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GiveSendGo.com Free Christian Crowdfunding Ida Hatke Medical Bills and Burial Expenses

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Continued donations past the goal are most welcome and will be gratefully accepted as insurance will not cover the majority of the medical expenses incurred. Ida's funeral and burial took place on Sept. 23, 2019. 

Ida Hatke, 4, suffered a traumatic horse-related injury near her home in Virginia on Sunday, Sept. 15, as she was playing with her sister and friends. She passed away days later. 

Due to the extent of her injuries, the medical costs, which included helicopter transport and days in the PICU before her death, are exorbitant. 

Additionally, there are costs associated with her funeral and burial that must also be borne.  

Ida's family needs financial support, prayers, and other assistance from their community to weather this storm.

At this time, the most concrete way to help is through financial contributions. It is never easy to ask for money. Ben and Anna and the extended Hatke family are incredibly self-reliant and self-sufficient. It is their friends, seeing the need and a burden greater than the Hatkes can bear alone, who are humbly asking for financial contributions, with their permission.

Only Ben and Anna will have access to any funds raised. Nobody else can access the donations, even the campaign creator. 

Please also continue your outpouring of prayers. Continual prayer, vigils, adoration, sacrifices, Masses offered, rosaries, Holy communion; all gratefully accepted on behalf of Ida's family. Please email idahatkeprayers@gmail.com to share about these prayers, or even simply to send messages of love and support.   

Elizabeth A Hajek

2019-11-20 01:00:01

There are not words, but know that our love and prayers are with you.

Ann Schneible

2019-11-19 21:20:01

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Ben and Anna. Please be assured of my prayers. The whole Courage office has been praying for all of you as well.

Sarah Tressler

2019-11-12 18:30:24

Our 3 daughters love your books and I was so saddened to hear of your daughter’s passing. Please accept our prayers and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Your beautiful daughter is in heaven with God, but how heartbreaking for you all.

Sean M Quinn

2019-11-07 17:12:08

I can't tell you how truly sorry I am for you and your family. I wish you peace and healing in the coming days.

Anonymous

2019-11-04 20:10:05

May God bless Sweet Ida on her journey, and the entire Hatke family.

Jonathan S Courtney

2019-11-01 00:51:51

My daughter met Ben at the Comic Arts Festival here in Portland, Maine years ago and has a signed, doodled, dogeared copy of the first Zita book from the event. Tonight as a thriving, vibrant 9-year old with an obsession for graphic novels she went as Zita the Spacegirl for Halloween. Our family can't repay the gift of imagination and the spirit of adventure you've shared with us but we send our sincerest condolences and love to your family at this time.

Vacco Family

2019-10-31 21:56:13

Your books changed my 9-year-old son’s life. He is a joyful reader and draws comics every day because of you. We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. Sending you all of our love and prayers.

Lee and Eileen Simmons

2019-10-25 15:41:23

How tragically sad. You don't know us, but we are deep in sorrow for Ida's death.

Anonymous

2019-10-22 21:46:15

From a friend of mine who doesn't use computers much and cares about you all very much.

The Brock Family

2019-10-21 12:57:55

Ben and Anna, we are praying for your lovely family every day. We live at the base of Massanutten to the West, in Rockingham. Each day as the sun rises up over the mountain, I think of your sweet Ida, laying just over the mountains on the other side. Your books have brought such joy to our 9 year old son....thank you. Sending special prayers for all of the Hatke big sisters.

Anonymous

2019-10-20 17:47:00

So sorry...God bless your sweet angel

Joyce Dresch

2019-10-20 15:46:39

With much love and continued prayers

Mary Lou (Warren) & George Swanberg

2019-10-20 01:19:33

In our hearts and prayers.

Jess Stork

2019-10-20 01:11:25

I'll say some prayers for all of you tonight. I've never met you, but I'm familiar with Ben's books. I imagine that your daughter was as courageous as some of your characters and I hope that the warmth of your family wraps around you all as she continues her journey.

Elizabeth A Hajek

2019-10-20 00:00:11

There are not words, but know that our love and prayers are with you.

Ann Schneible

2019-10-19 20:20:01

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Ben and Anna. Please be assured of my prayers. The whole Courage office has been praying for all of you as well.

Kit Ballenger

2019-10-18 18:29:19

Wishing peace and sending love to your family

Dan

2019-10-18 08:06:52

I wish I had superpowers to go back in time and prevent little girls from getting hurt. But I can only reach out over the internet and share a little helping hand. Thank you for everything you've done for the world, and may you have the strength to go on.

Brooke B Garibaldi

2019-10-18 03:40:23

Our hearts have been so heavy for your family. May the peace of Christ surround you & may the motherly love of Mary support you in this incredibly difficult time. God has you all in the palms of His hands.

Sean m

2019-10-16 20:31:24

We’re so sorry for your loss

MJ Begin

2019-10-15 23:30:08

No words...sending love for your Ida and for all of you ~ <3

Anonymous

2019-10-15 11:49:59

"I belive, help Thou my unbelief". I only know the Hatke family via a local priest, who was present at the burial. The Hatkes through their faith gave me far more than my mere monetary contribution. God bless and protect them in their sorrow.

Cecchi Family

2019-10-15 03:57:24

May her memory be eternal!

Jake and Alison Parker

2019-10-15 02:24:32

We love you and you are in our prayers

Anonymous

2019-10-14 03:28:50

I met Ben once at a library convention and I remember thinking what a kind, caring person he was. I have a three year old daughter and my heart breaks with the thought of losing a young child. Please know that while the grief will never leave, you will never be alone.

Anonymous

2019-10-13 07:05:00

Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

Castellan Family

2019-10-13 02:37:49

Our continued prayers are with you and your family and all those whose lives Ida has touched! May God comfort you each and every day!

Anonymous

2019-10-12 21:47:59

Praying for you from Irving, Texas.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

2019-10-11 17:52:56

With our deepest sympathies, from everyone at The Carle

Anonymous

2019-10-11 14:02:25

Your words and pictures have brought our family so much joy so our hearts are with you now.

Anonymous

2019-10-11 03:54:20

With love and prayers from strangers.

Anonymous

2019-10-11 00:27:43

Praying for you!

Jim & Teresa Lussier

2019-10-10 04:13:08

Please Lord Jesus lovingly embrace the Hatke Family during this time of tremendous sadness, as they grieve the loss of their precious daughter, Ida. Comfort them & heal their broken hearts. Give them strength & peace. We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen. Our love & prayers

Anonymous

2019-10-09 04:52:56

Sending all my love from AZ

Anonymous

2019-10-09 01:23:12

With our most sincere condolences and prayers

Colleen Venable

2019-10-08 20:30:15

Sending so much love.

Anonymous

2019-10-08 19:20:26

May God be close to your family today and always.

M.S. Family

2019-10-08 17:03:20

Prayers for your healing. So sorry for your lost.

Meryl Jaffe

2019-10-08 13:45:00

My deepest condolences. May you find love and comfort at this trying time.

Selene Bertolozzi

2019-10-08 00:14:09

My condolences

Anonymous

2019-10-07 22:56:46

I'm so sorry.

Hillary Homzie

2019-10-07 17:10:55

The Hollins University children's literature community sends support.

Pat Race

2019-10-05 06:50:29

Much love to you and your family.

Bendy Shapiro

2019-10-04 23:43:49

Love from a comics lover

Gregory Settducati

2019-10-03 14:53:12

Ben and Anna, we are praying for your family constantly and offering family rosaries, Holy Communions, and Divine Mercy chaplets.

Colleen M Roche

2019-10-03 12:42:00

Many prayers for your sweet family.

Read Family

2019-10-03 10:01:10

Continued prayers!

Murphy Family

2019-10-03 05:41:57

Eternal rest grant unto her,O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her

Dan Goodale

2019-10-03 04:08:51

I am profoundly grieved by your loss. May God be with you and comfort you in this dark time.

Chris and Mary Diener and family

2019-10-02 23:49:51

We are so deeply saddened by your loss. God will keep you close. Prayers for you all!

Sergio and Angela

2019-10-02 22:42:02

Dear Hatkes, we have been praying for your family every day. We never had the gift of meeting Ida but she’s had a huge and lasting impact on us and all our young Zita fans. May God’s grace sustain you and know that our hearts are with you during this heartbreaking time.

Roxanne Mei Lum

2019-10-02 20:58:48

With you in the solidarity of Prayer. My colleagues and I have been thinking of you and praying for Ida and your whole family.

EDITORIAL ASTRONAVE

2019-10-02 20:34:50

We are deeply saddened by the loss that your family have encountered. Our heartfelt condolences.

Anonymous

2019-10-02 20:30:47

Praying so very hard for your family!

Jim and Deb Knapp

2019-10-02 18:39:58

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. (We are co-workers with Gene)

Lora Fountain

2019-10-02 16:20:40

Words are never enough, but you are all in our thoughts.

Anonymous

2019-10-02 16:14:40

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you.

Anonymous

2019-10-02 08:54:00

Siamo addolorati per la vostra perdita. Vi siamo vicini

Anonymous

2019-10-01 21:26:05

I wish I had the words... My thoughts will be with Ida and all of you, I'm so sorry...

Christine Peters

2019-10-01 20:23:59

I am asking my 2nd grade Faith Formation students to pray for Ida's family & to talk to her in Heaven.

Pat Moss

2019-10-01 18:55:32

With love and prayers.

Anonymous

2019-10-01 13:17:24

For Ida. Gravagna will never be the same!

The Bataille family

2019-10-01 10:10:17

Our continued prayers and love for all of you...

Anonymous

2019-09-30 22:50:50

Deeply sorry for your loss.

Ella weckerly

2019-09-30 21:28:20

Praying for each and everyone in this big Instagram family. It began with mama possum and has spread to the entire family. I hope you are blessed with memories to sustain you during this time of mourning

Anonymous

2019-09-30 18:37:17

Our family is praying for you!

Anonymous

2019-09-30 16:59:05

You are all in our prayers!

Glyna DeCicco

2019-09-30 14:32:44

Your family is in our hearts and prayers

Rosella, Valeria, Antonio, Francesca, Franco e Marco

2019-09-30 12:58:55

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Siamo così dispiaciuti per la vostra perdita. Siete nelle nostre preghiere.

Anonymous

2019-09-30 04:33:51

May God hold you tightly in His arms. Our prayers are with your whole family in your grief.

Anonymous

2019-09-29 23:31:13

My heart is utterly broken for your loss!!! Praying that Our Lady will be close to you in your grief!

David and Mary Martinez

2019-09-29 22:13:53

God bless little Ida and the entire Hatke family.

Anonymous

2019-09-29 16:15:10

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hatke family for the loss of little Ida. May the Almighty and Merciful God surround you with his holy angels, and bring your comfort and healing during this time. Anonymous

Anonymous

2019-09-29 15:31:00

Let the children come to me and do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs. Matthew 19:14

Alexandra Walsh, Conall Doorley, Ronan Crinion

2019-09-29 12:33:35

From your friends in Dublin. We are praying for you all, every day, every moment.

Kevin McGuire

2019-09-29 12:19:52

With love from our family to yours

Harry and Laura Winterroth

2019-09-28 17:50:09

Filled with sorrow and prayers for you. Love the pictures of your darling girl. God bless your family.

Scott and Kerri Keller

2019-09-28 14:24:53

Your family is in our daily rosary

Connie & Bill Marshner

2019-09-28 14:22:06

She is at the right hand of the Lord now. You love her well, but Jesus loves her best.

Anonymous

2019-09-28 14:09:26

Prayers for support and healing through Jesus Christ and God the Father.

Christopher Manion

2019-09-28 14:02:15

May Our Lady console you and welcome Ida in her loving arms - the Manions

Anonymous

2019-09-28 13:55:16

We are praying for you in our Rosary everyday that God and His holy Mother surround you in their love and bless and console you in abundance. Your brothers and sisters in Christ are praying with you and for you and we will continue to!

The Bedrosians

2019-09-28 01:16:20

Sending prayers for comfort and healing for your family.

Bronwen and Len

2019-09-28 00:58:18

We send our prayers, love and sympathy.

Kathleen Rock

2019-09-28 00:12:15

Thoughts and prayers with you in your grief.

Philip Mason

2019-09-27 23:48:45

I’m so, so sorry for your loss.

Paul and Nancy Nelson

2019-09-27 23:47:57

May God bless your family and give you peace.

Bob and Mary Gorman

2019-09-27 23:41:52

Our prayers our with this little saint's family and friends. May she be a profound source of intercessory grace for all her family and friends as they follow the road to reunion with her and with our Loving God in eternal glory.

Sarah P. Harris

2019-09-27 21:38:26

I’m so sorry. We’ve been praying for you guys.

Santi & Melissa Casares

2019-09-27 18:02:46

All our love.

Amy and Cianna Lee

2019-09-27 14:06:33

There are no words....

Rillo

2019-09-27 11:00:00

From Isla and Antonio, with love and sympathies

Carl & Mary Jo Zepeda

2019-09-27 04:26:54

May Our Dear Lord sustain you and His Most Blessed Mother comfort you.

A follower of Jesus Christ

2019-09-27 03:25:09

Praying for you! 2 Thessalonians 3:5 "May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ."(NASB)

Twigg family, Hyattsville, MD

2019-09-27 00:51:43

We’ve been keeping your beautiful family in prayer, especially for peace and comfort for you as you mourn your beloved little one. May she enjoy the beatific vision and intercede for all of us here below.

Brostek Family

2019-09-26 22:42:50

Our hearts are broken for your family.You are in our prayers

Sylvia Smith

2019-09-26 22:17:46

Prayers

Charliene Wilson

2019-09-26 19:28:59

I don’t know you, but I cannot express how sorry I am that this happened. I visited Front Royal once and the families are beautiful. Not that that makes any difference. My family’s hearts are breaking for yours and we are praying for you.

Becky C.

2019-09-26 14:57:23

Keeping your family and loved ones in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

Anonymous

2019-09-26 14:28:50

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

Anonymous

2019-09-26 13:23:31

Siete nei nostri pensieri ogni istante. Preghiamo per voi. Un forte abbraccio! Carlo e Silvana

The Graupman Family

2019-09-26 10:55:14

We're so sorry for your unimaginable loss. We'll be keeping the whole Hatke family in our thoughts.

Tony Ryan

2019-09-26 08:35:14

Dear Ben & Anna, Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Ida. Your family is in our heartfelt prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-26 00:07:49

Praying for you always! May the Lord Who is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:19) let you feel the immensity of His tender compassion in your suffering <3

Robert E Stenzinger

2019-09-25 22:32:14

Tragic loss, wishing kindness and healing. Love to your family from the Stenzingers.

Lisa Von Drasek

2019-09-25 21:22:11

Sending prayers to the family.

Anonymous

2019-09-25 21:19:08

Ben, I have a 4-year-old who loves your books. I can't imagine what your family is going through. None of this is fair. My wife and I are praying for you.

Beck, Ed, Koa & Skye Snyder

2019-09-25 20:22:11

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you find the strength to get through each day for you and all your daughters, family and friends.

Small Press Expo

2019-09-25 18:13:08

All of us on the SPX Executive Committee want to express our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to Ben, Anna and their family.

Marta Howes

2019-09-25 17:24:08

You are in our thoughts and prayers! The Howes family

Hilary Sycamore

2019-09-25 15:45:46

It looks like she was a really bright light and I hope she continues to shine even more brightly! With love to you all at this painful time.

Nancy

2019-09-25 15:38:13

With many prayers for you on this day, Hatke family.

Greg & Maura Uhlenkott

2019-09-25 15:33:13

Praying for you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-25 14:36:13

We continue to pray for the family.

Juanita Bashaw

2019-09-25 14:12:09

May Jesus, Mary, and His Angels bring you comfort during this time. Hugs and Prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-25 07:40:43

My husband and I are on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and learned of your heartbreaking loss. We have been keeping you in our daily rosary and bring Ida’s name before the Lord at each church we pass along the way. So often during the daily walking I am led to spontaneous prayer for your family. May God bless your family with His peace. May +Ida’s memory be eternal.

Anonymous

2019-09-25 02:38:28

Continued prayers!

Anonymous

2019-09-25 01:49:16

We have been praying for you all and will continue to pray. Lots of love to your beautiful family.

Henry Pratt family

2019-09-25 00:53:33

❤️

The Heinold family

2019-09-24 23:34:41

Our hearts are breaking with you.

Anonymous

2019-09-24 22:30:00

Prayers for all of you

Dan & Mimi Uhlenkott Family

2019-09-24 21:57:22

Holding your dear family in our prayers! May the peace of all the Holy Angels surround you!

Anonymous

2019-09-24 21:41:35

We wii continue keeping the entire Hatke family in our prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-24 21:21:01

Many prayers to you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-24 20:39:26

May Our Sorrowful Mother hold you close as you grieve!

Anonymous

2019-09-24 19:55:54

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Vince & Sue Suppinger

2019-09-24 19:31:16

Prayers from us to you!

Gale & Karla Pitner

2019-09-24 19:21:40

We send our prayers that God will comfort you during your time of sorrow. We know Ida is smiling on all of you from the arms of God.

Jack, Megan, Kevin, Liam, Mark, Vitaliy, & Dominic

2019-09-24 18:41:41

Dear Hatkes, We have been saving money to donate and want to give it to you. We will really miss Ida. Love, the O'Brien children

John & Crystal Russell

2019-09-24 18:26:08

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hatke family.

Jeffrey Carr

2019-09-24 16:38:56

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I have 3 little girls of my own, 2 near to Ida’s age—and so I am moved to sadness all the more. I trust that her innocent soul now beholds the Beatific Vision, and take comfort in that. I shall continue to remember you in my prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-24 16:17:37

My heartfelt prayers to you in this time of immense sorrow.

Anonymous

2019-09-24 14:18:16

Our family is continuing to pray for yours. Eternal rest grant unto Ida, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Erela and her family (fans)

2019-09-24 13:18:56

Ben, your books and drawings gave our family so much joy and love. When reading them, we see your family and the love you share in every frame. You give light to the world. We've been thinking of you and your family since hearing of your tragedy and our hearts break for you. Sending our love, Erela, Menny, Hagar & Netta

Annamaria e Matteo di Gravagna

2019-09-24 12:58:51

Ricordiamo il vostro piccolo angelo nei giorni al fiume

Karen

2019-09-24 10:03:14

Love and prayers from some Zita and Mighty Jack fans in Sydney, Australia! Praying that the God of all comfort will comfort you all during this time (2 Cor 1:3-5).

Lina Magnani (Gravagna)

2019-09-24 06:09:50

Sentite Condoglianze, Lina Magnani (Daniela's mother-in-law - Gravagna)

Franco & Luisa Zamarioni (Daniela's Parents-Gravagna)

2019-09-24 06:03:48

Heartfelt condolences for your terrible loss. You are all in our prayers.

Richard Pose

2019-09-24 05:16:38

I love you all so much. Sweet Ida carved a permanent place in my heart.

Anonymous

2019-09-24 02:44:10

Deeply sorry for your loss--we are offering our prayers.

Guido Ciampi

2019-09-24 02:25:09

I'm so sorry to hear about this terrible news. My deepest condolences to the Hatke family.

The Barony of Rivenstar

2019-09-24 01:32:12

Our hearts break with yours. Love, thoughts and prayers from Rivenstar.

Anonymous

2019-09-24 00:59:33

Offering up prayers and sacrifices for your family!

Dave and Regina Farinholt

2019-09-22 20:10:39

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of beautiful Ida. Be assured of our continued prayers. May Our Lady cover your family in her mantle and comfort you all in your immense sorrow.

Ale

2019-09-22 19:58:23

Con immenso affetto. Mario, Gabriella, Alessandro, Luisa, Francesco

Jeffrey Whiting Family

2019-09-22 19:47:45

What a mystery, that we all must die! Yet we hope to meet again in heaven.

Anna Wiebold

2019-09-22 19:35:02

Keeping you all in our family's prayers, praying for your peace, healing and consolation.

Justice Family

2019-09-22 19:31:28

We're here for you, Hatke Family.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 19:14:58

May God hold you close, as we all are.

