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Veteran in Iraq will donate $3000 for children's funeral

By Brian Entin - bio | email

GARDEN CITY, GA (WTOC) - A family who lost two children in a car accident last week may finally have some closure thanks in part to a generous military veteran half a world away.

A retired soldier now doing contract work in Iraq says he is donating $3000.00 towards the funerals of 8-year-old Decorious Fabin and his sister, 15-year-old Kierra.

The family couldn't afford the funeral after a local businessman who offered to pay for it backed out.

Art Patterson saw this story on WTOC.com and called Garden City Police on Sunday from Iraq to offer the money.

Also, a number of churches collected donations on Sunday. Garden City Police say there should be enough money for a funeral on Tuesday.

Still, police and firefighters will be out at Chatham Parkway and Highway 80 on Monday morning to collect more donations for the family's medical expenses.

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