Superior Community Rallies Around Family For A Christmas Surprise

SUPERIOR, Wis. -The Superior High School class of 1993 is a tight knit group even after 24 years.

So when they learned that a friend’s cancer spread they took action.

“You see somebody in trouble, you see somebody hurting you want to help,” said Brian Lammi, Lynn Rae’s classmate.

Classmates set up an online fundraiser.

“Honestly within four hours we had already raised $1,200,” said Lammi.

It was all planned for Lynn Rae Rochon and her family.

A woman that’s described as…

“She was just a kind person,” said Lammi.

“She always had this smile on her face and was bubbly and happy and didn’t want anyone worrying about her,” said family friend Miranda Lynch.

But sadly the beloved wife and mother passed away Friday night.

“They didn’t ask for tonight. They haven’t asked for any of this,” said Lynch. “They just wanted Lynn Rae here for Christmas that’s all they wanted.”

Lynch’s friendship with Lynn Rae spans decades, so witnessing this act of kindness brought her to tears.

For this to happen, it’s incredible.”

with santa leading the way and the sounds of christmas in the background this community is being there for one of their own.

For the family to know that the community is here for them and loves them and cares about them it means a lot to all of us.”

Friends and family brought Christmas to the Rochon’s doorsteps.

“It didn’t take much,” said Lammi. “It was just a call out and people coming together and everybody pulling together to do something great.”

They had gifts in hand and were willing to provide comfort during this difficult time.

“People should know how many people are there to support them in a time like this,” said Lammi. “It’s just more precious.”

Friends say Lynn Rae would have been overwhelmed by the amount of support.

This gesture shows that when people need it the most someone will always be there.

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