Last Friday (10/12/18), I had an idea to start a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to pay the remaining $3000 owed for my son Everett’s funeral expenses from February 2017. The good news is that many people have generously given to the campaign.

Here are the up to the minute results! I’m so happy with how this is going…


Since last Friday, 12 donors have generously contributed $795 through GoFundMe. This is the GoFundMe link, which includes up to the minute results:


2 days ago (12/17/18) at around noon I decided to expand the outreach for this campaign to Facebook. 31 people have donated $1445 in 48 hours!! Just through the Facebook campaign!! This is the Facebook link:

Totals so far (10/19/18 at 12:30 pm)

$2240 raised in 1 week!

What is Duchenne?

Everett and Austin were born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Here is a link to an explanation:

Everett and Austin’s Life

We found out about that both of them were born with the disease in the summer of 1997 when they were age 3 and 1. We were told life expectancy would be 15 to 20 years of age. As difficult as it was, we all attempted to face this disease with courage and faith.


Everett’s High School Graduation Picture (2012 at age 18)

Here is a link to a playlist for Everett and Austin that I have created on YouTube:

Everett and Austin on YouTube

Austin passed away at age 16 on February 7, 2012. Everett passed away at age 22 on January 30, 2017.


Everett with his brother Austin at ages 4 and 2 (1998)

Going Forward

Once these funeral expenses are paid, I want to create a Non-Profit in both Everett and Austin’s name called “The Everett and Austin Project.” Details will be provided as they become clear but here are a few ideas:

1. Missionary Outreach to those in need
2. Muscular Dystrophy Awareness and Support 
3. Helping the Poor

Please leave any ideas for the project that you may have below and if you are available to help with the mission. 

“The Everett and Austin Project” will be a memorial and tribute to their name and character. Everett and Austin taught all who knew them, and get to know them now, many deep and lasting trues about what matters in life. Here are a few:

1. Make the most of each moment, take nothing for granted
2. Contentment in the face of the storms of life


Everett in 1996 at age 2

By Tim Gillen

I'm a born-again christian, sold out to serving the needs of the less fortunate and in Sub-Saharan Africa. I founded The Everett and Austin Project in October 2018 to honor my 2 boys posthumously by helping people living in poverty going thru Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other rare diseases. My sons each died of Duchenne, Austin in 2012 at age 16 and Everett in 2017 at age 22.

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