Support for Kristina and Lucas in loving memory of Jyrki.

For: Kristina Duff and Lucas Suutari
Los Angeles, CA
Organizer: Tiffany Paulsen
Support for Kristina and Lucas in loving memory of Jyrki. (Kristina Duff and Lucas Suutari)
of $20,000 goal.
Raised by 184 donors
100% Complete

The Story

On Sunday May 8th, Kristina and Lucas lost their best friend, loving partner, and devoted daddy, Jyrki. 
In the hard days ahead, we would love to help Kristina ease the burden of so many unexpected expenses, along with the added financial challenges she will now have as a newly single mom. The outpouring of love and support from friends and family has been over-whelming, and Kristina and Lucas, her family, as well as Jyrki's family, will truly appreciate any help their community can offer. Thank you so much.

Äitienpäivänä 8.5.2016 Kristina ja Lucas menettivät Jyrkin, rakastavan kumppanin, omistautuneen isän ja parhaan ystävänsä. Haluaisimme tukea Kristinaa rahallisesti odottamattomissa menoissa ja äkillisen yksinhuoltajuuden mukanaan tuomissa taloudellisissa haasteissa. Ystävät ja perhe ovat jo osoittaneet ylitsevuotavaa tukea. Niin Kristina ja Lucas kuin Kristinan ja Jyrkin perheetkin arvostavat yhteisön tarjoamaa tukea. Sydämelliset kiitokset heiltä ja meiltä.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 20, 2016

Posted on July 20, 2016

Hello everyone, I want to write you all a personal heartfelt note to Thank you for your donations. I had no idea that my community was so large and that so many people would come to our side in this time of tragic loss. I have been blown away by the support from all of you and would like to let you know how we are doing. Although we are still grieving and wishing nothing but the return of our Jyrki, we are moving forward. Lucas and I are creating our new normal. He is a happy 20 month old. When I have a tearful moment that is beyond my control, I just tell Lucas that I miss daddy and it's ok for him to miss him too. I let him know that daddy went to heaven and that he is in our heart forever. (Lucas now knows where his heart is in his chest as we are working on learning our body parts). I know he knows who he is because he replies with "vroom vroom", the sound of daddy's motorcycle. I have returned to work part time and we have a new babysitter that he adores and she speaks Finnish to him. I want him to learn his father's language. I am still handling a lot of things that seem to come up weekly and I have packed away what I will save for Lucas. Life is lonely at times, I don't imagine that to go away anytime soon. But I know with you, our loving and committed community, that we will flourish one day and find peace. Until then, I will continue wearing waterproof mascara and do my best as I learn to be a single mother. Without you, I do not know where we would be right now. I/we are so very grateful for you and I pray each and every one of you know the gratitude I hold in my heart for you. Thank you, Kristina and Lucas

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