SHAWNEE, Kan. -- So much money was donated to the GoFundMe page set up on behalf Caleb Schwab's family that the campaign has ended.
Instead, there is now a memorial fund to benefit the family of the 10-year-old killed on the Verruckt water slide at Schlitterbahn on Sunday.
A Shawnee restaurant is also helping the Schwabs with a sweet option The Dessertery is now offering. The jar of money at the restaurant filled steadily on Tuesday. Every penny the restaurant makes Tuesday and Wednesday goes toward the Schwab family.
“I have two little boys, we go to Schlitterbahn, and it was kind of one of those things that`s hard to read about, so we feel for the family, and want to help out however you can,” said Ashley Agre, one customer.
Many customers at The Dessertery never met Caleb Schwab, but they say their thoughts are with the family.
“I can`t imagine anything being able to comfort this mom and dad and their family right now, but just knowing that people care about them, and love them and want to support them, and we`re here for them,” Teresa Scott, another customer said.
“I want to do anything I can to help, because I can`t imagine what they`re going through,” said Brianna Duden, who also bought cakes to support the cause.
“I think when tragedy hits someone, especially someone close to you, your first response is `what can I do to help?'” said owner Jennifer Kelly.
Kelly, who knows the family from church, is giving 100 percent of her proceeds for two days to the Schwab family, after the devastating loss of Caleb at Schlitterbahn water park.
“They`re not having to worry about paying their bills, or paying funeral expenses, or doing all of those things, that should be the last thing they`re thinking about right now,” added Kelly.
She says people from all over having been coming by to show their support.
“We had people coming in today to buy cakes first thing this morning,” Kelly said. “I`ve had to call in reinforcements and say come bake!”
The Dessertery is selling full-size double-layer chocolate euphoria cakes, full-size chess cakes and blackberry wine cakes for $35, among other menu items.
“Our city really gets behind people when they need it the most, and this is one of those times where a small gesture can help out, and you just want the family to know that you`re there to support them, and as a mother... I feel for that mother,” Agre added.
If you'd still like to help out the Schwab family --you still can. All the proceeds Wednesday go toward the family as well. Some cakes are made and ready to go, but with high demand -- you may want to call in your order.