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Help For Ashley Moser: Online Fundraiser Started For Paralyzed Mother Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Colorado Shooting

Help For Ashley Moser: Online Fundraiser Started For Paralyzed Mother Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Colorado Shooting

Ashley Moser was not having a particularly good year, even before the attack at a Friday midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo., left her paralyzed and her 6-year-old daughter dead.

The pregnant mother had just lost her father after a 10-month battle with leukemia that left her financially devastated and the tight-knit family crushed. Though the 25-year-old mother had “struggled,” relatives said, she was able to straighten her life around and was taking classes to become a nurse.

Now a Reddit user has started an online campaign to raise money for Ashley Moser in her recovery. Channeling the popularity of the fundraiser for bullied bus monitor Karen Klein–and using the same Indiegogo site–the user set up a goal of raising $20,000 within 45 days. The fundraiser was off to a fast start, drawing in more than $1,500 in a little more than an hour. Donations were coming in at a rate of more than $10 per minute.

Ashley Moser will likely need the help. As the New York Daily News reported, she was in an out of consciousness for the days following the shooting. When she had stabilized enough, her mother joined a doctor and hospital chaplain in breaking the news that her daughter Veronica was killed in the shooting.

Veronica was a bubbly 6-year-old full of life, her grandaunt Annie Dalton told the New York Daily News. She was looking forward to starting the first grade at Holly Ridge Elementary School in Denver, Dalton said. Veronica loved going to school and dressing up, and was proud to tell her family how she had learned to swim during the summer.

“She was a great little girl, excited about life,” she said. “She should be at 6 years old.”

Her family members said Ashley Moser was crushed at the news of her daughter’s death and shouted, “I want to die.” But Ashley Moser has showed that she is a fighter. She is awake and recovering, and her unborn child is apparently all right even though Moser was shot in the stomach, NBCNews.com reported.

But even if she stabilizes physically, Ashley Moser faces a tough road ahead. She was unemployed and living off of her student loan, and will face even more financial stress with upcoming bills and her daughter’s funeral, Dalton told NBCNews.com.

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69 Responses to “Help For Ashley Moser: Online Fundraiser Started For Paralyzed Mother Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Colorado Shooting”

  1. David Fike

    Many of us have been really affected by what happened in Colorado late last week and feel heartbroken. For me, the story of Ashley Moser and the loss of her 6 year old daughter has just been unbearable to read and see. If you feel you would like to help in some way you can. Ashley has had a very rough year that has left her financially crushed. With mounting medical bills and no way to pay for her daughter's funeral there's a campaign to raise some money to help her. If you can help in any way, please do.

  2. Arlene Patterson Montgomery

    Im so sad for all the victims but ashley my heart ache's for the lost of your daughter veronica. The peice of garbage sorry looser will rought for What he has done.

  3. Tom Emery

    loss' piece' loser' rot'
    but yes, life in jail without parole is what we are all hoping for him to get

  4. Janice Dow Blanchard Mendelson

    I heart is broken thinking of this young woman, and the devastation she has suffered. Everyone should give some contribution, even if small, to help her. Her life will never be the same.

  5. David Fike

    This is NOT the place for you to spell check someone else's post. Stay on topic and bring something positive or don't post.

  6. David Fike

    It looks like the site is temporarily down. I'm wondering if they already reached the amount they needed. I'm doing to check back on the site later to see.

  7. David Fike

    It looks like the contribution site is temporarily down. I'm wondering if they already reached the amount they needed. I'm going to check back on the site later to see.

  8. Ann Musolino

    okay, im sure that it would benefit her to go above that amount. Im glad to give~!

  9. David Fike

    It looks like the site is temporarily down. I'm wondering if they already reached the amount they needed. I'm going to check back on the site later to see.

  10. Tom Emery

    You seem to have missed my second line…
    However since you seem to want to point out that i was off topic for spell checking someone who is supposedly 33 years old, why shouldn't I correct someone whose spelling is at grade school level.
    but you want me to be on topic.
    James Holmes is a person who had a psychotic break and decided to kill as many people as he could. His police record is a single speeding ticket. I feel bad for all of his victims but all of this news coverage is giving him infamy, which is most likely feeding his "I am the Joker" psyche.