Andrew Arnold

2019-09-22 19:08:34

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family every day.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 18:33:41

We have offered many prayers and sacrifices for you all. May God bless you!

Damian & Katie Fedoryka

2019-09-22 18:03:12

Our prayers and broken hearts are with your beautiful family.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 17:42:17

We love you

Bress Family

2019-09-22 17:33:47

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you.

Vicki Spreadbury

2019-09-22 17:24:17

So sorry for your devastating loss.

Judd Winick

2019-09-22 17:00:22

So sorry for your devastating loss.

Teresa Gorman

2019-09-22 16:45:15

My prayers are with you all. It is devastating to hear this news. May you be held close in the sacred heart of Jesus.

Vittoriano Perria, Gravagna San Rocco

2019-09-22 16:35:15

My family and I are extremely sorry for little Ida and we wish you all to overcome this very difficult moment, certain that the meaning of life is positive and benevolent even if we fail to understand it ... we trust that earthly life is a journey towards the Divine Light and that little Ida has simply returned to the wonderful Home, where all of us will one day go

Victor Bertolozzi

2019-09-22 16:25:29

This is so heart breaking. I know your faith will pull you through and give you strength down the road. I also know a pretty good Zia and Zio who were standing behind Saint Peter to take care of Ida. We love you.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 16:19:39

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Christopher Wilson

2019-09-22 16:04:21

Deepest sympathies for the entire Hatke family. Praying you all.

Michelle

2019-09-22 15:26:50

I am praying for you!

Anonymous

2019-09-22 15:03:43

You remain in our daily prayers. The Poor Clares in Alexandria are also praying for you all. You were remembered in the petitions at their Sunday Mass today. God bless!

Dianne Cohler-Esses

2019-09-22 14:54:10

Wishing you comfort in this time of endless sadness.

The Delaney Family

2019-09-22 14:40:26

Praying for your family.

CYNTHIA CHAVEZ

2019-09-22 14:04:41

We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. ~ The Chavez Family

the Meaney family

2019-09-22 13:50:20

Our hearts our going out to you, dear Ben and Anna. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. We continue to pray for you.

Kate & Dave Leonard

2019-09-22 13:45:39

Our family is praying for your consolation

The Palmers

2019-09-22 13:43:48

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Don & Meg Higby

2019-09-22 13:41:20

We were so very sorry to hear of your loss of beautiful Ida. We have been praying for her and the Hatke family daily since we heard of her accident. We continue to pray ❤️

Kelly and Hal

2019-09-22 13:32:49

Prayers for the family.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 13:23:16

Her photos look beautiful! I can't imagine the grief and sadness in your family right now. God help and bless you all. May her soul rest in peace.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 12:46:34

God is with this little pure sweet soul. May Mary, The Mother of God, and little Ida's Heavenly Mother, present her soul to Christ as she worships the Holy Trinity for all eternity. I have total confidence that Ida is praying for her parents and family so that one day, they too, will join her in the Beatific Vision of God! JESUS, I TRUST IN You!

The Meldrum Family

2019-09-22 12:26:04

May God bless your journey

Anonymous

2019-09-22 11:50:17

We are so terribly sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Ida. We are praying for you.

Anna e Fedele - Gravagna

2019-09-22 08:51:56

Vi siamo vicini in questo momento di grande dolore e vi ricordiamo sempre nelle nostre preghiere.

Mary and Henry Gundling

2019-09-22 06:01:50

We send our love and continued prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 05:43:41

<3

The Chavis~Visick Family

2019-09-22 05:16:25

Sorry for your loss.

Nathan and Claire Bott

2019-09-22 04:54:25

Please know that we will all continue to pray for the Hatke family.

Amanda Vines

2019-09-22 04:16:51

Our family has been praying for Ida and for you all. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Our prayers continue.

Mark and Chris Mariano

2019-09-22 03:54:52

From our family with love. You are on our minds and in our hearts.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 03:44:22

Prayers for the family are going up.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 03:29:09

Long time fan of your comics -- I'm so sorry to hear about this tragedy.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 03:12:13

We are so very, very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Laura Eidt

2019-09-22 02:45:25

We are praying for little Ida and her family.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 02:35:04

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted (Ps. 34:18) and we pray He is near to you during this time. We are so very, very sorry.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 02:27:16

Praying for all of you at this time and in the days to come. May God continue to wrap you in His arms and comfort you.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 02:16:11

My thoughts are with you, sending love!

JUHYUN MOON

2019-09-22 01:54:11

I'm praying for your family. Don't forget there is heaven for Ida and us.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 01:51:14

Through the intercession of St. JP II, may God bless your family in this difficult time.

Petrus

2019-09-22 01:34:52

Pax to all. I know you are suffering... I am familiar with loss. I am praying for you. Jesus is with you.

Martha Ellen Cahalan

2019-09-22 01:09:35

Praying

Bockraths

2019-09-22 01:07:09

Prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 01:02:16

With love and prayers

Anonymous

2019-09-22 00:39:57

Prayers for all of you!

McEvoys

2019-09-22 00:38:59

Love you guys so much

The Bauer Family

2019-09-22 00:34:19

With much love and prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-22 00:22:38

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

J&K Williams

2019-09-22 00:06:49

Sending love and prayers in this difficult time. God bless you!

Irma S Powell

2019-09-22 00:03:45

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Kawamoto’s

2019-09-21 23:58:17

We’re praying for peace and healing for the whole Hatke family

Anonymous

2019-09-21 23:18:09

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to them

Gwen Adams

2019-09-21 23:01:14

All my love to you guys.

Sarah Greydanus

2019-09-21 22:59:26

Jesus is always with you on the cross--may you feel the comfort of His tender compassion!

Philip Briggs

2019-09-21 22:49:27

May Jesus and His Blessed Mother bring Ida into their loving embrace. My heartfelt sympathies for Ben, Anna, and their family. My prayers and the prayers of the Mount St. Mary's Seminarians will be with you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 22:43:22

Mama Mary sends her love.

ina

2019-09-21 22:41:13

Our kid as well as all the kids for whom I was a librarian adore Zita; -- we're heartbroken to hear that the creator of so much joy for kids has lost his child. With my condolences for your loss.

Sharon Hickson

2019-09-21 22:34:21

Sending heartfelt sympathy and many prayers.

Snow Wildsmith

2019-09-21 22:25:31

Sending you all the love I have. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Fer Family

2019-09-21 22:16:41

You were the first person we met at Christendom when we dropped our daughter, Theresa there. Never could forget your bright and beautiful spirit. That spirit and God’s grace will be your strength at this very sad time. We are so sorry for your great loss.

Joe and Bethany Wilson

2019-09-21 22:05:56

We are very saddened to hear about your loss. We are praying for your family in this difficult time. May you all have a happy family reunion in Heaven one of these days!

Erica flory

2019-09-21 21:57:55

Thinking of y'all

Gracie Zenz

2019-09-21 21:30:49

you and Ida are, and will continue to be in my prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 21:21:09

Our love and prayers during this great time of sadness. from your old neighbors in White Post

Anonymous

2019-09-21 21:10:44

Ben, I am very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 21:09:18

In love and grief to the Hatke family.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 21:08:33

So very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 20:54:25

You will continue to be on our prayers. May God grant you peace and consolation.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 20:53:33

Praying for your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 20:10:11

May you find comfort in each other, your faith, and memories of happier times.

The Rawe Family

2019-09-21 20:03:35

Praying for you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 19:52:56

I'm so very sorry for your tragic loss.

ROBERT RICE

2019-09-21 19:51:18

God bless and console the Hatke Family.

The Duda Family

2019-09-21 19:50:51

Our hearts go out to you at this time.

Redinbo Family

2019-09-21 19:23:13

Her memory will live on in everyone she touched. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 19:16:02

So sorry for your loss.

The Boerman-Cornell family

2019-09-21 19:13:09

So sorry. Praying for your family every day.

Bridget and Lydia

2019-09-21 19:12:37

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints” Psalms 116:15 You are all in our thoughts and prayers

Anonymous

2019-09-21 18:58:20

Pax vobiscum

Anonymous

2019-09-21 18:43:05

Thank you for helping my daughter learn to read. i can’t imagine the grief you are experiencing right now.

The Klassens (Ron and Alex)

2019-09-21 18:40:47

So many prayers for all of you. And lots of love.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 18:31:08

RIP to your little one

Tui Sutherland

2019-09-21 18:27:42

We're so very sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 18:14:45

There are no words adequate for a time like this.... My heart breaks for you. I pray that you will feel the Lord's grace and protection in the midst of such profound sorrow. May the mantle of Our Lady surround you.

Gianni Gabrielli

2019-09-21 18:12:58

Vi sono vicino in questo doloroso momento.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 18:08:45

May the love of the Holy Family surround you and may they guide you.

Carla e Giovanni

2019-09-21 18:01:44

Ci dispiace molto per quanto accaduto. Anche se lontani siete sempre nei nostri pensieri e nelle nostre preghiere.

Kevin Hughes

2019-09-21 18:00:53

You don't know us but we are praying for you every day.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 17:55:06

Praying for your family!

Anonymous

2019-09-21 17:36:52

Cannot imagine. So sorry to hear about this.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 17:34:30

I’m so sorry. May Ida’s memory be a blessing.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 17:22:24

We are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy. Praying for healing and strength.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 17:09:52

Deepest condolences.

William Whyte

2019-09-21 17:04:18

Ben's work has enriched our family's life so much. I'm heartbroken to hear of this tragedy. You are all in our thoughts.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 16:41:33

We're praying for your family in the ReadAloudRevival forums.

Sandra Hoyer

2019-09-21 16:05:35

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 15:34:46

I am so sorry for your loss.

Arika

2019-09-21 15:24:24

I am so very sorry. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Paolo e Elda Gabrielli

2019-09-21 15:23:48

Siete sempre nei nostri pensieri e nelle nostre preghiere. Un abbraccio

Juan, AnnLaura, Aurelio, and Carlos

2019-09-21 15:15:35

Our prayers are with you. Much love from the Tapia’s.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 15:03:36

We are with you in prayer during this heartbreaking time. May God’s graces fill you with strength, hope, and peace.

Maranie Lin

2019-09-21 14:33:06

Sending our condolences from Ohio

Anonymous

2019-09-21 14:31:55

Deeply sorry for the loss of Ida & holding your family in prayer.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 14:27:04

Sending love your way ...

Anonymous

2019-09-21 14:16:43

with our deepest sympathy.

Sara, Teresa, Egidio

2019-09-21 14:15:21

Vi siamo vicini con il cuore e il dolce ricordo della piccola Ida rimarrà per sempre con noi.Un forte abbraccio

Riina

2019-09-21 14:13:33

You're in my prayers

anonymous

2019-09-21 14:09:59

So sorry about your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 14:00:36

Condolences

The Malabarba Family

2019-09-21 13:51:07

Thank you for bringing so much JOY to our girls through your books. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. xo

Carlo e Maria Berlenghi

2019-09-21 13:50:24

Vi siamo vicini e preghiamo per voi. Un abbraccio

Laurel R Snyder

2019-09-21 13:36:29

I'm so unbelievably sorry for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing.

Silvia - Gravagna

2019-09-21 13:30:42

Siete ogni giorno nei miei pensieri e nella mia preghiera. Vi abbraccio forte!!!

Marco Paola e Federico

2019-09-21 13:23:47

Ciao Ida, bellissimo Angelo! Vi siamo vicini...

Anonymous

2019-09-21 13:20:42

Our Catholic community in Atlanta continues to pray for your family.

Facebook Followwr

2019-09-21 13:20:18

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 13:09:18

We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter. We are praying for your family.

Cyd Oppenheimer

2019-09-21 13:07:59

We do not know the Hatke family but Ben's Zita books have brought so much joy to my own gaggle of boisterous daughters. This news breaks my heart.

Will Maxwell

2019-09-21 12:55:17

So sorry for your loss

Anonymous

2019-09-21 12:39:29

I have a 4 year old daughter too... so I wept as I prayed for you and your family’s hearts and minds. May God guide you on this long journey of grief. Sending lots of love and prayers.

Sara O

2019-09-21 12:28:27

We are so sorry for your terrible loss.

P. and L.

2019-09-21 12:28:24

Wishing your family peace and strength.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 11:57:50

God bless.

Joe and Liz Powell

2019-09-21 11:52:51

Ben and Anna, we love you guys and want to be here for you however we can! Our family is grieving with yours. You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 11:21:39

There is no loss like the loss of a child. I am so sorry.

Aldo e Cesarina - Gravagna

2019-09-21 11:02:40

Vi siamo vicini in questo momento di dolore così grande e preghiamo per voi. Abbiate forza e tanta fede in Dio.

Bob and Susan Schmitt

2019-09-21 10:39:24

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our continued prayers.

Douglas Holgate

2019-09-21 07:56:48

So incredibly sorry to hear about your loss. Utterly devastating. Hope you’re surrounded by friends and family to help you through this awful time. Much love.

Tom & Carla Sayre

2019-09-21 07:27:06

Our deepest condolences and prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 07:19:49

Praying that God gives you the grace to endure this. I can't even begin to marine. My heart breaks for you.

Cassandra

2019-09-21 06:43:05

I saw Colleen Frakes share this. I'm so sorry.

Elleanor Chin

2019-09-21 04:59:59

So terribly sorry for your loss. Ben’s books have given joy to my family.

The Cronkhite Family

2019-09-21 04:53:13

We joined in prayer with you all for a miracle, but it was not God's Will. Although there is nothing worse than burying a child, we hope you can find consolation in little Ida now a saint enjoying the Beatific Vision. Please know we have offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for your family - May you find solace and consolation from all these prayers. God grant you peace.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 04:51:42

My sincere condolences.

E-Dreizehn

2019-09-21 04:41:45

For my friend Ben

Meg

2019-09-21 04:34:41

Im so sorry for your loss. May God be with you.

Anna Zbacnik

2019-09-21 04:27:58

Ben- You visited my school in Minnesota. My students still talk fondly of your visit, and love your books. This is incredibly sad. My prayers are with you and your family.

Hannah B.

2019-09-21 04:27:56

<3

Christine Apolenis

2019-09-21 04:23:50

Praying from afar

Marguerite Ramm

2019-09-21 04:06:51

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 04:04:41

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Christen McCreavy

2019-09-21 04:01:52

You have my deepest condolences. I’ve been keeping your family in my heart and in my prayers. I am glad I can offer support during your time of need. I can say that there are good friends that are also thinking of you and will reach out to you.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 03:58:40

May the God of all comfort be with your family. So deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 03:44:31

So many prayers for the Hatke family and all of those who love Ida. St. Ida, pray for us!

Sasha

2019-09-21 03:36:41

Praying for God's comfort and peace for you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 03:22:16

May our Lord grant you the peace that passes all understanding- the peace only His Spirit can give.

Natalie Troyer

2019-09-21 03:21:14

May the Lord being you peace and comfort during this terribly difficult time. Praying for your family! ❤️

Anonymous

2019-09-21 03:02:08

We are terribly sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you in our prayers.

The Isley Family

2019-09-21 03:00:40

We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Ida. We know of your family through Ben's books, as they have been such a blessing to our family through the years. Please know that so many of us are united to your family as the body of Christ, and we are praying for you during this incredibly difficult time.

Stanmeyer Family

2019-09-21 02:54:50

Praying for your family to find growing peace in the confidence that little Ida is now Saint Ida.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:53:21

Praying for peace and God's mercy to be poured out to you and your family. Ida and all of you are in our prayers. God bless

Sheila Denton

2019-09-21 02:51:33

“What is Death? A wondrous nercy, a coming home, a Divine Wekcome for a well-loved child.” St Martin de Porres

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:48:26

Grieving with you and praying for you. Hold on tightly to one another.

Librarian

2019-09-21 02:47:39

Peace be with you

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:45:28

Sending prayers for your unimaginable loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:42:15

With our heartfelt sympathy and prayers

The Stith Family

2019-09-21 02:41:36

May His face always shine on her and may He comfort all those who loved her.

Children's Book World

2019-09-21 02:36:56

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:31:54

May God send you comfort in your grief.

Noah L Easterly

2019-09-21 02:23:53

I’m sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:20:36

Love and prayers. Thanking our heavenly Father for the precious gift of her life.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:18:31

Praying for His grace to sustain your family during this most painful trial and for His gospel to go forth and save souls.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 02:13:15

Deepest sympathy

Rosemary Tortorella

2019-09-21 01:54:54

Offering our rosaries and prayers for the Hatke family.

Kerstin La Cross

2019-09-21 01:37:49

<3

Mike and Laurie mcgowan

2019-09-21 01:35:34

You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Anonymous

2019-09-21 01:29:35

Sending love to the entire Hatke family.

Andrea Ayres

2019-09-21 01:20:31

Infinite love to you and your family. So incredibly sorry for your loss.

Lesley

2019-09-21 01:15:26

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you all the strength to keep moving forward.

Aaron and Amity Zenz

2019-09-21 01:14:41

Much love to your family. Thankful for Ida’s life and for all of yours.

Rachelle Cruz

2019-09-21 01:13:21

I’m sending prayers and light for your family. Please know we’re all thinking of you.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 01:05:55

we are sending our love and condolences

The Rutherford Family

2019-09-21 01:03:38

You’ve given us so much joy with your work. We are heartbroken for you and send prayers & love.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 00:52:49

Our family’s prayers are with you! We’re so deeply sorry for you loss of little Ida.

Karla Pacheco

2019-09-21 00:47:32

So incredibly heartbroken by this. All my love to you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 00:43:57

May Our Lady of Sorrows grant your family peace and consolation. We are praying our hearts out for all of you!!

Rachel

2019-09-21 00:43:45

Ben, Anna, and family—so much love to you all. Holding you in the light as long as you need it.

Adam & Christina Crews

2019-09-21 00:40:02

Our prayers are with you and your daughter

Danielle and Dante

2019-09-21 00:37:44

You are in our prayers

Mike, Noreen and Family

2019-09-21 00:37:30

Our hearts and prayers are with you every minute. We hope that a little of Ida’s joy can be felt by all of you during this sad time. We ❤️ all the Hatkes, big and small.

Lila

2019-09-21 00:26:27

Memory Eternal, dear Ida.

Jason Shiga

2019-09-21 00:20:59

Thinking of you and your family. Some of my most cherished memories these past years has been reading Little Robot and Nobody Likes an Ogre to my son at bedtime. You have brought so much joy into our lives and I haven't even met you in person! Thank you for everything and I hope you make it through this knowing people are thinking of you.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 00:19:48

My heart breaks for you.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 00:19:04

We are deeply sorry for your loss of dear Ida! Our family will continue to pray for you during this difficult time.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 00:11:30

May God Bless you at this difficult time.

Anonymous

2019-09-21 00:06:27

Praying for all!

Pauline Montgomery

2019-09-21 00:01:43

Prayers for you in this time of great sadness. May Jesus hold you all close

Dunns

2019-09-20 23:58:03

We haven’t met although we run in the same circles. Our family is heartbroken for yours. We have been praying for you all week, and we will continue to pray that Our Lord will comfort you as only He can.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 23:49:12

Sending prayers from California.

The Saperstein Family

2019-09-20 23:48:47

Sending prayers and healing thoughts.

Alex and Kathy Johnson

2019-09-20 23:34:39

All the best to you and your family, Ben. We are so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 23:20:35

So sad for this heartbreaking loss. We don't know you, but your wonderful Zita Spacegirl books and others have touched our hearts. We are thinking of your family.

Andy Runton

2019-09-20 23:18:09

We love you all so much.

Mike Lawrence

2019-09-20 23:12:33

So sorry for your loss Hatke family

Paula Gallagher

2019-09-20 23:11:12

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Tanya Hudson

2019-09-20 22:56:36

Ida was a baby when Ben visited our school a few years ago, and the Chase Street Elementary School community are huge fans and supporters of Ben’s work. We are sending so much love to the Hatke family during this sad time. ❤️

Alex Graudins

2019-09-20 22:56:02

I haven't been able to stop thinking of you all since learning the news last night. Even now I'm struggling with words. I'm so sorry. Sending lots of love to the entire Hatke clan <3

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:55:21

My family’s thoughts and prayers go out to you all

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:51:44

Sending so much love from the school library community!

