Tens Of Thousands Donated For Family Of Lawrence Marine

Photo: Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Donations have rushed in to aid the family of Marine Sgt. Johanny Rosario after news of her death spread across the region this weekend.

25-year-old Rosario was one of the 13 US service members killed in an ISIS suicide bombing at Kabul's international airport on Thursday, as the US tried to evacuate American citizens and Afghan allies before Monday's deadline.

Military officials confirmed that the last U.S. military plane had left Afghanistan as of 3:30 PM ET on Monday.

When asked to comment on Rosario's death, Governor Charlie Baker told WBZ's Karyn Regal that the state would try to help her family however it could. "I can't imagine what it was like... when you think and start to believe that your family member is going to be coming home any minute now, and to have them lost..." he said.

Lawrence city officials shared a GoFundMe campaign with the media on Monday afternoon that they said was the only official way of getting money to Rosario's family. As of Monday evening, the campaign had raised close to $50,000 in two days, and was growing at a rapid pace.

According to the GoFundMe, the money will go to Rosario's younger sister, who at age 21 is now the sole breadwinner for the family.

WBZ's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) has more with Governor Baker:

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Written by Chaiel Schaffel

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