Yoselin Rodriguez's Fundraising Page
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Yoselin Rodriguez's Fundraising Page

Good Morning,

Hope all is well.

As Mother’s Day is approaching in May (I know it’s still a couple of months away), I want to take the time to express the importance of this day for me and my family.

Disclaimer: It took me a few weeks to write this due to my emotional state.

For those who know me, know my story and for those who don’t I will share it.

On October 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm my son, my first born of 19 years old was murdered due to gun violence. Up until this day it still feels unreal. This has been a difficult journey for me and my family. My life has changed ever since the incident. Behind the smile I carry everyday there is pain, anger, frustration and sadness, and so much more. Over the year’s I’ve been trying to stay positive not only for myself but for my health and most importantly for my other two children that need me dearly. I can honestly tell you it’s not easy.

I’ve gotten so much support from a lot of people and I am truly blessed. This has gotten me to stay focus, strong, powerful and brave. “I am so proud of myself for making it where I am today”, I say this to myself every day to keep me moving forward… You can only imagine what I’m going through daily.

With that being said, every year for Mother’s Day there is a Mother’s Day walk for Peace. The walk is a 5k for families who have been impacted by gun violence. I’ve never joined the walk because I was not mentally ready to do so. At the beginning of this year, I set a lot of goals for myself and one of them is to walk the 5k in my son’s honor. By doing this walk I will rise my son’s name and support other families in our walk for Peace.

I am reaching out to those of you who can walk side by side with me, my kids and help me keep my head up to the end. I don’t think I can do this on my own and any support would be greatly appreciated.

I need your help. If you could support The Peace Institute by donating, I would greatly appreciate it. I know that money can be tight, so please know that even $5 helps us get closer to my goal! Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer them. Link to follow:


I’m ready to make my team happen!!! Make it stop!!! End gun violence!!


Yoselin Rodriguez

Team Carli (Carlos David Lind) September 26, 1997-October 8, 2016

ABOUT 2019 Mother's Day Walk for Peace

Every year in the United States, approximately 15,000 people are murdered. For every homicide victim, there are at least 10 immediate people directly impacted by that loss. It is safe to say each year there are at least 150,000 new survivors of homicide victims dealing with the emotional, physical and financial stress of losing a loved one to a traumatic death such as murder. This is not including extended family members, classmates/colleagues, teachers/students, entire communities. Nor does this number include families who are impacted by a loved one committing a murder. Together we can heal and have an impact. 


Rise Up! Walk with us.  The Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-three years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. We hope you will help us raise our goal of $400,000 so we can continue to work to tip the scale toward justice for families and communities that are stigmatized by murder. 


All walkers must register. Registration cost this year is $10 per walker, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Registration fees go to help us reach our goal of $400,000 to sustain our programs and services.