Little Shop of Stories

2019-09-20 22:51:38

Thoughts and prayers for your family from all of us at Little Shop of Stories.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:29:40

Holding your family in our prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:28:22

Holding your family in our prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:27:06

I was thinking of comics and graphic novels where the protagonist is female for all genders. Usually, graphic novels with girls mainly appeal to girls, and graphic novels with boys mainly appeal to boys. Sometimes, a graphic novel with a male protagonist appeals to both genders. However, I was struggling to think of one with a female protagonist that would appeal to boys and girls. When I saw that Gene Yang posted this on his Instagram, I remembered Zita the Spacegirl and then I realized that this was a book that easily appeals to both boys and girls. I hope Mr and Mrs Hatke are able to pay for the medical bill and whatnot and I hope that one day, Mr. Hatke can write more graphic novels.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:25:45

Prayers for all of you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:24:10

So sorry for your devastating loss.

Ten haaf family

2019-09-20 22:23:23

You are in our prayers

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:21:40

Praying for comfort and strength. I am heartbroken for your loss. Ll

Tim Hall II

2019-09-20 22:21:09

Sending prayers your way

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:19:55

Our hearts are breaking for you and we are praying for your family. We were just introduced to your books last week and borrowed as many as we could from the library. We will pray a Hail Mary for your family each time we pick one up.

Marion Beaton

2019-09-20 22:14:55

God Bless and be good to this family sad for you

The Herrman family

2019-09-20 22:11:42

Sending love and praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Cece and Tom

2019-09-20 22:05:04

Ben and Anna: All our love to you and to your family. We are without words.

Tammy LaPlante

2019-09-20 22:03:46

My heart is breaking for your family in this time of extreme sorrow. I will be praying for all of you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 22:03:22

May this earthly cross bring you an over abundance of joy when you reunite with Ida again.

Ksenia W.

2019-09-20 22:00:33

Sending you much love! ♥️♥️♥️

Brooks Benjamin

2019-09-20 21:58:34

Sending all the healing thoughts and vibes your way. ❤️

Anonymous

2019-09-20 21:57:24

Sending prayers for comfort

Anonymous

2019-09-20 21:51:10

Prayers for the family

Al, Carol Ann, and Alexia

2019-09-20 21:49:58

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We share your loss.

Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH

2019-09-20 21:49:33

Keeping your family in our thoughts at this terrible time.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 21:47:36

Sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 21:36:18

Love to all

Nathan Hale

2019-09-20 21:36:17

Deepest sympathies.

Jim & Betsy Shanley

2019-09-20 21:35:45

Many prayers for you all.

Mariana and Andrew Troy

2019-09-20 21:28:19

We are terribly sorry for your loss. We are holding your family, friends and all who loved Ida in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

Tina Hanlon

2019-09-20 21:04:14

Ben Hatke's books bring joy to many (including my colleague's 10-year-old, as I just heard this week, coincidentally, how much he loves Ben's new book). I hope he and his family will find some comfort in hearing that his readers and colleagues send their deepest sympathy.

Althea Burrell

2019-09-20 20:58:48

We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your work on behalf of Catholic children.

The Bailey Family

2019-09-20 20:46:00

Our family thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 20:45:43

Beautiful little angel gone to soon

Anonymous

2019-09-20 20:38:47

Zita made my daughter a voracious reader. Thank you for the impact you’ve had on my family. I am praying for yours in this time.

Audrey

2019-09-20 20:32:03

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Katie Kiley

2019-09-20 20:22:52

My deepest condolences. Many, many prayers for the Hatke family and friends.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 20:19:59

Prayers to continue for you family! We are just so sorry.

annonymous

2019-09-20 20:14:06

Prayers for this family

Hannah ONeal

2019-09-20 20:13:33

Peace and love to you and your family.

anonymous

2019-09-20 19:59:02

Sorry for your loss!

Anonymous

2019-09-20 19:56:49

Rosaries are being offered. And many, many tears for the family. +Pray for us, sweet Ida.

Frontier Girls Troop #318

2019-09-20 19:53:51

Sincere condolences from Frontier Girls Troop #318. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ruth S.

2019-09-20 19:39:26

Keeping your family in my prayers at this sad time.

The Fusz Family

2019-09-20 19:38:28

Our prayers and love our with you!

The Parente Family

2019-09-20 19:31:20

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

Robin Coffin

2019-09-20 19:31:13

Praying for you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 19:27:10

We are incredibly sorry for your loss; your writing has been a blessing to our children.

Monica Phillips

2019-09-20 19:26:43

Praying for during this very difficult time and afterward

Anonymous

2019-09-20 19:26:25

May our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary comfort your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 19:18:50

May God bless you all - so many prayers!

Read-Aloud Revival

2019-09-20 19:16:03

May the God of peace be with you all. Our community continues to hold your family in prayer. ❤️

Kathy H

2019-09-20 19:15:25

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 19:11:22

Praying for your family as you mourn the loss of this precious child. May God always be with you.

Blesius Family

2019-09-20 19:06:31

With heartfelt prayer.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 19:01:03

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

Lucy

2019-09-20 19:00:11

Thinking of you and your family.

JuliAnn

2019-09-20 18:57:58

May God wrap His loving arms around all of you at this trying time.

Yaika

2019-09-20 18:57:46

Heartbroken for your loss. Thinking of you all, and sending love your way.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 18:52:52

Praying for you and your family. May perpetual light shine upon Ida.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 18:48:25

Continued prayers for your family and for the repose of the soul of Ida.

Beth Revis

2019-09-20 18:42:06

God bless your family in this tragic time.

George O'Connor

2019-09-20 18:41:01

So sorry for your loss.

Edward Hamilton

2019-09-20 18:32:43

We grieve, but not as those who have no hope.

Barbara Workman

2019-09-20 18:32:27

My children and I (all avid Ben Hatke readers) are grieving for Ida and the pain and sorrow of the whole Hatke family. I am so, so sorry.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 18:32:26

May Our Blessed Mother wrap your family in her mantle and give you the grace needed to sustain you through this unbearable time. Love and prayers!!

Sara Varon

2019-09-20 18:24:32

Sending love.

Stephanie Milberger

2019-09-20 18:22:21

I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family.

Ann Mary Anderson

2019-09-20 18:22:19

Our hearts and prayers are with the Hatke family. My Jesus and Mary help to soothe their heartache.

Alicia M Laxton

2019-09-20 18:16:09

Sending so much love, Ben and Anna.

Janie Groetsch

2019-09-20 18:12:55

You are in our hearts and our prayers + St. Ida, pray for us +

Anonymous

2019-09-20 18:12:27

Your family remains close in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Keith and Alysa Wood

2019-09-20 18:11:09

Love and warm thoughts for all of you and your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 18:02:26

You and your family are in my thoughts at this horrible time. May good memories of your daughter's brief life ease your grief.

Darren and Anna Cools

2019-09-20 17:56:09

Praying for you and your family!

Lauren Fleming

2019-09-20 17:55:55

I am so, so sorry for your tragic loss. Hugs and love to you and yours.

Susan Van Metre

2019-09-20 17:53:07

I am so sorry for your loss. She's a beautiful girl and a light in your lives, I am sure.

Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler

2019-09-20 17:47:22

Our hearts go out to your family.

James C Cook

2019-09-20 17:46:39

Our condolences and prayers to the family.

Emerson Family

2019-09-20 17:46:22

Our deepest condolences, prayers and love. St. Ida, pray for us.

Shippy

2019-09-20 17:45:43

Love and gratitude, our deepest sympathies.

Cathy Byrne

2019-09-20 17:35:07

Deepest sympathies

Louisville, KY

2019-09-20 17:32:28

Offering our rosaries for you.

Your friend from Hollins

2019-09-20 17:30:35

Ben, Anna, girls, and everyone who loved Ida, the entire Hollins community stands with you in this tragic time. We are so very sorry.

Christine and George Beltran

2019-09-20 17:29:10

We hold your family in our hearts. And in our prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 17:29:04

God bless your family.

Michael Steenbergen

2019-09-20 17:28:14

Our family is praying for yours.

Zia &Zio

2019-09-20 17:27:11

God grant you Peace and Strength in your time of need. We love you Always

Karen Green

2019-09-20 17:19:15

Ben Hatke is one of the sweetest, gentlest people in comics. I'm so terribly sorry for this dreadful loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 17:17:40

Burying a child is the most painful experience in this life. We have no words that can do justice to your suffering, but you all remain close to our hearts.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 17:17:15

Dear Hatke family, We wish we could do even more for you! Our entire family is so heartbroken over the loss of Ida. We will continue to pray for God's comfort and peace in your lives!

Anonymous

2019-09-20 17:15:14

Ben's artwork and writing was one of the great delights of my daughter's childhood, and this news makes me so very, very sad. We are thinking of you and your family, and hoping that you find some comfort.

The Foushee Family

2019-09-20 17:14:49

We continue to pray.

Jenni & Matt Holm

2019-09-20 17:12:36

Keeping you in our thoughts. xoxo

Siegel Family

2019-09-20 17:12:22

our hearts are with you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 17:12:17

...even in our sleep,
 pain which cannot forget 
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
until in our own despair, 
against our will,
 comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. so sorry for your loss.

Jim Di Bartolo and Laini Taylor

2019-09-20 17:09:37

Our deepest sympathies to your family and loved ones...

Danielle (Anderson) Erickson

2019-09-20 17:07:06

I am so so sorry for your loss Ben and Anna and the pain that comes with this. My heart breaks for you. Stay strong.

Keiran Lancaster

2019-09-20 17:01:49

You have my deepest sympathies, I am in the UK and I am sure your story has touched the hearts of people all over the world.

James Lucas Jones & Jennie Jones

2019-09-20 16:57:36

Wishing our extended comic family the Hatkes support, comfort, love, and peace in a time when all must feel like they’re in short supply.

Marliese Carlson

2019-09-20 16:55:49

Prayers for you family. Only know you through your books. So sorry for the loss of little Ida.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:54:06

May God bless and keep you all!

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:53:14

Love to all of you~

Edith Donnell

2019-09-20 16:48:59

I am so, so sorry for your loss, Hatke family. Ida was a treasure and will be so greatly missed. I am so sad to hear this news. I am praying for you.

Stephanie Burgis and family

2019-09-20 16:45:17

We are so very sorry for your loss.

Eva Volin

2019-09-20 16:44:45

I hope happy memories bring you some peace.

Vee

2019-09-20 16:44:21

All my love to the Hatke family

Nobu A Koch

2019-09-20 16:43:18

Sending my love. You are all in my prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:41:16

Praying for your entire family. St Ida, pray for us! We are so, so sorry

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:37:25

I am so so sorry for your loss. Keeping Ida in my thoughts.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:35:46

With deepest sympathy. You are in my prayers!

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:27:47

Your work has brought our family a lot of fun and laughter, and we would like to give something back. We are sorry for this terrible loss, our thoughts are with you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:24:15

Love and prayers from our family to yours. May God, who is your comfort and strength you need be with you now and always. St. Ida, ora pro nobis!

Anna e Franco Perria

2019-09-20 16:18:05

A prayer for all of you from Massi's parents in Gravagna S. Rocco.

Family Frank

2019-09-20 16:14:32

God give you strength for this journey. We are praying for you!

Louie Stowell

2019-09-20 16:14:32

I'm so sorry ben's family is going through this. How terrible. Sending much love. xx

Massi, Deanna, Vale, Franci, Tommy

2019-09-20 16:13:49

We are keeping little Ida and all of you, Ben, Anna, Angelica, Zita, Julia, Ronja in our hearts and prayers. God bless you all.

Ben Balas

2019-09-20 16:10:22

With love from our family to yours.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 16:09:35

I praise God that He allowed all of us to join you in your journey of suffering. Even if we have never met any of you, Ida has touched hearts and we prayed more fervently than we would have. We also spoke to God in ways unlike before when normally we would be going about the busyness of ours days. She woke us up to what is important!! Blessings abound and know that you will continue to be held in prayer as you bear this heavy load.

Maaike

2019-09-20 16:06:29

So deeply sorry for your loss.

Christina Brown

2019-09-20 15:56:12

Praying for your broken hearts.

Sue & Matt

2019-09-20 15:43:24

Can’t begin to imagine your grief, so sorry.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 15:24:18

Your books were gifts filled with joy and hope, to me and the kids in my life. I only wish I could return that favor now. Praying for you and your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 15:15:36

Be assured of our prayers.

Ivana

2019-09-20 15:15:20

Sending peace & love from your Zia

Ken Marcus

2019-09-20 15:10:31

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your comics have brought by kids joy and fun. My best - ken

JANET FOX

2019-09-20 15:09:56

We have added the family to our church prayer chain

Jenn Haines

2019-09-20 15:09:23

Our hearts are with you.

O’Connell Family

2019-09-20 15:08:53

We will be praying for Ida and your whole family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:58:21

We continue to pray.

Brendan and Susan

2019-09-20 14:56:40

❤️

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:49:01

Holy Family, pray for us.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:36:38

Rest in beautiful peace, Ida. Our prayers continue for your peace, Hatke family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:33:08

From some fellow Catholic homeschoolers... we love Ben's books. I am so sorry for your loss, and we will keep you in our prayers.

The Fritch Family

2019-09-20 14:29:06

Prayers for you in this very difficult time.

Scott Chantler

2019-09-20 14:28:42

My deepest condolences. Wish I could do more.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:27:03

Praying for your family, so sorry...

Lina e Maria Pia

2019-09-20 14:26:41

Vi siamo vicine con tanto affetto e con la preghiera.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:24:27

I do not know your family, but I will keep you all in my prayers and love you none the less.

Ryan and Marie

2019-09-20 14:22:47

We love you guys

The Carlin

2019-09-20 14:22:10

We are so sorry for your unimaginable loss We are part of the catholic homeschool diaspora. my children have loved your books and we sometimes saw you on Instagram. We are praying for you.

Jessica K

2019-09-20 14:15:34

Our hearts ache for your family. Please know we are praying.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:13:21

I am so, so sorry for you loss.

Jake

2019-09-20 14:10:44

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat eis. Requiéscant in pace. Amen.

Lula. Friend of Flavia

2019-09-20 14:07:30

Thinking of you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 14:05:55

Prayers for your family♡

Anna

2019-09-20 14:05:50

I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Jarad Greene

2019-09-20 13:57:26

Thinking of you, Ben and Anna, and your sweet family. I'll cherish having met Ida <3

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:55:39

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family.

Dave Roman

2019-09-20 13:55:05

Prayers and hugs to the whole Hatke family.

Cristina Bagatta

2019-09-20 13:54:22

My thoughts and prayers go out to you. So very sorry for your loss.

Bex, Flavia's friend from London

2019-09-20 13:51:58

Sending you my love and prayers at this heartbreaking time.

Shelli and Braden Lamb

2019-09-20 13:47:55

Thinking of you all and the beauty you've added to this world. Take care.

Zac and Sadie Inman

2019-09-20 13:45:32

So, so sorry for your loss.

Mamma e papà Stefano

2019-09-20 13:40:46

Un angelo era sceso sulla terra ma è tornato in cielo perché è più bello. Anna e Ben siete nei nostri cuori e nelle nostre preghiere

Luisa Bagatta

2019-09-20 13:40:30

Condolences and prayers.

Katharine Kan

2019-09-20 13:38:14

May the Holy Comforter grant His peace beyond all understanding to all who mourn, especially Ben, Anna, and their family. The Lord bless you and keep you and grant you peace.

Segun Oladapo

2019-09-20 13:38:14

Thinking of you all, praying for you all, you are always in my heart. Segun. x

Ida and Flavia Bertolini

2019-09-20 13:35:33

Sending you love and strength. Flavia and Ida xx

Heather V

2019-09-20 13:34:33

So deeply sorry for this loss. I will pray that the peace of God sustains you in your time of great need.

Mike Maihack

2019-09-20 13:34:26

Jen and my hearts and prayers are with your family right now. Anything else we can do, please reach out.

Paolo and Mafalda Bertolini

2019-09-20 13:33:10

Con immenso affetto, sempre. Paolo e Mafalda

Loveofxena

2019-09-20 13:31:58

I have never met anyone in the Hatke family but through Ben's books and his online presence, I know them to be beautiful human beings.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:30:08

May Mary our Mother hold your sweet girl in her arms until you may join her in God's kingdom.

The Powers, Qualio, and Knecht families

2019-09-20 13:28:55

We are all praying for you and sending our love and deepest sympathy.

Boeckman Middle School Library

2019-09-20 13:27:44

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:25:53

Requiem aeternam dona ei. Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen. From a family of boys touched by your art, joy, and love. We have been praying for you all and will continue to keep you in prayer.

Rose Turner

2019-09-20 13:25:38

I love you I love you I love you I love you. I can't thank you enough for everything you all have done for me. You've helped me get through darkness. I only hope I can begin to return the favor.

Jim and Judy Watson

2019-09-20 13:24:10

We continue to pray for your strength during this heartbreaking time.

Jason Kerlek

2019-09-20 13:23:28

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches and only finds some peace knowing that Ida is now with our Lord and maker. God bless all of you and the Hatke family will be in my daily prayers.

Brian Brown

2019-09-20 13:21:56

Peace be with your family

Spider & Linda Schafer

2019-09-20 13:18:36

So very sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace.

Jessica Trevino

2019-09-20 13:17:06

I'm so so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:13:37

Condolences to your family. Requiesat in pace.

Bowes family

2019-09-20 13:13:34

We are praying for you and your family

The Turpin Family

2019-09-20 13:13:14

Sending love and prayers you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:12:28

So sorry for your loss.

Kristyn Hall

2019-09-20 13:12:06

Ben, Anna, and girls, Just as it has been a joy to follow the Hatke family adventures, so we stand with you now in your sorrow. Know of our prayers, love, and support. God bless and keep you all. Mama Mary, hold this family close to Jesus under her mantle. ♡

Pat and Cassie H

2019-09-20 13:10:54

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family is and will be in our prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:08:18

God bless.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:07:27

Praying for your family. <3

Krosoczka family

2019-09-20 13:07:08

Holding you close in our thoughts.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 13:01:37

I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 12:57:38

May our lord watch over you all, and his countenance shine upon little Ida. We are deeply grieved over your loss.

Lisa Vogel

2019-09-20 12:51:01

Dear Anna, Ben and family, My prayers are with you. May the Holy Family surround you with Their love and protection. Sweet Ida, pray for us.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 12:46:38

I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 12:42:05

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May our Mother Mary be with you.

Fede & Stefano

2019-09-20 12:37:15

La piccola Ida vivrà per sempre nei nostri cuori e ci resta di lei un ricordo di infinita dolcezza. Siamo vicini a tutti voi con l'affetto e la preghiera.

Kate Hannigan

2019-09-20 12:36:32

I’m so sorry. Sending you good thoughts through this incredibly challenging time.

Noah & Daphne Schafer

2019-09-20 12:36:31

God bless your family. We are praying for you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 12:32:26

Ida is in the arms of Jesus and most surely a Saint. Praying for you all ✝️

Anonymous

2019-09-20 12:23:37

My prayers.

Joe Romano

2019-09-20 12:20:11

Praying for you and your entire family Ben.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 12:12:31

Prayers for you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 11:58:42

God bless you!

Cheryl & Matt Dance

2019-09-20 11:56:45

Prayer for you and your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 11:32:49

Dear Hatke family, I am keeping you in my prayers that Jesus will give you peace and consolation. May Our Lady take you under her mantle.

JP Ahonen

2019-09-20 11:30:05

Much love to the whole family. Truly sorry for your loss.

Mike and Laurie Pawuk

2019-09-20 11:22:26

So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace in this time of need.

Ursula

2019-09-20 11:20:02

Rest in peace, little Ida. Prayers offered for you and your family.

Jayne A Flynn

2019-09-20 11:13:51

Ben and Anna, my family will continue to pray for you and your family. Our hearts are broken as we understand the loss of Ida is so painful.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 10:35:00

Very sorry for the loss

Anonymous

2019-09-20 10:31:01

We continue to pray for your sweet family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 10:30:42

We are so very very sorry. Praying so hard for you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 10:28:49

I cannot imagine what you are going through. Please know that your family is included in our daily Rosary. May our good God bless you during this trying time.