  11. David Fike

    Why? Because again, this is not this type of forum to talk down and put someone else down. You miss the whole point of this thread. It's about Ashley Moser and how we can help her. Last post to you on this.

  12. Tom Emery

    I wasn't trying to put OP down…

    And do you really think that throwing money at the this poor woman will make the heartbreak of losing her child go away? It may help with the medical bills if she is not insured, if there is enough of it it will certainly help with her unborn child. But this story is focusing on the poor 6 year old who was brutally murdered by a psychopath. What is people's first reaction? Throw money at it and I will feel like a better person. Instead of trying to make sure other occurrences like this don't happen people will blindly donate money to make themselves feel better.

    Just playing the cynical devil's advocate as if I did have money I would donate. But I want people to think of better ways to help then tossing some money at it…

  13. Amanda Johnson

    I donated this morning at around 10:30. The funds had reached roughly $2300-2400 at that time. Visited the site again sometime after lunch, and like you stated, it was unresponsive. Keep me posted on its availability. Thanks! I'm hoping to encourage others to donate.

  14. David Fike

    It looks like the fundraiser site is temporarily down. I'm going to check back on the site later to see what's up.

  15. Arlene Patterson Montgomery

    Thank you for being my spell checker and i hope you feel super smart for putting me down. Again Im so sad for the lost oops i ment loss. my thought andprayers are with all the victims in arrora

  16. David Fike

    I contacted Indiegogo.com asking what's up and they said they've just temporarily frozen all fundraisers connected to the shootings until they can confirm each campaign isn't fraudulent. I hope it won't take too long.

  17. David Fike

    I contacted Indiegogo.com asking what's up and they said they've just temporarily frozen all fundraisers connected to the shootings until they can confirm each campaign isn't fraudulent. Hopefully it won't take too long.

  18. Celinda Steinman

    When I first heard that a 6 year old was shot, I blamed the parents. The Dark Knight Rises is not suitable for kids that age and a midnight showing, which would not get out until 3 am is not a suitable time to take a child to a movie. But after reading her story, I realized that Ashley Moser is a young woman who is struggling to be a good mother. She seems to have wanted to take care of Veronica herself and not pawn her off on others. When the fund is back up, I will donate. I hope she will be able to recover physically and emotionally enough to become a nurse and and find fulfillment in helping others and be able to be independent.

  19. Jaime Huff

    David Fike Thanks for checking into it. I was wondering what happened to the fundraiser page.

  20. David Fike

    The family didn't know what was going on either. My post let them know and I heard that Ashley's brother is setting up a formal account with Indiegogo tonight to straighten it out. They hope to have it up very soon and will post the address once they get it.

  21. Marc Martinez

    the brother you are talking about is not ashley's brother. this person is not related to the family and i would caution anyone to please be careful who you are donating to. There is an official statement coming from ashley's family and a fund within the next few days. again there is no official family fund at this time!!

  22. Marc Martinez

    David Fike the brother you are talking about is not ashley's brother. this person is not related to the family and i would caution anyone to please be careful who you are donating to. There is an official statement coming from ashley's family and a fund within the next few days. again there is no official family fund at this time!!

  23. Marc Martinez

    please be careful who you are donating to, there is an official statement coming from ashley's family and a fund within the next few days. again there is no official family fund at this time!!

  24. David Fike

    Marc, the information I got is from the Ashley Moser Prayer Group. This is set up by her family. They have now posted the new fundraiser site… If you look on the Prayer Group site you'll see my comment and their response to it. You have the wrong information.

  25. David Fike

    Marc, the information I got is from the Ashley Moser Prayer Group. This is set up by her family. They have now posted the new fundraiser site… If you look on the Prayer Group site you'll see my comment and their response to it. You have the wrong information.

