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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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Someone named Rusty donated $1000 today. Rusty, are you a member here?
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.
Rusty... I know that I thanked you through the gofundme system, but I want thank you again for your extremely generous donation.. :9:
 

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You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I made a small donation, but wish I could do more. I am a Baptist pastor and adjunct professor, so if you ever need to talk I'm there. You have provided a great service to us, I'm sure I can speak for others on that, and I will do what I can to help.
 

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Sorry I’m lacking with all the right words, but this is very hard. I never expected I’d lose Scott so soon in life. Thank you, all, again for your generosity. I’m extremely grateful. ❤
Sheena... so sorry for your loss. Sudden and unexpected death is many times the most difficult to deal with. I will pray for you and the kids, and hope your financial goals are met here... and in your future.
 

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I was so saddened and overcome with emotion as I read your story. I’m so sorry for your loss Sheena, Andrus and family. I don’t know you well Andrus, met you in Seattle, but you have given me and others years of enjoyment through this site. Thank you and God bless you and yours.
 

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i have been thinking about this a lot lately. after my next paycheck, i'll definitely contribute again. losing my wife, i was not only shocked, but more than grateful to the response of her passing with the money donated towards her. it will never be forgotten.

people may not necessarily understand the impact of how much even the smallest of donations affects a family struggling after a significant other's passing. it is a blessing in disguise that helps give the family members support to pay for the unexpected expenses no one thinks about.

andrus has been a great friend through out my multiple personalities on the forum from the iron days. i hold him in a high respect which i value for him and anyone supported by him (obviously children by default, yes).

i seriously hope members understand the importance of coming together and helping our great forum mentor for any and all family problems. he would never ask for help unless it is of the utmost of importance.

please, donate even if only a small amount. from experience, the smallest of donations help almost as much as the biggest ones. andrus would only ever ask this for importance. we enjoy the forum for entertainment, but there is a point where you look at yourself and realize, this could be you. the SR site isn't free to keep active, but this involves humans in need, and a very different outlook from donating to help keep SR alive.
 

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