Carl and Mary Carrano

2019-09-20 10:24:13

Your faith is a blessing to us all.

Friend

2019-09-20 10:23:57

With love

Kelly Nanninga

2019-09-20 10:05:48

I recently lost my husband of 41 years. I know the hurt you are experiencing and I pray for you

Giorgio, Luisella, Emma

2019-09-20 09:39:55

Siete nel nostro cuore, nei nostri pensieri, nelle nostre preghiere. Emma abbraccia forte Ronia, Giulia, Zita e Angelica

Barbara Moon

2019-09-20 09:28:29

Sending love to you and your family.

Barry Deutsch

2019-09-20 09:07:35

I am so sorry for your loss.

Sarah Bellwood (Lucy's Mama)

2019-09-20 08:50:18

I've never met you or your family, Ben, but I've loved you for several years vicariously because of what my daughter Lucy has told me about you all. It's heartbreaking that such a good and loving family should have to suffer this sudden devastating loss. Sending you all my sympathy, support and comfort as you go through this valley of the shadow. Sarah xxx

Emmi Kara

2019-09-20 08:40:35

Wishing little Ida's family strength during this dark time

Massimo Gabrielli, Elisa, Gloria e Greta

2019-09-20 08:38:01

We embrace you in this painful moment. You are in our mind and in our heart.

Daniela, Lorenzo, Alessandro & Matteo

2019-09-20 08:28:38

Ida will never be forgotten in all the hearts she touched!

Anonymous

2019-09-20 07:54:41

Goodbye little star

Grace Bertolozzi Pierce, Steve, Daniel, Rachel, Gabe Pierce

2019-09-20 07:49:24

We your cousins were blessed to know your big golden spirit here on earth. May your mother and father and sisters find peace in the love you gave and life you lived

Giovanni

2019-09-20 07:44:17

May God bless you!

Fabio e Claudia

2019-09-20 07:36:41

Close to your heart. Praying for you all.

Alessandro&Alessandra

2019-09-20 07:35:29

Eva & Linda send a big hug to Ronja, Julia, Zita & Angelica. Our heart is with you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 07:33:52

God bless.

Raina T

2019-09-20 07:01:58

We love you, sweet Ida.

Cristina Danilo Stefano

2019-09-20 06:21:39

Forever in our heart

Anonymous

2019-09-20 05:54:44

I’m really sorry for your loss.

Tavis N

2019-09-20 05:54:13

From my little Goblin for the loss of yours. You’re in our thoughts.

C. Spike Trotman

2019-09-20 05:42:48

I am so unbelievably sorry. Your family is in my thoughts.

Joe and Monica Seeley

2019-09-20 05:28:34

Praying hard for your precious family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 05:05:14

My heart is with you and your family at this time.

Tony and Amy Bertolini

2019-09-20 04:56:47

We are deeply saddened for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Benji Malki

2019-09-20 04:53:42

Only met her for one weekend camping in Alaska. She brightened the world. Hugs and love to you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 04:41:38

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time. God bless you all.

Zia Luciana

2019-09-20 04:38:35

I am with you in your sorrow. I’m so sorry kids. I love you and am praying for you all.

Molly Muldoon

2019-09-20 04:38:14

Keeping all the Hatkes in my prayers and cherishing my memories of Ida.

Dcn. Gerard-Marie Anthony

2019-09-20 04:30:37

God bless you friends and may Our dear mother Mary and St. Joseph be with you during the times ahead.

Corrigan Family

2019-09-20 04:26:48

Eternal Memory

Ann-Marie & Pawel

2019-09-20 04:26:15

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

The Putnam Family

2019-09-20 04:25:09

Our heart aches for the Hatke family and we send our condolences and love.

Alisa Harris

2019-09-20 04:09:42

Sending love and strength to your family and cherishing my memories of sweet Ida. My heart is breaking for all of the Hatkes.

The Regina Family

2019-09-20 04:06:41

Praying for the Hatkes. Devastating news. May God give you peace during this awful time.

Josh

2019-09-20 03:59:33

Praying for all of you.

Joshua and Elisabeth (Boever) Gideon

2019-09-20 03:52:26

Our prayers will continue to be with you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 03:51:28

We continue to pray for your family!

Shaylynn Rackers

2019-09-20 03:50:17

Many prayers <3

Mark and Aileen Wiesner

2019-09-20 03:49:27

Continued prayers for the Hatkes and Bertolinis from the Wiesners.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 03:48:03

Our love and prayers for the Hatkes

Anonymous

2019-09-20 03:46:07

So sorry for your great loss of your sweet daughter. Sending love and prayets. May God and Our Lady comfort you in this difficult time. Little sweet Ida, pray for us!

Anonymous

2019-09-20 03:41:54

Hail Mary full of grace.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 03:40:12

Continued prayers.

Mark and Anne Hazel

2019-09-20 03:36:19

You are all in our prayers

The Cara Family

2019-09-20 03:31:06

May your family be enveloped in the love and mercy of Jesus.

Nick Sousanis

2019-09-20 03:30:43

so sorry for your loss - sending good thoughts and strength to all...

Anonymous

2019-09-20 03:29:39

Praying for you!

Greg Ortner and family

2019-09-20 03:29:22

I can't begin to imagine the weight of grief your family is carrying right now. We are all praying for you. May God give you strength to carry your cross and Ida intercede for your needs. Love you all.

Clare Campaña

2019-09-20 03:28:10

May the blessed Mother comfort you!

Katie yockey

2019-09-20 03:11:33

Praying for Mama Mary to wrap you all up right in her mantle ❤️❤️

Anonymous

2019-09-20 03:09:55

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner and thy unworthy servant, through the prayers of thy servant Ida who stands before thee in paradise. Amen.

Eichners’

2019-09-20 03:04:49

May our Lord have mercy

Paul Balze

2019-09-20 03:01:28

Heard about this from Danielle Corsetto. So sorry for your loss.

Harper Family

2019-09-20 02:56:39

Praying for your beautiful family- He promises to be near the brokenhearted. We are so sorry for your loss!

Anastasia Schiele

2019-09-20 02:55:16

Keeping you family in my prayers

Anonymous

2019-09-20 02:54:24

Prayers for you and sweet Ida.

Gary Tyrrell

2019-09-20 02:50:38

All of my love and strength to you, Ben and Anna.

Micah and Kathleen Willard

2019-09-20 02:49:29

We are so sorry. Praying for you all.

Lauren Rivers

2019-09-20 02:47:54

My heart is aching for your family.

Sally Wilkins

2019-09-20 02:47:50

Praying for all of you in this time of grief.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 02:42:11

I am so, so sorry for the loss of sweet Ida. Praying for the whole family!

Adrienne (Alessandro) O'Brien

2019-09-20 02:35:39

Your family has constantly been in our thoughts and prayers this week, and we will continue to pray for you daily! May God grant you abundant comfort and peace.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 02:24:14

I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you.

John and Marie Mavretich

2019-09-20 02:21:48

Our continued prayers!

Mary Hodge

2019-09-20 02:17:29

You don't know me, and I only know you through Ben's books which I used when tutoring my niece. I loved them so much that I also bought them for my grandchildren. I am so sorry that you have suffered the loss of a child. I will continue to pray for both of you and for the rest of your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 02:15:46

Prayed for Ida's soul and for all those who love her. May she rest in Our Lord's arms and intercede for you in your grief!

The Palla Family

2019-09-20 02:09:03

Thinking of you and praying for you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 02:02:08

Found out via Danielle Corsetto and Jon Rosenberg. Love Ben's books. Can't spare a lot but every little bit, right? So, so sorry for this tragedy!

Gary and Rebecca Walker

2019-09-20 01:57:25

We grieve with you at this terrible event. Know that your family is in our hearts.

Kenney Family

2019-09-20 01:57:01

Praying for your family during this horribly difficult time. Little Ida has touched many hearts. Jesus and Mary wrap your arms around this family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:56:08

I’m so sorry

Steve and Carlene Pearson

2019-09-20 01:52:22

May God give you His comfort. Many prayers, the Pearson family

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:48:52

Eternal rest... Praying for all of you.

Noelle and Tom

2019-09-20 01:47:37

Anna and Ben, my heart is breaking for you. Please know that you have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:47:33

Sending all our love.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:47:25

We are praying for you all. May God grant you peace and comfort.

Mike and Alicia Hernon

2019-09-20 01:47:19

We have and will continue to pray for all of you! Our heart goes out to you. May the Lord sustain you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:37:00

Praying for your family and sweet Ida <3

nancyo

2019-09-20 01:33:28

So many prayers and much love for your family!

John and Kate Sciacca

2019-09-20 01:33:10

Praying for all those dear to Ida. May they be filled with that peace which comes only from Him.

Victoria Newton

2019-09-20 01:33:09

I am so sorry for this terrible loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:32:19

Your family is in our prayers. May Ida's memory be eternal!

T&S

2019-09-20 01:31:06

We're holding you all in our hearts. With love and deepest sympathy - T&S.

Eller Family

2019-09-20 01:30:29

Sending prayers to your family during this unimaginable time of grief.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:25:24

Sending prayers your way.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:22:42

I am so sorry for your loss. Your precious family will be in our prayers as you navigate this unimaginable grief.

Danielle Erin Corsetto

2019-09-20 01:21:51

Your whole family is in my thoughts, every day. <3

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:21:42

Eternal be her Memory!

Jeff and Ann Berger

2019-09-20 01:19:10

Our hearts are aching for you. Please know we are holding you close in prayer. May God give you strength and peace.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:18:16

Our heartfelt prayers are with you.

The Mellos

2019-09-20 01:16:06

We are so heartbroken to hear this tragedy. Little Ida will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Michael, Katie & Adelaide McFadden

2019-09-20 01:14:33

Prayers for your consolation and healing

Ben

2019-09-20 01:13:14

My prayers and condolences for the family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:11:59

I’m so sorry for your loss, my prayers continue to be with your family and friends

Machaia

2019-09-20 01:10:34

May God be with you all. May He bring you comfort in your grief.

Turner Family

2019-09-20 01:04:24

Our family grieves with yours. You remain in our prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 01:01:33

My thoughts and prayers are with you

Steve & Tempest Tillotson (and kids)

2019-09-20 01:00:17

Praying for your family...

Ellie Berger

2019-09-20 00:59:25

My heartfelt prayers are with you all.

Kimball family

2019-09-20 00:59:06

We are praying for God's grace and mercy for your family.

Clint and Andria Hepler

2019-09-20 00:59:01

Praying for your continued peace and consolation. God bless you!

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:58:47

Our prayers are with your family!

The Ortiz Family

2019-09-20 00:57:49

May you be comforted by Mama Mary in this devastating time. Our prayers are with you.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:53:10

You are in our family's prayers.

The Howard Family, San Francisco

2019-09-20 00:51:18

Prayers for your loss and Heaven’s gain.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:48:39

Prayers for the Hatke family

Mark and Bridget McShurley

2019-09-20 00:46:57

We are so very sorry for your loss! May Our Lady bring you comfort and peace. Beautiful little St. Ida, pray for us!

Jonathan D Rosenberg

2019-09-20 00:44:15

I am so sorry for your loss.

Clara Farmer

2019-09-20 00:43:47

always in my thoughts and prayers

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:41:56

Prayers for Ida and the Hatke Family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:38:10

God our Father bless you and yours, may Mother Mary keep you in her tender care.. until you are all safe in Heaven forever, all together, Amen. The peace of Christ be deeply with you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:37:54

Praying for your family during this unimaginable heartbreak.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:37:06

While no two tragedies are the same, I know the ocean of grief that comes with burying a young daughter. You have been in my prayers since I first heard of Ida's accident and you will continue to be in my prayers for the comming days, weeks, months, and years. - A distant Virginia neighbor

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:35:42

We are praying for your family!

Sofia Owen-Badillo

2019-09-20 00:34:26

I love you guys, this is just a small token.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:34:02

Continued prayers for your family in this time of unimaginable sorrow.

Galvan Family

2019-09-20 00:34:01

We are so saddened by your great loss. Our deepest condolences. Holding your family in our thoughts and prayers.

The Hart Family

2019-09-20 00:33:57

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Deanna Q Daly

2019-09-20 00:31:23

Prayers for consolation for your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:28:01

Our prayers are with your family and your angel.

Kean and Tory

2019-09-20 00:27:25

Our deepest love.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:25:56

Praying with and for you all.

Cynthia

2019-09-20 00:25:45

May your memories someday bring you joy.

Anonymous

2019-09-20 00:23:56

We love you all so, so much. Lots of prayers ❤️

Bob and Faith Glaser

2019-09-20 00:10:27

Praying for God’s presence to be very real to all of you and his Spirit to comfort and encourage you.

The Belland Family

2019-09-20 00:10:03

We all love you.

Chris & Barbara Joliat

2019-09-20 00:04:55

Prayers for you and your little angel.

The Scheibmeir Family

2019-09-20 00:03:16

We are wrapping you all up in prayer!

Brad & Jessica Sheguit

2019-09-20 00:03:01

Ben and Anna— we are continuing to pray for you all as you walk through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers from extended Doman Family.

Julie Thimons

2019-09-19 23:57:11

May the angels lead her to Paradise.....❤️

Kathryn Beaton

2019-09-19 23:56:33

love from Katie and Morgan

Anonymous

2019-09-19 23:55:35

There are not words, but know that our love and prayers are with you.

Lori Augsburger

2019-09-19 23:55:15

Every little bit helps!!!

Anonymous

2019-09-19 23:44:53

We will all miss Ida's bright smile, and continue to pray for you all.

Ryan North and Jenn Klug

2019-09-19 23:42:14

Sending all our love with our deepest sympathy

Anonymous

2019-09-19 23:39:30

May God bless your family.

Stephen and Maggy Leitch and family

2019-09-19 23:35:41

Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Stephen and Maggy Leitch.

Love for the Hatke Family

2019-09-19 23:28:26

Eternal memory through Christ our Lord. All who have ever lived live still.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 23:24:26

With prayers for your consolation

Emily Thomas-Arcadi

2019-09-19 23:22:01

Our hearts are broken for your loss. Sending prayers and love.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 23:21:03

May Jesus and our mother Mary comfort you and your family. You are in my prayers.

Keelin

2019-09-19 23:18:39

Sending prayers and love!

John & Marlene Lundberg

2019-09-19 23:16:23

May your faith sustain you during this very difficult time. You are in our prayers.

Mary Ann Hartzell

2019-09-19 23:14:22

Ben, you have brought our family so much joy through your books. We mourn for your family's loss and lift you up to the Lord.

Therese Zepeda

2019-09-19 23:09:04

Words cannot express our sympathy. Your family is in our prayers.

Coco Durant

2019-09-19 23:02:55

God bless.

Monica Gisla

2019-09-19 23:02:20

I am so very sorry. Prayers for your family.

Stephen and Jackelyn Arico and family

2019-09-19 23:01:10

Ida and your family are in our prayers and hearts.

Liz and Brendon Kelly

2019-09-19 23:00:55

We continue to hold you all in our prayers.

Kathleen Stapleton

2019-09-19 23:00:26

The Hatke family so generously opened their home and Chapel to us for a concert in the spring and our children loved the time they spent together as we played. Our hearts are broken for them, and our prayers are constantly with them.

M. Franco

2019-09-19 22:56:21

Love and Prayers.

Lucy P Bellwood

2019-09-19 22:56:14

Dearest Hatkes, you are being held by so many hearts right around the world right now. We love you unconditionally and are here for anything you need. Sending all my light to you.

Erin and Jim Schaper

2019-09-19 22:54:09

May Christ be with your family and bring comfort in your loss.

Elizabeth Butina

2019-09-19 22:53:20

I'm so sorry for your terrible loss. Please know that I'm continuing to pray for all of you.

Lucy Nigro

2019-09-19 22:48:55

I pray for the peace of Our Blessed Mother for you and your family. Your little girl is now an angel in heaven and she will always be with you.

Sophie Perinot

2019-09-19 22:48:05

There are simply no adequate words – – so I am sorry will have to be enough.

Hopper family

2019-09-19 22:46:36

We are praying for you and are so incredibly sorry that Ida is no longer with you here on earth.

Elizabeth McDevitt Butina's Mom and Dad

2019-09-19 22:43:28

With deepest sympathy and with our prayers.

Angela

2019-09-19 22:37:44

God bless you, Hatke’s. St.Ida, pray for us.

Keri Rome

2019-09-19 22:37:12

God bless you all. Saint Ida, pray for us!

Anonymous

2019-09-19 22:36:21

We are so sorry for the loss of your precious Ida. May you find comfort in Christ and the Blessed Mother. Please know we will be praying for your family.

Downey Family

2019-09-19 22:29:02

Our family is saddened by the death of Ida. We know God is holding her in his arms.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 22:21:58

I’m so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 22:11:14

Our prayers are with you as you grieve the loss of your precious little girl.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 22:08:13

I have been praying and thinking of your family and Ida ever since I heard, and will continue to do so! Sending love.

Joshua Wilson

2019-09-19 22:03:19

We will pray for you.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 22:01:40

Continued prayers!

Dane, Jeanne, and family

2019-09-19 21:55:40

We are deeply sorry for your loss. We are praying for each of you.

Jana Heinan

2019-09-19 21:52:10

May God comfort you now with His peace. Little Ida, pray for us!

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:50:07

We wait with you to once again be rejoined with those we have lost. Our family is praying and mourning over the loss of your beautiful daughter, Ida.

The Roberson Family

2019-09-19 21:47:41

Prayers for your family during this heartbreaking time.

Kate Stein

2019-09-19 21:46:42

I am holding your family in my heart.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:46:38

Sending you all of our love. Know we are grieving the loss of your precious daughter alongside you. Brandon & Kaitlyn

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:44:36

Prayers for peace and healing flowing towards your family.

Emily Stimpson

2019-09-19 21:39:48

Continued prayers for all of you.

Canadian who cares

2019-09-19 21:32:10

Praying for you and your family. Very sorry for your loss.

Boone and Kathryn Hichborn

2019-09-19 21:30:49

May our Blessed Mother hold you close as she is embracing little Ida. We continue to pray for all of you.

Caroline and Jeremiah Pollock

2019-09-19 21:30:17

Offering up my prayers and daily work for your family.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:27:41

Our prayers are with you and your family!

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:27:16

St Raphael, pray for them. Mama (Mary), pray for them.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:25:44

Prayers for you all.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:20:50

Picturing your beautiful Ida as she crosses the gates of Heaven into her Father’s arms. Our Blessed Mother will hold her until you will again one day.

The Baumer Family

2019-09-19 21:20:20

We are very sorry for your loss.

Fuller

2019-09-19 21:18:11

Our hearts are heavy for you and we will be praying for sweet Ida and your whole family as you grieve.

Bethany Sargis

2019-09-19 21:15:54

I will continue to pray for you and your beautiful family. St. Ida...pray for us!❤️

The Marchand Family

2019-09-19 21:14:03

May you find shelter within the Sacred Heart. Jesus wept.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:12:32

So very sorry for your tragic loss.

Hasser family

2019-09-19 21:10:11

May God grant you comfort and peace

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:07:54

Praying that our Heavenly Father holds you close & you feel his comfort and healing.

the Kersting family

2019-09-19 21:07:25

We send our love, tears and prayers.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:07:01

My deepest condolences

Anonymous

2019-09-19 21:02:10

Prayers continuing for all of you ❤️

St. John's Lutheran Teachers

2019-09-19 21:02:03

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Hilary Haeuser

2019-09-19 20:58:56

Continued prayers for your family.

SCA

2019-09-19 20:57:26

Blessings! Prayers continue!

Varisco Family

2019-09-19 20:56:27

May the Lord comfort and keep you ✝️

John and Aletheia Herreid

2019-09-19 20:53:48

The Herreids are keeping the Hatke family in their prayers. Much love from all of us.

Carlos Ramirez

2019-09-19 20:53:03

Eternal rest, grant unto Ida O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. .

