Mia Michaux Carroll

$10,460 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 38 people in 43 months
Mia Mask
on behalf of David Carroll
 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
Our beloved Mia Michaux-Carroll had a heart condition from birth which led to cardiac arrest and brain injury on Wednesday, January 20th. Family and friends have been with her throughout this devastating ordeal.
Knowing that this week Mia's husband, David, and her mother Candice faced decisions on her behalf is almost surreal. They worked with her physicians and prayed for her well-being. I have been with David and Candice (Mia's mother) since Thursday night.

Other friends and family have been here too. I know God is looking down on them and they have demonstrated strength and grace that is humbling. Mia was in the best of care with a dedicated team of doctors and nurses who exemplify dedication, expertise, courage and compassion.

May God give Mia's family the peace they need going forward in this most difficult time and allow us to provide a small blanket of comfort for them in their time of need.

I have spent many moments thinking back on all of the wonderful times I have had with David and Mia throughout the years. Take some time today to do the same and send your positive thoughts and prayers on behalf of Mia.

Yours, 
Jon Barker

I was devastated when Mia’s husband David called me last week to say she was in the hospital. I learned that her heart condition had taken a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse, setting off a chain of events.

My witty, charming, dynamic, and loving friend of 20 years was in terrible distress. Over the following days, I spent several hours with David, Candice (Mia's mom), and Jon (among other friends) at Vassar Brothers hospital. We prayed and listened to the physicians who have been dedicated and attentive. But the prognosis has shown us we need to: “Let Go and Let God.”

It is with deep sadness that I watched a friend, with whom I shared so much (including a first name), endure thus. I will never forget her smile, her beauty, her humor, her insights, and the long 'girlfriend' talks we shared. We are thankful she is receiving excellent care and love.

Mia received extensive hospital care, including transportation via helicopter to Vassar Brothers hospital.  A group of us thought that establishing this fund to help cover the expenses (which their insurance will not) would be a meaningful way of demonstrating support. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated.  We hope you will keep Mia and David in your thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely, 
Mia Mask
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Dear Friends, Colleagues and Family --

I would like to personally thank everyone who attended Mia's Celebration of Life on this past Sunday at the Riverside Church. Judging from the feedback I received from so many of you, it was received as a touching and sacred event that honored our dear Mia in a manner that she would have been proud of. Your heartfelt condolences and prayers have sustained me and the rest of the family through this tragic ordeal. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that.

For now, my attention is turning inward as I try to put together the pieces of my life and chart a path forward. In due time, I will also be focusing on the establishment of the Mia Michaux Carroll Foundation which I'm sure will become an important part of my healing and life going forward. I know that some of you will join me on this part of the journey. If you wish to get involved, please send an email to mmcheartnyc [at] gmail.com.

Finally, I've attached some pictures from Sunday here as well for those who may not have been able to attend.

With all of my love and appreciation,

David
Memory Table
The Nave during arrivals
Stage layout
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Mia's obituary was published in the New York Times Online Edition today.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=177970980

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Here's the formal announcement of Mia's Memorial Service at the Riverside Church this coming Sunday at 6:30pm from David.

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Dear Friend --

Please join me and the family in a Celebration of Mia's life on this coming Sunday, March 13 at 6:30pm at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.

The formal announcement is attached.

I look forward to sharing this special event with you.

With peace and love,


David Carroll
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The final memorial service for Mia will be held at The Riverside Church on Sunday, March 13 at 6:30pm. A reception will follow.

The Riverside Church is located at the intersection of 120th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattan. There is no free parking available at the church. Parking is available in the lot underneath the church for approximately $30.
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Raised by 38 people in 43 months
Created January 25, 2016
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$50
Troy Penny
42 months ago

David/Candice-- Thinking of you all. I will miss Mia so much. Oh how I loved her laugh and so enjoyed chatting with her. Sending prayers to you all. Troy from BrickTops

NF
$500
Naima Walker Fierce
42 months ago

Mia's beautiful smile and sparking personality will be forever missed. Thankfully, her light will shine down on us from heaven. Naima

$200
Ona Brown
42 months ago

Queen Mia...thank you for shinning your magnificent LIGHT...my way!! YOU SAID we were STARS...and you were RIGHT...WE ARE!! YOU ARE DEARLY MISSED...however...we must accept that you have graduated on...to new heights...I AM sure that you are giving the ANGELS fashion makeovers...and redecorating the HEAVENS...because...that's what you do...YOU MAKE EVERYTHING & EVERYONE BETTER...just as you did for ME...forever PEACE...LOVE...& LIGHT...your sis...ob~~;-)

$200
Anonymous
42 months ago
$500
Johnny Morney
42 months ago
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Queen Mia I regret that I didn't get a chance to meet you. I am blessed to know Queen Ona Brown so on her behalf I sow this seed of love

JR
$200
Jennifer Robison
42 months ago

We love you Jenni and Mike

KU
$200
Kaptan Unugur
42 months ago
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Mia, you are so very special inside and out--one in a million. You touched me with all your love and energy--I was always so excited to speak to you or see you--I am deeply saddened by this terrible news. When I look up, I will prayer and watch your beautiful star shine bright. My condolences to your family, friends and loving husband. Always in my thoughts, Kap xxx

DG
$50
Drake Groves
42 months ago

Mia…

SJ
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Steve Carlton Jr.
42 months ago
$100
Kusawn & Teddy Foster
42 months ago
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Our hearts are breaking over the loss of Mia. David, we continue to pray for you, Candice and the rest of the family. She was a FORCE - brilliant, beautiful and oh so loving. I am thankful to have had her for a sister even for a short time.

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