Bring our Sonya Home

Campaign creator Ana Davis
Fundraising for George and Somepong Davis
$23,931 raised
100%
GOAL $15,000
271 donations
 
since Jan 2016
 
 
 
 

On behalf of George and Somepong we wish to thank everyone for the overwhelming financial and emotional support so generously given on this website.

We have surpassed our goal of $15,000 and this will fully cover the expenses involved in bringing our Sonya home, with additional funds to help George and Somepong cover some of their living expenses until they might able to get back to work. We cannot adequately express our gratitude for the way people have taken their story into their hearts. We are now just counting the days until we can enfold them back into our family here in Byron.

In the meantime people can continue to leave a message, and if they wish, a small donation which will contribute to any unforeseen costs that the family may face in dealing with their crisis.
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The enjoyment of a long anticipated holiday in rural Thailand was tragically cut short for my brother’s family of four when their youngest child, Sonya, aged 5 was killed in a motor cycle accident on Monday 18th January, 2016.

George and Somepong Davis and their children, Justin, 6 and Sonya, 5 had been experiencing Thai village life while staying on Somepong’s parents’ farm in Northern Thailand.

On the morning that they were due to fly back to Australia, Sonya accompanied her Thai grandmother to the local market on the family motorbike. While they were turning right, a car travelling at speed from behind ran into them throwing Sonya and Grandma-Noi onto the road. Grandma-Noi died on impact and Sonya survived the crash but was critically injured and was put on life support.

After five harrowing days for her family, Sonya lost her struggle for life and passed away in the early hours of 22 January 2016. Her mother, father and older brother, Justin are utterly devastated. Somepong’s grief is doubled having lost both her mother and daughter in this tragic accident.

Sonya’s parents now desperately want to bring their little daughter’s body back to Australia where she was born and to bury her in Byron Bay Cemetery where they can visit her regularly.

We are seeking financial support to repatriate Sonya’s body and cover the associated funeral costs in Thailand and Australia to help Sonya’s family grieve and heal and minimise their financial distress. We estimate that the overall costs will be at least $15, 000 which also includes a contribution towards helping them take some time off work to grieve the loss of their precious daughter.

Sonya was a sparky, happy child beloved to all of us and to her pre-school community. She was looking forward to starting ‘big school’- Byron Primary - this year. She loved music and dancing and wanted to study ballet. Sonya was very close to her big brother, Justin. They were best mates and played happily together. Justin will be bereft without her.

As a very close, extended family we are all completely shocked and grief-stricken at the loss of our little niece and granddaughter. And we are all part of a close community in Byron Bay who also share this loss with us.

We would appreciate any support you can offer Sonya's family whose lives have been cruelly changed forever.

Ana Davis and family -
(As a very close extended familly - aunts Ana Davis and Miranda Burne,uncle Ray Moynihan, grandmother Christine Willmot and the McCandless family - we are all completely shocked and grief-stricken…)

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Thank you for your donation :: Our Sonya is now Home
01
Feb
Thank you so much for donating to our "Bring our Sonya Home Fundraising Campaign".

My brother, George and his wife, Somepong arrived home safely with their little boy, Justin on the weekend. And their little Sonya was also on the same flight. They are so grateful for the incredible support we have received from people like you in helping bringing their Sonya home to be buried in Byron Bay.

Our family is now making preparations for little Sonya's funeral which will be later this week.

We are all overwhelmed with the support our family has received at this time of need and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With gratitude,
Ana Davis (on behalf of George and Somepong and our extended family)
Thank you for your donation :: Our Sonya is now Home
01
Feb
Thank you so much for donating to our "Bring our Sonya Home Fundraising Campaign".

My brother, George and his wife, Somepong arrived home safely with their little boy, Justin on the weekend. And their little Sonya was also on the same flight. They are so grateful for the incredible support we have received from people like you in helping bringing their Sonya home to be buried in Byron Bay.

Our family is now making preparations for little Sonya's funeral which will be later this week.

We are all overwhelmed with the support our family has received at this time of need and thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

With gratitude,
Ana Davis (on behalf of George and Somepong and our extended family)
Thank you for your donation
23
Jan
Thank you so much to all of your who have donated to help bring Sonya home.

We are so touched you have all helped us raise, so far, over $3, 000 to help support my brother and his family in the short time since I started this campaign last night.

Your generosity and support is blowing me away! And I know it will also provide so much moral support to my brother and his wife.

Please keep sharing with everyone you know so we can reach our target and support this family in need.

Kind Regards,
Ana
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$23,931 raised
100%
GOAL $15,000
271 donations
 
since Jan 2016
 
Fundraising for
George and Somepong Davis
George and Somepong Davis are the parents of 5-year old Sonya Davis who was tragically killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand. We are seeking financial support for George and Somepong to help them at this very difficult time and to help bring their daughter's body back to Australia.
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Ana Davis
Byron Bay NSW
 
 

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