A fundraiser for Angel

The Teen Queen’s Prom – one of her proudest moments and her favorite picture

Sometimes the best things you can do for a friend are the hardest. Raising funds for a Friend in need are one of them.
Over the years, both Angel and myself have raised tens of thousands of dollars for those friends, as a matter of fact Angel’s last post was a fundraiser for a friend that lost both of her sons in a car accident.

Today, I’m doing a fundraiser for Angel over the loss of her daughter.

There’s never a good time for such a tragedy, never. This one is especially bad for Angel’s family. Her and her husband had closed on a new home just yesterday, one in a town that had a special school for her daughters’ disabilities. Anybody that’s ever purchased a home knows how that can drain a bank account with all the fees and costs, not to mention the down payment.
Needless to say, money is an issue right now. If Life was fair, money would not matter at a time like this, but Life is never fair.

Pain. Stress. A loss. Finances shouldn’t even be a worry right now. Money should be the furthest thing from their minds at a time like this. We can’t do much for the pain and stress, although every one of us wishes we could right now. We can do something about the finances, though.
What I’m asking right now is that you remember all that Angel has done for others over the years, and do the same for her. Please give, and give generously. Her and her family really need the help right now.

Her PayPal address is royapple4@yahoo.com
You don’t need a PayPal account to send money through them – they just process the funds. You can go to www.paypal.com and donate using a debit or credit card.
If you don’t do PayPal or would rather send cash or a check, send your help to me at the address below and I’ll forward it along.

Kenny Lane
PO Box 712
Lafayette TN

Thank all of you very much. I appreciate your willingness to give. I’ve always maintained my readers have the biggest hearts in the world.

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103 Responses to A fundraiser for Angel

  1. 9Booger says:

    Sent it to your sidebar donate link, too stupid to know how to send money to an address in paypal, but can hit a button

  2. Unclezip says:

    That’s a wonderful photo. Help is on the way, via snail mail. We wish Angel and her family the best in this time of grief.

  3. Critter says:


  4. tctsunami says:

    Thank you for the update. I have enjoyed the writings of both you and Angel over the years. My prayers are with Sarah.

  5. DTB says:

    Cannot express deep enough condolences for her incalculable loss…

  6. strnj1 says:


  7. Rob says:

    Oh no… There are no words to help you with kind of tragedy…the loss of a child is an unbelievable pain.
    When I went thru it cash helped. It gave me time to deal with the grief, time to breath. Cash was almost as good as a strangers hand on my shoulder & kind words in my ear.
    There was/is no way thru this (for me) other than time & time just dulls the pain.

    Angel I wish I could do more for you than a few bucks but my thoughts & prayers are with you and your husband on this sad time.

  8. Chris says:

    I’ll be making a donation as soon as I get home tonight. So sorry for her and the family.

    Do you know if she had any kind of twitter presence? Facebook? Anything we can lean on to get the word out?

  9. carolann says:

    Thanks for the info Ken, went and left a little something.

  10. Douglas Walker says:

    My heart goes out to her. Her blog was allways the first one I would go to from yours. I’m in the process of placing my son in a group home, and my wife is in a nursing home. I will donate something as soon as I can,. For now, I will pray.

  11. Exile1981 says:


  12. nonncom says:


  13. Kelly says:

    Thank you for letting us know; terribly tragic. Funds and prayers sent.

  14. luis says:

    Mailing my check.

  15. Steve says:

    She was one of my daily reads and I’m sorry to hear about her loss. Thank you for letting us know. I’ve donated.

  16. Lisa Putney says:

    We are crushed to read this devastating news. Most definitely will PayPal some cash. We were so grateful that you posted our son’s GoFundMe when he lost his battle to PTSD.
    God bless,

  17. Craig Goheen says:


  18. Mike says:

    Losing a child has to be a crushing loss. Some parents never do recover. I sent something to help.

  19. Concerned Mama says:

    Sending funds via snail mail.

  20. Pat says:

    Done Kenny. Dang it. Many prayers sent.

  21. JPD says:

    Done. Plus more on payday.

  22. Devil Tongue says:

    Ken, I just go in from work, sat down and about fell out of my chair, DAMN IT MAN. Not now. I will be sending what I can snail mail for Angel. Sorry buddy, I know you, Miss Lisa and Angel are very close, wish I could do more.

