Duggar Family Mourns the Death of a Loved One

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Sad news out of Arkansas today, as members of the Duggar family are mourning a tragic loss.

Jessa Duggar broke the news on Facebook this week.

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Jessa is asking for fans' help in supporting the family of Dianna Fleshman, a longtime friend who was tragically struck down in her prime.

The mother of two and wife of Ben Seewald wrote the following, along with a link to the family's GoFundMe page:

"Our hearts ache over the loss of this dear friend, but we know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord," 

"Please continue to pray for Dianna's family, and especially for her husband and 2-month-old son, during this time."

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Absolutely awful.

Jessa did not go into further detail, but the fundraising page offers some more tragic information on what happened that day.

Dianna and her husband, Dylan Fleshman, were reportedly driving from Oklahoma to Minnesota with their infant son when they were struck by a crop-sprayer.

Dylan and Victor were unharmed, but Dianna died in a hospital six days after the accident.

Reads the GoFundMe page:

"On Friday, the 25th of May, 2018 Dylan and Dianna Fleshman (from Guthrie, Oklahoma) were driving to her family's house in Hayfield, Minnesota for dinner, when they collided with a large crop sprayer a half mile from the family's home."

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"Dylan and their two-month-old son Vincent came away from the accident without injury. However, Dianna received major head trauma and a fractured skull."

As Dylan is now his infant son's sole caretaker, it may be quite some time before he's able to return to work.

"We are hoping to raise funds for Dylan and his family as he will be unable to work for an extended amount of time," the family explained.

"We feel that $68,000 is a good start to help ease some of the financial pressure that he will be facing."

"Please keep the Fleshman family in your prayers as there are difficult decisions and hard times ahead."

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"Thank you for your prayers and support," the note concluded. "We are are hoping to raise this money over the next few weeks."

Currently, more than $26,000 has been raised for Dianna's family.

As one might expect of such a massive family, the Duggars have a massive network of friends.

And when they're able to, they often use their considerable clout to lend a hand to those in need.

Just last year, a friend of Jill Duggar's was murdered, and the Duggars stepped up to assist with fundraising efforts for the benefit of the woman's family.

Money may seem a matter of little consequence in the face of death, but it doesn't hurt when it comes to cold, hard realities.

The Duggars seem well aware that for those left behind, it can help to alleviate a crushing burden, or at least make logistics easier.

Follow the link at the top of this article to help the Fleshman family with a financial contribution.

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