Sara Porter and Dominic Gillette of Carroll Gardens with their two older boys
Sara with her two older boys
Sara and Dominic in happier times at Abilene
(photo credit: The Gillette family)
Yesterday, I heard through a good friend that a family father on Luquer Street lost his young beautiful wife just a few days after she gave birth to their third child.
During this time of unbearable sorrow for this family, we can, as a community, come together to lighten their burden by helping to ensure that the children's future needs are provided for.
Here is their heartbreaking story as told on the Go-Fund-Me page
"On Monday March 13th, Sara Porter, devoted wife to Dominic Gillette, and loving mother to Mateo (4), Luca (2), and newborn Jonas passed away. This fund is for the “Gillette Boys” - a term Sara lovingly used.
Shortly after giving birth to their third beautiful boy, Jonas on Wednesday, March 8th, Sara contracted an extremely rare bacterial infection. Sara fought hard but within days she succumbed to the infection.
Sara was an amazing wife and mother who dedicated her life to her family, raising the boys, and providing them with a loving home. This is an incomprehensible, unexpected loss for Dominic and the boys and to everybody who knew her and loved her. Sara’s kindness was known the moment you met her and her beautiful smile will stay with us always.
Sara will always be the love of Dominic’s life and he will do everything to continue without her but he needs all of us to be there for him."
The page was set up by family friends Bill and Holly. They mentioned that Dominic would never ask for help on his own, but this represents such a catastrophic loss for him and his boys, that every little contribution will help immensely.
So Carroll Gardens, let us unite around Dominic, Mateo, Luca and Baby Jonas and show our support.