Evans Family Accident Expense Fund

For: Jacob Evans
Santa Clarita, CA
Organizer: Natalie Mortensen
Evans Family Accident Expense Fund (Jacob Evans)
$354,871
of $500,000 goal.
Raised by 7481 donors
70% Complete

The Story

37 year old Katie Evans was killed by a drunk driver late Friday, October 6th as she was returning home from visiting her premature twin girls in the hospital. The driver who hit her crossed the median and crashed into her car just a mile from her home.  Katie leaves behind her husband Jacob Evans, her children Spencer (12), Travis (11), Nathaniel (9), Gideon (2) and her premie twin girls Hannah and Sarah (not even 8 weeks old!). 

Katie couldn't go a day without visiting her brand-new twin girls in the hospital.  She was a devoted mother, sister and wife and will be immensely missed.

Jacob is left to care for 6 kids by himself.  There will be many childcare costs as well as unforeseen expenses.  We know many would like to help but don't know how to, or are too far away to help in person.  If you would like to donate towards childcare and other expenses,  you could make Jacob's life a little easier.


Note: We already hit our 100k goal, but the site stopped allowing some people to donate, and they emailed asking us to bump the goal. So we bumped it to 500k.  Initially, Jacob thought he would have to uproot his kids and move them close to family but due to your generosity, he's now beginning to explore how he can keep the family in Southern California with their friends and neighbors.  We do not know how large expenses will be, but are very grateful for your generosity to my brother and his family.


Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 30, 2017

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Posted on October 30, 2017

The hospital allowed Jacob's boys to come and meets their sisters for the first time.  Spencer said, "Those were the best minutes of my life!"  What great big brothers those boys will be.


Posted on October 23, 2017

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Posted on October 23, 2017

A bright spot: The boys got to meet some of their favorite comedians over the weekend. The cast of Studio C was extremely kind and we actually saw the boys smile. Special thanks to Jeremy Warner who made this happen.


Posted on October 21, 2017

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Posted on October 21, 2017

Jacob wanted to share the wonderful progress Hannah and Sarah are making.  They have both doubled in weight and have grown considerably.  You can see two pictures of each twin. One was taken when the twins were 1 month old (September 13th) and the second was taken when they were a little over 2 months old (October 17th).  The bear and bunny are good reference points on the growth of the twins.  Thank you again for rallying around Jacob and his family. 

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