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Netizens raises $2.5m for kids of slain Uvalde school teacher and husband



Concerned countrymen have raised about $2.5m for the kids of the slain Uvalde teacher and husband who died a few days after the shooting.

According to reports gathered from a source, the fundraiser initially wanted to raise a goal of about $10,000 but people finally made a donation worth $2.5 million at the end of the day to support the kids slain Garcias left behind.

Irma Garcia was a teacher killed in the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting, and Joe Garcia, her husband died of a heart attack days later.

The 46-year-old mother of four died on Tuesday while trying to shield her fourth-grade students from a gunman who opened fire inside her classroom.

Joe Garcia, 50, brought flowers to his wife’s memorial on Thursday morning. He died soon afterward, collapsing moments after he returned home. His nephew, John Martinez, said his uncle’s death was triggered by grief.

The late couple left behind four children: Cristian, 23; Jose, 19; Lyliana, 15; and Alysandra, 12.

A GoFundMe page set up by Irma Garcia’s cousin, Debra Austin, set an initial goal of $10,000 to support the Garcia family for various expenses after her death.



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