Prince Harry and Meghan have made a $5,000 donation to a GoFundMe fundraiser in the names of their children Archie and Lilibet.
The fund was set up on behalf of the the Zajfen family, from Los Angeles, who tragically lost their nine-year-old son George. Kelly McKee Zajfen, 42, took to Instagram on Friday to announce the sudden death of her young son, saying that she will try to keep going for the sake of his ‘beautiful twin sister’.
Former model Kelly is the co-founder of Alliance of Moms, an LA ‘community of philanthropists who support pregnant and parenting teens in LA’s foster care system’, and also runs an eco-conscious children’s clothing brand.
It’s not clear how she’s connected to Meghan and Harry, but the Duchess’ ex-husband Trevor Engelson and his wife Tracey Kurland also made a $1,000 donation to the grieving family, suggesting they could be old friends. The mother of two wrote on her Instagram:’ My sweet baby boy. My world is shattered into a million pieces. I have little ability to breathe. Walk. Function. Sit. Stand.
‘You were the light of my life. Your smile made the room so bright and your heart was the most perfect and sweetest.’You left this Earth and left behind so many people who loved you. I don’t know how I’m able to go on. How I can function. How I can be the light and have joy ever again but I’m going to try.
The entrepreneur, who is also mom to nine-year-old daughter Lily with husband Julian, said she will ‘try hard for your beautiful twin sister.”I can’t comprehend any of it,’ she added.
Family friend Kate Jefferson decided to organise the fundraiser on behalf of the grieving family to help with ‘funeral arrangements and anything else the Zajfen family may need while transitioning from this tragedy.’
She wrote: ‘My name is Kate and I’m raising funds for the Zajfen family so that they may grieve the loss of their sweet angel boy, George. ‘He was the happiest, kindest boy that walked the earth. George’s heart was compassionate, his smile contagious, and his love for his twin sister and parents was palpable.
‘This unexpected loss is beyond devastating and the Zajfen family will need time to even begin to heal.She continued: ‘No parent should lose a child, and no child should have to endure the loss of their twin. Our hearts are broken for Kelly, Julian, Lily and their entire family.’The pain that their friends and online community feels is immense, and we want to help unburden the Zajfen family in any way that we can while George’s funeral and celebration of life are being planned.
‘Kelly and Julian are two of the most giving, philanthropic humans and now it is our time to give back to them.’ Kelly is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Alliance of Moms, which has the mission to support pregnant and parenting teens in L.A.’s foster care system, helping them build a more positive future for themselves and their children.
The mother documented her family life with her children on the Instagram page @_heartmom_.In one snap was she can be seen holding George’s hand, while in another the mother-son duo sharing a sweet kiss. George’s cause of death has not been revealed.