Fundraisers helping others affected by the fatal Oct. 26 shooting in the small Yukon community of Faro are joined by one helping some of its most vulnerable victims — the daughters of the lady who was killed. The fundraiser benefits Saengduean Honchaiyaphum’s daughters. Honchaiyaphum has certainly been considered one among the people killed in the shootings that also left one man badly injured.
The fundraiser, created by Kara Went, is seeking $100,000 to help ensure the dreams Honchaiyaphum had for her kids can come true. “University, travel, a first car…. They have experienced more than enough trauma in their young lives, and if we can all help them get through their destiny with minimum barriers it would be amazing,” the appeal for donations reads. “All donations will be placed in bank accounts that have been set up for her daughters.” Five days after its creation, the campaign had raised $30,105 from 214 donors. Ralph Shaw was taken into custody following the Oct. 26 shootings.
He is facing counts of first-degree murder, counts of attempted murder, and counts of aggravated assault. Court records show a legal proceeding between Honchaiyaphum and Shaw under the Yukon’s Family Violence Protection Act was initiated in 2021 but no similar information about it is publically accessible. The GoFundMe page says Honchaiyaphum fled an emotionally abusive relationship with assistance from friends three months ago. “The last three months were the happiest we have ever seen her and her daughters. She found a wonderful man who became so friendly, caring, and full of life. Her daughters have been full of smiles and joy.
That is how we’re going to remember her,” Went writes in the GoFundMe campaign. Honchaiyaphum’s daughters are in the care of another Faro family. The GoFundMe page says the family and the Yukon government’s Family and Children’s Services Department are providing for his or her needs, however, the money raised will help with their destiny.
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