Life in Ponte Vedra Beach is idyllic for many people. Though we all have our own struggles, generally speaking, our families aren’t exposed to a whole lot of hardship.
This Thanksgiving, we thought it would be nice to bring a local family to the forefront for a few days. A family that is struggling. The Almadari kids, Iltaun and Sonai, lost their father to suicide recently. There were already difficulties, and this has left their mom Pooneh with a load to carry. In addition to being emotionally devastated this has left an incredible amount of financial strain on this kind and loving woman.
We’d love to see the Almadari family feel grateful this Thanksgiving in spite of the pain they are feeling. Community can do that. There are three ways you can help:
- If you are so inclined, there is a GoFundMe page for them. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-for-the-alamadari-family
- They are also in need of some hands-on work – packing boxes, painting, cleaning, etc, if you are a tactile sort. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- Or, leave a note for them here on a website Iltaun’s 6th grade friends made to let him know he is loved: http://weloveyouiltaun.com/.