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Young father of 3 killed in construction accident, family left in dire financial circumstances. Please Help!!

This fundraiser has been created to support my sister-in law, Katie LaFond and her three boys, Damian, 11, Sebastian, 9 and Preston, 5. After suffering the tragic loss of Kevin Peine, Fiance and Father.

Katie and Kevin had just purchased their first home in December, 2011 and moved in with their son, Preston, and Katie's boys, Damian and Sebastian, whom Kevin cared for and loved as his own.

Three weeks later, tragedy struck as Kevin was killed in a construction accident. He was just 34.

Though wedding plans were in place, (June 2012) Katie and Kevin were not yet married at the time of the accident, making her ineligible to receive Social Security benefits. Nor was there any insurance. This has left Katie with the task of raising three boys, a hefty mortgage, and hospital bills for Kevin's brief treatment before he passed away. As you can imagine, this is going to be a long tough road ahead for Katie and her boys, as they recover from this horrible loss.
Kevin was full of life, humor, and spilling over with love for his young family. He was Katie's best friend, their provider, and a joy to anyone who had the pleasure of calling him a friend. Even in death, Kevin continued to give forward. He was an organ donor, and with that, gave several people-including some very young children- a second chance at life.

Please put yourself in Katie's shoes for a brief moment and consider what a daunting road she has ahead of her, and please, please, find it in your heart to donate anything to help offset the financial burden that Katie is facing.
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