Bernal Portocarrero Family Loss

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My name is Gisela Martinez. On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, our family lost an amazing mother, my cousin Marianela Portocarrero and two of her wonderful children, Maria Isabela and John Jr in an accident caused by a driver who was using excessive speed. Her daughter, Lina Bernal and niece Luisa Loiza, were in the vehicle also, and are now fighting for their lives. Our prayers are with the families of the additional lives lost in what we can only describe as a nightmare. Her surviving daughter and husband's lives will never be the same; our lives will never be the same. We have to do the unthinkable and bury a mother and her two young children. We need help from the community to give them a proper burial and to assist with anything the survivors will need. If you could find it in your hearts, any amount is a blessing. Please read the full link below, for information. All money collected will be allocated to making sure this family is put to rest. We have lost 3 lives, but heaven has gained 3 angels. Please keep our family in your prayers.

Mi nombre es Gisela Martínez. El miércoles 26 de octubre de, 2016, nuestra familia perdió una madre increíble, mi prima Marianela Portocarrero y dos de sus hijos maravillosos, María Isabela y John Jr. en un accidente causado por un conductor que estaba usando una velocidad excesiva. Su hija, Lina Bernal y sobrina Luisa Loiza, estaban en el vehículo también, y ahora están luchando por sus vidas. Nuestras oraciones están con las familias de las vidas perdidas adicionales en lo que sólo puedo describir como una pesadilla. Su hija sobreviviente y la vida de su esposo nunca serán igual; nuestras vidas nunca sera igual. Tenemos que hacer lo impensable y enterrar a una madre y sus dos hijos pequeños. Necesitamos la ayuda de la comunidad para darles un entierro digno y para ayudar con cualquier cosa que necesitarán los sobrevivientes. Si se pudiera encontrar en sus corazones, cualquier cantidad es una bendición. Por favor, lea el enlace completo a continuación, para obtener información. Todo el dinero recaudado se destinará a asegurándose que esta familia pueda descansar. Hemos perdido 3 vidas, pero el cielo ha ganado 3 ángeles. Por favor tengan nuestra familia en sus oraciones.

http://m.baynews9.com/content/mobile/news/baynews9/news/article.touch.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2016/10/27/four_dead_in_fiery_e.html
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Hello, I wanted to stop and thank our Family, friends and all who have stopped by this page, not only to donate, but to offer words of encouragement and hope, during this very difficult time. As the administrator of this page, I have decided to close the account and take this opportunity to express my gratitude on behalf of our families for the immense help you have provided. Our beloved Marianela, John Jr and Maria Isabela, are now resting and we continue to live with the promise that God has given us, that we will see them again. We are going to take this time now to heal, physically, mentally and emotionally, the best we can. And making our primary focus, the longterm care of the surviving victims. Feel free to email me at any time - sela0221@gmail.com

Psalms 107.8 - Praise the Lord for his inexhaustible love and wonders for humanity


Hola, quería parar y agradecer a nuestra Familia, amigos y todos los que han parado por esta página, no sólo para donar, sino para ofrecer palabras de aliento y esperanza, durante este momento tan difícil. Como administradora de esta página, he decidido cerrar la cuenta y aprovechar esta oportunidad para expresar mi agradecimiento y el de nuestras familias, a todos ustedes por la inmensa ayuda que ustedes han proporcionado. Nuestros seres queridos, Marianela, John Jr y Maria Isabela, están ahora descansando y vivimos con la promesa que Dios nos ha dado, que los veremos de nuevo. Vamos a tomar el tiempo ahora para sanar, física, mental y emocionalmente, lo mejor que podamos. Y continuar el largo camino de atención para las víctimas sobrevivientes. Les dejo aqui mi correo electrónico si lo desean tener - sela0221@gmail.com

Salmos 107.8 - Alaben al Señor por su amor inagotable y sus maravillas por la humanidad
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Bella y verdadera historia de Jenny, la mejor Amiga, de mi prima Marianela.

