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Ronan Burgess Memorial Fund

Ronan BurgessEUGENE, Ore. — The mother of the 5-year-old boy who recently died from the H1N1 flu is back in Eugene.

She’s sharing her story and getting a memorial fund set up for her son.

Calandra Burgess says she has the fund set up through US Bank and anyone can donate at any branch.

Her son, Ronan, was taken to the emergency room on Christmas Eve and released. He collapsed shortly after and was transferred to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland where he died.

Ronan’s mom says the fund will help pay for wake expenses.

“I wouldn’t expect anybody to go out of their way to help but when they do, it is so much more appreciated and it really warms my heart to know that his life affected so many people,” said Burgess.

Surgess says the support from the community has helped her and her family, especially with her older son who was hurt in an accident just a year ago.

Ronan’s wake is on January 19th.

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