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Mama June Helped Raise $10,000 For Rehab Friend Who Passed Away

By Ryan Naumann

Mama June used her fame for good and helped raise money for the family of a friend who passed away after they met in rehab.

Last week, the reality star took to social media to mourn the loss of her friend Eric. June asked her followers to donate to a GoFundMe set up for his family.

She wrote, “heart is very heavy today as we lost a great person yesterday morning 2 to the ugly disease called addiction he was going places he was only 22 and had so much of big plans here in Florida n one relapse cause his life to end I remember sitting in the rooms at rehab and he would always ask a put me on your show he would always be rapping about his struggles with addiction and he would also be talking about his daughter all the time she was his world he had so many plans.”

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She continued, “Unfortunately now his one-year-old daughter has to go throughout life with the father that she meant so much to this Friday we will be dedicating the show in memory of Eric sense the finale will be about the place I met him at he was Geno's roommate he was always in a good mood and so positive about his future which was all took away too soon so now I'm asking you help his daughter and his family in the time of need."


The GoFundMe read, “This fund was created for our beloved friend Eric and his beautiful daughter, Willow, designed to help with education expenses in her future. I am heart broken to say but Eric has moved on to looking down upon us. He was a strong, smart, kind hearted soul that walked this earth and was able to be of support to so many people. He battled day and night against this viscous addiction, but he is now at rest.”

The reality star donated $110 to the campaign while her boyfriend donated another $100. Mama June posting the link seems to have helped with the GoFundMe raising more than the original $10,000 goal.

On the season finale of “Mama June: From Not To Hot”, Mama June finally enters rehab with her boyfriend Geno Doak. She admitted to having a $2,500 a day meth habit. The reality star successfully completed the program and left the facility sober.

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