Me voy a meter en problemas pero tengo que compartir esto......La semana pasada cuándo estuve en Tampa todas las noches hibamos a ver a Lina Bernal para acompañar a John Carlos y familia. Una de esas noches John Carlos se me hacerco y me preguntó..... Que les voy a ofrecer a estas personas hoy? (El hospital gracias a DIOS siempre está lleno de personas apoyándolos) sé que las personas de la congregación donde Marianela Cortez asistía siempre están allí apoyando con, comida, agua y todo lo que necesitan, siempre hay tanta gente que todo se termina rrapido(JEHOVA los bendiga). Yo le contesté a John Carlos.... No TE preocupes que todos fuimos a comer después de la funeraria y todos entendemos. El se retiró y ni una hora pasó cuándo.... Vi a John llegando con bandejas de Pollo, pizza y empanadas. Lo vi hiendo del uno a el otro pidiéndoles q fueran a comer. Yo asta lo llamé y le dije..... Olle estas vendiendo esas empanadas y el me contestó..... La gente tiene q comer. Lo admiré y entendí que DIOS puso a el y nela juntos por qué son iguales(siempre piensan en los demás antes que ellos) DIOS les de la fortaleza para enfrentar lo que les viene y porfavor sigamos rezando por LINA Berna para su pronta recuperación física y mental.
This is me and Quincy, Lina loves him and all babies so we took him to visit her today.
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Lina remains in the hospital and has a long road ahead, so we are praying and remaining hopeful because she is a fighter and deserves the world. As always, thank you for all your support and please continue to share our story, to raise awareness and hope.
Lina we are all praying for you baby girl!

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Luisa and her family were able to move into an apartment yesterday, that will be their residence for the months to come, while she completes therapy and gets better. Thanks to your donations, they were able to secure housing and and receive most of the necessary items needed to make this transition. They are very grateful for the help they were able to receive.
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Rubin Garcia
33 months ago

So sorry for ur lost trying to get ahold of a family member want to male memorial stickers. That. The family will recieve for free plz contact me if u can this realy touched my heart

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Idy Valladares Suce
33 months ago
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John 5:28 - Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice

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Michelle Albright
33 months ago
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The family and friends are in our prayers. May Jehovah give you the strength to endure this tragedy .... Isaiah 41: 13: For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The one saying to you, 'Do not be afraid. I will help you.'

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Suzan Carol Istre
33 months ago
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Dear friends and family......I am so sorry for the loss of your loved ones. My heart is heavy for you but I look forward with you to the time when our Great God Jehovah gives them life again. love to you..

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Shalaia Craddock
33 months ago
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I'm so sorry for your loss. We will see them in paradise very soon. May Jehovah bring your family comfort at this difficult time. Psalms 34:18

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Francisco Orozco
33 months ago
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El que ejerce fe en mí, aunque muera, llegará a vivir (Juan 11:25). Esta emocionante declaración sin duda se hará realidad. Jehová le dio poder a Jesús para devolver la vida a los que reinarán con él en el cielo y a millones de personas que vivirán para siempre en la Tierra. El sacrificio de Jesús y su resurrección garantizan que la muerte desaparecerá. ¿Verdad que esto nos anima a aguantar las pruebas y hasta a enfrentarnos con valor a la muerte? Es más, creer que Jesús resucitó nos motiva a hacer la voluntad de Dios. Si no fuera por su sacrificio y resurrección, no tendríamos ninguna posibilidad de liberarnos del pecado y la muerte (Rom. 5:12; 6:23). Seguramente diríamos lo mismo que la mayoría: “Comamos y bebamos, porque mañana hemos de morir” (1 Cor. 15:32). Sin embargo, nosotros no vivimos centrados en los placeres de la vida. Como sabemos que habrá una resurrección, estamos resueltos a obedecer a Jehová en todo. w14 15/11 1:17, 19

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Deidra N Johnny Kerce
32 months ago
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So sorry for this family. Yes, we do have the wonderful hope of the resurrection and Jehovah will give the family strength to endure. My husband and I understand too well what kind of pain the surviving family members are going to face now and over the next passing days, weeks, months, years - the pain is unbearable, losing children is beyond anything imaginable. We lost our daughter and son-in-law to a senseless tragedy, a drugged driver hit them while fleeing from police, and we are still after almost two years dealing with terrible pain. We send our love and prayers to the family, and to any in their congregation in Florida who read this - wrap your arms around the survivors because there will be many days when they feel like they cannot hold up their hands. We truly have a loving brotherhood and Jehovah cares so deeply for us all - he will give all of you the peace to endure this senseless tragedy. Love and prayers to you all.

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Francisco Orozco
33 months ago
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https://www.jw.org/es/publicaciones/revistas/g201407/azota-la-desgracia/#?insight%5Bsearch_id%5D=599a4436-1f03-4054-8227-2e75767d80e6&insight%5Bsearch_result_index%5D=0

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Sarah O'Connell
33 months ago
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I am so sorry, for your loss... wish I could do more. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.. this is something that never should have happened... :'(

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Francisco Orozco
33 months ago
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This a proof that there is still good pleople in this world. Thanks to this getleman our cousins are alive. Jehova Dios bless him for ever. Jehovah Dios always send his Angels. For ever.

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Jenni Davis Deacur
33 months ago
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Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May Jehovah, the God of Comfort, be with you all during this time of distress and sorrow. Much love to you all.

