In Loving Memory of Sara Nelson

For: Charlotte Robinson
Organizer: Sandra Bussard
of $10,000 goal.
Raised by 92 donors
97% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On Sunday, June 16th, Sara Nelson suffered a massive stroke shortly after giving birth to a beatiful baby girl. She was only able to hold Charlotte for 10 to 15 minutes before experiencing complications. Four days later, an MRI confirmed that there was severe brain damage and she was removed from life support. She was surrounded by loving friends and family. Sara passed away on June 21st, just days before her 22nd birthday.

Sara was a wonderful person. She was funny, beautiful inside and out, great at math, and had an infectious personality. It was truly devastating to lose her at the happiest time in her life.

The outpouring of love and support for Sara's family has been overwhelming. Since so many people want to do something, I have set up this donation site. Contributions will be used to help with the costs of caring for Sara's daughter, Charlotte Ava Rose Robinson.

Sara will always be remembered and truly missed.

If you would like to contribute in some other way or post photos to this site, please email

Since there are some untrustworthy and fraudulent donation sites, I'll provide some information about myself.  I'm a close friend and co-worker of Sara's Mother, Laura East. We've known each other for over 20 years. Sara and my daughter, Jessica Bussard, were close childhood friends. They were in daycare together, trick-or-treating for Halloween, danced in ballet, and cheerleading for the Bucs.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 30, 2013 by Sandra Bussard
A fundraiser will be held at the Green Turtle in Gambrills, MD, on Wednesday, September 18th. The restaurant will donate 20% of the proceeds to Sara's daughter, Charlotte Ava Rose Robinson. Print and bring a copy of the flyer from this website.

Posted on July 5, 2013 by Sandra Bussard
Just when I think that I couldn't possibly receive any more donations, someone manages to surprise me yet again. This effort started as a fundraiser for family, friends, and co-workers to show their support for Charlotte. It amazes me that complete strangers have also donated to this site. 

Thank you, everyone, for your generosity and caring messages.

Posted on June 28, 2013 by Sandra Bussard
Laura and her family celebrated Sara's 22nd birthday on Tuesday, June 25th. Over 200 people attended the celebration at Reckless Ricks Bar & Grill in Glen Burnie. The owner donated 10% of the proceeds to Charlotte. Laura and her husband Mark enjoyed seeing old friends, laughing and reminiscing. They had an aweome night. She said that Sara would have been proud.

Laura wanted me to tell everyone "thanks" and that she appreciates your love and support.

Sandra Bussard

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