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Help the O'Brien Family

Organized by: Robert McGrath

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Thank You
June 16, 2016

My family and I are grateful for your large outpouring of love, sympathy, and kindness for Patsy's children. We are deeply touched by the generosity See More

THE STORY:

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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$53,422

 

107% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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  • Central Park Conservancy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jim & Kathy McElroy

    $100

  • Human Rights Watch

    $100

  • Bob and Kim Ward

    $100

  • Joan Speroni

    $25

  • Laurel Walls

    $25

  • L Wiessen

    $72

  • Brian and Steph

     

  • In Honor of SRGS 7th Grade Teachers

    $200

  • Adam Mangold

    $250

  • Christopher and Tonya Mizerny

    $100

  • The Morrone Family

    $100

  • Shawn Dohring

    $100

  • Dee and Howie Geiger

     

  • Cate Lutz

     

  • SRGS Classmate

    $100

  • The Giunco Family

    $100

  • Grayson J.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • SRGS friend

    $500

  • Riozzi-Bodine Family

     

  • Denise, Jerry, Erin and Conor McCarthy

    $100

  • Lynn Cooley

    $50

  • Meredith Jannazzo

    $25

  • The McLeans in Scotland

    $50

  • The Leinwand Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bob Hennessy

    $100

  • Rachel Wade

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael, Stacey & Dylan Scarnato

    $250

  • Waddleton Family

    $50

  • Baker Family

    $25

  • Anonyomous

    $500

  • The Gambino Family

     

  • Jay Giuffrida

    $25

  • Kristin Pamperin

    $50

  • Arla Cahill

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Annie Wong Degnan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Dianne and Susan Brethauer

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Amanda Leo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brendan & Lisa Ryan

    $100

  • Eric Pfalzgraf

    $20

  • WAQ friends are sending love, prayers and support to this family.

    $1,200

  • AL & Trish Rusca

    $150

  • Jody Huntington

     

  • In memory of Michele Meussner

    $25

  • Joe Colavito

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tracy Tonkinson

    $25

  • Vella Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paul Poppe

     

  • StDomMom

     

  • The Brochin Family

    $250

  • Allan Rosenberg

    $250

  • The Springers

    $100

  • Worthington family

    $200

  • Mary, Brian, Katherine & Spencer Flynn

     

  • BILL & GERALYNN KOCZAN

     

  • Susan Slagg

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Arley, Lyn & Grandpa Tom Trombino

    $600

  • Maggie Wicks

    $100

  • John & Jackie Youmans

    $100

  • Joan Mennuti

     

  • Patty, Bob, Anthony and Patrick

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Harrington Agency

     

  • Annamarie Cullen Donall

    $100

  • Maura & Chris Ferguson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jazzercise Friend

     

  • Martin Waltsak

    $50

  • Donna Salzano and Ginny Barker

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alison Gilmore

    $100

  • Lauren Hines

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mrs. Seib

     

  • John and Ellen Ferry

    $250

  • The Cashman Family

    $250

  • Jankewicz Family

    $100

  • Merkler family

    $100

  • Medina Family

     

  • Rose Marie Marschalk

    $25

  • Marc & Christina Avallone

     

  • Maria & Michael Avallone

    $50

  • SRGS family

    $100

  • Mrs. Sutton

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lee and Claudia Finerty

    $100

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Robert McGrath

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Donor Comments

Lee and Claudia Finerty

Lee and Claudia Finerty

DONATION: $100

For Patsy. 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Mrs. Sutton

Mrs. Sutton

DONATION: $100

Faith and hope to all 3 of you, all my love 1 year ago

SRGS family

SRGS family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Maria & Michael Avallone

Maria & Michael Avallone

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Marc & Christina Avallone

Marc & Christina Avallone

1 year ago

Rose Marie Marschalk

Rose Marie Marschalk

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Medina Family

Medina Family

1 year ago

Merkler family

Merkler family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

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