  26. David Fike

    Marc, the information I got is from the Ashley Moser Prayer Group. This is set up by her family. They have now posted the new fundraiser site… If you look on the Prayer Group site you'll see my comment and their response to it. You have the wrong information.

  27. David Fike

    Ashley Moser Prayer Group
    There has been a new page made to help Ashly Moser and her family at http://www.facebook.com/AshleyVeronicaIan Her brother is admin over it and will direct you where you can donate to help with Ashly's medical and Veronica's funeral expenses. God Bless you all who have loved and shown support to them during this difficult time.

    The Ashly Moser and Veronica Moser Sullivan Fund Page
    Here is a place you can send encourging messages to Ashly Moser and Father Ian Sullivan. Let them see the overwhelming support that I have seen from all over the world!

  28. David Fike

    Ashley Moser Prayer Group
    There has been a new page made to help Ashly Moser and her family at http://www.facebook.com/AshleyVeronicaIan Her brother is admin over it and will direct you where you can donate to help with Ashly's medical and Veronica's funeral expenses. God Bless you all who have loved and shown support to them during this difficult time.

    The Ashly Moser and Veronica Moser Sullivan Fund Page
    Here is a place you can send encourging messages to Ashly Moser and Father Ian Sullivan. Let them see the overwhelming support that I have seen from all over the world!

  29. Marc Martinez

    again, this is not ashley's family…i am part of her family…her brother does not have a facebook account.

  30. David Fike

    Not to step on anyone's toes but I only know the email responses I had with Indiegogo.com today and they are confirming the account. The FB account was setup up within the past 2 days. If Indiegogo confirms it and it shows up on their site again then I would imagine it's legit.

  31. David Fike

    I only know the email responses I had with Indiegogo.com today and they are trying to confirm the account. The FB account was setup up within the past 2 days. If this is a scam I will be pretty upset. I was really trying to help Ashley and her family.

  32. David Fike

    I only know the email responses I had with Indiegogo.com today and they are trying to confirm the account. The FB account was setup up within the past 2 days. If this is a scam I will be pretty upset. I was really trying to help Ashley and her family.

  33. David Fike

    Marc, you're incorrect. Her brother's name is Robert Sierra and he is running that site. I've been in contact with them. I don't know who you are…

  34. David Fike

    Marc, you're incorrect. Her brother's name is Robert Sierra and he is running that site. I've been in contact with them. I don't know who you are..

  35. Robert Sierra

    Hey Marc I dont know you but yes I am her family! My mother is Ana Moser! And I would love for you to link up on the site. There is no link for donations set up yet thats why I created the page for people to leave encouraging words for my sister!!! If you want to be technical I am her step brother but does that matter when we grew up together since she was 13? Thats wrong of you to slander my efforts to help my sister and MY NIECE and the father of my niece Ian Sullivan. But I dont have hate in my heart thats something David taught me so join the page and the fundraiser you have planned is a great idea and should be linked to the page. God Bless

  36. Robert Sierra

    Hey Marc I dont know you but yes I am her family! My mother is Ana Moser! And I would love for you to link up on the site. There is no link for donations set up yet thats why I created the page for people to leave encouraging words for my sister!!! If you want to be technical I am her step brother but does that matter when we grew up together since she was 13? Thats wrong of you to slander my efforts to help my sister and MY NIECE and the father of my niece Ian Sullivan. But I dont have hate in my heart thats something David taught me so join the page and the fundraiser you have planned is a great idea and should be linked to the page. God Bless

  37. Robert Sierra

    Marc Martinez I am her brother her step brother thru marriage I have grown with Ashly for 12 years and no one can tell me that she is not my sister! We are very close and my niece loved me just as much as I loved her! I took care of my niece more than you have probly seen her. But there is no hate in my body because thats what my Step Dad David taught me I want you to be a part of this page that I have set up for uplifting words for Ashly ( MY SISTER) and the fund raiser sounds great! Link it to the page!

  38. Joy Clines

    Any word about the funds that were donated to the original fundraising campaign?

