Bram and Shari Dorresteijn spent a lifetime – unfairly short as it was – making people’s lives richer.
Now, a community that was so touched by the couple is returning the favor.
On the evening of April 24, Bram, 34, and Shari, 33, of Sun Prairie, lost their lives in a tragic car accident in Kenosha County. The couple, who has deep roots with the Badgers, leaves behind two children: two-year-old Wesley and two-month-old Charlotte.
Bram, a former captain for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, and Shari, a former student in the UW Sports Medicine department, also leave behind a wake of memories, laughter and countless lives that are enriched merely by their friendship.
Shortly after their passing, friends set up the Shari & Bram Dorresteijn Memorial Fund to help ensure that their children will be taken care of in their absence.
Organizers originally set a goal of $100,000. Within three days, the goal had been reached and reset to $200,000. That figure will probably be eclipsed by the end of the week.
Donations can be mailed to:
The Children of Shari & Bram Fund
c/o First Business Bank
P.O. Box 44961
Madison, WI 53744