    • Wirecutter says:

      I know, John. I almost passed out when Angel sent me the email. Horrible news.

      • Devil Tongue says:

        The news doesn’t get any worse than having to bury your child. I feel so bad for Leslie and her family & yours as well. So sorry buddy, please pass my condolences to Miss Lisa as well, thanks in advance.

  23. MartyB says:

    Done. Can’t begin to imagine her loss…thanks for your efforts.

  24. Karen K Mulhauser says:

    Sent to paypal. I really appreciated all the help and prayers when my boys died. I’m so glad you set this up for her Kenny. Prayers to Angel and her family ❤

    • Wirecutter says:

      Thank you, Karen.
      I’m just sorry there’s not more that we can do, same as with you. Distance limits us – sometimes all we can do is offer that long distance support and help with what we can. At least it’s not a casserole.

      • Karen K Mulhauser says:

        It sure does put a damper on things with distance I agree. I feel so bad for her i know what I’ve been going through and I hate that any parent has to go through this. Prayers to all!!! I would have loved a casserole lol we got alot of rigatoni. Tell Angel I’m always here for her!!

        • Wirecutter says:

          I think she knows that, Karen. I really do.

          I’d have been thrilled if somebody had bought some smoked fish or jerky when my dad died.

        • pigpen51 says:

          Just know, Karen, that you are also still in my prayers. My brother lost a child at age 21, and he still grieves almost 20 years later. It is better, but at times, it comes back, and, well, you know. You will forever be on my prayer list.


  25. David Johnson says:

    Sad day indeed. I cannot comprehend the loss of a child. Prayers and a little bit of money is all we can do.

  26. The Old Man says:

    Ain’t much, but I PayPaled a C for the family. God bless her – and you for getting the word out and setting up the fundraiser.

  27. Steve says:

    It was a tearful shock when I checked your site today, Ken. I can’t imagine the pain her family is going through. A check will be in the mail tomorrow for you to pass along. I don’t know Angel personally but followed her for a long time and feel like she is a friend.

  28. Eric says:

    Done! It’s the least I could do for all of the big smiles Angel gave me on her blog.

  29. B'Radical says:

    It’s strange how we can become so attached to people we have never met or even wrote. I know the family is in deep pain and they don’t need the distraction of financial problems too. So very very sorry to hear this. Will send something.

  30. Dave Wilson says:


  31. California Southpaw says:

    Done. God Bless.

    • Odgreen says:

      Condolences and prayers from the OD Green family.

      Isaiah 41:10, 13 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”

  32. MadMarlin says:

    So sorry to hear about her loss. Gift sent.

  33. Worker says:

    Will forward (limited) funds tomorrow – sad news. It’s funny really, that while not knowing folks on a personal level via the internet, none the less it seems there are some closer than in local life. Sad news and God speed to these good folks – sad times. Strength and courage …….
    Worker (Lon Monroe)

  34. B says:

    C-Note in the mail to you for forwarding. It’ll go out from Indiana tomorrow, so prolly in your box on Monday. I wish it were more, but I already helped 3 others this year. If she still needs more after the fundraiser tapers off, I can prolly do a bit more at the end of the month. Lemme know if it is still needed then, ok?


  35. Bobo the Hobo says:

    Ken, when I get my SS check, I’ll send a check to you if you would kindly forward it. No one should have to bury their child.

    Charles de Gaulle’s youngest daughter, Anne, was a Downs child. When she died from pneumonia, de Gaulle said, “Now, she’s like the others.” (“Maintenant, elle est comme les autres”)

    Now Sarah is like the others.

    May a merciful God grant Angel and her family peace.

  36. Paul Rae says:

    Done. I don’t think there’s a greater pain to suffer. My condolences.

  37. GrandpaRed says:

    Done. My Condolences to the Family and Friends

  38. Eric in Florida says:

    Done. With deepest condolences and prayers

  39. Rat Bastard says:

    Give me a few days to boost my paypal account. I’m good for $500.

    God Bless and my Condolences Angel.

  40. Glider Rider says:

    May the Lord lift Teen Queen up on high. May Angel find peace in this turbulent time. I’m praying hard for her and her family. I can’t even imagine her pain. God bless her and God bless you Kenny Lane. You are a good man.

