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 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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