Donations poured in to two fundraisers for the four children of Joe and Irma Garcia who died within 48 hours of each other.
$2.5 million was raised for the children of Irma Garcia, one of two teachers killed by an 18-year-old gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24.
Irma was killed alongside her co-teacher Eva Mireles, 44, and 19 of their students by a crazed gunman who was then shot dead by an elite Border Patrol agent.
Garcia's husband, Joe Garcia died within hours of placing a bouquet of roses at a memorial for his wife and the other victims.
KHOU aired video that shows Joe, 48, and his four children - Cristian, 23; Jose, 19; Lyliana, 16; and Alysandra, 12 - visiting a memorial to his wife and their mother on Thursday. Two hours later, Joe died of a "broken heart," according to his family members.
Joe Garcia visited his wife's memorial this morning to place flowers on a cross with her name on it. Joe is the husband to Irma Garcia. Not long after Joe visited Irma's memorial, he suffered a heart attack and died.
— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) May 26, 2022
On Thursday evening three of the four Garcia children sobbed at a mass for their parents, as the town gathered to pay tribute.
Father Eduardo Morales blessed the three siblings who attended the service and told them: "We are your family. Your mother and father will always find a way to take care of you."
Father Eduardo Morales blessed these children tonight during Mass telling them “We are your family. Your mother and father will always find a way to take care of you.”
The children of Irma and Joe Garcia. She was one of 2 teachers killed Tuesday
He died today of a heart attack. pic.twitter.com/wFgnUUBajV
— Cynthia Izaguirre (@wfaaizzy) May 27, 2022
The couple were high school sweethearts who were married for 24 years. Joe was a teacher, while Irma was a fourth grade teacher at Robb Elementary for 24 years.
Parents of the deceased students are outraged by officers who stood around for an hour while the gunman shot 38 people inside the school.