On the evening of March 12, the Drake family lost their beloved husband and Papa, Dr. Brian Drake, 45, shot and killed by an as yet unidentified assailant in Bonners Ferry. As the family comes to grips with the tragedy, North Idaho communities, especially Hayden, where he lived, and Bonners Ferry, where he worked as a chiropractor, are rallying to provide aid and comfort.
Brian leaves behind his loving wife, Jennifer, who is a stay-at-home mom, and four children, all under the age of 16, who adored their papa: Brenner, Hudson, Asher and Aubrey.
A GoFundMe account was established by family friend Alisha Linn on Monday, and already, as of 8:30 p.m. today, 114 donors have given $14,585 of the $30,000 goal set.
All funds raised will be used to support the family in the months ahead.
"Thank you for loving on this sweet family and continuing to pray for each one of them," Alisha wrote. "We are comforted to know our dear Brian is in the arms of Jesus now."
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