Taco Truck-Maria Samano Burial

$17,883 of $10,000 goal

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UPDATE: Most of you are familiar with and love Tacos Tierre Caliente across from W Alabama Icehouse.  Maria Victoria is the owner, and her 22 year-old daughter, also named Maria (Samano) passed away this morning at 6am at Park Plaza Hospital. She had gone through an operation for a brain tumor and was in critical condition for 4 weeks.
We are tryng to raise money so that she can bury her daughter and pay medical bills. Please donate what you can, every little bit helps, even $5 or $10.
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Hello all! I have already received notifications of two chargebacks from WePay because some of you aren't recognizing the transactions on your bank records. I am not sure how it shows up (maybe WePay from another state), but GoFundMe should have sent emails regarding this. Please please do not dispute the charge if you donated. The family has been given the money, proof sent to GoFundMe, and now with the chargebacks the money is going out of my account. Thanks all!
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Hi all, I've closed the campaign. Thank you all so very much for your support of Maria Victoria and Vicente' family. They are overwhelmed by all the love and support, and incredibly appreciative. The funeral will be held Monday, and I'll post details on our WAIH Facebook page. Thank you!-West Alabama Icehouse!
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Hi all, I'll be closing the fund at noon today, as the funeral will be early next week and I need to get the family the funds. If you haven't yet donated, and care to do so, please do so by noon! I'll post funeral details on Facebook page (W Alabama Icehouse). Thanks!
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GoFundMe is requesting that I share with you all and them how I plan to get the funds to Maria, in addition to my relationship to her, for safety reasons. I think I've been clear that she is a friend of the W Alabama Icehouse family, and I am an employee there. I plan to talk to her tomorrow and try to set it up to where she receives the money directly into her account. I can only do this if she has an email address and I'm not sure yet if she does. Otherwise I'll have the funds posted to my account and will give her a cashier's check. I'll keep everyone posted as to when she receives the funds.
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Than Vlachos
21 months ago
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I think some celebration is in order for nearly tripling the original goal of $5,000 in less than a day. What an amazing corner of the world to live in where people come out of the woodwork to support someone during such a hard time. Thanks to Lisa for setting up the campaign, to Tacos Tierra Caliente for their years of awesome service, and to the Ice House for their awesome staff and for giving me and my pup a place right around the corner to go have fun.

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Josette Arvizu
21 months ago
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I'm very proud to have lived in Houston, in Montrose in particular for five years and to know that the community is there for Maria Victoria. ♥

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Marjorie Margie Ruffin
21 months ago
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Hello. I am Maria's Dental Instructor from Everest Institute. Can one of the Family members please contact me at 832-286-5951. Thanks.

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Dottie Unruh
21 months ago
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Leticia Hall - How extremely inappropriate.

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Dom Nelson
21 months ago
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This place has been with me the last 15 years of my life. Nicest owners and best tacos in Texas.

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Leticia Johnson
21 months ago
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my stepmom got a year old Saab by working parttime off of a computer... over at this website +++++++ cashjob55.TK

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Lisa Hall
21 months ago
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Hi Marjorie, I will pass your message on to Maria tomorrow for sure.

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Patricia Rogers
21 months ago

likeSᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴏᴍᴇ! Gʀᴇᴀᴛ ᴊᴏʙ ғᴏʀ sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛs, sᴛᴀʏ-ᴀᴛ-ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴍᴏᴍs ᴏʀ ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ɴᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ɪɴᴄᴏᴍᴇ... Yᴏᴜ ᴏɴʟʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ʀᴇʟɪᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴇᴛ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ... Mᴀᴋᴇ $90 ʜᴏᴜʀʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴜᴘ ᴛᴏ $15000 ᴀ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ʙʏ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ ʟɪɴᴋ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴀɴᴅ sɪɢɴɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ... Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ғɪʀsᴛ ᴄʜᴇᴄᴋ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴇᴇᴋ... Go to the web:: ╚═►╚═► ╚═►╚═► ╚═► ╚═►╚═►WWW.BuzzPay2.C­O­M

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Larry-Mary Campos
21 months ago

I met Maria when we opened one of the restaurants next door to her taco truck. She is an amazing kind lady and my heart goes out to her and her family as they are going through this difficult time.

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Marjorie Margie Ruffin
21 months ago

Thanks Lisa Hall. I really appreciate it. This hurts so bad. She was a good Student.

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Stephanie Qualls
21 months ago

Send thoughts from Boston. We miss your tacos and the WAIH!

DM
$30
David Means
21 months ago
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Thank you for all you do in the Montrose community. It's an honor to help you in return.

$10
Anonymous
21 months ago
Than Vlachos
21 months ago
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9

I think some celebration is in order for nearly tripling the original goal of $5,000 in less than a day. What an amazing corner of the world to live in where people come out of the woodwork to support someone during such a hard time. Thanks to Lisa for setting up the campaign, to Tacos Tierra Caliente for their years of awesome service, and to the Ice House for their awesome staff and for giving me and my pup a place right around the corner to go have fun.

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Josette Arvizu
21 months ago
6
6

I'm very proud to have lived in Houston, in Montrose in particular for five years and to know that the community is there for Maria Victoria. ♥

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Marjorie Margie Ruffin
21 months ago
4
4

Hello. I am Maria's Dental Instructor from Everest Institute. Can one of the Family members please contact me at 832-286-5951. Thanks.

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Dottie Unruh
21 months ago
2
2

Leticia Hall - How extremely inappropriate.

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Dom Nelson
21 months ago
2
2

This place has been with me the last 15 years of my life. Nicest owners and best tacos in Texas.

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Leticia Johnson
21 months ago
1
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my stepmom got a year old Saab by working parttime off of a computer... over at this website +++++++ cashjob55.TK

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Lisa Hall
21 months ago
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Hi Marjorie, I will pass your message on to Maria tomorrow for sure.

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Patricia Rogers
21 months ago

likeSᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴏᴍᴇ! Gʀᴇᴀᴛ ᴊᴏʙ ғᴏʀ sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛs, sᴛᴀʏ-ᴀᴛ-ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴍᴏᴍs ᴏʀ ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ɴᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ɪɴᴄᴏᴍᴇ... Yᴏᴜ ᴏɴʟʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ʀᴇʟɪᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴇᴛ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ... Mᴀᴋᴇ $90 ʜᴏᴜʀʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴜᴘ ᴛᴏ $15000 ᴀ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ʙʏ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ ʟɪɴᴋ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴀɴᴅ sɪɢɴɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ... Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ғɪʀsᴛ ᴄʜᴇᴄᴋ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴇᴇᴋ... Go to the web:: ╚═►╚═► ╚═►╚═► ╚═► ╚═►╚═►WWW.BuzzPay2.C­O­M

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Larry-Mary Campos
21 months ago

I met Maria when we opened one of the restaurants next door to her taco truck. She is an amazing kind lady and my heart goes out to her and her family as they are going through this difficult time.

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Marjorie Margie Ruffin
21 months ago

Thanks Lisa Hall. I really appreciate it. This hurts so bad. She was a good Student.

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