|| Lodi, NJ || Submitted: 2021-04-12
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Progress: We've raised 100% of the cost of this application!
This person has left the following thank you note:
My daughter Adana and I very much thank you for all of your support and willingness to help us during our time of need. Through the kind act of donating as well as potentially sharing our link with other people, you've allowed us to reach our goal which allows us to finally put to rest her father properly a little over a year later. Thanks to your help, we can now identify where he lays each time we visit at the cemetery. Please know that we greatly appreciate all of your contributions to our cause and are incredibly thankful to individuals like yourself who are compassionate and have big hearts.
We Lost My Daughter's Father to COVID, & We Need Help Affording a Headstone for His Grave Please.
I'm a single parent with a loving, wonderful daughter who is 17 years old. She's the best daughter a mother could ask for, and I'm so incredibly proud of her for staying strong through everything we've been through over the past year. My significant other, her father, passed away unexpectedly from complications with Covid-19. Losing him has been the most difficult thing we have ever faced, and I can't even put into words how much we miss him every single day.
His family paid for the funeral expenses and for the burial, but they won't pay for a headstone or a plaque over his grave. My daughter and I live in low income housing, and I work as a teacher's assistant for special needs students and am temporarily on disability leave from my job. We just don't make enough to afford to have a headstone or plague installed on his grave. It pains me so much to visit his grave site and to see it unmarked; to me, it feels like he hasn't been laid to rest properly. That's why I'm very humbly requesting help with the expense of purchasing and installing a simple headstone or plaque on my daughter's father's grave.
Getting closure after losing a loved one is difficult no matter the circumstances, and the grieving process can take many years to fully come to a close. However, I feel that it will be impossible for my daughter and I to feel comfort again as long as her father's grave remains unmarked. I know that this help would make my daughter's emotional burden a little bit lighter, and as her mother, her well-being is the most important thing to me. With that being said, we would both be extremely grateful for your help in giving my daughter the comfort she needs by assisting us with the proper burial of her father. If we get this help, visiting her father's grave will not only be easier for us to bear, but it will also serve as a reminder of a time when wonderful people came together to help us when we needed it most.
As of 2021-05-08, this application has been fully funded!
This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.