A series of GoFundMe accounts started in the name of a 19-month-old baby girl who died after she was left in the backseat of a hot car in Moraga Tuesday has spurred a furious fundraising effort on behalf of the grief-stricken family.
Accounts started by family friends on behalf of Lily Meyer (Aracic) have soared past stated goals and are pushing into the tens of thousands of dollars – all pledged to go to the child’s family.
An unidentified family member found Lily in a car outside a Hardie Drive home, her frantic cries for help triggering a desperate rescue effort by police and fire personnel. The child, believed to be suffering the effects of intense heatstroke, was rushed to John Muir Medical Center but was later declared dead.
A message on her GoFundMe page read: “Her family, and her community, is heartbroken. Her family’s grief is beyond words, beyond imagination, and beyond what we – her community – can even metabolize.
Organizers pledged that all donated monies, about $40,000 so far, will go to the family.