Tom Parker’s fundraiser has nearly tripled its target hours since it was launched by his widow Kelsey.
Wanted singer died tragically on Wednesday at the age of 33, surrounded by his family and friends after a daring battle with brain cancer.
Kelsey, who shared two small children with Tom, created a GoFundMe page in honor of her late husband on Saturday and asked for donations instead of cards and flowers.
The couple got married in 2018 and a year later, they welcomed their first child – daughter Aurelia Rose.
In October 2020, Tom was diagnosed with a dysfunctional brain tumor and last year, Kelsey gave birth to their son Bodhi.
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The page originally started with a 5,000 target, but it broke down in 12 hours and has raised around পা 20,000 so far.
Kelsey wrote a brief statement on the GoFundMe page explaining to his fans why he chose to start a fundraiser and said he wanted to “help others” after Tom’s tragic death.
“Our hearts are really broken, Tom was the center of our world and we can’t imagine life without him, but one of the biggest sources of comfort in the last two years is the love and support we’ve all received,” he wrote.
Kelsey thanked Tom’s fans for thinking about their families while fighting cancer and for “lighting candles and sharing beautiful messages of hope and compassion”.
“We want to take the incredible love, support and generosity of everyone and turn our grief into something positive and keep Tom’s memory alive forever,” he wrote.
Kelsey said the proceeds go to “amazing causes in Tom’s name, to help others in need”.
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“Without the help and support we have received, we have not been able to do this in the last two years and if we can give it back to others it will be the best way to honor Tom and make our two children, Aurelia and Bodhi proud,” he shared.
In a poignant and heartbreaking sign, Kelsey adds: “If love alone could save Tom, he would live forever.”