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:52:34

Prayers for Ida and her family

Walter Family

2019-09-19 20:50:49

We are so sorry for your loss. We will pray for you and sweet Ida every night when we read your books.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:50:41

Praying for your family

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:49:58

My heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

Theresa H Squire

2019-09-19 20:48:34

Praying for your family!

The Brumley Family

2019-09-19 20:45:54

Our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:45:47

In sympathy. May your angel in heaven look down upon you. Know that she will be waiting with Jesus until you arrive.

Maria Mochow

2019-09-19 20:38:13

I'm so sorry for your loss.

The Reinhard Family

2019-09-19 20:35:24

We will continue to carry your family in our prayers daily.

Imre and Katie de Habsbourg

2019-09-19 20:31:23

Praying for your family through the intercession of sweet little saint Ida.

Mediatrix Press

2019-09-19 20:31:22

Having just lost our own precious little to a tragic accident earlier this month, we add our grieving to yours. This is from our little Saint Emma. God bless and comfort you.

Jeremiah and Natalie McMahon

2019-09-19 20:25:35

Our prayers and love

Mary and Jonathan Brand

2019-09-19 20:23:26

Many prayers for you all!

B & T Fisher

2019-09-19 20:23:20

We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers continue!

Your friends at Greater Lafayette Commerce

2019-09-19 20:23:10

We are very sorry for your loss. May the Lord hold you and keep you. God Bless.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:22:38

Our hearts are broken with your loss of sweet, little Ida. We cannot imagine the grief you are going through, but will continue to pray for the comfort and healing of your family and for the medical staff who attended her. God bless.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:20:46

Our family has suffered the tragedy of the loss of a child more than once, and it has been blessed by the joy of your stories. I sincerely hope this small gift helps to ease the financial burden you now find yourself with as a result of the loss of this precious girl. Our love and prayers are with you.

Lana Nardella

2019-09-19 20:19:35

My sincere sympathies. God bless your family.Lana Nardella (Mother of Annie Lloyd)

Christy Breckley

2019-09-19 20:16:58

Prayers are with you!

Friends in Texas

2019-09-19 20:13:53

Please know how much we are grieving for you and your family. Our daily thoughts, prayers, and sacrifices will be for you during this time or mourning. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us and letting us serve you in this way. May our Blessed Mother, who knew the pain of mourning those her heart loved most, comfort you in your loss.

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:12:59

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Ben and Anna. Please be assured of my prayers. The whole Courage office has been praying for all of you as well.

Chris & Jim Kimak

2019-09-19 20:12:59

Our hearts are broken with the loss of your little girl. May God bless you and give you strength. From Chris and Jim Kimak (Dianne Phelan’s mom and Dad)

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:11:56

May the intercession of St. Ida always be at the ready for the Hatkes and protect them from all evil.

Steven Storey

2019-09-19 20:09:42

We will continue to pray for your comfort and consolation!

Anonymous

2019-09-19 20:08:00

Heard of your sweet Ida through Annie. God bless your family. We will continue to pray for your peace and comfort. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter.

Lauren, Taylor, Calvin, and Henry

2019-09-19 20:02:27

We are praying for the entire family and all those who loved Ida.

The Vigliotta Family

2019-09-19 20:01:13

Our hearts break for yours. Prayers for peace in this tumultuous time knowing that Ida is where we all long to be! ❤️

Anonymous

2019-09-19 19:56:50

Keeping the Hatke family in our prayers.

Friends

2019-09-19 19:56:35

Our hearts are broken with yours. We will forever miss Ida and never forget her. I can only imagine your joy in heaven when she is back in your arms. I love you, Anna and Ben.

The Borja Family

2019-09-19 19:53:13

We are continuing to cover you all in our fervent prayers. Sending love .Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!

Freeman family

2019-09-19 19:42:05

May Our Lady of Sorrows accompany you at this difficult time and cover you in her mantle & the Good Shepherd fill your hearts with His hope.

Link to Ben's post
October 18, 2019, 2:56 pm

Ben shared his beautiful artwork of Ida, and a post. 
Please keep Ben & Anna and Ida's sisters in your thoughts and prayers. 

A Note from the Hatkes
October 2, 2019, 10:23 am

To every single generous soul who has reached out to us in this time of tragedy with prayer and support. Thank you.  This tragedy will live with us the rest of our lives and we miss the sunshine of Ida’s smile and voice in a way that can feel at moments unbearable.  But your kindness is a balm on the wound, a reminder that we are not alone.  It makes the unbearable, endurable.  

Ben and I have read each message here and recognized the names from many pages of our life stories.. . and to the many strangers, your gift is equally precious and generous.  Thank you.  
The prayers, Masses and rosaries, have uplifted us in moments of despair.  The weight of this tragedy has been shared.  



The day we came home from the hospital my eldest daughter, Angelica, handed me a page she had bookmarked  in one of her favorite novels, “The Martian.”   Then pointed to the very end of the book to a line which read: 

“Every human being has a basic instinct to help each other out.  It might not seem that way sometimes, but its true.”  

Ida had the most beautiful burial I have ever seen.  A woodworker donated a handmade boat for her to be buried in, a sign that her journey is not over, only continuing.  



We were able to lay her body to rest on a plot of land we purchased seven years ago on the banks of the Shenandoah.  We hope to build a house there by little Ida’s grave.  She rests by the Shenandoah river facing the Massanutten Mountains.  She truly rests in peace.  
 
Yours in the mystery of suffering, 

Ben and Anna Hatke 

For Ben & Anna
September 22, 2019, 1:46 pm

Please continue to pray for Ben & Anna today as they begin the final preparations to lay sweet Ida’s body to rest. 

Ida is deeply loved by her family and her whole community and will be forever missed.

The outpouring of prayers, love, and generosity to the Hatke family during this time of deep sorrow is profoundly inspiring. 

(Photo below was taken in early September at the local Apaloosa Festival by Craig Spiering.) 

With Deep Gratitude
September 20, 2019, 11:24 am

It is with deep gratitude for your generosity that we share that the initial $50,000 goal for this fundraiser was met. We raised the goal, but will not raise it again, though continued donations past this new goal will likely be much needed in the weeks and months ahead. 

The truth is that we do not know how high the total expenses will be, depending on the final medical bills even after reductions, funeral and burial costs, and the many small and large expenses that come with an unexpected tragedy.

When leaving the hospital for the final time, the Hatke’s vehicle would not start and they learned it may need replacement. 

In addition, Ben, Ida’s father, is self-employed. Only time will tell how his work is impacted by this deep loss.
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Please be as generous as you feel led as we help support the Hatke family for the long and difficult road ahead.

Little Ida is deeply missed and so very, very loved. 

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Elizabeth A Hajek

There are not words, but know that our love and prayers are with you.

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Ann Schneible

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Ben and Anna. Please be assured of my prayers. The whole Courage office has been praying for all of you as well.

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Sarah Tressler

Our 3 daughters love your books and I was so saddened to hear of your daughter’s passing. Please accept our prayers and heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. Your beautiful daughter is in heaven with God, but how heartbreaking for you all.

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Sean M Quinn

I can't tell you how truly sorry I am for you and your family. I wish you peace and healing in the coming days.

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May God bless Sweet Ida on her journey, and the entire Hatke family.

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Jonathan S Courtney

My daughter met Ben at the Comic Arts Festival here in Portland, Maine years ago and has a signed, doodled, dogeared copy of the first Zita book from the event. Tonight as a thriving, vibrant 9-year old with an obsession for graphic novels she went as Zita the Spacegirl for Halloween. Our family can't repay the gift of imagination and the spirit of adventure you've shared with us but we send our sincerest condolences and love to your family at this time.

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Vacco Family

Your books changed my 9-year-old son’s life. He is a joyful reader and draws comics every day because of you. We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. Sending you all of our love and prayers.

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Lee and Eileen Simmons

How tragically sad. You don't know us, but we are deep in sorrow for Ida's death.

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Anonymous Donor

From a friend of mine who doesn't use computers much and cares about you all very much.

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The Brock Family

Ben and Anna, we are praying for your lovely family every day. We live at the base of Massanutten to the West, in Rockingham. Each day as the sun rises up over the mountain, I think of your sweet Ida, laying just over the mountains on the other side. Your books have brought such joy to our 9 year old son....thank you. Sending special prayers for all of the Hatke big sisters.

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So sorry...God bless your sweet angel

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Joyce Dresch

With much love and continued prayers

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Mary Lou (Warren) & George Swanberg

In our hearts and prayers.

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Jess Stork

I'll say some prayers for all of you tonight. I've never met you, but I'm familiar with Ben's books. I imagine that your daughter was as courageous as some of your characters and I hope that the warmth of your family wraps around you all as she continues her journey.

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Elizabeth A Hajek

There are not words, but know that our love and prayers are with you.

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Ann Schneible

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Ben and Anna. Please be assured of my prayers. The whole Courage office has been praying for all of you as well.

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Wishing peace and sending love to your family

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Dan

I wish I had superpowers to go back in time and prevent little girls from getting hurt. But I can only reach out over the internet and share a little helping hand. Thank you for everything you've done for the world, and may you have the strength to go on.

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Brooke B Garibaldi

Our hearts have been so heavy for your family. May the peace of Christ surround you & may the motherly love of Mary support you in this incredibly difficult time. God has you all in the palms of His hands.

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We’re so sorry for your loss

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No words...sending love for your Ida and for all of you ~

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Anonymous Donor

"I belive, help Thou my unbelief". I only know the Hatke family via a local priest, who was present at the burial. The Hatkes through their faith gave me far more than my mere monetary contribution. God bless and protect them in their sorrow.

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Cecchi Family

May her memory be eternal!

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Jake and Alison Parker

We love you and you are in our prayers

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Anonymous Donor

I met Ben once at a library convention and I remember thinking what a kind, caring person he was. I have a three year old daughter and my heart breaks with the thought of losing a young child. Please know that while the grief will never leave, you will never be alone.

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Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat eis.

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Castellan Family

Our continued prayers are with you and your family and all those whose lives Ida has touched! May God comfort you each and every day!

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With our deepest sympathies, from everyone at The Carle

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Anonymous Donor

Your words and pictures have brought our family so much joy so our hearts are with you now.

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Anonymous Donor

With love and prayers from strangers.

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Anonymous Donor

Praying for you!

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Jim & Teresa Lussier

Please Lord Jesus lovingly embrace the Hatke Family during this time of tremendous sadness, as they grieve the loss of their precious daughter, Ida. Comfort them & heal their broken hearts. Give them strength & peace. We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen. Our love & prayers

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Sending peace from Ohio


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Graham Annable


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Anonymous Donor

Sending all my love from AZ

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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

With our most sincere condolences and prayers

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Colleen Venable

Sending so much love.

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Anonymous Donor

May God be close to your family today and always.

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M.S. Family

Prayers for your healing. So sorry for your lost.

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Meryl Jaffe

My deepest condolences. May you find love and comfort at this trying time.

$50

Selene Bertolozzi

My condolences

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Anonymous Donor

I'm so sorry.

$10

Hillary Homzie

The Hollins University children's literature community sends support.

$100

Grace Lin


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Gardinier Family


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kati


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Pat Race

Much love to you and your family.

$10

Bendy Shapiro

Love from a comics lover

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Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor


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Feeney Family


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Daniel Nichols


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Gregory Settducati

Ben and Anna, we are praying for your family constantly and offering family rosaries, Holy Communions, and Divine Mercy chaplets.

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Colleen M Roche

Many prayers for your sweet family.

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Stacey Ann Hack


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Read Family

Continued prayers!

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Murphy Family

Eternal rest grant unto her,O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her

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Dan Goodale

I am profoundly grieved by your loss. May God be with you and comfort you in this dark time.

$100

Chris and Mary Diener and family

We are so deeply saddened by your loss. God will keep you close. Prayers for you all!

$100

Sergio and Angela

Dear Hatkes, we have been praying for your family every day. We never had the gift of meeting Ida but she’s had a huge and lasting impact on us and all our young Zita fans. May God’s grace sustain you and know that our hearts are with you during this heartbreaking time.

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Anonymous Donor


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Brown Family


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Roxanne Mei Lum

With you in the solidarity of Prayer. My colleagues and I have been thinking of you and praying for Ida and your whole family.

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EDITORIAL ASTRONAVE

We are deeply saddened by the loss that your family have encountered. Our heartfelt condolences.

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Anonymous Donor

Praying so very hard for your family!

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Jim and Deb Knapp

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. (We are co-workers with Gene)

$40

Thomas and Mary Grissom


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Lora Fountain

Words are never enough, but you are all in our thoughts.

$50

Anonymous Donor

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you.

$50

Siobhan O'Connor


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Anonymous Donor

Siamo addolorati per la vostra perdita. Vi siamo vicini

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Elder Family


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Anonymous Donor

I wish I had the words... My thoughts will be with Ida and all of you, I'm so sorry...

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Christine Peters

I am asking my 2nd grade Faith Formation students to pray for Ida's family & to talk to her in Heaven.

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Pat Moss

With love and prayers.

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Anonymous Donor

For Ida. Gravagna will never be the same!

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Jim and Brenda Reifenrath


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The Bataille family

Our continued prayers and love for all of you...

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Anonymous

Deeply sorry for your loss.

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Ella weckerly

Praying for each and everyone in this big Instagram family. It began with mama possum and has spread to the entire family. I hope you are blessed with memories to sustain you during this time of mourning

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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Our family is praying for you!

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Anonymous Donor

You are all in our prayers!

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Glyna DeCicco

Your family is in our hearts and prayers

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Rosella, Valeria, Antonio, Francesca, Franco e Marco

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. Siamo così dispiaciuti per la vostra perdita. Siete nelle nostre preghiere.

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Cameron C


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Anonymous Donor

May God hold you tightly in His arms. Our prayers are with your whole family in your grief.

$300

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

My heart is utterly broken for your loss!!! Praying that Our Lady will be close to you in your grief!

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David and Mary Martinez

God bless little Ida and the entire Hatke family.

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Michelle G. McClorey


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hatke family for the loss of little Ida. May the Almighty and Merciful God surround you with his holy angels, and bring your comfort and healing during this time. Anonymous

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Margaret, Irene and Hazel


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Anonymous Donor

Let the children come to me and do not stop them, for it is to such as these that the kingdom of Heaven belongs. Matthew 19:14

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Anonymous Donor


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Alexandra Walsh, Conall Doorley, Ronan Crinion

From your friends in Dublin. We are praying for you all, every day, every moment.

$100

Kevin McGuire

With love from our family to yours

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The Schaffers


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Harry and Laura Winterroth

Filled with sorrow and prayers for you. Love the pictures of your darling girl. God bless your family.

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Scott and Kerri Keller

Your family is in our daily rosary

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Connie & Bill Marshner

She is at the right hand of the Lord now. You love her well, but Jesus loves her best.

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Anonymous Donor

Prayers for support and healing through Jesus Christ and God the Father.

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Christopher Manion

May Our Lady console you and welcome Ida in her loving arms - the Manions

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Anonymous Donor

We are praying for you in our Rosary everyday that God and His holy Mother surround you in their love and bless and console you in abundance. Your brothers and sisters in Christ are praying with you and for you and we will continue to!

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The Bedrosians

Sending prayers for comfort and healing for your family.

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Lea and Lukas


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Bronwen and Len

We send our prayers, love and sympathy.

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Kathleen Rock

Thoughts and prayers with you in your grief.

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Philip Mason

I’m so, so sorry for your loss.

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Paul and Nancy Nelson

May God bless your family and give you peace.

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Bob and Mary Gorman

Our prayers our with this little saint's family and friends. May she be a profound source of intercessory grace for all her family and friends as they follow the road to reunion with her and with our Loving God in eternal glory.

$50

J&M


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Sarah P. Harris

I’m so sorry. We’ve been praying for you guys.

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Santi & Melissa Casares

All our love.

$100

Amy and Cianna Lee

There are no words....

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Joannie


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Rillo

From Isla and Antonio, with love and sympathies

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Carl & Mary Jo Zepeda

May Our Dear Lord sustain you and His Most Blessed Mother comfort you.

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A follower of Jesus Christ

Praying for you! 2 Thessalonians 3:5 "May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ."(NASB)

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Aaron & Jess Gorman


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Anonymous Donor


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Twigg family, Hyattsville, MD

We’ve been keeping your beautiful family in prayer, especially for peace and comfort for you as you mourn your beloved little one. May she enjoy the beatific vision and intercede for all of us here below.

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Brostek Family

Our hearts are broken for your family.You are in our prayers

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Sylvia Smith

Prayers

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Cathy Leamy


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Charliene Wilson

I don’t know you, but I cannot express how sorry I am that this happened. I visited Front Royal once and the families are beautiful. Not that that makes any difference. My family’s hearts are breaking for yours and we are praying for you.

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Simone Perria


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The Goellner Family


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Becky C.

Keeping your family and loved ones in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

$50

Anonymous Donor

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. May the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.

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Anonymous Donor

Siete nei nostri pensieri ogni istante. Preghiamo per voi. Un forte abbraccio! Carlo e Silvana

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The Graupman Family

We're so sorry for your unimaginable loss. We'll be keeping the whole Hatke family in our thoughts.

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Tony Ryan

Dear Ben & Anna, Our deepest sympathies to you on the loss of Ida. Your family is in our heartfelt prayers.

$20

Anonymous Donor


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Ambaum family


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Praying for you always! May the Lord Who is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:19) let you feel the immensity of His tender compassion in your suffering

$200

Robert E Stenzinger

Tragic loss, wishing kindness and healing. Love to your family from the Stenzingers.

$20

Anonymous


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Lisa Von Drasek

Sending prayers to the family.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Ben, I have a 4-year-old who loves your books. I can't imagine what your family is going through. None of this is fair. My wife and I are praying for you.

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Beck, Ed, Koa & Skye Snyder

You are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you find the strength to get through each day for you and all your daughters, family and friends.

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Anonymous Donor


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Small Press Expo

All of us on the SPX Executive Committee want to express our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to Ben, Anna and their family.

$300

Marta Howes

You are in our thoughts and prayers! The Howes family

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Hilary Sycamore

It looks like she was a really bright light and I hope she continues to shine even more brightly! With love to you all at this painful time.

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Nancy

With many prayers for you on this day, Hatke family.

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Greg & Maura Uhlenkott

Praying for you all.

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Anonymous Donor

We continue to pray for the family.

$50

Juanita Bashaw

May Jesus, Mary, and His Angels bring you comfort during this time. Hugs and Prayers.

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Anonymous Donor

My husband and I are on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela and learned of your heartbreaking loss. We have been keeping you in our daily rosary and bring Ida’s name before the Lord at each church we pass along the way. So often during the daily walking I am led to spontaneous prayer for your family. May God bless your family with His peace. May +Ida’s memory be eternal.

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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Continued prayers!

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Anonymous Donor

We have been praying for you all and will continue to pray. Lots of love to your beautiful family.

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Henry Pratt family

❤️

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Shyla


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Anonymous Donor


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Courtney Waring


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Anonymous Donor


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The Heinold family

Our hearts are breaking with you.

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Anonymous Donor

Prayers for all of you

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Dan & Mimi Uhlenkott Family

Holding your dear family in our prayers! May the peace of all the Holy Angels surround you!

$50

Anonymous Donor

We wii continue keeping the entire Hatke family in our prayers.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Many prayers to you all.

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Anonymous Donor

May Our Sorrowful Mother hold you close as you grieve!

$25

Anonymous Donor

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

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Vince & Sue Suppinger

Prayers from us to you!

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Gale & Karla Pitner

We send our prayers that God will comfort you during your time of sorrow. We know Ida is smiling on all of you from the arms of God.

$200

Reed & Company, PC


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Anonymous Donor


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Jack, Megan, Kevin, Liam, Mark, Vitaliy, & Dominic

Dear Hatkes, We have been saving money to donate and want to give it to you. We will really miss Ida. Love, the O'Brien children

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John Patrick Green


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John & Crystal Russell

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hatke family.

$50

JA


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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The Hart Family


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Jeffrey Carr

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I have 3 little girls of my own, 2 near to Ida’s age—and so I am moved to sadness all the more. I trust that her innocent soul now beholds the Beatific Vision, and take comfort in that. I shall continue to remember you in my prayers.