  39. Jodie Pedano

    Being the mom to a little girl nearly 5, my heart breaks for this young mother. The devastation this mom is suffering is just unthinkable. No one should have to bury a child, especially a young, innocent little 6 year old. She's in my prayers and I pray her baby's ok. Although a new baby could never replace the loss of her precious angel, at least she'll have a reason to go on and hope for her future. Rest in peace Veronica, your an adorable little angel. God bless and comfort this poor mom and may she make a full recovery.

  40. Gwen Andras Boudreaux

    You are so immature and insensitive. Spelling is NOT one of the strong points people thrive for when blogging or texting. Go play a game, noone needs your school house opinions. A child died as well many others and people are horrified. I have much more I could say, but I will be an adult and message you privately if I feel the need.

  41. Gwen Andras Boudreaux

    This is one of the most heart touching stories. I could not even imagine what she is going through. So glad the baby is fine and she has something to look forward to, or should I say something to give her hope. Simply AMAZING being shot in the stomach, and the unborn child is OK. I agree these families need help financially and I hope others will show their support as well.

  42. Judy Woodard

    I am a close friend of the Moser family. The outpouring of love and support means the world to the family. There will be an official non-profit fund established to care for Ashley, but that has not yet happened, so please do not donate online at this time. Veronica's funeral will be sponsored by a large Community Church in Aurora and the Cherry Creek School District where Veronica was a student. Funeral date has not yet been set.

  43. Marybeth Schaeffer

    I am haunted by this.. I have a daughter the same age and she reminds me so much of my daughter… the earrings, the funky hair do, loving to dress up… I would absolutely die if anything happened to her… I can't even imagine what this family is going through and I feel so helpless because I wish there was something I could do to take their pain away. I sent something to Ashley today.. I hope it makes it there.. there were 2 different addresses for the Aurora Medical center.

  44. Marybeth Schaeffer

    Hi, Judy.. is there any way you can confirm the address of the hospital Ashley's in? I sent her a package today and I wasn't sure which address to use.. I believe the one I sent it to was 1501 Potomac. Please give the family my condolences.

  45. Marybeth Schaeffer

    What worried me was the 2 hospitals were in 2 different towns.. One was The Aurora Medical Center.. the other was the Medical Center of Aurora… so I just hoped that if she wasn't at the one I mailed it to, they'd just forward it to the correct one.

  46. Marybeth Schaeffer

    What worried me was the 2 hospitals were in 2 different towns.. One was The Aurora Medical Center.. the other was the Medical Center of Aurora… so I just hoped that if she wasn't at the one I mailed it to, they'd just forward it to the correct one.

  47. Judy Woodard

    Marybeth: right now not much is getting to Ashley, to tell the truth. My thought is that cards, letters and so forth will be collected for her… When she is ready. Thanks again for your kindness, and please keep the prayers coming. That's what is most needed today.

  48. Christina Briggs Noland

    This is our friends family. Our friends are devastated. The company that my husband and our friend work for, and the family, have set up a more personal fund. You can stop by any Wells Fargo branch and donate to the "Donation Account for Ashley and Veronica Moser"

  49. Talena Shannon

    You can be a Guardian Angel for the victims of Aurora CO.

    How: Use the Guardian Angel Income Program. This program was inspired by a “Gifting Letter” that was originally featured on the Oprah Show, CNN, 20/20 and various other shows.

    This program is now being used to help those affected by this terrible tragedy. They need your help. We easily have the potential to raise $500,000!

    helpauroravictims@gmail.com

    Here's how it works:

    1. Send a $2.00 US Dollar "Gift" from your PayPal account to each e-mail address on the list by using the PayPal 'Send Money' feature and be sure to click the personal tab & click the "GIFT" button. THIS KEEPS THE PROGRAM LEGAL.

    2. REMOVE the 1st e-mail address and place your address at the bottom (position No. 5). This moves the 2nd to 1st, 3rd to 2nd, 4th to 3rd and the 5th to 4th.

