Its always a tragedy when a member of a family passes away, it is even worse when that member is the mother. But, if you add losing a mother and a father it is almost unbearable. Unfortunately it does happen to children, leaving them unable to provide for them selves and often times left to an unprepared family member.
Meet Mason, Nathan, and Makena Ray
They are all the children of well known big wave surfer Dustin Ray, who passed away on September 9th, leaving the children to be cared for by his mother. Dustin had been raising his children on his own after their mother was killed in a car accident many years ago. The cause of Dustin’s death is still unknown, but the fact remains that Dustin will be missed. Mike Jones a friend of Dustin created a free online fundraiser to help the Dustins mother who has taken on the responsibility of raising the children. Their grandmother is not financially in a place to be able to support all three of the children, so all of the funds generated will go directly to the children and their care. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise $100,000. To help Dustin Ray’s Children’s Fundraiser visit his YouCaring page. You can also read more about Dustin and the family on the Lost Enterprises blog, and the SanLouisObispo.com Tribune.
To find out more about online fundraising, or to start your own free online fundraiser check out YouCaring.com.