Family of Oxford High School shooting victim encourage acts of kindness in her name

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The family of Madisyn Baldwin are making a plea to the public — spread acts of kindness in the teen's honor with the hashtag #maddymatters.

Baldwin was among four students who died last week in the Oxford High School shooting, where seven others were injured.

Jennifer Graves Mosqueda, Baldwin's grandmother, posted on Facebook that many people have been asking about ways to support the family after the 17-year-old's death Tuesday.

"Madisyn’s family would like to start spreading acts of kindness into the world in honor of Madisyn Baldwin — using the hashtag #maddymatters please share stories and/or pictures of your kindness — in an effort to keep Madisyn’s beautiful soul and spirit alive!" she wrote.

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On Facebook, one person who said Baldwin frequented their Starbucks store posted pictures of gift cards with the hashtag #maddymatters in red ink.

"I'm not one to post about my good deeds, I prefer to do them anonymously, but the family of Madisyn Baldwin have asked that people do good in her honor and tag #maddymatters, she was a frequent customer at my store, so I will spread a little cheer today in her honor," wrote Chyler Crawford.

Mosqueda directed people to a verified GoFundMe page she started that has garnered more than $100,000 donations as of Tuesday afternoon, well above the original $30,000 goal.

"This beautiful, smart, sweet loving girl was tragically taken from us all today leaving a huge hole in all of our hearts. ... This horrific day could never have been imagined or planned for," she wrote last week.

The family of Madisyn Baldwin, one of four teens who died last week in Oxford, want people to share acts of kindness in the teen's name.
The family of Madisyn Baldwin, one of four teens who died last week in Oxford, want people to share acts of kindness in the teen's name.

She went on say that she wants her daughter and son-in-law to be able to spend time with their other children and family during this time and not have to worry about work, bills, and food.

Baldwin's visitation and private funeral service took place Saturday.

The Free Press has reached out to Mosqueda to ask whether she would like to comment further.

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