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Anonymous Donor

My heartfelt prayers to you in this time of immense sorrow.

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$50

The Goco Family


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The Siegel Family


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Anonymous Donor


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Mike Rhode


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Anonymous Donor

Our family is continuing to pray for yours. Eternal rest grant unto Ida, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

$50

Christendom alumna


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Erela and her family (fans)

Ben, your books and drawings gave our family so much joy and love. When reading them, we see your family and the love you share in every frame. You give light to the world. We've been thinking of you and your family since hearing of your tragedy and our hearts break for you. Sending our love, Erela, Menny, Hagar & Netta

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Annamaria e Matteo di Gravagna

Ricordiamo il vostro piccolo angelo nei giorni al fiume

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Anonymous Donor


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Karen

Love and prayers from some Zita and Mighty Jack fans in Sydney, Australia! Praying that the God of all comfort will comfort you all during this time (2 Cor 1:3-5).

$100

Cedrick, Step, and Chad


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Lina Magnani (Gravagna)

Sentite Condoglianze, Lina Magnani (Daniela's mother-in-law - Gravagna)

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Franco & Luisa Zamarioni (Daniela's Parents-Gravagna)

Heartfelt condolences for your terrible loss. You are all in our prayers.

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Ben


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Anonymous Donor


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Richard Pose

I love you all so much. Sweet Ida carved a permanent place in my heart.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$50

Jim Dougan


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Kristina luckey


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Anonymous Donor

Deeply sorry for your loss--we are offering our prayers.

$25

Connor from Wichita, KS


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Connor from Wichita, KS


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Guido Ciampi

I'm so sorry to hear about this terrible news. My deepest condolences to the Hatke family.

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Anonymous Donor


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The Barony of Rivenstar

Our hearts break with yours. Love, thoughts and prayers from Rivenstar.

$50

The Knepper Family


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Anonymous Donor

Offering up prayers and sacrifices for your family!

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Andrea


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Crissy Willis


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The DiTerlizzi Family


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Dave and Regina Farinholt

Our deepest sympathies on the loss of beautiful Ida. Be assured of our continued prayers. May Our Lady cover your family in her mantle and comfort you all in your immense sorrow.

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Ale

Con immenso affetto. Mario, Gabriella, Alessandro, Luisa, Francesco

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Jeffrey Whiting Family

What a mystery, that we all must die! Yet we hope to meet again in heaven.

$40

Anonymous Donor


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Anna Wiebold

Keeping you all in our family's prayers, praying for your peace, healing and consolation.

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Justice Family

We're here for you, Hatke Family.

$10

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Kelly Gesser


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Anonymous Donor

May God hold you close, as we all are.

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Gianfranco, Gian Luca and Vincenzo Bocchi families


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Andrew Arnold

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking about you and your family every day.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$10

Nora Calhoun


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Anonymous Donor

We have offered many prayers and sacrifices for you all. May God bless you!

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Damian & Katie Fedoryka

Our prayers and broken hearts are with your beautiful family.

$500

Anonymous Donor

We love you

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Bress Family

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for you.

$30

Vicki Spreadbury

So sorry for your devastating loss.

$20

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$100

Greg Pak


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Judd Winick

So sorry for your devastating loss.

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Teresa Gorman

My prayers are with you all. It is devastating to hear this news. May you be held close in the sacred heart of Jesus.

$25

Charlie (12) Asher (10)


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Victor Bertolozzi

This is so heart breaking. I know your faith will pull you through and give you strength down the road. I also know a pretty good Zia and Zio who were standing behind Saint Peter to take care of Ida. We love you.

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Anonymous Donor

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

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Christopher Wilson

Deepest sympathies for the entire Hatke family. Praying you all.

$200

Anonymous Donor


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Michelle

I am praying for you!

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John Farrell


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

You remain in our daily prayers. The Poor Clares in Alexandria are also praying for you all. You were remembered in the petitions at their Sunday Mass today. God bless!

$36

Dianne Cohler-Esses

Wishing you comfort in this time of endless sadness.

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Jared Waugh


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The Delaney Family

Praying for your family.

$100

Judy Budnitz


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CYNTHIA CHAVEZ

We are truly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. ~ The Chavez Family

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the Meaney family

Our hearts our going out to you, dear Ben and Anna. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. We continue to pray for you.

$20

Traci Thomas


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Kate & Dave Leonard

Our family is praying for your consolation

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The Palmers

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

$25

Don & Meg Higby

We were so very sorry to hear of your loss of beautiful Ida. We have been praying for her and the Hatke family daily since we heard of her accident. We continue to pray ❤️

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Kelly and Hal

Prayers for the family.

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Anonymous Donor

Her photos look beautiful! I can't imagine the grief and sadness in your family right now. God help and bless you all. May her soul rest in peace.

$25

Stacy Rea


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Anonymous Donor


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The Cammuso Family


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Anonymous Donor

God is with this little pure sweet soul. May Mary, The Mother of God, and little Ida's Heavenly Mother, present her soul to Christ as she worships the Holy Trinity for all eternity. I have total confidence that Ida is praying for her parents and family so that one day, they too, will join her in the Beatific Vision of God! JESUS, I TRUST IN You!

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Anonymous Donor


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The Meldrum Family

May God bless your journey

$100

Anonymous Donor


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Jeremy and Heather Spiering


$100

Anonymous


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Anonymous Donor

We are so terribly sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Ida. We are praying for you.

$10

Anonymous Donor


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Anna e Fedele - Gravagna

Vi siamo vicini in questo momento di grande dolore e vi ricordiamo sempre nelle nostre preghiere.

$100

Hillary


$100

Mary and Henry Gundling

We send our love and continued prayers.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$100

Lynn Krol


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The Chavis~Visick Family

Sorry for your loss.

$100

Nathan and Claire Bott

Please know that we will all continue to pray for the Hatke family.

$50

Amanda Vines

Our family has been praying for Ida and for you all. We are so very, very sorry for your loss. Our prayers continue.

$25

Anonymous Donor


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Mark and Chris Mariano

From our family with love. You are on our minds and in our hearts.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Prayers for the family are going up.

$20

Janna Remien


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Anonymous Donor

Long time fan of your comics -- I'm so sorry to hear about this tragedy.

$50

Anonymous Donor

We are so very, very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor


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Laura Eidt

We are praying for little Ida and her family.

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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted (Ps. 34:18) and we pray He is near to you during this time. We are so very, very sorry.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Praying for all of you at this time and in the days to come. May God continue to wrap you in His arms and comfort you.

$10

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

My thoughts are with you, sending love!

$50

J & J Riordon and Family


$50

JUHYUN MOON

I'm praying for your family. Don't forget there is heaven for Ida and us.

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Anonymous Donor

Through the intercession of St. JP II, may God bless your family in this difficult time.

$10

A fan


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Petrus

Pax to all. I know you are suffering... I am familiar with loss. I am praying for you. Jesus is with you.

$50

Wingate Family


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Jane


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Martha Ellen Cahalan

Praying

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Bockraths

Prayers.

$25

Anonymous Donor

With love and prayers

$100

Daniel & Shell Hatke


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Anonymous Donor

Prayers for all of you!

$200

McEvoys

Love you guys so much

$25

The Bauer Family

With much love and prayers.

$100

Anonymous Donor

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

$50

J&K Williams

Sending love and prayers in this difficult time. God bless you!

$50

Irma S Powell

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

$20

Kawamoto’s

We’re praying for peace and healing for the whole Hatke family

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Joanna, Sam & James


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Anonymous Donor

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to them

$100

Seth Gupton


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Gwen Adams

All my love to you guys.

$200

Sarah Greydanus

Jesus is always with you on the cross--may you feel the comfort of His tender compassion!

$125

Anonymous Donor


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Kenneth Moodie


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Philip Briggs

May Jesus and His Blessed Mother bring Ida into their loving embrace. My heartfelt sympathies for Ben, Anna, and their family. My prayers and the prayers of the Mount St. Mary's Seminarians will be with you all.

$100

Anonymous Donor

Mama Mary sends her love.

$20

ina

Our kid as well as all the kids for whom I was a librarian adore Zita; -- we're heartbroken to hear that the creator of so much joy for kids has lost his child. With my condolences for your loss.

$100

Sharon Hickson

Sending heartfelt sympathy and many prayers.

$500

Anonymous Donor


$50

Snow Wildsmith

Sending you all the love I have. I am so very sorry for your loss.

$300

Fer Family

You were the first person we met at Christendom when we dropped our daughter, Theresa there. Never could forget your bright and beautiful spirit. That spirit and God’s grace will be your strength at this very sad time. We are so sorry for your great loss.

$20

Joe and Bethany Wilson

We are very saddened to hear about your loss. We are praying for your family in this difficult time. May you all have a happy family reunion in Heaven one of these days!

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Erica flory

Thinking of y'all

$100

Tim and Yvonne Clark


$100

Yun family


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Gracie Zenz

you and Ida are, and will continue to be in my prayers.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Our love and prayers during this great time of sadness. from your old neighbors in White Post

$5

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Ben, I am very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

$20

Anonymous Donor

In love and grief to the Hatke family.

$500

Anonymous Donor

So very sorry for your loss.

$36

Anonymous Donor


$200

Chris and Jane Smith


$50

Jennifer Brandi


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Anonymous Donor

You will continue to be on our prayers. May God grant you peace and consolation.

$20

Anonymous Donor

Praying for your family.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$50

The Halpern-Cordell Family


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Anonymous Donor


$100

Tanner Family


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Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor

May you find comfort in each other, your faith, and memories of happier times.

$50

Andy McMillan


$100

The Rawe Family

Praying for you all.

$50

Stacy and Jann Curtis


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Anonymous Donor

I'm so very sorry for your tragic loss.

$100

ROBERT RICE

God bless and console the Hatke Family.

$50

The Duda Family

Our hearts go out to you at this time.

$25

Sean and Mary Kate Ryan


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Anonymous Donor


$50

Redinbo Family

Her memory will live on in everyone she touched. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

$20

Anonymous Donor

So sorry for your loss.

$42

The Boerman-Cornell family

So sorry. Praying for your family every day.

$200

Bridget and Lydia

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his Saints” Psalms 116:15 You are all in our thoughts and prayers

$30

Michael and Sheryl Oligny


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Anonymous Donor

Pax vobiscum

$10

Anonymous Donor

Thank you for helping my daughter learn to read. i can’t imagine the grief you are experiencing right now.

$100

The Klassens (Ron and Alex)

So many prayers for all of you. And lots of love.

$50

Anonymous Donor

RIP to your little one

$500

Tui Sutherland

We're so very sorry for your loss.

$10

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$100

Kate Beasley


$100

Anonymous Donor

There are no words adequate for a time like this.... My heart breaks for you. I pray that you will feel the Lord's grace and protection in the midst of such profound sorrow. May the mantle of Our Lady surround you.

$100

Gianni Gabrielli

Vi sono vicino in questo doloroso momento.

$20

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

May the love of the Holy Family surround you and may they guide you.

$100

Reklaitis Family


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Carla e Giovanni

Ci dispiace molto per quanto accaduto. Anche se lontani siete sempre nei nostri pensieri e nelle nostre preghiere.

$100

Kevin Hughes

You don't know us but we are praying for you every day.

$10

Anonymous Donor

Praying for your family!

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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Cannot imagine. So sorry to hear about this.

$18

Anonymous Donor

I’m so sorry. May Ida’s memory be a blessing.

$50

Anonymous Donor

We are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest sympathy. Praying for healing and strength.

$25

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Deepest condolences.

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Rosemary Callenberg


$150

Tan & Clay


$100

William Whyte

Ben's work has enriched our family's life so much. I'm heartbroken to hear of this tragedy. You are all in our thoughts.

$20

Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

We're praying for your family in the ReadAloudRevival forums.

$20

Anonymous Donor


$100

Ida Annalisa Roberto Martina Sara


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John and Michele Doman


$10

Sandra Hoyer

I'm so sorry for your loss.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor


$50

Rebecca Thornburgh


$25

Anonymous Donor

I am so sorry for your loss.

$50

The Cook Family


$100

Arika

I am so very sorry. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

$100

Adrian


$330

Paolo e Elda Gabrielli

Siete sempre nei nostri pensieri e nelle nostre preghiere. Un abbraccio

$50

Anonymous Donor


$50

Juan, AnnLaura, Aurelio, and Carlos

Our prayers are with you. Much love from the Tapia’s.

$100

Katie and Torbert Rocheford


$100

Anonymous Donor

We are with you in prayer during this heartbreaking time. May God’s graces fill you with strength, hope, and peace.

$100

The Luk Family


$15

Maranie Lin

Sending our condolences from Ohio

$20

Anonymous Donor

Deeply sorry for the loss of Ida & holding your family in prayer.

$50

Anonymous

Sending love your way ...

$270

Anna, Luka, Lorenzo, Benito, Dome e Marino, Renata


$200

MHI


$200

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

with our deepest sympathy.

$550

Sara, Teresa, Egidio

Vi siamo vicini con il cuore e il dolce ricordo della piccola Ida rimarrà per sempre con noi.Un forte abbraccio

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L Roberson


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Riina

You're in my prayers

$20

Isabella Stocco


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anonymous

So sorry about your loss.

$50

Chiara Stocco


$25

Anonymous Donor


$25

Anonymous Donor

Condolences

$22

Famiglia Gabrielli Marco


$15

JD


$100

Dara and Todd La Porte


$100

The Malabarba Family

Thank you for bringing so much JOY to our girls through your books. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. xo

$110

Carlo e Maria Berlenghi

Vi siamo vicini e preghiamo per voi. Un abbraccio

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Adela Peskorz


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Laurel R Snyder

I'm so unbelievably sorry for your loss. May her memory be for a blessing.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$150

Silvia - Gravagna

Siete ogni giorno nei miei pensieri e nella mia preghiera. Vi abbraccio forte!!!

$100

Anonymous Donor


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Marco Paola e Federico

Ciao Ida, bellissimo Angelo! Vi siamo vicini...

$20

Anonymous Donor

Our Catholic community in Atlanta continues to pray for your family.

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Facebook Followwr

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for you.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$30

Anonymous Donor

We are so sorry for the loss of your daughter. We are praying for your family.

$20

Anonymous Donor


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Cyd Oppenheimer

We do not know the Hatke family but Ben's Zita books have brought so much joy to my own gaggle of boisterous daughters. This news breaks my heart.

$40

Anonymous Donor


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Dave and Steph Bushey


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Will Maxwell

So sorry for your loss

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Damiano


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Pikagirl


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Bernadette Baker-Baughman


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Anonymous Donor

I have a 4 year old daughter too... so I wept as I prayed for you and your family’s hearts and minds. May God guide you on this long journey of grief. Sending lots of love and prayers.

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Heather A. Loney


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Sara O

We are so sorry for your terrible loss.

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P. and L.

Wishing your family peace and strength.

$10

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

God bless.

$300

Joe and Liz Powell

Ben and Anna, we love you guys and want to be here for you however we can! Our family is grieving with yours. You are in our thoughts and prayers constantly.

$110

Mauro Zamarioni


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Anonymous Donor

There is no loss like the loss of a child. I am so sorry.

$300

Aldo e Cesarina - Gravagna

Vi siamo vicini in questo momento di dolore così grande e preghiamo per voi. Abbiate forza e tanta fede in Dio.

$110

Anonymous Donor


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Bob and Susan Schmitt

We are so sorry for your loss. You have our continued prayers.

$6

Jenna Ingham


$50

Meredith P Hartley


$10

Bori


$50

Douglas Holgate

So incredibly sorry to hear about your loss. Utterly devastating. Hope you’re surrounded by friends and family to help you through this awful time. Much love.

$100

Tom & Carla Sayre

Our deepest condolences and prayers.

$100

Anonymous Donor

Praying that God gives you the grace to endure this. I can't even begin to marine. My heart breaks for you.

$5

Cassandra

I saw Colleen Frakes share this. I'm so sorry.

$18

Deborah Cohen


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Vincent


$50

Anonymous Donor


$50

Mel Reams


$25

Anonymous Donor


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Elleanor Chin

So terribly sorry for your loss. Ben’s books have given joy to my family.

$100

The Cronkhite Family

We joined in prayer with you all for a miracle, but it was not God's Will. Although there is nothing worse than burying a child, we hope you can find consolation in little Ida now a saint enjoying the Beatific Vision. Please know we have offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for your family - May you find solace and consolation from all these prayers. God grant you peace.

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Anonymous Donor

My sincere condolences.

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E-Dreizehn

For my friend Ben

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Meg

Im so sorry for your loss. May God be with you.

$20

Anna Zbacnik

Ben- You visited my school in Minnesota. My students still talk fondly of your visit, and love your books. This is incredibly sad. My prayers are with you and your family.

$20

Hannah B.


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Christine Apolenis

Praying from afar

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Anthony and Emily Gaddini & children


$10

Anonymous Donor


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Marguerite Ramm

I’m so sorry for your loss.

$20

Anonymous Donor

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

$50

Christen McCreavy

You have my deepest condolences. I’ve been keeping your family in my heart and in my prayers. I am glad I can offer support during your time of need. I can say that there are good friends that are also thinking of you and will reach out to you.

$10

Anonymous Donor

May the God of all comfort be with your family. So deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for you.

$19

Kate Johnson


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

So many prayers for the Hatke family and all of those who love Ida. St. Ida, pray for us!

$25

Sasha

Praying for God's comfort and peace for you all.

$100

Anonymous Donor

May our Lord grant you the peace that passes all understanding- the peace only His Spirit can give.

$30

Natalie Troyer

May the Lord being you peace and comfort during this terribly difficult time. Praying for your family! ❤️

$100

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Tim & Mary MacDonald


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Donna Barba Higuera and Mark Maciejewski


$100

Anonymous Donor

We are terribly sorry for your loss. Our family will keep you in our prayers.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$20

John Paul Janaro


$200

The Isley Family

We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Ida. We know of your family through Ben's books, as they have been such a blessing to our family through the years. Please know that so many of us are united to your family as the body of Christ, and we are praying for you during this incredibly difficult time.

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Stanmeyer Family

Praying for your family to find growing peace in the confidence that little Ida is now Saint Ida.

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Anonymous Donor

Praying for peace and God's mercy to be poured out to you and your family. Ida and all of you are in our prayers. God bless

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Sheila Denton

“What is Death? A wondrous nercy, a coming home, a Divine Wekcome for a well-loved child.” St Martin de Porres

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Anonymous Donor

Grieving with you and praying for you. Hold on tightly to one another.

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Librarian

Peace be with you

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Anne Ursu


$50

Anonymous Donor

Sending prayers for your unimaginable loss.

$100

Anonymous Donor

With our heartfelt sympathy and prayers

$50

The Stith Family

May His face always shine on her and may He comfort all those who loved her.

$100

Children's Book World

We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

$10

The Shaffer Family


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Anonymous Donor

May God send you comfort in your grief.

$50

Noah L Easterly

I’m sorry for your loss.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Love and prayers. Thanking our heavenly Father for the precious gift of her life.

$40

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Praying for His grace to sustain your family during this most painful trial and for His gospel to go forth and save souls.

$10

Anonymous Donor

Deepest sympathy

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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$10

Albee Family


$100

Coffey family


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Jen F


$10

Anonymous Donor


$25

Rosemary Tortorella

Offering our rosaries and prayers for the Hatke family.

$50

Emily Easton


$20

Anonymous Donor


$50

the Harmons


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Kerstin La Cross


$25

Mike and Laurie mcgowan

You all are in our thoughts and prayers!

$100

Ray, Bonnie, & Cali


$10

Anonymous Donor

Sending love to the entire Hatke family.

$15

Anonymous Donor


$5

Wesley Helgeson


$10

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor


$20

Andrea Ayres

Infinite love to you and your family. So incredibly sorry for your loss.

$20

Jonathan Roth


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Lesley

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you all the strength to keep moving forward.

$250

Aaron and Amity Zenz

Much love to your family. Thankful for Ida’s life and for all of yours.