    Place your e-mail address in the 5th place (Make sure it's the same e-mail address that you used to open your PayPal Account. This is the way you will receive your payment).

    DO NOT TRY TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE FIFTH PLACE WITHOUT PAYING, AS PAYPAL WILL AUTOMATICALLY NOTICE THIS AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT AND POSSIBLY PURSUE LEGAL ACTION , SINCE THIS IS A LEGITIMATE PROGRAM, AND THEY ARE PART OF IT!

    Here is the list:
    1. egor05@abv.bg
    2. honkim@iprimus.com.au
    3. rodneytruebody@yahoo.com
    4. talenashannon@gmail.com
    5. helpauroravictims@gmail.com

    ***You can choose to donate your spot to the victims and place helpauroravictims@gmail.com in place of your email address. Even if it is in another spot, that way 20% more of the money will go to help them. Also if you email this address you can inquire how to help more, how much money has been raised or any other question you may have. Everyone who donates will receive a newsletter email at the end of the campaign identifying all the wonderful things the money helped with.

    Okay, the only thing left to do is to post your letter.

    Post it everywhere you can think of. You can post on craigslist.org, backpage.com, message boards and newsgroups (there are thousands). You can even send an e-mail to your own e-mail list. Show your friends and family. The more you advertise, the quicker the replies. As the hospital bills pile up the victims will need the money ASAP.

    Keep in Mind it's HONESTY, FAITH and INTEGRITY make this system work.

    $500,000.00 potential?

    Let’s do the math………….

    You email the letter with Aurora Victims in the #5 position and get 20 responses…….
    20 x $2.00 = $40.00 Donated!

    Those 20 people get 20 responses each with Aurora Victims in the #4 position….….
    20 people x 20 responses = 400 responses.
    400 x $2.00 = $800.00 Donated!

    Those 400 people get 20 responses each with Aurora Victims in the #3 position…..
    400 people x 20 responses = 8,000 responses.
    8,000 x $2.00 = $16,000.00 Donated!

    Those 8,000 people get 20 responses each with Aurora Victims in the #1 position….
    8,000 people x 20 responses = 16,0000 responses.
    160,000 x $2.00 = $320,000.00 Donated!

    Now let’s add it all up……….

    $40.00 + $800.00 + $16,000.00 + 320,000.00 =.
    $336, 840.00 Donated!

    If just a few people place the Aurora Victims email instead of their own names we can hit $500,000.00!

    I can't wait to send them a huge check from all the proceeds :)

    PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD.

  50. Talena Shannon

    You can be a Guardian Angel for the victims of Aurora CO.

    How: Use the Guardian Angel Income Program. This program was inspired by a “Gifting Letter” that was originally featured on the Oprah Show, CNN, 20/20 and various other shows.

    This program is now being used to help those affected by this terrible tragedy. They need your help. We easily have the potential to raise $500,000!

    helpauroravictims@gmail.com

    Here's how it works:

    1. Send a $2.00 US Dollar "Gift" from your PayPal account to each e-mail address on the list by using the PayPal 'Send Money' feature and be sure to click the personal tab & click the "GIFT" button. THIS KEEPS THE PROGRAM LEGAL.

    2. REMOVE the 1st e-mail address and place your address at the bottom (position No. 5). This moves the 2nd to 1st, 3rd to 2nd, 4th to 3rd and the 5th to 4th.

    Place your e-mail address in the 5th place (Make sure it's the same e-mail address that you used to open your PayPal Account. This is the way you will receive your payment).

    DO NOT TRY TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE FIFTH PLACE WITHOUT PAYING, AS PAYPAL WILL AUTOMATICALLY NOTICE THIS AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT AND POSSIBLY PURSUE LEGAL ACTION , SINCE THIS IS A LEGITIMATE PROGRAM, AND THEY ARE PART OF IT!

