There has been an outpouring of support for a family in Simsbury that is mourning the tragic death of a young mom.
Lindsay Crosby just gave birth to her third child two weeks ago.
She passed away last week on July 4th due to an infection.
In just a matter of days, more than $250,000 dollars has been raised.
Lindsay and her family lived and worked in Simsbury where many people are sending heartfelt condolences tonight.
There is the GoFundMe page for the family Lindsay leaves behind.
Her husband Evan, and her three young children Finlay, Sigrid and Nolan who was just born on June 24th.
Families in Simsbury say it’s incredibly sad.
“We’re all moms and this is a really tight-knit community. It’s what we do for one another. I’m so sorry to hear about this,” said Christy Cestone of Simsbury.
In a statement, her family says: “We extend our heartfelt thanks to all of those who have reached out to our family since the passing of Lindsay on July 4. It has meant so very much to us. The kind messages have been most comforting, and the generous and unexpected financial gifts will be very helpful in coping with unforeseen expenses for Lindsay’s husband, Evan, and their three young children following her sudden passing.” – Crosby & Bugbee Family.
More than 2,000 people have donated.
The GoFundMe page says the young mom died after she became severely ill with Strep A and sepsis.
“It makes you realize you know the gifts that you have when you see somebody like that going through that,” said Chris Rossetti of Simsbury.
Crosby lived and worked at Westminster School for the past 3 years as associate director of admissions.
She was an active faculty member of the school community.
She was the head coach of the first girls’ lacrosse a dorm supervisor and student advisor.
A spokesperson says the school community is mourning and says, “Lindsay’s warm smile and valuable contributions to all aspects of school life will be sorely missed. We are doing our best to process this terrible tragedy and have the Crosby family in our prayers and thoughts as we respect their privacy.”
“I wish everything for the family and I plan to go in and say a few prayers today,” said Rossetti.
The family says in this difficult time they do not have additional comments but again send their thanks to the community.
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