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Friends solicit donations for Franks family

Photo Credit: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Isabel Grace Franks After losing their 9-year-old daughter in August, Robert and Stacey Franks are struggling with the cost of her death.

Chris Switzer, a close friend of the family whose daughter was friends with Isabel Franks, who died Aug. 29, has been helping raise money in the community to help the family through this difficult time.

Isabel was killed after a sand hold collapsed on the beach at the Oregon Coast.

Just weeks before the accident in Lincoln City, the Franks family had moved to Sandy from Wisconsin as Robert had taken a job with the Estacada School District.

Because Robert had not yet started his new job, the family had no medical coverage. According to Switzer, the family is responsible for paying all the medical bills associated with the accident.

Switzer and others have made the goal of getting the family’s bills paid through the generosity of community members.

There is a donation account set up for the family at Wells Fargo. Those wishing to help can donate to the account, the Isabel Grace Franks Benefit Memorial Fund, at any Wells Fargo branch.

The family’s pastor, Jason Roeder, also has set up a donation site online at gofundme.com/dx9b2c as a way to donate more conveniently than visiting the bank.

“There are so many folks that want to know how they can donate but don’t know how to yet,” Switzer said. “Even a lot of little donations make a huge difference in someone’s life.”

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