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Our Testimonials

Stories from some of the families we've helped...

"Lost my younger brother unexpectedly a few weeks ago. It is a very hard time for our family. Carson's Village (Jason Dyke) stepped in along side our family village to offer support and guidance. What a great life calling, helping others in time of need. I can't say enough about the caring and helpful attitude that was displayed. This is a service that could help anyone going through something so tragic as an unexpected death. Love everyone involved."

“Easy accessibility that worked with my schedule. They were very attentive and did not pressure me. Everyone was very personable and real.”

“They helped me think and get organized; in those moments you just can’t think clearly.”

"This process is hard to navigate and the Advocate provided guidance. Everything was there; all the steps were provided which made it easier."

"I am very thankful. They were very helpful and took care of everything I needed."

"Being there to talk so if we had questions or doubts, there was someone to turn to and help us feel better about our decisions with the funeral home."

"Gave a full array of what I was looking at over the phone and told the expenses and option and forwarded the list of funerals. Saved me so much time and grief. I was sitting in the hospital room with my son when I called, and Carson's Village helped me find not only what I needed to do next, but also the best way to do what's next."

"Ya'll found funeral homes at different prices which gave us a choice of where to go. Ya'll came through for us. It was a blessing."

"You guys were wonderful - calling the funeral and doing the footwork for the pricing. You gave us a sense of stability."

"I started with not knowing what to do to having everything be done for me."

"They helped me think and get organized; in those moments you just can't think clearly."

"Our advocate asked all the right questions to help me get my thoughts out of my head."

"Gathering the funds to help pay for part of our son's funeral was absolutely invaluable. I could not be more thankful for the assistance Carson's Village provided."

"Lost my younger brother unexpectedly a few weeks ago. It is a very hard time for our family. Carson's Village (Jason Dyke) stepped in along side our family village to offer support and guidance. What a great life calling, helping others in time of need. I can't say enough about the caring and helpful attitude that was displayed. This is a service that could help anyone going through something so tragic as an unexpected death. Love everyone involved."

“Easy accessibility that worked with my schedule. They were very attentive and did not pressure me. Everyone was very personable and real.”

“They helped me think and get organized; in those moments you just can’t think clearly.”

"This process is hard to navigate and the Advocate provided guidance. Everything was there; all the steps were provided which made it easier."

"I am very thankful. They were very helpful and took care of everything I needed."

"Being there to talk so if we had questions or doubts, there was someone to turn to and help us feel better about our decisions with the funeral home."

"Gave a full array of what I was looking at over the phone and told the expenses and option and forwarded the list of funerals. Saved me so much time and grief. I was sitting in the hospital room with my son when I called, and Carson's Village helped me find not only what I needed to do next, but also the best way to do what's next."

"Ya'll found funeral homes at different prices which gave us a choice of where to go. Ya'll came through for us. It was a blessing."

"You guys were wonderful - calling the funeral and doing the footwork for the pricing. You gave us a sense of stability."

"I started with not knowing what to do to having everything be done for me."

Olajumoke

On February 5, 2019, Carson’s Village received a call from a chaplain at Parkland Hospital. He was reaching out to connect us with a single mother who had recently lost her stillborn child, McKenzie. Ms. Olajumoke Iromini had already overcome many hardships in her life and even through this tragic loss, she remained a strong and faithful woman. She wanted to share with her friends and family how much she cared for McKenzie and how much McKenzie had already made an impact on the world. The nursing staff at Parkland coordinated with Carson’s Village to get pictures of McKenzie and to connect the family with the funeral home that Olajumoke had chosen. Carson’s Village set up a family webpage and a donation link that generated funds to pay for the funeral costs. The Carson’s Village advocate was able to work directly with the funeral home to ensure funds were transferred and the additional monies raised were provided to Olajumoke to assist with any additional medical costs incurred.

Richardson

Losing a child is never easy. Soon after their son Seth moved to Texas, the Richardson family received the unexpected news of his death. Upon hearing of his sudden passing, the Richardson family had to travel cross- country to a state where they didn’t know a soul. On their drive to Texas, the Advocate with Carson’s Village talked them through what steps needed to be taken once they arrived. Because they were prepped on the decisions they would need to make at the funeral home, the unknown was removed from the process. When they arrived, they were able to immediately head to the funeral home and make the decisions they had already discussed as a family because of their Advocate’s help. Seth’s Mom, Angie, said that their Advocate “kept us together when we weren’t feeling very together. He kept us focused and let us know exactly what was available to us. When we got to Texas, we would have been on the phone calling dozens of funeral homes that we knew nothing about. The Advocate did that all for us. He called us back with locations, packages and prices. He was there for us and what a comfort that brought to our family.”

Espinoza

Daniela Espinoza was a young woman with a promising future who was taken from this world far too soon by cancer on February 11, 2019. She was surrounded by friends, family and a very loving school community. When Daniela passed, a school staff member, Chelsie Lyday, reached out immediately to Carson’s Village to begin the process of raising funds for the family. Ms. Lyday learned of Carson’s Village from her counselor at Uplift Academy had heard about the organization from a speaking event. Once the page was established, the advocate began working directly with Karla, Daniela’s sister. The advocate was able to assist the family by directly transferring the funds raised from the family webpage to the funeral home. By working as a team, the advocate and Karla were able to ensure everything was set so that the services moved forward as planned. Karla expressed her thankfulness for all Carson’s Village had done and thanked them for working with the school to establish the donation page. In the end, the family raised additional money above and beyond the funeral costs and were able to use that money toward other related expenses.

Rodriguez

Trying to navigate a system in another language is stressful and taxing. It becomes even more trying when processing the loss of a child. The Rodriguez family lost their young child unexpectedly and was referred to Carson’s Village by a school counselor. Carson’s Village was able to provide a Spanish-speaking Advocate to walk them through all that needed to happen that first week. A family page was set up in both Spanish and English and included a picture of their daughter and the story of her life so far. This page was used to help the family raise money to cover the cost of the funeral. In addition, the page was also a way for the Rodriguez family to communicate the events of the week, so their family and friends could support them during their grieving process. Carson’s Village made a difference: “The family page was great, and it expressed what I could not say.”

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