    • Ace Rimmer says:

      Ditto what GR said above. The world is a bit colder today, yet, Heaven is enriched with Sarah’s presence. God Bless You Kenny Lane for getting the word out.

  41. DC Lurker says:

    Happy to give. I can’t imagine the grief.

  42. PatriotUSA says:

    I will be sending what I can via snail mail. I have become scarce due to circumstances and a lot of enemies. Thanks for doing this sir and to WRSA for passing thisalong as I will be doing.

  43. SouthernAZ says:

    Done. Sad news. Thanks to you and WRSA for posting the info.

  44. jim says:

    Sent…just…eh…wtf…what and or why …tf…

  45. willi says:

    Angel please accept a cyber-hug from me and my wife.
    Ken the check’s in the snail mail to you brother.

  46. JeremyR says:

    Angel, you have my sympathy. This is perhaps the hardest time as a parent. Right now it will seem like there is no day light, but trust me, faith in GOD who is in control will help. Your daughter is now in his care. You are in my prayers.

  47. Brother Antony says:

    Small contribution from this side of the pond in the snail mail this afternoon. Takes about 7-10 days normally. Tell Angel that my prayers are with her and her family in this their time of trial, and yet that our Lord knoweth what and why he does.

  48. Sluf says:

    Done. Terrible news. You are a great friend for working to ease the burden, even if only the financial one.

  49. loaded4bear says:


  50. lampguru says:


  51. mauz says:

    I’ve been through combat, cancer, a stroke, a divorce, a troubled child-

    but I’ve always said that I’ve never truly suffered,
    since I’ve not yet lost a child.

    Donation sent.

  52. Rogers Collins says:

    I sent something for Angel through your paypal. Please pass it on with my sympathy.

  53. Robert says:


  54. James says:

    My condolences to Angel and her family. I dropped something in your paypal,thanks for the forwarding service Angel and her family.

  55. David says:

    Done in memory of Sarah. Thank you for launching this effort.

  56. fRed says:

    Help on the way through your PayPal

  57. Marty West says:

    Seems like yesterday that I started following your blog, followed not too long after by Angels blog. Seems to keep this community united. Very sad to hear of Sarah’s passing. Donation sent.

  58. Bryn & Diane, Isle of Anglesey, UK says:

    Our deepest sympathies to Angel and her family at this very sad time. Donation sent via your Paypal Kenny, thanks for making it available.

  59. Mike says:

    I miss angels posts.
    God speed to her little one who is now at peace with the almighty and free from her earthly limitations

  60. Richard says:

    I’m in.

  61. Gary7 says:

    Done. Such sad news

  62. Riley says:

    Done. I wish I could help more. I can only imagine what she’s going through.

  63. Skip says:

    Sent to your paypal.

  64. Sjefan says:


  65. realspark21 says:

    Rest in Peace…no more pain, no more tears.

  66. Heathen says:

    Just got my Social Security check, I’ll Paypal what I can spare to her account later this weekend.

  67. Gromit says:

    Paypal sent directly to Angel. I feel deep sadness and sorrow for her and all of the challenges she has had with TQ. Thank you for caring and getting the word out.

  68. Steve says:

    Done. Very sad news. Prayers for Angel and her family.

  69. MattLBS says:

    Done. Always impressed and inspired by a woman as strong as Angel. It’s the least I could do.

  70. Family Tradition says:

    I’m in for 20.00. ( sent to your POB). Wish I had more. My wife lost a son to murder a few years ago. I have an inkling what Angel is going through. God Bless

  71. Phil says:

    We have an autistic boy so I have an inkling of what our friend has been dealing with. May God bless her, she truly is an Angel and I can’t even begin to imagine how devastated she must be right now.
    It took me a bit but I dug into my Mad money that I keep hidden from the wife and sent her $100 to help with expenses.

  72. spaz says:

    i mailed mine, to old and stupid to use paypal.
    Condolences to you and your family

  73. martin says:

    got it. thanks for sharing this K

  74. Matthew Wall says:


    I put $30 in your pay pal thingy for Angel.


    Matthew Wall @Cairns QLD

  75. Jeff B. says:

    Something on the way via snail mail.

    Jeff B.

  76. Late to the party but done.

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