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Family Without Borders (Felicia & Rayne)

Organized by: Shelley Shultz

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Final Update
July 27, 2016

After a lot of thought Rayne and I have decided to close down the fundraising site and therefore this will be our last update posted to this See More

THE STORY:

When Arlene Gordon unexpectedly passed away at the age of 57 in September 2015 she left many people behind who loved her dearly. Felicia's nephews, Christopher and Cameron, lost much more than a grandmother - they lost their primary caregiver. 

Felicia and Rayne are working very hard to adopt Christopher and Cameron and provide them with a loving family and a stable home where their potential can be realized.

During a bittersweet time of overwhelming personal loss and joyful personal gain, the forming family is faced with daunting expenses. While the entire family has agreed that this is the best course of action, the boys are US citizens living in Felicia's hometown in Indiana.

The costs to adopt and immigrate the boys to Canada are substantial. To date the totals have reached $15,000 and are expected to rise to $40,000. That amount does not include any ongoing support or provision for the boys' day-to-day care. Felicia and Rayne fully understand and anticipate those costs. This is where you come in.

Raising funds toward the overall costs of adoption and immigration will be an ongoing task. Christopher and Cameron are bright, loving boys with an easy and ready smile. The relationship with their aunts is a close one, and they can't wait to be united as a family.  While we cannot do anything to assist with timelines, we may be able to assist monetarily to ease the burden and help everyone get a sound footing as they navigate this new life.

Thank you to everyone who's taken time to read the story.  If you're able to contribute we are forever thankful.  

$3,000

 

15% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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  • Holly Fox

    $25

  • Doug & Crystal Eames

    $100

  • Teresa Popowicz

    $100

  • Bert & Sharon Foy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Chris Okell

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lukas and Owen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • David Willems

    $100

  • kathy sample

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jennifer Coy

    $50

  • 6392807 Manitoba Ltd. dba Adam & Eve

    $200

  • Heather Parkes

    $25

  • Chris. & Jasmine Klymochko

    $50

  • Antonia Colavito

    $100

  • Rosa Colavito-Palao

    $100

  • Wendy and John Hokanson

    $50

  • Mark and Janice

    $100

  • Kacie and Ben

    $300

  • kellee

    $25

  • Glen & SS

    $250

  • Sarah and Liz

    $100

  • Blain

    $25

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Shelley Shultz

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Donor Comments

Blain

Blain

DONATION: $25

Best of luck with the hoops and hurdles. â 1 year ago

Sarah and Liz

Sarah and Liz

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Glen & SS

Glen & SS

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

kellee

kellee

DONATION: $25

good luck to your family! 1 year ago

Kacie and Ben

Kacie and Ben

DONATION: $300

1 year ago

Mark and Janice

Mark and Janice

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Wendy and John Hokanson

Wendy and John Hokanson

DONATION: $50

You will make a wonderful family! 1 year ago

Rosa Colavito-Palao

Rosa Colavito-Palao

DONATION: $100

You both have brave hearts! Much love! 1 year ago

Antonia Colavito

Antonia Colavito

DONATION: $100

This is a great example of beautiful and unconditional love. Good luck! 1 year ago

Chris. & Jasmine Klymochko

Chris. & Jasmine Klymochko

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

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