US$60,468Donated So Far
A great friend, amazing warrior, and loving mom, Brandy Vaughan of Learn The Risk has passed. Please send your prayers for her 9 year old son, her dogs, her cats... Her son was her world. Her son is in safe hands currently. We don't have many answers yet -- please try to avoid engaging in rumors out of respect to her and her son. Thanks to all who have been reaching out to offer condolences, and asking for ways you can help. We are so deeply saddened by this news.
The money will be used as per Brandy's wishes (she always worried about leaving this earthly realm early):
* Any necessary legal action, autopsy, or paperwork filing. (To be determined)
* Helping to put on a memorial/funeral in honor of Brandy.
* Towards keeping her lifelong mission in motion!
Brandy had recently hired someone new to recreate her website, and the funds will help finish that project. We will need to pay for her storage for materials, until relocated. Mailbox fees. Possible legal fees and filing fees. New materials will need to be ordered, and we would like to put up several billboards in her honor... as a GIFT to this amazing soul.
I am a good friend, business supporter, and soul-sister to Brandy Vaughan. She has asked me many times over the years to take care of her son, and keep her mission alive, if anything ever happened to her. I will do my best to honor her wishes, and I need your help!! There is a small group of her closest confidents that she wanted to handle her affairs. We will not let her down! Her mission, is our mission!
This past Thanksgiving Brandy, her son, and their dog took a road trip to come spend the holiday with our family. We enjoyed an amazing dinner, played games, and laughed together into the wee hours of the night. She told me that this is what she always dreamed of for her son, to be part of a large family enjoying time together... and wanted me to raise him for her, if anything should happen to her (as she had asked multiple times in the past). This last time that she asked was exactly 8 days before her passing. She told me that she needed to get everything on paper and legalized soon, and would work on it when she got back home. My heart is broken.
Please do NOT entertain any drama -- Brandy deserves to have her wishes HONORED! I will do my best to oversee everything that she asked me to take care of for her. I didn't imagine me ever needing to follow through. My heart hurts, but I will fight for my friends honor!
- Kari Bogenberger
- Funds Captain
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