Ocean County resident Stephen Sears is currently with the Army stationed in Georgia. While he was away, his family was struck by tragedy. I'll let the GoFundMe page tell the rest of the story:

Hello everyone, I typically don’t ask people to help with donations but this one really hit home for me.  My good friend/previous co-worker and his wife had a terrible tragedy today.  Their beloved son Wyatt passed away unexpectedly.  Stephen Sears is an American Soldier for the US Army stationed in Georgia.  We all know American Soldiers don’t get paid the way they deserve.  I’m asking everyone to help donate & share this so we can raise enough money to take the financial burden off this poor family.  It’s hard enough coping with the loss of your child and I would like them to spend time with their family while they mourn and not worry about their financials during that time.  I know people live paycheck to paycheck but even $1 goes along way.  Please help pass this along so we can help an American hero and his family during this difficult time. Thank you in advance!!

Services for Wyatt take place at DeBow Chapel at 150 West Veterans Highway in Jackson this Monday, June 29th from 10AM-12PM.