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Va. community comes together to help 3 sets of twins who lost father unexpectedly

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A Fredericksburg, Va., father of three sets of twins died unexpectedly at home Sunday.

Wayne Beale was 45 years old and suffered from heart failure, friends say, when he died of a respiratory illness.

Friends of Beale's widow, Joni, are now raising money to help the family.

"We'd seen other people and other friends benefit from (gofundme)," says Heather Ablondi. "And so in doing the gofundme, we thought maybe we could make up just a little bit to go toward the funeral and have been blown away by the response."

"You would never know meeting this woman that she has three sets of twins," says Kelly Battles. "She's beautifully put together. She's always got her makeup and hair done. Gorgeous inside and out."

They say Wayne worked construction jobs and had health insurance, but couldn't get life insurance because of his heart condition.

"Wayne just worked constantly to try to provide for his family," Ablondi says. "And now they are in a situation where Joni is the sole provider with just no way of knowing how she is going to provide for the family."

To help the Beale family, go to:

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