer (14) have spent most of their lives watching their mother bravely battle cancer. Patsy became a single mother and sole custodian of the children when she and Eric O'Brien divorced. Patsy and her children struggled with immense financial and medical adversity.
In early 2016, Patsy and her children briefly reconnected with Eric and he helped to care for them. In May, though, Eric was admitted to the Emergency Room with a stomach ache and died on Friday, June 3 from colon cancer. Patsy passed away soon after on Sunday, June 12.
We are Patsy's family members raising funds to support the day-to-day costs of raising the kids, with the ultimate hope of saving a little for future education. Jack, Spencer, and Grace are strong, resilient, and brave—but they cannot make it on their own. Anything that you can give to ease the burden would be greatly appreciated.
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