A GoFundMe campaign has raised over $14,000 in just one day for a Kitchener family who lost their father and husband to COVID-19.
It was only a few days ago that the family lost Felicien Lukusa to COVID-19. Lukusa was the primary breadwinner for a household of six children.
Wanting to help, their family priest, Dan, launched the GoFundMe campaign.
"One of the greatest challenges this family faces without their father and husband is financial. Ranging from immediate needs, such as monthly bills, to long-term needs, such as ensuring the children have access to the education they require to grow and develop, this family needs our support, and they deserve it," he wrote on the GoFundMe page.
"I know this family, and they have a history of being generous with their [neighbours], never calculating, and always helping those in need. But now the time has come where they need our help. I am asking for your support to ensure this family and the children are afforded the same opportunities many of us enjoy."
Last month, both Lukusa and his wife were rushed to the hospital with COVID-19 and within 24 hours they were both unconscious and placed on ventilators, leaving their six children without their parents for a full month.
After three weeks on a ventilator, Lukusa's wife recovered, but a week later he passed away.
You can find out more or donate to the campaign here.