FUND FOR FAMILY AND SON OF ARNOLD

$13,763 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 334 people in 32 months
Jill Bush
on behalf of Luis Pinilla
 LAGUNA BEACH, CA
As I write this I am in tears for a Man I didn't know, but in our world, the Arbonne world,  Arnold Pinilla is family to all of us from the Consultants in the field to the IT Department.  When one of us is hurt... we are all hurt and there is a still and silent sadness in our offices and homes this week as we mourn the passing of this amazing individual.  Many may have met Arnold at GTC or talked to him on the phones at some time or another. Arnold dedicated 6 years to serving the Arbonne community, he has been with us since 2010.  His story written  with the help of a co-worker is below........

"Arnold Pinilla, an Arbonne employee in Addison, TX since 2010 was murdered Saturday Night, 7-30-2016.  It appears his assailant was an "imposter" Uber driver, who demanded money.  There was an argument and Arnold was stabbed and died in the arms of his girlfriend.  

Arnold was 34 years old and was the only child of Luis Pinilla and Esparanza Pinilla.  He leaves behind a young son Sebastian who is 9 years old.

While at Arbonne he held several positions, but his most recent, and the one he loved was a Business Acceptance Tester....we fondly call that team BATS.

Arnold had the personality and charisma that 'lit up our call center'.  His smile was contagious and his personality was huge.  He was always so willing to assist anyone and had such a resepct and love for all.

He will be greatly missed and we feel a huge void."
Debra P.

In talking to Glenn K.  earlier he shared with me that the family came to Addison to meet all those that Arnold had talked about for so many years, his other family.  As people introduced themselves to his family they knew each one of them because Arnold had told them about each one of them by name.  

This is so heartbreaking.  I am writing this to raise money and ease the financial burden of laying an only son to rest and leaving behind a child who lost a father who worked so hard and dedicated his life to serving others and because this is what we do as an Arbonne family, we take care of one another.

 Well Arnold many of us in the field may not have known you personally, but now it is our turn to serve you and to give back to you and your family because you no longer are able to.  Praying for your Mom and Dad and your son that they will get through this and that the bright light you were to so many will continue to shine in them and help them get through their hardest days ahead of them.  You will be missed and live in the hearts of all those that were lucky enough to know you!
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Prayers for the family today as they say their final good byes my heart is aching for your loss and I just want you to know how many people loved your son and we are all here to love you too!!!!! We will get through this together!!!!!! Arbonne family and beyond........
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Just an update from The Offices of Arbonne about how much all your donations mean!!!!! Arnold's death is once again reminding us what an amazing culture we have at our company and how it spreads out into friends and family as well! His post is below!!!!

Jill my self and everyone here at customer service can not thank you and everyone else for this! The love and support you all haven shown us has and still is helping tremendously! I know Arnold's family is going to really appreciate and be blown away by this.

When Arnold's family stopped by the office the other day they really felt the love and support. His family could really tell what Arnold meant to all of us and why Arnold would always talk about how amazing his job was.

Thank you again for the thoughts and prayers!!
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Arbonne employees in Addison saying good-bye to Arnold
Letting the balloons go .....
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Scott Sorg
32 months ago
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May Arnold be amongst Jesus and all who share the glory of His kingdom. *** So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:18

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Mary Chaplin-Elitzer
32 months ago
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Thank you father, for sending the Holy Spirit to comfort, counsel, help, intercede, defend, strengthen, and stand by the Pinilla Family in this time of grief and sorrow.

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Debbie Davis Perkins
32 months ago
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Although my heart is hurting over the loss of such a good friend and coworker, I am so proud to be a small part of this company. Thank you everyone for your donations and kind words. I'm sure right now, Arnold is flashing that beautiful smile.

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Valerie Zollinger
32 months ago
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My heart is broken for the family and loved ones of this man! Having also lost loved ones to homicide, I can unfortunately imagine what you are experiencing. Sending you so much love and prayers!!!! :'(

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Lisa Baarns
31 months ago

I met Arnold and spoke with him at some length at GTC -- he helped me and some team members with orders, and I asked him about a couple computer situations -- he jotted down my ID# and called me the following Monday, as soon as he got back to his office, and fixed everything. He was SO NICE and such a professional! He was smart, efficient, kind -- very service oriented. He really went out of his way to help me, and clearly enjoyed his work. I'm sure that all who knew him will be blessed by their memories of him.

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Claudia Moncayo
32 months ago

Rest in peace, Arnold... It was amazing to meet you and share some great times, even though we lost contact for quite a while. You had the gift of making those around you smile from ear to ear and burst into laughter with your fun energy, vivacity, and witticism. You are one of the funnest, charismatic, and high-spirited souls I've ever met, and for that I'll never forget you, my friend.

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Angela De Luna Konez
32 months ago

My heart is broken and my love goes out to his family! Love you Arnold!

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Mike Kerwin
3 months ago

A good friend asked me to.

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Cindy Dopf
22 months ago

So sorry for your loss. The death of a family member is such a tragic loss, and my heart is breaking for his family and especially his son. Remember him often and keep the spirit of his goodness with you always.

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Pam Alam
31 months ago

Still think about you every day, buddy. I miss you.

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31 months ago
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Alfonso y Bithell Martinez
31 months ago

Arnolito siempre te llevaremos en nuestro corazon!!!

Scott Sorg
32 months ago
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May Arnold be amongst Jesus and all who share the glory of His kingdom. *** So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. – 2 Corinthians 4:18

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Mary Chaplin-Elitzer
32 months ago
3
3

Thank you father, for sending the Holy Spirit to comfort, counsel, help, intercede, defend, strengthen, and stand by the Pinilla Family in this time of grief and sorrow.

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Debbie Davis Perkins
32 months ago
1
1

Although my heart is hurting over the loss of such a good friend and coworker, I am so proud to be a small part of this company. Thank you everyone for your donations and kind words. I'm sure right now, Arnold is flashing that beautiful smile.

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Valerie Zollinger
32 months ago
1
1

My heart is broken for the family and loved ones of this man! Having also lost loved ones to homicide, I can unfortunately imagine what you are experiencing. Sending you so much love and prayers!!!! :'(

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Lisa Baarns
31 months ago

I met Arnold and spoke with him at some length at GTC -- he helped me and some team members with orders, and I asked him about a couple computer situations -- he jotted down my ID# and called me the following Monday, as soon as he got back to his office, and fixed everything. He was SO NICE and such a professional! He was smart, efficient, kind -- very service oriented. He really went out of his way to help me, and clearly enjoyed his work. I'm sure that all who knew him will be blessed by their memories of him.

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Claudia Moncayo
32 months ago

Rest in peace, Arnold... It was amazing to meet you and share some great times, even though we lost contact for quite a while. You had the gift of making those around you smile from ear to ear and burst into laughter with your fun energy, vivacity, and witticism. You are one of the funnest, charismatic, and high-spirited souls I've ever met, and for that I'll never forget you, my friend.

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Angela De Luna Konez
32 months ago

My heart is broken and my love goes out to his family! Love you Arnold!

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