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This fundraiser ended on 10/15/11

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This family and their friends are all pulling together to raise money for the funeral expenses. Too much loss so close together...

This family has suffered 2 losses just within a week of eachother. Brenda Tipton passed away suddenly on 10-03-11, she was only 50 yrs old. Her brother Steve Hottinger Sr passed away today 10-10-11 he has battled lung cancer for the past 6 months. I have watched this family go through the stages of pure emotion not once but now twice. Both of them were so young that neither one had put aside a plan or expenses to take care of funeral arrangements. Brendas son was just married in June and just found out they are expecting their first child next year. His mother Brenda was so excited to be a grandmother. I watched this new family pull from every way possible to make sure they had a nice ceremony for their mother. She had wanted to be next to her father Charles Tipton which meant a tomb. Much more expensive but they did manage to pull it together with money from friends, arrangements with funeral home and cemetary. She got her wish the last tomb they had and it was right next to her father Charles.

Now we have just lost Steve. This man was skin and bones getting worse by the minute. The cancer had taken over and he had to be transferred to hospice. His son Steve Hottinger Jr went right away to see his father realizing how serious this is. Father and Son hadn't had a very close relationship for quite awhile. Walking in Steve did not know how he would feel but the minute he saw his biological father laying on his death bed he broke. They were able to talk and make the ammends that was needed, then nothing else mattered anymore. Steve Jr was just there to support his dad in anything he wanted for his last moments. Steve Sr. got to have some moments with all of is children except 2. He even got to see his 5week old granddaughter and touch her hair.

Please send all your prayers to this family. Anything donated to this fundraiser will be greatly appreciated and needed. If you read some of the highlights of this story just learn this: The drama and little things that we worry about or let upset us are just that meaningless. The true meaning of life is happiness, so lets all be happy and love eachother, help someone in need, reach out and be a kind, loving people...

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