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This Is Our Lilly She Was 11 Yrs Old

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Our family is devastated. Lily’s little brother found her hanging in the garage. There are no words of solace that can repair the pain to our hearts right now. There was no warning and no signs. We are besides ourselves in grief. Her father will not leave the garage.

The “Maybe ifs...” and heart felt mia culpas are plenty. This nightmare is real. Parents are not supposed to bury their children. There won’t be any more birthdays, no more cheerful smiles, no more “Happy Hi!”, there won’t be a prom or graduation party. This pain is real. We still don’t know why this happened but the detectives suspect bullying.

The next few days will be the reason for this GoFundMe. This occurred so suddenly and unexpectedly. We never imagined this would happen to us. We need your help for a simple dress and funeral. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Her smile brightened every room. She was a super smart little girl. Loved her family. Absolutely loved big bulbed green onions on the grill with butter and garlic. She chose kindness always. She leaves behind her pittie Blue, her brothers Ayden and Makio, her sister Luna, and parents. We are struggling ever hour trying to put the pieces together. How did this happen?

Love and piece always,
The Soto Family
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Our Lily has been laid to rest now and we thank each and everyone of you for your support.

To the community of McHenry, our deepest gratitude to you, our neighbors, and especially to the Church of Holy Apostles, Catholic Charities, Morizzo Funeral Home, Lemonade Brigade, McHenry Middle School with McHenry County School District #15, GoFundMe donors, Epic Deli, the McHenry VFW Post #4600, Piper’s Hugs, and everyone who has helped us through this hard time with everything from flowers, meals, support information, guidance and love. We have shared prayers, memories, and hugs with many of you and your love and compassion are appreciated. We may never have all of the answers to our many questions in this lifetime and we may struggle through the days but she will never ever be forgotten. Kindness and love first.

Rest In Peace, Lily, we love you.
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https://www.morizzofuneralhome.com/m/obituaries/Lilyana-Soto/Memories

Family and friends, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the support and generosity. The kind words have been cherished at this most difficult of times. There are no words for the amount of appreciation we have for each and every one of you. Tonight, we share our most solemn Wednesday with you.

Love, Peace and Kindness Always,

The Soto Family
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Transparency is always the best policy, and we have been asked to include the following information: Who you are: My name is Grace Kozlowski. I am Lily’s father’s cousin.
Where you're from: McHenry County, IL.
Your relationship to the parties you're raising funds for: My cousin, Ernesto Soto, is Lily’s father.
How the funds will be used (be specific as possible): Funeral costs and expenses for putting Lily to rest. Any additional funds will be given to Lily’s brother and any costs related to counseling for the family.
If you intend to withdraw the money, how you plan to send the funds to the parties you're raising money for or use the money on their behalf
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Please help if you can and share. You are appreciated a million times.

Peace and Love
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