Yes, nine people may have been killed by a piece of shit racist in South Carolina recently, but as tragic as that was, let’s not lose sight of the other, lesser known victims here, the ones the media aren’t talking about. The ones like Dylann Roof’s sister Amber, who had to cancel her wedding after the whole ordeal. Maybe it’s not quite as big a deal as someone else canceling your whole life, but it’s still something, right?
Roof seems to think so. The sister of the mass murderer du jour reportedly sent out an appeal for sympathy, of the monetary variety, on a GoFundMe page called “A Fresh Start for Michael and Amber.” It’s since been taken down, but the page, which highlighted how Roof was set to marry her fiancee Micharl Tyo four days after her brother’s attack, talked about the troubles they’d been forced to face as well:
Dear Family & Friends,
As many of you know Michael and I had to abruptly cancel our wedding day, due to the tragedy that occurred in Charleston. June 21st was suppose to be the happiest day of our lives. It is the day every girl dreams of, it was the day we dreamed of. We had each other, we have the perfect venue, and we had our vows ready to be read. We were ready! We had planned out every detail for months and months. It was going to be the PERFECT day!
Our wedding day was suppose to be the most important and special day of our lives. It was suppose to start our lives together with our new family. Our day was the exact opposite. Our wedding day was full of sorrow, pain, and shame, tainted by the actions of one man.
The Charleston Massacre took place and our lives were forever changed. The media abused our privacy and published all of our wedding information and destroyed our dream day. Destroying the first day of Michael and my life together.
We cancelled our wedding to protect our family and mourn the lives of those lost. Many friends and family members came into town and took time off of work to be there for us. We could not ask you to do that again.
We would like the chance to start our lives on a postive note. Therefore, we have decided to start a Go Fund Me account. We know money cannot replace the wedding we lost and our perfect day, however it will help us to create new memories and a new start with our new family.
Money raised will be used to cover lost wedding costs, to pay bills, and to send us on our dream honeymoon. 10% of all funds raised will be donated to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. We thank you for any contrabution you can make.
Our lives have been forever changed and touched by all the love and support you have shown us through this difficult time. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS! GOD BLESS!
Love, The Tyo’s
The page had raised around $1,500 of the $5,000 asked for before it was removed.