Frenchtown High School students Daniel and Kaden Walsh were devastated to lose their mother last year. Then last month, their father was taken from them in a tragic car accident.

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According to a Facebook page set up by members of the Frenchtown community,

We would like to come together as a community to help support these boys and the entire Walsh family. This site will be updated with information on fundraising and links to where you can donate and/or help.


The group has organized a fundraiser for Daniel and Kaden that will take place on Sunday, October 19th at the Frenchtown High School parking lot. It will be a donation only event with the first 50 participants receiving a free t-shirt. Additional shirts will be on sale for $10 at the event.

The fun run and walk will start at the high school, down the path for one loop around Frenchtown Pond and back to the Frenchtown High School parking lot. The Frenchtown football team will have a dunk tank for a dollar per dunk along with a bake sale.

Another fund raiser will be on Sunday, December 7 with a spaghetti feed and live auction. For more information or to donate or help, please contact Kim Lovrien at 531-4408 or

Donations may be made to the "Daniel John Walsh Memorial Fund" at Missoula Federal Credit Union, 2610 N. Reserve St., Missoula, MT 59808, or at any Missoula Federal Credit Union branch. You may also donate to the "Daniel and Kaden Walsh Benefit Fund" at any of the Family of Banks locations.