    Here is the list:
    1. egor05@abv.bg
    2. honkim@iprimus.com.au
    3. rodneytruebody@yahoo.com
    4. talenashannon@gmail.com
    5. helpauroravictims@gmail.com

    ***You can choose to donate your spot to the victims and place helpauroravictims@gmail.com in place of your email address. Even if it is in another spot, that way 20% more of the money will go to help them. Also if you email this address you can inquire how to help more, how much money has been raised or any other question you may have. Everyone who donates will receive a newsletter email at the end of the campaign identifying all the wonderful things the money helped with.

    Okay, the only thing left to do is to post your letter.

    Post it everywhere you can think of. You can post on craigslist.org, backpage.com, message boards and newsgroups (there are thousands). You can even send an e-mail to your own e-mail list. Show your friends and family. The more you advertise, the quicker the replies. As the hospital bills pile up the victims will need the money ASAP.

    Keep in Mind it's HONESTY, FAITH and INTEGRITY make this system work.

    $500,000.00 potential?

    Let’s do the math………….

    You email the letter with Aurora Victims in the #5 position and get 20 responses…….
    20 x $2.00 = $40.00 Donated!

    Those 20 people get 20 responses each with Aurora Victims in the #4 position….….
    20 people x 20 responses = 400 responses.
    400 x $2.00 = $800.00 Donated!

    Those 400 people get 20 responses each with Aurora Victims in the #3 position…..
    400 people x 20 responses = 8,000 responses.
    8,000 x $2.00 = $16,000.00 Donated!

    Those 8,000 people get 20 responses each with Aurora Victims in the #1 position….
    8,000 people x 20 responses = 16,0000 responses.
    160,000 x $2.00 = $320,000.00 Donated!

    Now let’s add it all up……….

    $40.00 + $800.00 + $16,000.00 + 320,000.00 =.
    $336, 840.00 Donated!

    If just a few people place the Aurora Victims email instead of their own names we can hit $500,000.00!

    I can't wait to send them a huge check from all the proceeds :)

    PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD.

  51. Helise Flickstein

    Ms. Moser should start a political campaign as soon as she is better to bring him down as well as anyone in the future who kills people like this unnecessarily and to not exploit them in the news…basically making them famous. The crime should be reported, but the person who did it name should be left with the police only. Maybe then less crimes will be committed because some deranged loser wants to be famous! My condolences for your losses Ashley!

  52. Raymond Stacey Fuller

    I have a fundraiser set up for Ashley, please look at this link,
    http://www.giveforward.com/ashleymoserfund I will hand deliver the check when it is over. Please take a minute to look at it. I promise you it is not a scam. My phone number is attached to profile if you have any questions. You can also just go to any wells fargo and donate something there. She needs us.

  53. David Fike

    It took a while for the family to get a fundraiser link to the official Wells Fargo fund for Ashley. It's now active and can be accessed from the page- helpash.org

  54. David Fike

    It took a while for the family to get a fundraiser link to the official Wells Fargo fund for Ashley. It's now active and can be accessed from the page- helpash.org

  55. Raymond Stacey Fuller

    Judy,
    I set up a fund for Ashley. It isn't doing all that well but anything will help. You can contact me at 719-646-6468 my name is Ray. I promise it isn't frodulent. I have donated to it and 1 other person has donated 300 dollars. Here is the link. You can also check out my facebook page and it will show you I am not a scammer. My brother is a Captain of the Phoenix Fire Dept. I am a student studying Environmental Science hoping to catch criminals that dump toxic waste on our land.
    http://www.giveforward.com/ashleymoserfund

  56. Sam Sunrise

    If any one is having difficulty giving to the Wells Fargo donation account like I did, you need to give them the specific account number. I called Wells Fargo and they verified it as 8074812671. The branch is based in Centennial, CO.

  57. Denise Galloway Young

    I live in Indiana so can I make a donation at the Wells Fargo in my area? I'm leary of doing donations online. Thanks.

  58. Jamelle Barritt Pearson

    I live in Texas and I would like to help Ashley Moser. I have been following her story since the shooting and my heart is broken hearing about her struggle. Please let me know which fund to donate to so that it goes directly to her.