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For The Family of Someone Like a Brother…Any Help Appreciated.

Petie 003Hello to all my beloved blogger friends. I hope everything is going well for you all today. Things have picked up for me as well. As I mentioned in my last blog post, I received the Dragon Loyalty Award which I humbly accepted, but I have some other positive news I will share a little later.

This post is not about me though. Remember how I mentioned losing my close friend Petie to a brain hemorrhage and flying out to Puerto Rico for his burial with his sister after the wake in NJ? Those expenses were nearly $10,000.00, if not more, and we have come to find that Pete did not have any life insurance or real savings. While the family was able to raise some of the money, they fell short. Fortunately, the funeral services involved on both ends are willing to work with the family so they can pay off the debt.

You all know that I’ve lost several people since I started this blog, but Pete was like a brother to me. I can’t even express to anyone how much I already miss him. The thought of how much more burden his family has to bear with the added financial expenses makes me insane. I’ve never reached out for anyone else the way I’m reaching out now. That’s how much I love him and his family.

I’ve started a fundraising effort at GoFundMe to try raising some of the money still needed to completely payoff the debt. I did so after consulting with his sister, who is, by nature, a very private person. I assured her that the writing and blogging community was a family in and of itself and I would do so with the utmost respect. I donated at the wake, and was the first to give at GoFundMe. Any donation would be appreciated, if only a dollar. I know times are hard for us all, trust me. If you are unable to give to the fund, I have faith that my great friends here will still help by sharing this with other bloggers and writers.

I have included the link here .

Thank you all so very much for always being there. Please Re-blog and Re-tweet, if you can. Love you guys.

5 thoughts on “For The Family of Someone Like a Brother…Any Help Appreciated.

  1. Hi Lilica,
    Sorry I haven’t been by in a while. I’ve been totally swamped with A-Z co-host duties, and helping a friend run her daycare for the last two weeks. Totally nuts. I’m so sorry that you lost your dear friend like a brother. I have one of those, and can’t imagine the whole that would leave in my life. My condolences to you, and my prayers.
    I will tweet this post, but with the A-Z starting on Tuesday, I don’t have a chance to post about it, so sorry. Take my friend.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014

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    • Thanks so much Tina. I appreciate everything you’ve done so far. You’re the best. 🙂 Good luck with the a-to-zchallenge. I’ll be checking on you. Hugs.

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