Name Date Amount Comments
Anonymous Friend 06/30/2019 $50.00  
Izetta Boakarie 05/30/2019 $25.00 Peace!
Anonymous Friend 05/17/2019 $10.00  
Joya Lonsdale 05/15/2019 $30.00 I am so proud of you and love you so much!!!
Michelle, Bill, and Darcy Keenan-Mills 05/12/2019 $80.00  
Peter Cote 05/12/2019 $25.00  
Tina Nappi 05/12/2019 $50.00  
Michelle Keenan 05/10/2019 $20.00  
Erika Leon 05/10/2019 $25.00  
Leah Igdalsky 05/10/2019 $10.00  
Andrea Shellman 05/10/2019 $100.00 Until we study war no more...
Wanda McClain 05/10/2019 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 05/10/2019 $50.00  
Martha Misael 05/10/2019 $100.00 We love you, stay strong.
Michelle Morse 05/09/2019 $100.00  
Alba Sastoque 05/09/2019 $50.00 Go Team Carli!!! I can be there in person but my heart is with you.
Brenda Bermudez 05/08/2019 $15.00 Yoselin you are warrior, God bless your family
Meenakshi Verma-Agrawal 05/08/2019 $100.00 Thinking of you and your son, Yoselin. Sending love.
Maria Faneytte 05/07/2019 $10.00  
Maria Faneytte 05/07/2019 $20.00  
Danita Perry 05/06/2019 $80.00  
Masika Gadson 05/06/2019 $60.00 I'M SO PROUD OF YOU!!!
Kristen Barnicle 05/05/2019 $30.00  
Kristen Barnicle 05/05/2019 $100.00  
Shusmita Dhar 05/05/2019 $100.00 Thinking of you and your son, Yoselin.
Kimmie Remis 05/02/2019 $25.00  
Sarah Ingerman 04/29/2019 $50.00  
John Wood 04/26/2019 $25.00  
Tom Kieffer 04/25/2019 $100.00  
Madison Louis 04/22/2019 $25.00  
Ariel Childs 04/18/2019 $50.00 Proud of you for walking, and honored to be a part of the community supporting you through this act of beauty and bravery.
David Corbin 04/15/2019 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/15/2019 $30.00 I'll be thinking of you as you walk for your son Yoselin.
Mardi Chadwick 04/15/2019 $50.00 Thank you for your bravery and survivorship! You are an inspiration to us all.
Carrie Braverman 04/15/2019 $36.00  
Elizabeth Vick 04/10/2019 $20.00  
Virginia Bills 04/09/2019 $40.00  
Anonymous Friend 04/09/2019 $100.00 You are Stronger and Braver than you may think, and you have a special angel watching over you every step of the way from above.
Karina De Jesus 03/30/2019 $10.00  
Karina De Jesus 03/30/2019 $90.00  
Jasmine Perez 03/27/2019 $10.00  
Jasmine Perez 03/27/2019 $10.00  
Bielca Valera 03/26/2019 $10.00  
Madeline Grullon 03/26/2019 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/26/2019 $10.00  
Anonymous Friend 03/26/2019 $100.00  
Karen Siller 03/25/2019 $10.00  
Maria Padilla 03/25/2019 $10.00  
Karen Siller 03/25/2019 $100.00  
Carmen Rodriguez 03/23/2019 $50.00  
Carmen Rodriguez 03/23/2019 $50.00  
Christine Forget 03/19/2019 $100.00  
Robert Oldshue 03/13/2019 $200.00  
Maureen Balaguera 03/09/2019 $10.00  
Maureen Balaguera 03/09/2019 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 02/26/2019 $13.00 Sankofa MPA! We will never forget our Brother.
Carlos David Lind 02/23/2019 $50.00 All the best Yoselin Be blessed
Janna Levi 02/22/2019 $50.00 All of my strength to you. I am fortunate to sit next to Carmen and see how proud she is of you.
Annabel Urdaneta 02/21/2019 $10.00  
Annabel Urdaneta 02/21/2019 $50.00  
Robert O'Leary 02/21/2019 $100.00  
Nisha Cirino 02/20/2019 $10.00  
Liliana Rosselli-Risal 02/20/2019 $40.00  
Daniel Goodenough 02/20/2019 $50.00  
Jennifer Senkier 02/20/2019 $10.00  
Liliana Rosselli-Risal 02/20/2019 $160.00  
Nisha Cirino 02/20/2019 $10.00  
Evelyn Gallego 02/19/2019 $10.00  
John Suriel 02/19/2019 $10.00  
Nicole Villegas 02/19/2019 $10.00  
Nicole Villegas 02/19/2019 $10.00  
JESS GENATOSSIO 02/19/2019 $20.00  
Carlos Lind 02/19/2019 $20.00  
Katherine Rose 02/19/2019 $20.00  
Anonymous Friend 02/19/2019 $50.00  
Charlene Victorino-Griffiths 02/19/2019 $25.00  
Tyler Haaren 02/19/2019 $25.00 Thank you for inviting us to contribute and walk for this most important annual mother's day walk.
Abigail Ortiz 02/19/2019 $50.00 Love you! You inspire me and it is a beautiful thing you will be walking this year.
Evelyn Gallego 02/19/2019 $10.00  
Yennifer Mejia 02/18/2019 $10.00  
AMANDA QUILES 02/18/2019 $10.00  
Dany Suarez Goris 02/18/2019 $20.00  
Howard Levy 02/18/2019 $100.00 My heart goes out to you Yoselin. I support you in this wonderful event. Thak you for doing this for all of us and all of our children and grandchildren
  Total $3,744.00  
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