$20

Rachelle Cruz

I’m sending prayers and light for your family. Please know we’re all thinking of you.

$20

Sharon Esdale


$10

Anonymous Donor

we are sending our love and condolences

$20

The Rutherford Family

You’ve given us so much joy with your work. We are heartbroken for you and send prayers & love.

$20

Kelly cote


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Katie & Peter McNeely


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Anonymous Donor

Our family’s prayers are with you! We’re so deeply sorry for you loss of little Ida.

$20

Marci McAdam


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Karla Pacheco

So incredibly heartbroken by this. All my love to you all.

$20

Jbrown


$20

Kathryn S Kipling


$100

Anonymous Donor

May Our Lady of Sorrows grant your family peace and consolation. We are praying our hearts out for all of you!!

$40

Rachel

Ben, Anna, and family—so much love to you all. Holding you in the light as long as you need it.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$100

Adam & Christina Crews

Our prayers are with you and your daughter

$10

Danielle and Dante

You are in our prayers

$200

Mike, Noreen and Family

Our hearts and prayers are with you every minute. We hope that a little of Ida’s joy can be felt by all of you during this sad time. We ❤️ all the Hatkes, big and small.

$100

Anonymous Donor


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Lila

Memory Eternal, dear Ida.

$20

Laura England-Biggs


$100

Steve Hamaker & Jenny Robb


$50

Mark Crilley


$20

Jason Shiga

Thinking of you and your family. Some of my most cherished memories these past years has been reading Little Robot and Nobody Likes an Ogre to my son at bedtime. You have brought so much joy into our lives and I haven't even met you in person! Thank you for everything and I hope you make it through this knowing people are thinking of you.

$50

Anonymous Donor

My heart breaks for you.

$100

Anonymous Donor

We are deeply sorry for your loss of dear Ida! Our family will continue to pray for you during this difficult time.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous

May God Bless you at this difficult time.

$10

Celia Neumayr


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Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor

Praying for all!

$40

Pauline Montgomery

Prayers for you in this time of great sadness. May Jesus hold you all close

$20

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$100

Dunns

We haven’t met although we run in the same circles. Our family is heartbroken for yours. We have been praying for you all week, and we will continue to pray that Our Lord will comfort you as only He can.

$20

Anonymous Donor

Sending prayers from California.

$100

The Saperstein Family

Sending prayers and healing thoughts.

$100

Joe Field


$100

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor


$50

Alex and Kathy Johnson

All the best to you and your family, Ben. We are so sorry for your loss.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

So sad for this heartbreaking loss. We don't know you, but your wonderful Zita Spacegirl books and others have touched our hearts. We are thinking of your family.

$100

Anonymous Donor


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Andy Runton

We love you all so much.

$25

Shannon W


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Mike Lawrence

So sorry for your loss Hatke family

$50

Paula Gallagher

Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

$50

Julie Kirchner


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Sara


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Happily Ever Elephants


$20

Mary Pat Brennan


$50

Tanya Hudson

Ida was a baby when Ben visited our school a few years ago, and the Chase Street Elementary School community are huge fans and supporters of Ben’s work. We are sending so much love to the Hatke family during this sad time. ❤️

$35

Alex Graudins

I haven't been able to stop thinking of you all since learning the news last night. Even now I'm struggling with words. I'm so sorry. Sending lots of love to the entire Hatke clan

$25

Anonymous Donor

My family’s thoughts and prayers go out to you all

$25

Laura Given


$25

Anonymous Donor

Sending so much love from the school library community!

$100

Little Shop of Stories

Thoughts and prayers for your family from all of us at Little Shop of Stories.

$20

Alzamon.art


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Fred Chung


$10

Eric Dellinger


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Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

Holding your family in our prayers.

$100

Anonymous Donor

Holding your family in our prayers.

$50

Anonymous Donor

I was thinking of comics and graphic novels where the protagonist is female for all genders. Usually, graphic novels with girls mainly appeal to girls, and graphic novels with boys mainly appeal to boys. Sometimes, a graphic novel with a male protagonist appeals to both genders. However, I was struggling to think of one with a female protagonist that would appeal to boys and girls. When I saw that Gene Yang posted this on his Instagram, I remembered Zita the Spacegirl and then I realized that this was a book that easily appeals to both boys and girls. I hope Mr and Mrs Hatke are able to pay for the medical bill and whatnot and I hope that one day, Mr. Hatke can write more graphic novels.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Prayers for all of you.

$25

Anonymous Donor

So sorry for your devastating loss.

$30

Ten haaf family

You are in our prayers

$50

Anonymous Donor

Praying for comfort and strength. I am heartbroken for your loss. Ll

$5

Tim Hall II

Sending prayers your way

$25

Anonymous Donor


$25

Anonymous Donor

Our hearts are breaking for you and we are praying for your family. We were just introduced to your books last week and borrowed as many as we could from the library. We will pray a Hail Mary for your family each time we pick one up.

$25

deni mori


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N Galvin


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Marion Beaton

God Bless and be good to this family sad for you

$20

Anonymous Donor


$10

The Herrman family

Sending love and praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$500

Cece and Tom

Ben and Anna: All our love to you and to your family. We are without words.

$50

Tammy LaPlante

My heart is breaking for your family in this time of extreme sorrow. I will be praying for all of you.

$150

Anonymous Donor

May this earthly cross bring you an over abundance of joy when you reunite with Ida again.

$50

Ksenia W.

Sending you much love! ♥️♥️♥️

$20

Kate Messner


$25

Brooks Benjamin

Sending all the healing thoughts and vibes your way. ❤️

$25

Anonymous Donor

Sending prayers for comfort

$50

Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor

Prayers for the family

$200

Al, Carol Ann, and Alexia

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We share your loss.

$250

Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, NH

Keeping your family in our thoughts at this terrible time.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Sorry for your loss.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$200

Anonymous Donor


$500

Nicholas T Bruel


$50

The Dupuy Family


$20

Anonymous Donor

Love to all

$100

Nathan Hale

Deepest sympathies.

$100

Jim & Betsy Shanley

Many prayers for you all.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$50

Mariana and Andrew Troy

We are terribly sorry for your loss. We are holding your family, friends and all who loved Ida in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$100

RUTH ONEILL


$100

Felix & Kathleen Sternfels


$25

Hatke Fund


$25

Tina Hanlon

Ben Hatke's books bring joy to many (including my colleague's 10-year-old, as I just heard this week, coincidentally, how much he loves Ben's new book). I hope he and his family will find some comfort in hearing that his readers and colleagues send their deepest sympathy.

$20

Beth M. Thomas


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Althea Burrell

We are so sorry for your loss. Thank you for your work on behalf of Catholic children.

$20

Anonymous Donor


$100

Mike and Jodi Shaffer


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Katharine Cummings


$50

The Bailey Family

Our family thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

$200

Anonymous Donor

Beautiful little angel gone to soon

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Irene OBrien


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Anonymous Donor


$25

Tom Murphy


$20

Anonymous Donor

Zita made my daughter a voracious reader. Thank you for the impact you’ve had on my family. I am praying for yours in this time.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$50

Michael Fogarty


$50

Audrey

My thoughts are with you and your family.

$20

Anonymous Donor


$200

Nye family


$20

Anonymous Donor


$25

Katie Kiley

My deepest condolences. Many, many prayers for the Hatke family and friends.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Prayers to continue for you family! We are just so sorry.

$50

Lewis and Karen Dosher


$50

Anonymous Donor


$25

annonymous

Prayers for this family

$100

Hannah ONeal

Peace and love to you and your family.

$5

Gina r dittmeier


$1000

Mo and Cher Willems


$20

Jessica Wilson


$50

Anonymous Donor


$30

anonymous

Sorry for your loss!

$20

Anonymous Donor

Rosaries are being offered. And many, many tears for the family. +Pray for us, sweet Ida.

$20

Brown Family


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Anonymous Donor


$50

Frontier Girls Troop #318

Sincere condolences from Frontier Girls Troop #318. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

$50

Joe B


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Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor


$50

Ruth S.

Keeping your family in my prayers at this sad time.

$50

The Fusz Family

Our prayers and love our with you!

$100

The Parente Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

$100

Robin Coffin

Praying for you all.

$25

Anonymous Donor

We are incredibly sorry for your loss; your writing has been a blessing to our children.

$50

Monica Phillips

Praying for during this very difficult time and afterward

$50

Anonymous Donor

May our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary comfort your family.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$10

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor

May God bless you all - so many prayers!

$500

Read-Aloud Revival

May the God of peace be with you all. Our community continues to hold your family in prayer. ❤️

$50

Kathy H

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Praying for your family as you mourn the loss of this precious child. May God always be with you.

$50

Nicholas G Hopkins


$25

Kelly Mellings


$200

Blesius Family

With heartfelt prayer.

$50

Karen H


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Heidi English


$100

Anonymous Donor

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our hearts and prayers.

$50

Lucy

Thinking of you and your family.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$18

Elizabeth Lenhard


$50

Anonymous Donor


$10

JuliAnn

May God wrap His loving arms around all of you at this trying time.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$25

Yaika

Heartbroken for your loss. Thinking of you all, and sending love your way.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$25

Anonymous Donor

Praying for you and your family. May perpetual light shine upon Ida.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Continued prayers for your family and for the repose of the soul of Ida.

$10

Marlene


$25

Beth Revis

God bless your family in this tragic time.

$100

George O'Connor

So sorry for your loss.

$20

Alex L.


$25

Anonymous Donor


$20

Edward Hamilton

We grieve, but not as those who have no hope.

$25

Barbara Workman

My children and I (all avid Ben Hatke readers) are grieving for Ida and the pain and sorrow of the whole Hatke family. I am so, so sorry.

$250

Anonymous Donor

May Our Blessed Mother wrap your family in her mantle and give you the grace needed to sustain you through this unbearable time. Love and prayers!!

$100

David and Sharon Griffiths


$20

Anonymous Donor


$25

Kelly Brenner


$100

Sara Varon

Sending love.

$25

Stephanie Milberger

I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. Love to you and your family.

$50

Ann Mary Anderson

Our hearts and prayers are with the Hatke family. My Jesus and Mary help to soothe their heartache.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$20

Alicia M Laxton

Sending so much love, Ben and Anna.

$50

Maureen&Nick Benes


$15

Janie Groetsch

You are in our hearts and our prayers + St. Ida, pray for us +

$10

Anonymous Donor

Your family remains close in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

$50

Keith and Alysa Wood

Love and warm thoughts for all of you and your family.

$50

Anonymous


$25

Gilbert Family


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Anonymous Donor


$25

Anonymous Donor

You and your family are in my thoughts at this horrible time. May good memories of your daughter's brief life ease your grief.

$100

christina n jp degance


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Darren and Anna Cools

Praying for you and your family!

$20

Lauren Fleming

I am so, so sorry for your tragic loss. Hugs and love to you and yours.

$25

Susan Van Metre

I am so sorry for your loss. She's a beautiful girl and a light in your lives, I am sure.

$50

Maddy C.


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Frances Scott


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Christina Hicks


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Lisa Brown and Daniel Handler

Our hearts go out to your family.

$10

James C Cook

Our condolences and prayers to the family.

$100

Emerson Family

Our deepest condolences, prayers and love. St. Ida, pray for us.

$20

Anonymous Donor


$25

Shippy

Love and gratitude, our deepest sympathies.

$50

Kevin Sylvester


$50

Anonymous Donor


$10

Cathy Byrne

Deepest sympathies

$100

Carol


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Kazu and Amy Kibuishi


$50

Renee Kurilla


$20

Louisville, KY

Offering our rosaries for you.

$50

Your friend from Hollins

Ben, Anna, girls, and everyone who loved Ida, the entire Hollins community stands with you in this tragic time. We are so very sorry.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$100

Christine and George Beltran

We hold your family in our hearts. And in our prayers.

$50

Anonymous Donor

God bless your family.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$100

Michael Steenbergen

Our family is praying for yours.

$100

Zia &Zio

God grant you Peace and Strength in your time of need. We love you Always

$100

Anonymous Donor


$50

Daniel Nayeri


$20

Anonymous Donor


$20

A friend


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Karen Green

Ben Hatke is one of the sweetest, gentlest people in comics. I'm so terribly sorry for this dreadful loss.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Burying a child is the most painful experience in this life. We have no words that can do justice to your suffering, but you all remain close to our hearts.

$300

Anonymous Donor

Dear Hatke family, We wish we could do even more for you! Our entire family is so heartbroken over the loss of Ida. We will continue to pray for God's comfort and peace in your lives!

$25

Steve LoVecchio


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Anonymous Donor

Ben's artwork and writing was one of the great delights of my daughter's childhood, and this news makes me so very, very sad. We are thinking of you and your family, and hoping that you find some comfort.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$25

The Foushee Family

We continue to pray.

$100

Jenni & Matt Holm

Keeping you in our thoughts. xoxo

$150

Siegel Family

our hearts are with you.

$30

Anonymous Donor

...even in our sleep,
 pain which cannot forget 
falls drop by drop upon the heart,
until in our own despair, 
against our will,
 comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. so sorry for your loss.

$100

Jim Di Bartolo and Laini Taylor

Our deepest sympathies to your family and loved ones...

$30

Patty


$25

Anonymous Donor


$100

Danielle (Anderson) Erickson

I am so so sorry for your loss Ben and Anna and the pain that comes with this. My heart breaks for you. Stay strong.

$30

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$10

Keiran Lancaster

You have my deepest sympathies, I am in the UK and I am sure your story has touched the hearts of people all over the world.

$100

James Lucas Jones & Jennie Jones

Wishing our extended comic family the Hatkes support, comfort, love, and peace in a time when all must feel like they’re in short supply.

$100

Matthew Krous


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Marliese Carlson

Prayers for you family. Only know you through your books. So sorry for the loss of little Ida.

$25

Anonymous Donor

May God bless and keep you all!

$5

Anonymous Donor

Love to all of you~

$20

Danny Yee


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Edith Donnell

I am so, so sorry for your loss, Hatke family. Ida was a treasure and will be so greatly missed. I am so sad to hear this news. I am praying for you.

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Anonymous Donor


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Stephanie Burgis and family

We are so very sorry for your loss.

$50

Eva Volin

I hope happy memories bring you some peace.

$50

Vee

All my love to the Hatke family

$100

Nobu A Koch

Sending my love. You are all in my prayers.

$80

Tomer Ullman


$50

Kyle


$15

Anonymous


$25

Anonymous Donor

Praying for your entire family. St Ida, pray for us! We are so, so sorry

$50

Anonymous Donor

I am so so sorry for your loss. Keeping Ida in my thoughts.

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Anonymous Donor

With deepest sympathy. You are in my prayers!

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Lev


$10

Ben Thacker


$30

Anonymous Donor


$50

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$40

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$180

Lissa Treiman


$50

Anonymous Donor

Your work has brought our family a lot of fun and laughter, and we would like to give something back. We are sorry for this terrible loss, our thoughts are with you.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Love and prayers from our family to yours. May God, who is your comfort and strength you need be with you now and always. St. Ida, ora pro nobis!

$25

Ian Chipman


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Belmont Books


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Michael Heffernan


$100

Elise Gravel


$50

Anna e Franco Perria

A prayer for all of you from Massi's parents in Gravagna S. Rocco.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$50

Family Frank

God give you strength for this journey. We are praying for you!

$20

Louie Stowell

I'm so sorry ben's family is going through this. How terrible. Sending much love. xx

$250

Massi, Deanna, Vale, Franci, Tommy

We are keeping little Ida and all of you, Ben, Anna, Angelica, Zita, Julia, Ronja in our hearts and prayers. God bless you all.

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Eric Lewis


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$20

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Ben Balas

With love from our family to yours.

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Anonymous Donor

I praise God that He allowed all of us to join you in your journey of suffering. Even if we have never met any of you, Ida has touched hearts and we prayed more fervently than we would have. We also spoke to God in ways unlike before when normally we would be going about the busyness of ours days. She woke us up to what is important!! Blessings abound and know that you will continue to be held in prayer as you bear this heavy load.

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Anonymous Donor


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Jack and Zita


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Maaike

So deeply sorry for your loss.

$25

Alexander Danner


$100

Anonymous Donor


$25

Christina Brown

Praying for your broken hearts.

$50

Sue & Matt

Can’t begin to imagine your grief, so sorry.

$50

Jason Viola


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Anonymous Donor


$25

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Anonymous Donor

Your books were gifts filled with joy and hope, to me and the kids in my life. I only wish I could return that favor now. Praying for you and your family.

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor

Be assured of our prayers.

$500

Ivana

Sending peace & love from your Zia

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Anonymous Donor


$50

Matthew Gelis


$25

Ken Marcus

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your comics have brought by kids joy and fun. My best - ken

$100

JANET FOX

We have added the family to our church prayer chain

$100

Jenn Haines

Our hearts are with you.

$50

O’Connell Family

We will be praying for Ida and your whole family.

$20

Anonymous Donor


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$250

Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

We continue to pray.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$200

Brendan and Susan

❤️

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Anonymous Donor


$200

Anonymous Donor

Holy Family, pray for us.

$40

Anonymous Donor


$27

DeLisle Family


$50

Anonymous

Rest in beautiful peace, Ida. Our prayers continue for your peace, Hatke family.

$40

Anonymous Donor


$10

Anonymous Donor

From some fellow Catholic homeschoolers... we love Ben's books. I am so sorry for your loss, and we will keep you in our prayers.

$20

Anonymous Donor


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$20

The Fritch Family

Prayers for you in this very difficult time.

$25

Scott Chantler

My deepest condolences. Wish I could do more.

$40

Anonymous Donor

Praying for your family, so sorry...

$100

Lina e Maria Pia

Vi siamo vicine con tanto affetto e con la preghiera.

$30

Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor

I do not know your family, but I will keep you all in my prayers and love you none the less.

$100

Ryan and Marie

We love you guys

$200

The Carlin

We are so sorry for your unimaginable loss We are part of the catholic homeschool diaspora. my children have loved your books and we sometimes saw you on Instagram. We are praying for you.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$10

Katy Watson


$25

Jessica K

Our hearts ache for your family. Please know we are praying.

$20

Anonymous Donor

I am so, so sorry for you loss.

$20

Jake

Réquiem ætérnam dona eis, Dómine, et lux perpétua lúceat eis. Requiéscant in pace. Amen.

$20

Fr Kevin


$20

Lula. Friend of Flavia

Thinking of you all.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor

Prayers for your family♡

$5

Anna

I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

$20

YUMI TADA


$15

Karen Vowles


$30

J Robert Deans and Family


$50

Anonymous Donor


$20

Adam


$50

Jarad Greene

Thinking of you, Ben and Anna, and your sweet family. I'll cherish having met Ida

$50

Connie Hsu


$5000

David Pilkey


$50

Anonymous Donor

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family.

$20

Anonymous Donor


$200

Dave Roman

Prayers and hugs to the whole Hatke family.

$20

Cristina Bagatta

My thoughts and prayers go out to you. So very sorry for your loss.

$100

Carolyn & Steven Roys


$20

Bex, Flavia's friend from London

Sending you my love and prayers at this heartbreaking time.

$100

Ben and Katie Brown


$20

Anonymous Donor


$40

Shelli and Braden Lamb

Thinking of you all and the beauty you've added to this world. Take care.

$100

Zac and Sadie Inman

So, so sorry for your loss.

$20

Dawn Slawecki


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Anonymous Donor


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$75

Joshua and Beth Facemyer


$60

Mamma e papà Stefano

Un angelo era sceso sulla terra ma è tornato in cielo perché è più bello. Anna e Ben siete nei nostri cuori e nelle nostre preghiere

$20

Luisa Bagatta

Condolences and prayers.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$30

Katharine Kan

May the Holy Comforter grant His peace beyond all understanding to all who mourn, especially Ben, Anna, and their family. The Lord bless you and keep you and grant you peace.

$200

Segun Oladapo

Thinking of you all, praying for you all, you are always in my heart. Segun. x

$1000

Ida and Flavia Bertolini

Sending you love and strength. Flavia and Ida xx

$5

With love and prayers


$25

Heather V

So deeply sorry for this loss. I will pray that the peace of God sustains you in your time of great need.

