Over $30,000 raised for mother and baby after loss of father, boyfriend

first_img“Her son’s father – her boyfriend – passed-away on New Year’s Eve,” explains Clirissa Denis, a best friend of Carlee for the past five years.Denis says after hearing of the untimely loss, she decided something had to be done in order to support Carlee and Lincoln.“With the death in the family, the last thing that somebody needs to worry about is money and thinking, ‘Well am I going to be able to make it?’ …especially with a two-week-old baby, I mean that’s the last thing you’d want anyone worrying about,” says Denis.- Advertisement -Denis describes Carlee’s boyfriend as “the most kind-hearted, smiley person,” who was “Carlee’s rock,” going on to say he was “so proud to be a father.”In less than 24-hours, the gofundme.com page managed to collect over $20,000 out of its initial goal of $1,000, and at the time of publication, now exceeds $30,000.“[Money raised] is withdrawn in her account everyday,” Denis explains of her yet-to-be-determined deadline.  “As far as I’m aware, it can [remain] open for awhile.”Advertisement Denis is also accepting donations at her house, as Carlee has asked to be left alone while she mourns her loss.Donations, which are being collected at 11304 106 Avenue, can include anything from gift cards to gently used clothing, nursing bras, blankets and baby toys.Monetary donations are expected to go towards Carlee’s mortgage, car payment and other expenses, as well as a possible education fund for two-week-old Lincoln, according to Denis.The cause of death and name of the deceased is being withheld from publication at the request of Denis to respect the privacy of Carlee and her family.Advertisementlast_img

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