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15 Year Old Sean Severson, Forever in Our Hearts

$12,623raised of $25,000 goal
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Organizer: Community of Sean Severson in Fountain Valley and Holy Spirit Church Beneficiary: The Severson Family

Sean Severson, 15, died from his injuries while cycling to school. He was struck by a car on 03/20/2014 & passed away on 03/21/14. All donations will go directly to the Severson Family Paypal account

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Dear Friends, Family, the Community of Sean Severson and those who are not near,

On the morning of Thursday, March 20, 2014, Sean Severson, like many other kids that day, rode his bike to Fountain Valley High School. Unlike the rest of his fellow classmates, he never made it to school that day. He was struck by a vehicle, succumbing to his injuries the next day, only four days shy of his 16th birthday.

Many of us knew Sean, and many of us did not. For those who did not know Sean, here is a little memoir, that his brother, Johnny, wrote about him:

"Sean was a good kid who liked to stay at home and play video games on his computer. I could leave the house and come back two hours later with Sean in the same spot as when I first left. He was a funny kid, who would do little things just to make you laugh, no matter how stupid they were. When he smiled, it was either a small one, so you would wonder what was so funny, or it was a big one where his eyes would disappear and he would either silently laugh or it would be loud. He loved to skateboard, something he actually got me doing when I started riding the long board. When he set his mine to something, almost nothing could stand in his way, he was just that determined. He was an individual, something most kids his age are not. Even though it was easier to do what everyone else did, he chose to make himself different. He chose to make sure everyone around was happy instead of stressing only about his grades. He made sure he lived a happy life by always doing what he loved. And we all know what Sean loved to do, whether it was something his parents approved of or not. Sean was someone you could come talk to whenever you were feeling down, or just wanted to vent to someone. He would always sit there and listen, and give you advice. He stood up for what he believed in, he stood up for his friends and his family. He is proud, he is strong, and he is one of my best friends."

Sean's untimely death has left his family mourning for the loss of a son, a brother, a nephew, a cousin. Gone too soon, his friends and community are also stricken with grief. No one anticipates on the loss of a child, and no parent or family should have to worry about funeral costs at a devastating time as this.

As a community, we all must come together, to love and give to one of our own, so the Severson family can focus on healing and grieving.

Any level of donation will help and is truly appreciated. If you are unable to donate money, you can simply donate your time by sharing this site with others to spread the love.

All funds received from your generous donations will be going directly to the Severson Family, via their Paypal account.  If you would like to verify this account, you may contact the organizer of this fundraiser by clicking the button below, or by contacting our parish, Holy Spirit Church, in Fountain Valley, CA, and speak to Sister Cecilia, who is part of our Faith Formation ministry. You may also verify with any member of our Youth Ministries as well. Go to: http://www.holyspiritfv.org/page-ministries, under Faith Formation/YOUth Ministry, or call 714.963.7871  or  714.964.8767.
This page was created by a parishioner, at Holy Spirit Church, in Fountain Valley, CA, who has been in contact with the Severson family.

As the Severson Family moves on with Sean forever in their hearts, they would like you to know that Sean is donating his orgrans, so that others may live on, through him.

Please keep them in your prayers.

RIP 
Sean Severson
03/25/1998-03/21/2014

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04/28/2014
by Community of Sean Severson in Fountain Valley and Holy Spirit Church
Hello Friends, Family and Community of Sean Severson, 

Although it has been a little over a month since Sean has left Earth for Heaven, no amount of time will make losing Sean any easier for the Severson Family. As a community, we have come together, during this difficult time, for the Severson Family.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Please continue to share this website - we have 22 days left to raise and meet the goal set for this fundraiser. We are halfway there. The generousity has been amazing and wonderful thus far and we are graciously humbled by it all.

We continue to ask that everyone keep the Severson Family in their thoughts and prayers. 

Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

God Bless.

-The Community of Sean Severson
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04/03/2014
by Community of Sean Severson in Fountain Valley and Holy Spirit Church
Our community, as a whole, has come together, in a time of need. Words cannot express how grateful the community of Sean Severson has been. The love, kind words, prayers and generosity has been very much appreciated.  

Thank you to those who came for Sean's funeral.  We came together as a celebration of Sean's life. Father Joseph said it best; to appreciate what you have today, for tomorrow is not promised.
For those that knew Sean, and those that didn't, his death touched many of us. He made us realize, that even in his youth, it is important to love and appreciate what you do have. To live life, to the fullest, without any regrets. Kiss your loved ones, tell them you love them. Be grateful for what you do have. Learn to enjoy and treasure the simple moments in life. And according to Sean's peers, he lived that. 

Although Sean is in his final resting place, please continue to support the Severson family with your thoughts, prayers and donations.
We are almost halfway to our fundraising goal. Please continue to share this site. You may also mail any donations, or to send words of encouragement and regards to the Severson Family to Holy Spirit Church at:

Holy Spirit Church
17270 Ward St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Attention: Faith Formation for Severson Family

We will continue to pray for Sean and his family.

Lord God, source and destiny of our lives, in Your loving providence You gave us Sean to grow in wisdom, age, and grace. Now You have called him to Yourself. We grieve over the loss of one so young and struggle to understand Your purpose. Draw him to Yourself and give him full stature in Christ. May he stand with all the angels and saints, who know Your love and praise Your saving will.

Amen.


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03/29/2014
by Community of Sean Severson in Fountain Valley and Holy Spirit Church
We continue to pray for the Severson Family. 

If you are attending the funeral, please wear WHITE if you can. It represents Baptism and Confirmation. 

Thank you, everyone, for your continued support. Please continue to pray for the family. 

God Bless. 


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03/26/2014
by Community of Sean Severson in Fountain Valley and Holy Spirit Church
We continue to pray for Sean and his family.  Even in afterlife, he continues to help others by donating his organs today. Those who received his organs will get a second chance to continue their lives, as Sean looks on from Heaven.
Below is the schedule of Funeral Services: 

VIEWING  *   Friday, March 28  @ 12PM - 7PM
                    
Mass to pray for Sean will be at 6PM
     Our Lady of La Vang Catholic Church
                    288 S. Harbor Blvd. Santa Ana CA 92704
Please join our Faith Formation Program to pray for Sean at 3:30PM

FUNERAL *  Saturday, March 29 @ 7:15AM
                    Holy Spirit Catholic Church
                    17270 Ward. St. Fountain Valley CA 92708

If you would like to send Sean's family some words of condolences, please send it to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or email to: faithformation.holyspirit@gmail.com.

Once again, thank you, to all who have donated their time and legal tender, to this site. While no amount of time or money can bring Sean back, no family should have to deal with the financial burden of an untimely death of a loved one, or any death, for that matter.  We are truly grateful for your continued generosity.

Thank you and may God bless your generosity. Peace and prayer.


-The Community of Sean Severson 

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03/25/2014
by Community of Sean Severson in Fountain Valley and Holy Spirit Church
Happy birthday Sean. Today, March 25, 2014, is your 16th birthday, and you are spending your final moments with your loved ones.

The Severson Family would like the community to know that they are spending time with Sean on his birthday. Sean was declared brain dead on March 21, 2014.  He has been kept on life support so his family can spend time with him on his birthday and to keep his organs vital, as they are being donated tomorrow, 3/26/2014. 

Thank you for your thoughts, generousity and prayers.
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