$100

Mike Maihack

Jen and my hearts and prayers are with your family right now. Anything else we can do, please reach out.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$250

Anonymous Donor


$1000

Paolo and Mafalda Bertolini

Con immenso affetto, sempre. Paolo e Mafalda

$100

Loveofxena

I have never met anyone in the Hatke family but through Ben's books and his online presence, I know them to be beautiful human beings.

$50

Penelope Bagieu


$50

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$25

Anonymous Donor


$10

Anonymous Donor

May Mary our Mother hold your sweet girl in her arms until you may join her in God's kingdom.

$500

The Powers, Qualio, and Knecht families

We are all praying for you and sending our love and deepest sympathy.

$10

Boeckman Middle School Library

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

$50

Lisa & Joe Selner


$50

Anonymous Donor

Requiem aeternam dona ei. Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen. From a family of boys touched by your art, joy, and love. We have been praying for you all and will continue to keep you in prayer.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$100

Rose Turner

I love you I love you I love you I love you. I can't thank you enough for everything you all have done for me. You've helped me get through darkness. I only hope I can begin to return the favor.

$100

Jim and Judy Watson

We continue to pray for your strength during this heartbreaking time.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$250

Jason Kerlek

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches and only finds some peace knowing that Ida is now with our Lord and maker. God bless all of you and the Hatke family will be in my daily prayers.

$10

Brian Brown

Peace be with your family

$25

The Fisher Family


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Anonymous Donor


$30

Roger Langridge


$20

Abigail Stockton


$100

Spider & Linda Schafer

So very sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and peace.

$20

Jessica Trevino

I'm so so sorry for your loss.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$30

Anonymous Donor


$20

Joe Caramagna


$20

Anonymous Donor

Condolences to your family. Requiesat in pace.

$50

Bowes family

We are praying for you and your family

$200

The Turpin Family

Sending love and prayers you all.

$50

Anonymous Donor

So sorry for your loss.

$40

Kristyn Hall

Ben, Anna, and girls, Just as it has been a joy to follow the Hatke family adventures, so we stand with you now in your sorrow. Know of our prayers, love, and support. God bless and keep you all. Mama Mary, hold this family close to Jesus under her mantle. ♡

$100

Pat and Cassie H

We are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family is and will be in our prayers.

$10

Anonymous Donor

God bless.

$50

Anonymous Donor

Praying for your family.

$200

Krosoczka family

Holding you close in our thoughts.

$20

Kelly Family


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Anonymous Donor

I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss.

$500

Anonymous Donor

May our lord watch over you all, and his countenance shine upon little Ida. We are deeply grieved over your loss.

$50

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$20

Lisa Vogel

Dear Anna, Ben and family, My prayers are with you. May the Holy Family surround you with Their love and protection. Sweet Ida, pray for us.

$20

Anonymous Donor

I am so terribly sorry for your loss.

$20

Anonymous Donor

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May our Mother Mary be with you.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$25

Ryan Labay


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Fede & Stefano

La piccola Ida vivrà per sempre nei nostri cuori e ci resta di lei un ricordo di infinita dolcezza. Siamo vicini a tutti voi con l'affetto e la preghiera.

$50

Kate Hannigan

I’m so sorry. Sending you good thoughts through this incredibly challenging time.

$100

Noah & Daphne Schafer

God bless your family. We are praying for you.

$30

Anonymous Donor

Ida is in the arms of Jesus and most surely a Saint. Praying for you all ✝️

$25

Anonymous Donor


$10

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor

My prayers.

$100

Abigail


$100

Gabriel, Violet, Cillian Tompkins


$50

Joe Romano

Praying for you and your entire family Ben.

$100

Anonymous Donor

Prayers for you all.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$10

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$40

Anonymous Donor


$10

Anonymous Donor


$40

Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

God bless you!

$50

Cheryl & Matt Dance

Prayer for you and your family.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous


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Jennifer


$5

Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

Dear Hatke family, I am keeping you in my prayers that Jesus will give you peace and consolation. May Our Lady take you under her mantle.

$15

Anonymous Donor


$20

JP Ahonen

Much love to the whole family. Truly sorry for your loss.

$50

Gabrielle Van Wyck


$20

Anonymous Donor


$50

Mike and Laurie Pawuk

So sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace in this time of need.

$50

Adam Ford


$20

Ursula

Rest in peace, little Ida. Prayers offered for you and your family.

$10

Roisin Casey


$20

Anonymous Donor


$50

Jayne A Flynn

Ben and Anna, my family will continue to pray for you and your family. Our hearts are broken as we understand the loss of Ida is so painful.

$10

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$10

Anonymous Donor

Very sorry for the loss

$50

Anonymous Donor

We continue to pray for your sweet family.

$100

Anonymous Donor

We are so very very sorry. Praying so hard for you.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor

I cannot imagine what you are going through. Please know that your family is included in our daily Rosary. May our good God bless you during this trying time.

$500

Carl and Mary Carrano

Your faith is a blessing to us all.

$35

Friend

With love

$20

Anonymous Donor


$10

Alicia


$10

Anonymous Donor


$20

Kelly Nanninga

I recently lost my husband of 41 years. I know the hurt you are experiencing and I pray for you

$20

Anonymous Donor


$25

Josh Bergen


$100

Giorgio, Luisella, Emma

Siete nel nostro cuore, nei nostri pensieri, nelle nostre preghiere. Emma abbraccia forte Ronia, Giulia, Zita e Angelica

$20

Damon Charles


$20

Barbara Moon

Sending love to you and your family.

$50

Barry Deutsch

I am so sorry for your loss.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$30

BERNIER


$50

Jason Caffoe


$100

Sarah Bellwood (Lucy's Mama)

I've never met you or your family, Ben, but I've loved you for several years vicariously because of what my daughter Lucy has told me about you all. It's heartbreaking that such a good and loving family should have to suffer this sudden devastating loss. Sending you all my sympathy, support and comfort as you go through this valley of the shadow. Sarah xxx

$10

Emmi Kara

Wishing little Ida's family strength during this dark time

$200

Massimo Gabrielli, Elisa, Gloria e Greta

We embrace you in this painful moment. You are in our mind and in our heart.

$50

Daniela, Lorenzo, Alessandro & Matteo

Ida will never be forgotten in all the hearts she touched!

$100

Anonymous Donor

Goodbye little star

$200

Grace Bertolozzi Pierce, Steve, Daniel, Rachel, Gabe Pierce

We your cousins were blessed to know your big golden spirit here on earth. May your mother and father and sisters find peace in the love you gave and life you lived

$30

Giovanni

May God bless you!

$25

Jamie Fong


$50

Fabio e Claudia

Close to your heart. Praying for you all.

$50

Alessandro&Alessandra

Eva & Linda send a big hug to Ronja, Julia, Zita & Angelica. Our heart is with you all.

$20

Anonymous Donor

God bless.

$25

Paul Reinwand


$1000

Raina T

We love you, sweet Ida.

$20

MStrez


$50

Nidhi Chanani


$100

Christopher Appelhans


$200

Dan Santat


$20

Cecil C


$80

Robin Solem


$20

Anonymous Donor


$100

Cristina Danilo Stefano

Forever in our heart

$10

Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor

I’m really sorry for your loss.

$35

Tavis N

From my little Goblin for the loss of yours. You’re in our thoughts.

$50

Lonnie Mann


$20

Anonymous Donor


$25

C. Spike Trotman

I am so unbelievably sorry. Your family is in my thoughts.

$50

Anne Bean


$50

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$100

Joe and Monica Seeley

Praying hard for your precious family.

$10

Anonymous Donor


$40

Anonymous Donor


$50

Faith Hicks


$1000

Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor


$10

Jonathan R Hennessey


$50

Anonymous Donor

My heart is with you and your family at this time.

$100

Scott Campbell


$50

Anonymous Donor


$50

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$100

Anonymous Donor


$100

Tony and Amy Bertolini

We are deeply saddened for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

$100

Benji Malki

Only met her for one weekend camping in Alaska. She brightened the world. Hugs and love to you all.

$20

Paul Lai


$50

Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this trying time. God bless you all.

$100

Zia Luciana

I am with you in your sorrow. I’m so sorry kids. I love you and am praying for you all.

$50

Molly Muldoon

Keeping all the Hatkes in my prayers and cherishing my memories of Ida.

$10

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$50

Dcn. Gerard-Marie Anthony

God bless you friends and may Our dear mother Mary and St. Joseph be with you during the times ahead.

$150

Philip Nel


$100

Anthony Wu


$500

Corrigan Family

Eternal Memory

$100

Ann-Marie & Pawel

Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

$20

The Putnam Family

Our heart aches for the Hatke family and we send our condolences and love.

$150

Alisa Harris

Sending love and strength to your family and cherishing my memories of sweet Ida. My heart is breaking for all of the Hatkes.

$100

The Regina Family

Praying for the Hatkes. Devastating news. May God give you peace during this awful time.

$50

Josh

Praying for all of you.

$20

Catherine Farris


$100

Joshua and Elisabeth (Boever) Gideon

Our prayers will continue to be with you.

$20

Anonymous Donor

We continue to pray for your family!

$20

Shaylynn Rackers

Many prayers

$200

Mark and Aileen Wiesner

Continued prayers for the Hatkes and Bertolinis from the Wiesners.

$250

Anonymous Donor

Our love and prayers for the Hatkes

$50

Anonymous Donor

So sorry for your great loss of your sweet daughter. Sending love and prayets. May God and Our Lady comfort you in this difficult time. Little sweet Ida, pray for us!

$20

Anonymous Donor

Hail Mary full of grace.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Continued prayers.

$20

J King


$50

Matthew Ashcraft


$40

Anonymous Donor


$20

Mark and Anne Hazel

You are all in our prayers

$40

Dylan Horrocks


$100

The Cara Family

May your family be enveloped in the love and mercy of Jesus.

$10

Coleman Family


$50

Nick Sousanis

so sorry for your loss - sending good thoughts and strength to all...

$25

Anonymous Donor

Praying for you!

$100

Greg Ortner and family

I can't begin to imagine the weight of grief your family is carrying right now. We are all praying for you. May God give you strength to carry your cross and Ida intercede for your needs. Love you all.

$25

Clare Campaña

May the blessed Mother comfort you!

$50

Tanya Jones


$200

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$5

Katie yockey

Praying for Mama Mary to wrap you all up right in her mantle ❤️❤️

$200

Anonymous Donor

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner and thy unworthy servant, through the prayers of thy servant Ida who stands before thee in paradise. Amen.

$25

Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$10

Mary Allison and family


$50

Eichners’

May our Lord have mercy

$20

Anonymous Donor


$50

Meredith McCann


$20

Paul Balze

Heard about this from Danielle Corsetto. So sorry for your loss.

$20

Harper Family

Praying for your beautiful family- He promises to be near the brokenhearted. We are so sorry for your loss!

$7

Anastasia Schiele

Keeping you family in my prayers

$50

Anonymous Donor

Prayers for you and sweet Ida.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$500

Gary Tyrrell

All of my love and strength to you, Ben and Anna.

$100

Micah and Kathleen Willard

We are so sorry. Praying for you all.

$50

Lauren Rivers

My heart is aching for your family.

$100

Sally Wilkins

Praying for all of you in this time of grief.

$50

Anonymous


$25

Anonymous Donor

I am so, so sorry for the loss of sweet Ida. Praying for the whole family!

$100

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor


$25

Adrienne (Alessandro) O'Brien

Your family has constantly been in our thoughts and prayers this week, and we will continue to pray for you daily! May God grant you abundant comfort and peace.

$500

Calista Brill


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Anonymous Donor


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Anonymous Donor


$50

In memory of James Garrett


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Anonymous Donor


$20

Anonymous Donor

I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you.

$100

John and Marie Mavretich

Our continued prayers!

$20

Madison Castile


$100

Mary Hodge

You don't know me, and I only know you through Ben's books which I used when tutoring my niece. I loved them so much that I also bought them for my grandchildren. I am so sorry that you have suffered the loss of a child. I will continue to pray for both of you and for the rest of your family.

$1000

Anonymous Donor

Prayed for Ida's soul and for all those who love her. May she rest in Our Lord's arms and intercede for you in your grief!

$30

Jim O. in Michigan


$150

The Palla Family

Thinking of you and praying for you.

$100

Eden A Miller


$20

Jacqueline sosebee


$5

Anonymous Donor

Found out via Danielle Corsetto and Jon Rosenberg. Love Ben's books. Can't spare a lot but every little bit, right? So, so sorry for this tragedy!

$25

Anonymous Donor


$50

Gary and Rebecca Walker

We grieve with you at this terrible event. Know that your family is in our hearts.

$25

Kenney Family

Praying for your family during this horribly difficult time. Little Ida has touched many hearts. Jesus and Mary wrap your arms around this family.

$50

Grace Schmitt


$100

Anonymous Donor

I’m so sorry

$25

Thomas W. Stanford


$5

Jeffrey Perdomo


$50

Katie Behrens


$100

Steve and Carlene Pearson

May God give you His comfort. Many prayers, the Pearson family

$50

Emily Mason


$100

Anonymous Donor

Eternal rest... Praying for all of you.

$50

Noelle and Tom

Anna and Ben, my heart is breaking for you. Please know that you have been and will continue to be in my prayers.

$500

Anonymous Donor

Sending all our love.

$100

Anonymous

We are praying for you all. May God grant you peace and comfort.

$250

Mike and Alicia Hernon

We have and will continue to pray for all of you! Our heart goes out to you. May the Lord sustain you.

$25

Anonymous Donor


$25

Anonymous Donor


$25

Anonymous Donor


$30

Sarkis


$50

Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

Praying for your family and sweet Ida

$150

nancyo

So many prayers and much love for your family!

$100

John and Kate Sciacca

Praying for all those dear to Ida. May they be filled with that peace which comes only from Him.

$100

Victoria Newton

I am so sorry for this terrible loss. Keeping your family in my prayers.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Your family is in our prayers. May Ida's memory be eternal!

$100

Pearl


$200

T&S

We're holding you all in our hearts. With love and deepest sympathy - T&S.

$25

Eller Family

Sending prayers to your family during this unimaginable time of grief.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$25

Anonymous Donor

Sending prayers your way.

$25

Kathryn Atkinson


$50

Anonymous Donor

I am so sorry for your loss. Your precious family will be in our prayers as you navigate this unimaginable grief.

$100

Danielle Erin Corsetto

Your whole family is in my thoughts, every day.

$100

Anonymous Donor

Eternal be her Memory!

$25

Anonymous Donor


$200

Jeff and Ann Berger

Our hearts are aching for you. Please know we are holding you close in prayer. May God give you strength and peace.

$25

Anonymous Donor

Our heartfelt prayers are with you.

$40

David & Elaine Foushee


$50

Anonymous Donor


$200

The Sudas


$25

The Mellos

We are so heartbroken to hear this tragedy. Little Ida will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

$200

Michael, Katie & Adelaide McFadden

Prayers for your consolation and healing

$50

Monica Clarke


$50

Ben

My prayers and condolences for the family.

$50

Anonymous Donor


$100

Anonymous Donor

I’m so sorry for your loss, my prayers continue to be with your family and friends

$10

Machaia

May God be with you all. May He bring you comfort in your grief.

$100

Anonymous Donor


$94

Turner Family

Our family grieves with yours. You remain in our prayers.

$100

Anonymous Donor

My thoughts and prayers are with you

$100

Steve & Tempest Tillotson (and kids)

Praying for your family...

$50

Ellie Berger

My heartfelt prayers are with you all.

$50

Kimball family

We are praying for God's grace and mercy for your family.

$100

Clint and Andria Hepler

Praying for your continued peace and consolation. God bless you!

$30

Anonymous Donor

Our prayers are with your family!

$100

The Ortiz Family

May you be comforted by Mama Mary in this devastating time. Our prayers are with you.

$20

Lisa Parker


$20

Anonymous Donor


$10

Anonymous Donor


$50

Anonymous Donor

You are in our family's prayers.

$100

The Howard Family, San Francisco

Prayers for your loss and Heaven’s gain.

$50

Dale and Bernadette


$50

Anonymous Donor

Prayers for the Hatke family

$200

Jonathan Klassen


$100

Kress Family


$250

Anonymous Donor


$100

Mark and Bridget McShurley

We are so very sorry for your loss! May Our Lady bring you comfort and peace. Beautiful little St. Ida, pray for us!

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Anonymous Donor


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Jonathan D Rosenberg

I am so sorry for your loss.

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Clara Farmer

always in my thoughts and prayers

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Anonymous Donor

Prayers for Ida and the Hatke Family.

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Jeffrey Johnson


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Anonymous Donor

God our Father bless you and yours, may Mother Mary keep you in her tender care.. until you are all safe in Heaven forever, all together, Amen. The peace of Christ be deeply with you all.

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Anonymous Donor

Praying for your family during this unimaginable heartbreak.

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Anonymous Donor

While no two tragedies are the same, I know the ocean of grief that comes with burying a young daughter. You have been in my prayers since I first heard of Ida's accident and you will continue to be in my prayers for the comming days, weeks, months, and years. - A distant Virginia neighbor

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Anonymous Donor

We are praying for your family!

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Sofia Owen-Badillo

I love you guys, this is just a small token.

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Anonymous Donor

Continued prayers for your family in this time of unimaginable sorrow.

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Galvan Family

We are so saddened by your great loss. Our deepest condolences. Holding your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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The Hart Family

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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Deanna Q Daly

Prayers for consolation for your family.

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Anonymous Donor

Our prayers are with your family and your angel.

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Kean and Tory

Our deepest love.

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Anonymous Donor

Praying with and for you all.

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Cynthia

May your memories someday bring you joy.

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Anonymous

We love you all so, so much. Lots of prayers ❤️

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Erin Whitaker


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Bob and Faith Glaser

Praying for God’s presence to be very real to all of you and his Spirit to comfort and encourage you.

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The Belland Family

We all love you.

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Chris & Barbara Joliat

Prayers for you and your little angel.

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Tressa (Wykoff) Heath


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The Scheibmeir Family

We are wrapping you all up in prayer!

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Laura Sciacca


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Brad & Jessica Sheguit

Ben and Anna— we are continuing to pray for you all as you walk through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers from extended Doman Family.

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MB


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Jonathan Klassen


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Julie Thimons

May the angels lead her to Paradise.....❤️

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Kathryn Beaton

love from Katie and Morgan

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Anonymous Donor

There are not words, but know that our love and prayers are with you.

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Lori Augsburger

Every little bit helps!!!

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Carla Baccelli


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Gerardi Family


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Anonymous Donor

We will all miss Ida's bright smile, and continue to pray for you all.

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Ryan North and Jenn Klug

Sending all our love with our deepest sympathy

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Anonymous Donor

May God bless your family.

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Anonymous Donor


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Stephen and Maggy Leitch and family

Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. Stephen and Maggy Leitch.

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Anonymous


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Naomi Egger


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Love for the Hatke Family

Eternal memory through Christ our Lord. All who have ever lived live still.

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Anonymous Donor

With prayers for your consolation

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Lamothe Family


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Ben Butina


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Emily Thomas-Arcadi

Our hearts are broken for your loss. Sending prayers and love.

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Anonymous Donor

May Jesus and our mother Mary comfort you and your family. You are in my prayers.

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Keelin

Sending prayers and love!

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John & Marlene Lundberg

May your faith sustain you during this very difficult time. You are in our prayers.

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Matt and Katie Schmiedicke


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Mary Ann Hartzell

Ben, you have brought our family so much joy through your books. We mourn for your family's loss and lift you up to the Lord.

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Gina Guilinger


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Therese Zepeda

Words cannot express our sympathy. Your family is in our prayers.

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Coco Durant

God bless.

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Monica Gisla

I am so very sorry. Prayers for your family.

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Murray and Janna Campbell


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Stephen and Jackelyn Arico and family

Ida and your family are in our prayers and hearts.

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Liz and Brendon Kelly

We continue to hold you all in our prayers.

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Kathleen Stapleton

The Hatke family so generously opened their home and Chapel to us for a concert in the spring and our children loved the time they spent together as we played. Our hearts are broken for them, and our prayers are constantly with them.

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