Daniel Hebeisen, who organized the marketing campaign, mentioned Felicien Lukusa and his spouse had been each rushed to hospital in June after catching the virus, they usually had been positioned on a ventilator inside hours of their arrival.
The 2 eldest daughters had been left to care for his or her youthful siblings, in keeping with the priest.
“After three weeks on a ventilator, the mother recovered and went house to be along with her kids once more,” Hebeisen wrote.
“However solely per week and a half later, they acquired the horrible information that their dad and husband, Felicien Lukusa, handed away.”
In accordance with Lukusa’s obituary, he died on July 18.
“I all the time had a little bit of a smooth spot for them as a result of they’re that household within the church that’s beneficiant,” Hebeisen advised International Information.
“You already know, anybody that’s in want, within the church, small or large, as a result of they’re all the time giving what they’ll.”
He mentioned that two of the kids are below the age of 10 whereas a 3rd is in his early teenagers.
“Pondering for the mom, that is going to be a tricky street forward,” the priest defined.
“And when you realize a household like that, they’re not so frequent. The type of generosity and the kindness that they show, it’s not so frequent.”
As of Thursday morning, the marketing campaign had raised greater than $18,000.
“Due to all of the uncertainty that’s going to come back up and the challenges that they’ve, something’s going to assist,” Hebeisen mentioned.
“I feel it is a household and a GoFundme the place anybody who donates, truthfully, each greenback goes to assist (the household.)”
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