Our beloved friends, Rene Marse Edmon and Trent Edmon, were blessed with the birth of a healthy baby girl - Julia Aline Edmon - on Thursday, October 20th. Rene and Trent were thrilled about the long-awaited birth of their daughter, as were the entire Marse and Edmon families. Just one day after Julia was born, while Rene and Julia were still admitted in the hospital recovering from delivery, Trent suddenly and unexpectedly passed away due to a suspected seizure. The shock, devastation, and heartbreak that Trent's loved ones are now experiencing comes only moments after the joy and celebration of Julia's birth. In the midst of such tragedy, Rene, Julia, and the Edmon and Marse families are in desperate need of the love and prayers of those who are close to them.
Please come to this site to receive updates about what you can do to support Rene and Julia. Updates will happen in the "Journal" section on this site. And feel free to send this link to anyone else you know who wants updates.
Trent's obituary can be found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?n=johnathan-trent-edmon&pid=182154866&
Here are FOUR WAYS you can help right now:
(1) Donate to the Julia Edmon Educational Fund -- Trent's dream was to provide Julia with a solid educational foundation, and his passing presents significant and unforeseen financial challenges for Rene and Julia. So we have set up the Julia Edmon Educational Fund at Metairie Bank, so that those who love the Marses and Edmons can contribute to Julia's education. Here's three ways to give to the fund:
-- Use the "send money to friends and family" function in PayPal to send donations to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Go to any Metairie Bank branch in Louisiana and make a donation in person to the "Julia Edmon Educational Fund." Below is a list of branches: https://www.metairiebank.com/branch_locations.shtml
-- Mail personal checks made out to "Julia Edmon Educational Fund" to the address below:
Attn: Alyssa Herbert
701 Metairie Road
Metairie, LA 70005
(2) Sign up for Meal Train -- where you can volunteer to deliver meals and Target gift cards (for diapers and formula) to Rene and Julia: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/g07w5o
(3) Mail sympathy cards/letters to: 9417 Nottaway Place. River Ridge, LA 70123
(4) Mail Target gift cards to: 9417 Nottaway Place. River Ridge, LA 70123 (to be used for diapers, formula, and other baby supplies)