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Jeffery's Memorial Bench

Organized by: Rachel Lucas Engel

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Picture of bench
May 18, 2016

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THE STORY:

About 10 years ago I was placed into a young man's life. He needed daily care, dependent on his caregivers. I was intimidated at first since I had never worked with someone like Jeffery before. He quickly became someone I looked forward to seeing almost daily. Some days after his after work snack we would listen to music or I would read to him. He also loved when I would tell him my corny jokes. He knew who I was, although some would say he didn't. He would take his medicine for me everyday but when new staff would train, he would clench his teeth. He would turn towards my voice. I wish I could go back and do even more, tell him how special he was more, Give more hugs. For the last few weeks since his passing, I have been wanting to honor him in some way. In my two short meetings with Valpo parks Dept they have informed me that an iron type bench would be 700.00 and a stone bench would be 500.00. I hope with some help from the community or anyone Jeffery has touched we can come up with something to help this happen. He truly deserves this honor.

$1,050

 

105% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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  • Engel family

    $50

  • Schulz Clan

    $200

  • Moore Family

    $50

  • Northwest Technology Inc

     

  • Samantha Seng

    $100

  • The Quartucci Family

     

  • The Rice Family

    $100

  • Your biggest fan

    $125

  • Nicollette

    $50

  • Evan & Sara Bianchi

    $50

  • Aida Lugo McAllister

    $50

  • The Von Kozy family

    $100

  • Soto Family

    $50

  • N & LP

    $50

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Organized by

Rachel Lucas Engel

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Donor Comments

N & LP

N & LP

DONATION: $50

What a beautiful memorial 2 years ago

Soto Family

Soto Family

DONATION: $50

Forever in our hearts, Jeffery. You were one amazing young man. â 2 years ago

The Von Kozy family

The Von Kozy family

DONATION: $100

He was my sunshine, and will forever be missed. I love you Jeffery. 2 years ago

Aida Lugo McAllister

Aida Lugo McAllister

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Evan & Sara Bianchi

Evan & Sara Bianchi

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Nicollette

Nicollette

DONATION: $50

In memory of Jeffery, with love from Oz 2 years ago

Your biggest fan

Your biggest fan

DONATION: $125

2 years ago

The Rice Family

The Rice Family

DONATION: $100

What a wonderful thing to do in Jeffrey's memory 2 years ago

The Quartucci Family

The Quartucci Family

2 years ago

Samantha Seng

Samantha Seng

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

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