"She was the light of my life. She has done nothing but good to anything she touched," the grieving husband shared.
A Pennsylvania woman, who consented to feed her neighbors' Great Danes while they were away from town, was tragically mauled to death by the dogs. The two dogs fatally attacked Kristin Potter, 38, in front of her young boy on Thursday, March 16, at a residence in Centre Township, Pennsylvania, per CBS News.
Perry County Coroner, Robert Ressler, shared that until animal control workers arrived and tranquilized the dogs, both emergency responders and police officers were unable to reach the victim. Later, the two dogs were brought to a vet to be euthanized. A third dog, according to officials, was present but didn't participate in the assault. According to state police, the matter is being looked into, per PEOPLE.
Jennifer Keefer, the victim's younger sister, told WGAL-TV that her sister had a "beautiful personality." Keefer shared of her sister, "She was just loveable to be around. Everyone loved her."
Potter, a mother of three, lost her middle child in 2021 when he was killed by a vehicle in their neighborhood, The Daily Voice reported after speaking with her grieving husband, Jacob Presley Fickett. "She raised three boys. She was an amazing mother of three boys, Ryder, Trevor, and Trent" he told the outlet. "She was the light of my life. She has done nothing but good to anything she touched. I love her so much I can't even believe that she is gone," Fickett said.
The mourning husband wants people to know that the mom-of-2 was "a walking breathing angel." He said, "I'm a combat veteran and she was able to teach me to love myself and her deeply." He added that he is "so lost without her" and knows she "deserved to be on a pedestal!"
Potter is survived by her 2 children, her husband, and her sister. Keefer has set up a GoFundMe account to raise expenses for the family, and hopes to "help raise money for the guidance and support that her children will need."
The sister adds in the GoFundMe that the money is intended to go to "these two boys and their future and to get help getting through this and to live a healthy life and be able to follow their dreams and have a bright future ahead. To be able to do the things their mother had planned for them and their future."
Donors contributed $12,592 to the campaign's $20,000 target in the first two days, with the Brewbaker family making the largest donation of $1,000. The family explained the reason, saying that Potter helped them at a time of similar loss. "My family and I are donating in memory of Jerry Brewbaker who we lost in June of 2022. Kristen and Jacob were very kind to our family during our loss of Jerry," they commented on the fundraiser.
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