Their mom was killed in Uvalde, then their dad died of a heart attack -- now people are donating millions for their family

An online fundraiser for the children of Irma Garcia, a beloved schoolteacher killed in the Uvalde, 텍사스, 학교 총격 사건, and Joe Garcia, 그녀의 남편, who died of a heart attack days later, has raised more than $ 2.5 백만.

Irma was a wife, a mother of 4, a cousin, a sister a daughter, an aunt and a wonderful person. She would literally do anything for anybody……no questions asked,” Debra Austin, 그녀의 사촌, wrote on the 고펀드미 campaign she created. “She loved her classroom kids and died trying to protect them.
      The campaign’s initial goal was $ 10,000. “100% of the proceeds will go to the Garcia family for various expenses,” 오스틴이 말했다.
        As of Sunday afternoon, 46,400 donations were made, 합계 $ 2,593,860.
          John Martinez, Irma Garcia’s nephew, also started a GoFundMe for the deceased couple’s family, which raised over $ 500,000 and was later combined with Austin’s fundraiser.
          Garcia had worked as a teacher for 23 연령, according to her school biography page. She was killed on Tuesday along with her colleague, Eva Mireles, 과 19 어린이, by an 18-year-old gunman. It was the country’s deadliest school shooting in nearly 10 연령.
          Her husband Joe died two days later of a fatal heart attack, which the couple’s family has attributed to a broken heart.
          The pair werehigh school sweethearts,” Martinez said in his fundraiser.
          I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 25 years was too much to bear,” Austin wrote in an update to her fundraiser after Joe’s death.
          They leave behind four children, according to Irma Garcia’s school biography: Cristian, Jose, Lyliana, and Alysandra.
          Their children attended mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde on Thursday night, according to CNN affiliate WFAA.
          They were churchgoing people, always willing to help, always seeing what they could do in the communitynot just their children,” Father Eduardo Morales, the family’s pastor, told WFAA. “And I hope that we remember how giving they were.
            His words echo Austin’s description of the couple.
            Joe and Irma were amazing people and two of the most loving parents we as a family have ever known. They were so proud of all their kids,” 오스틴이 말했다. “They are loved and missed beyond what words can explain. Thank you again from the entire family.

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