Donations come pouring in for Madison County family who lost 2 parents in 48 hours

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - It is a story that is tugging at the heartstrings of people all over the globe. Six children losing two parents within 48 hours of each other.

Jennifer Norsworthy, 40, died in her Harvest home from a blood clot. Her husband, Toby, died just two days later of a heart attack. He was 38-years-old. Six children are no left to live in a world without them.

Their heartbreaking story has also gone viral. Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Yahoo and USA Today have all featured the Madison County family and their unbearable journey.

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Thanks to that notoriety, though, donations have also come pouring in for the six children. The GoFundMe page set up by family friends has generated more than $75,000 in roughly a week's time.

"We have been completely floored by the selflessness and compassion of everyone and we wish Toby and Jennifer were here to see this support for their family," wrote one family friend on the page. "The children are being watched and cared for by their grandparents and their aunts."

The family's church, Pineview Baptist in Harvest, has also collected roughly $7,000 with another $10,000 expected from one of Toby's employers. Associate Pastor Ricky Self said it is all in an effort to help the children for years to come.

"We're trying to raise as much money as we possibly can for them for unexpected things that may come up, like college," he said. "They were such a big part of our life and part of our family and so we feel like it's our job to help in any way we possibly can financially, spiritually, whatever that may be."

Self added that the children returned to school for the first time since their parents' passing on Tuesday.

To donate to the Norsworthy family, you can click here or here.

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