Please Help With Funeral Expenses

$10,112 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 200 people in 16 months

Today, July 18, 2017, we unexpectedly lost an amazing women, an incredible daughter, and a phenomenal mom.
My name is Karen Ward. My daughter Christina Pugliese passed away unexpectedly at home. She was a single mom whose life revolved around her 10 year old daughter Destiny. She tried to make a better life for them by returning to college and receiving her BS in Criminal Justice along with a Certicate in Advanced Paralegal Studies. Christina was the first one in the family to receive a BS degree, and she did it Summa Cum Laude. She was an all around beautiful soul, who was loved by many.

Most 30 year olds don't think they have to plan for funerals, and Christina was no different.
I ask you now, could you please find it in your hearts to help us raise the money to cover Christina's funeral expenses. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. If money donated exceeds the funeral expenses, the remainder will be placed in a trust for her daughter's education.
Thank you all in advance for your generosity.

Karen

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I am still so very humbled by everyone's support at this time. We still have quite a way to go to reach our goal. I am truly grateful to everyone who has donated. Thank you all so very much <3
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Just over $5300 from our goal.
Please everyone, no matter how old you are. I know it's not something anyone wants to every think about, but consider getting a life insurance policy. Even if it's only $10-15K worth of coverage. It does make a difference, and takes some of the stress out of a very difficult situation.
Thank you so very much to EVERYONE who has donated to this campaign. Your generosity has truly helped us, and we will be forever grateful
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$5700 away from goal. Christina's wake is Tuesday and funeral Wednesday. It's gut wrenching to have to bury a child, and even more so when you don't have the money to cover the costs :(
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I continue to be humbled by everyone's generosity. I had to adjust the goal upward as we made funeral arrangements today and the costs were much higher than we had expected. Still, even with the increased goal amount we are almost halfway there. Thank you all again from the bottom of our hearts. The response has been truly amazing. Words cannot even begin to express our appreciation <3
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Raised by 200 people in 16 months
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