Organized by: Ryan St.Louis
In my home town, lives the nicest family you'll ever meet. Their youngest daughter, JayCee lost her older brother at 15. Already in the worst period of anyone's childhood, she suffers unimaginable tragedy. Fast forward to today, she has successfully defeated substance abuse, an abusive relationship and found a wonderful, responsible, upstanding man to help her raise her two young daughters. She married Landon after a long courtship finally on June 20 this year. He was part owner of a business, active member of a charity, and a kind and gentle man who loved his daughters. The happy couple went to honeymoon where Landon gets sick. They return, got straight from the airport to the hospital. Doctors are puzzled at first by an uncommon presentation for Crohn's disease. days go by, tests run, and a treatment plan is put in place. The very next day, he suddenly died. Landon died July 6. JayCee is 29. her children are 8 and 2. JayCee is working on her own medical condition, now alone, and stays home with her daughters in the home her and her now deceased beloved bought together just a few months ago. Now this young lady is faced with bills for a wedding, a honeymoon, and NOW, a FUNERAL. She has gone through tremendous strife throughout her young life, and many days what gets her out of bed in the morning is her faith in her family and friends. My family has known JayCee and her family for 17 years. When we go home, we ALWAYS spend a day or two together apart from visiting our own family. JayCee's kids and mine have played together. We knew her late brother and were a large part of his life as well. We live 5 states away now, and it's hard to offer support from such a distance. I also personally suffer from Crohn's, so Landon's sudden death being related to his previously undiagnosed disease is something I can identify with also. I'm hoping to raise money to help her with funeral expenses. Please help my dear friend and her sweet angels through this awful time in her life.