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Funding campaign offers help for young Trumbauersville family

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Kyra Huot and Kevin Steich of Trumbauersville had plans.
Both graduates of Quakertown Community High School’s Class of 2017, and 22 years old, they shared a 3-year-old son, Landon.
They were getting married.
During the morning hours of Oct. 13, Steich was killed in a car crash on the connector bridge in Bristol Township and died at the accident scene, according to an ABC Action News report.
And those plans forever changed the lives of his fiancée and son Landon.
“At my young age, I never expected to be a single parent,” Huot explained during a phone interview on Oct. 15.
When her best girlfiend suggested a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money in the wake of the tragedy, she was hesitant and did not want to “take anything” from anyone.
But with assurances everything would be taken care of, she agreed to the crowd funding effort to benefit her son.
“A family friend created this GoFundMe page to help Kyra and baby Landon during this difficult time. In less than 24 hours, more than $7,000 was raised to help. The goal is $15,000,” said Meghan Kee, Washington based GoFundMe communications representative.

GoFundMe.com, an online fundraising platform, vets all funding requests for legitimacy and merit before they go live, Kee said.
Huot admits she’s been overwhelmed by the GoFundMe response, as she navigates the next days and weeks without the love of her life.
“I did not think it would be such a big response, and there are no words to describe how thankful I am, because this is such a hard time for me and my child,” Huot said.
“The immense response to all of it, and the well wishes – I never realized how many people cared so much about the three of us,” Huot said.
Steich attended Upper Bucks Career and Technical School in Bedminster Township, where he studied carpentry, his obituary said.
Huot said she’s looking for a way – and the right time – to explain to her son about his father’s untimely death, and what that means for their family.
“We’re taking this one step at a time,” she said.
A memorial services for Kevin Steich will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the First Church of the Brethren, 455 Trumbauersville Road, Quakertown.


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