Cleaning his grandmother's garage with his family, Fredrick Demetrius Martin Jr. (Freddie Mac as he was affectionately known by his friends) was brutally murdered in April while courageously shielding his 8 year old young son from the gunfire of a random shooting in Los Angeles. Not yet 30 years old, Freddie was a hard working college graduate that moved back to Los Angeles from Texas to make his neighborhood a better place. He had a beautiful family with a pregnant wife. He was the star of his family. He is our hero. He gave his life to protect his son.
Here is the great LA Times Article on Freddie :: Inglewood Hero, Fred Martin Dies Taking Bullet for 8 Year Old Son
Another LA Times Article :: Loving Inglewood Father Dies Protecting His Son
He wasn't ready to die. He had only been married for 11 months. He wasn't prepared for something like this to happen. Now his family needs our help.
Friends of Freddie have already raised $15,500 toward a supervised trust fund for his family. The goal is $25,000. Even that's not much, but let's add $2,000 so his wife and kids will have the support they need.