GoFundMe for my daughter and 2 grandchildren. (7 Viewers)

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The above gofundme link is in regard to the post that I made in the this thread, which I've copied my original post below.

Thanks again for all of the thoughts, prayers and offers of financial support that resulted in the creation of this fundraiser. To those that donate, The Whitewing and Schaedel families will be forever grateful.

Edit: Since I have been asked several times, I am adding alternative donation options.
-You can click on the Donation 121239 button link in the bottom left of the header and use either paypal or stripe. Please add a note that it is for Sheena and the kids so I don't confuse it with SR contributions.

-You can use cashapp and send to $AndrusWhitewing

-You can send through mail to:

Andrus Whitewing
392 Highway 182,
Sunset, La. 70584

My son-in-law Scott (my daughter-Sheena's spouse) died suddenly in my home tonight, from what the coroner thinks was a massive coronary caused by a blood clot in his neck, but will have to confirm.

I had just gotten back from having a birthday dinner with my wife in Carencro. We stopped at Firehouse Subs and McDonalds and got Sheena and the grandkids some fast food on the way back home.

When we got home, I saw Scott, asked him if he wanted some McDonalds and he said he wasn't hungry. I then saw him walk towards his room. My daughter said that she had gone off to take a bath, and I went to my PC to update the news here.

Not that long thereafter my daughter runs into my office in a panic and says she can't wake Scott up. I ran into his room and began to shake him to try to wake him up, no response. I checked his pulse. No pulse! He was purple and not breathing. I immediately began CPR and Sheena called 911. We (my son Andre, Sheena and I) continued CPR while being coached online by the 911 respondent. The police showed up about 10 minutes later and helped with the CPR, then a few minutes later the EMT's showed up. They worked on Scott for 20 minutes... tried everything, and then called it. Just like that, he was gone.

A little later, Sheena told her daughter Arya of her fathers passing, and I think that I am more devastated by that than anything. Naturally it is extremely hard to see your daughter in so much pain, but young grand children? Devastating!

Scott was 43 years old, a big Saints fan, as you can imagine, and was seemingly in good health. He loved his 2 kids (5 year old daughter and 2.5 year old son, my grandchildren) dearly, and was a very good father to them, as well as he was a spouse to Sheena. .

For that, and many other reasons, I loved Scott, too! But I don't care about me here, I am deeply concerned about my daughter and grand children. Of course Sheena is devastated. Since Sheena is stricken with MS, is physically disabled, and really can't work, It looks like my wife will have to take care of them, which I am more than happy to do, but I am no spring chicken. What happens when we are gone?

My wife and I had moved them all back to our home in Louisiana from Colorado a few months back due to them struggling financially, and they simply couldn't make it up there. It wasn't for the lack of trying. Scott did his best. It just didn't work out. He had no insurance of any sort, and no money. I am just sitting here thinking about how to move forward. The downturn in the Oil business that started in late 2015, in addition to helping to keep Scott and Sheena afloat destroyed my wife and I financially, as we were both out of work for two years ourselves. So I don't know what to do here. The Melancon funeral home people left with his body about an hour ago, and I told them I would call them tomorrow to make the arrangements.

Anyone have any experience with this? Do funeral homes finance funerals?

Sorry, I am simply in shock and not thinking straight. So forgive me if I seem a bit off. There are a 1000 things going on in my mind at the moment. Naturally for something like this, I turn to the community. It seems most of my friends in life are rooted here.
 
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Thank you, each and every one of you for your generosity. I’m having a hard time keeping up with the messages, calls, etc., one day I hope to answer them all, but right now my mind is in a fog.

Scott would be so touched right now that so many people are willing to pitch in for his babies. I am so touched, as well. We always said Saints fans are the best.

Thank you all for loving my family as much as you all do!!!
 

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Thank you, each and every one of you for your generosity. I’m having a hard time keeping up with the messages, calls, etc., one day I hope to answer them all, but right now my mind is in a fog.

Scott would be so touched right now that so many people are willing to pitch in for his babies. I am so touched, as well. We always said Saints fans are the best.

Thank you all for loving my family as much as you all do!!!
God Bless you and hang in there.

Many thanks to the Who Dat nation for pitching in to help this family.
 

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Glad to see you posting Sheena, I know things will get better, even though it’s hard to imagine it right now.

Andrus, I’m old fashioned and don’t do the PayPal stuff, so look for a check in the mail. Should arrive mid next week. It’s earmarked for Sheena and the kids.

Holding your whole family in my thoughts.
 

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Is there a gofundme account, I didn't see that.
 

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Thank you all for your support. Really, it means so much.
Me and my family are really thinking about you guys. My son in laws father has MS too. He has had it for the last 25 years. It has been a trying time to get through with it for him. He is in a Nursing Home now. Currently, i am working 2 jobs just to keep the bills up and I am still behind on them. My wife is "trying" for Disability and I can only wish to help you guys out. It hurts me that I cannot help others because I HAVE to take care my own bills. We currently get help from our Church also, and that hurts me to even have to ask them but I do. You are in our prayers.

AP
 

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Andrus,
Thank you for bringing us this website and Saints info year after year after year! From the Early Iron Era days to the latest incarnation of this site! You and the moderators keep it safe and family friendly as well. This is a bastion of decorum for a web board! You set an example of how it can be done and how it should be done!
I am deeply touched by your loss and the continued struggles that the M.S. is bringing to your daughter. I am devastated to hear about your grandkids not growing up with their father in their life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope my contribution helps although I know money can't possibly heal the emotional and physical devastation you all are experiencing. May God continue to bless you richly and may His peace settle the emotional wreckage that you are experiencing.
 

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