The Hoffman Family
$500 raised
25% of $2k goal
2 contributors
5 Years running
JJ and I met Joel & Christina Hoffman at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago in June of 2009. Ava was there having surgery and she and Kate were immediately drawn to Carley Hoffman who was being treated for stage IV Neuroblastoma at the tender age ...
JJ and I met Joel & Christina Hoffman at the Ronald McDonald House in Chicago in June of 2009. Ava was there having surgery and she and Kate were immediately drawn to Carley Hoffman who was being treated for stage IV Neuroblastoma at the tender age of 4. Carley has since become cancer-free, praise God. However, tragedy struck this beautiful family again in a senseless and selfish way when a man decided to drink and drive and crashed into their minivan stopped at a light at a high speed as they were returning home from a Bible Study Sunday evening at the end of April this year. The accident broke Carley's big toe, broke the leg of their youngest baby Emily, broke both legs of their son Zachary and, sadly, killed their three year old son Ethan. Through their emails and Caring Bridge site, I get a small sense of the great pain and suffering they are enduring. Joel talks about how they had always prepared for the worse with Carley and never thought they would have to deal with the sudden death of a different child. Our hearts are breaking for them and JJ and I want to help in any small way we can, so we started this fund with a goal to raise $2000 for them to use for back to school items, groceries, bills, toys, whatever. We know we can't make the pain go away, but we hope that in some small way, we can make the details a little easier so they can focus on their family. We are asking our friends and family to support with a small donation. We are also asking for prayers for this family as they learn to navigate their new life without Ethan. Thank you! Link to article about the crash: http://www.wane.com/dpp/traffic/incidents/crash-closes-us-24
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