Dominic’s Ripple: Charitable fund started in honor of 5-year-old boy killed in crash

Dominic’s Ripple: Charitable fund started in honor of 5-year-old boy killed in crash
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Loved ones of a 5-year-old boy who was killed in a crash last year havestarted a charitable fund dedicated to continuing the boy’s legacy by giving back to the community he loved.

Wednesday would have been Dominic May’s sixth birthday. For the boy’s birthday, his family created a charitable fund that will raise money for causes in the community. The foundation is called Dominic’s Ripple.

“It was amazing to think that one 5-year-old little boy started all of this, like a drop in water, just by the way he lived his life,” the foundation’s about page says.

Money raised by the Dominic’s Ripple will go to causes inspired by Dominic May’s love of learning, playing and giving and in honor of his dream to become a police officer. The foundation hopes to fund education, health and recreation, community service and public safety.

“As Dominic’s kindness, compassion, friendship, love, and positivity quickly began spreading, we created #DominicsRipple as a way to ensure that the circle of people touched by Dominic only extends farther, and that his positive impact may continue to grow.”

“Our Wings Are Small But The Ripples Of The Heart Are Infinite”

Dominic’s love, light, and compassion brightened the lives of many, including those of us at the Madison Police Department.

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— Madison Police (@madisonpolice) May 1, 2019

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval, who had helped organize a honorary police funeral service for Dominic after the tragedy, asked people to visit the website.

“In the midst of sorrow and despair, I was amazed at how this child’s death galvanized a community into understanding the fragility of life, the importance of living each day to the fullest, celebrating our relationships, treasuring the memories we build, offering forgiveness and relying on faith and love to elevate us through trials and tribulations,” Koval wrote. “In a world filled with violence, grief, hate and fear, it is a blessing to have inspirational moments of goodness and light.”

If you would like to donate to Dominic’s Ripple go to the website at

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