Hedgepeth Family Legal Defense and Settlement Fund

Update posted by Justine Hedgepeth On Mar 07, 2017

Dear Family & Friends --

You did it. You.

Just over two months ago we made a big ask -- we needed to raise $3,000 in a matter of days and $46,000 in five years. The money came is so fast and furious it was hard to keep up with the thank yous!!

So yes, we have the money we need for the settlement and the lawyer. (Since we do not trust Harford, we're waiting for our lawyer's confirmation that they'll leave us alone once we send them the final payment.)

Next time your kids wonder if miracles are real or happen today -- send them a link to this site. Tell them the story of our asking for help, having no idea what the answer would be.

Thank you.

Justine and Dave

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Update posted by David Hedgepeth On Jan 29, 2017

Just over a month ago we took a big leap.

We figured ...let's ask for help, and maybe we'll get it.

And man were we blown away -- we still are.

This weight we've been carrying, you've all helped obliterate -- family, Betas, Colgate, NCS, NPR friends and beyond have said...I'll lift this bit and I'll take away that bit.

So now, the $46,000 that felt insurmountable is nearly in our rear view.

With gifts ranging from $20-$2000, we've raised enough to pay off the insurance company!! And now we're trying to round the bend and pay off the lawyer. There was no pro bono work involved here.

So we can't help but wonder, can we just tackle the last 20%?! Can we flip a two bird salute to this whole crazy mess?!

We've said before, and we'll say again, you should know that your donations have helped fuel so much joy, not just for us, but for our community that's been watching you chip away at our burden.

Much love and thanks!!!

Dave and Justine

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Update posted by David Hedgepeth On Jan 09, 2017

Dear Friends & Family --

We are floored.

Two weeks ago we reached out -- telling our story and letting you all know we needed help -- $3,000 by 1/15. We had 3 weeks, and lots of friends, so we were hopeful we could do it.

The response has been overwhelming -- the donations, the notes, the calls. We now have ALL of the money we owe the insurance company and about 2/3 of what we owe our lawyer.

The Man wont' know what hit him.

And what we've heard back from you is that YOU too are amazed at the response. This effort has not only relieved our grief and stress, but brightened your days as well -- watching the donations pour into the legal fund.

Huge hugs and love and thanks.

The joy isn't just spreading to our family, but to everyone who's been a part of this.

Thank you.

Justine & Dave

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Update posted by Justine Hedgepeth On Dec 31, 2016

Yeah 2016 has been a hell of a year for us, too, as you saw from our note earlier this week.

But we just crossed $20,000 in gifts to help get Harford Insurance off of our necks.

That is so unbelievable.

We are humbled and thankful. We are covered for the first 3 years of needing to pay back the Insurance company that sued us. We will send them ALL that we've raised on 1/15/17. We are breathing again.

We are in a way better place emotionally today than we were a week ago today. The unknown and what was on the other side of it were both frightening.

Thank you so much for so much support. This is such a tough time of year financially. It makes your generosity all the greater.

We will be toasting you all as we ring in 2017 with our beers, ribs, kids, and Downton Abby reruns.

With so much love, and such full hearts.

Justine and Dave

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Update posted by David Hedgepeth On Dec 28, 2016

Friends -

Your response to our campaign has been overwhelming to say the least. Thanks for all your calls, texts, and emails of support. After the first day, we've raised 23% of our funding goal - Wow.

Thanks to all of you!

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