Evans Family Accident Expense Fund

For: Jacob Evans
Santa Clarita, CA
Organizer: Natalie Mortensen
Evans Family Accident Expense Fund (Jacob Evans)
$374,871
of $500,000 goal
74% Complete
Raised by 7710 donors

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 January 26, 2018

Posted on January 26, 2018

A friend of the family, Kevin Loftus, while trying to work through his grief, started writing a song. The song was from Katie’s perspective about how her loss would especially affect Gideon, Jacob and Katie’s 2 year old son. He soon realized this song could help more than just himself and with the help of 2x GRAMMY® nominated artist, Elsten Torres, they made a beautiful and heartbreaking song, “Gideon’s Cry”. We hope it touches you the way it touched us. All proceeds benefit the Katie Evans Family. You can listen to it at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gideons-cry-single/1339832743 and watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZv0M8Pa4aY&feature=youtu.be.  


Posted on December 30, 2017

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Posted on December 30, 2017

We finally got all six kids together for the first time when Hannah came home from the hospital.  Katie would be so happy to have all her children at home.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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.

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