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Sandy Lois Jones
32 months ago
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remember Jehovah is the God of all comforts , may you take comfort in [John chap 5 verse 28 and 29 ] do not marvel at this because the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice [JESUS ] and come out ] and we are so near the end of this wicked world it cant be too long before you will be hugging them once again . my prayers are with you all,

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Todd Hitesman
33 months ago
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So sorry that this happend to your family. Hope for the speedy recovery for your family in the hospital. Praying to Jehovah to help you with the terrible grief that you have to go through. I know that it hurts now no matter what hope we have but it will soon be so, so great when your loved ones are welcomed back into your arms.

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Ally Rakes
33 months ago

@Bruce Dahmer, that was totally disrespectful. Learn to read and you'll know what the donations are for or stay off this page. Karma will find you.

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Francisco Orozco
33 months ago

Thanks to Jehovah. They will came out of hospital very soon.

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Kristen Herridge
33 months ago

Such a beautiful family!!! I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and I pray for peace in your hearts knowing that God is good and in control.

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Cody Lehmann
33 months ago

My heart is heavy for your entire family. I send you my condolences and prayers.

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Melissa Tarun
32 months ago

You don't know me, but I donated to your GoFundMe site. I am a friend of the Bartolome family and knew Jolie since she was a toddler. When I read about the accident, I wanted to do something for your family as well as the Bartolomes. Prayers for your whole family after this terrible tragedy. I made this donation in memory of another friend, Steve Damm,who would have turned 48 today, Nov. 4, 2016. His life was also cut short, by brain cancer, but his legacy continues. Steve loved art and running, the beach and baseball, his family and friends, goofiness and laughter. He loved kindness, and he loved life. I’m happy to share some of that life with you.

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Sophia Askew
32 months ago

To the Bernal & Portocarrero family ;May The God of comfort - comfort you in this time of tragedy. One day soon all death,morning,Outcry and pain will be a thing of the past. (Revelation 21:3,4 )Only our Heavenly Father can get you through this most difficult time. Prayers sent from New York

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Nathan Grace Simz
32 months ago

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 Cor.1:3-4

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Heidy & The Morgan & Morgan Family
32 months ago

Out Heart is with the family

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Noemi Robinson
32 months ago

Keeping the girls and their family and friends in our prayers. May Jehovah give the strength needed.

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Dara Blonde
32 months ago

I am so terribly sorry for the loss of your loved ones and my heart goes out to you all during this extremely difficult time. Sending prayers for the two who survived this tragedy that they have a safe and speedy recovery and for the lives of your relatives lost , may they rest in peace eternally.

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Israel Delvalle
32 months ago
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Joe Danic
32 months ago
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$20
Jason Mask
32 months ago
Rubin Garcia
33 months ago

So sorry for ur lost trying to get ahold of a family member want to male memorial stickers. That. The family will recieve for free plz contact me if u can this realy touched my heart

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Idy Valladares Suce
33 months ago
9
9

John 5:28 - Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice

+ Read More
Michelle Albright
33 months ago
6
6

The family and friends are in our prayers. May Jehovah give you the strength to endure this tragedy .... Isaiah 41: 13: For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The one saying to you, 'Do not be afraid. I will help you.'

+ Read More
Suzan Carol Istre
33 months ago
5
5

Dear friends and family......I am so sorry for the loss of your loved ones. My heart is heavy for you but I look forward with you to the time when our Great God Jehovah gives them life again. love to you..

+ Read More
Shalaia Craddock
33 months ago
5
5

I'm so sorry for your loss. We will see them in paradise very soon. May Jehovah bring your family comfort at this difficult time. Psalms 34:18

+ Read More
Francisco Orozco
33 months ago
5
5

El que ejerce fe en mí, aunque muera, llegará a vivir (Juan 11:25). Esta emocionante declaración sin duda se hará realidad. Jehová le dio poder a Jesús para devolver la vida a los que reinarán con él en el cielo y a millones de personas que vivirán para siempre en la Tierra. El sacrificio de Jesús y su resurrección garantizan que la muerte desaparecerá. ¿Verdad que esto nos anima a aguantar las pruebas y hasta a enfrentarnos con valor a la muerte? Es más, creer que Jesús resucitó nos motiva a hacer la voluntad de Dios. Si no fuera por su sacrificio y resurrección, no tendríamos ninguna posibilidad de liberarnos del pecado y la muerte (Rom. 5:12; 6:23). Seguramente diríamos lo mismo que la mayoría: “Comamos y bebamos, porque mañana hemos de morir” (1 Cor. 15:32). Sin embargo, nosotros no vivimos centrados en los placeres de la vida. Como sabemos que habrá una resurrección, estamos resueltos a obedecer a Jehová en todo. w14 15/11 1:17, 19

+ Read More
Deidra N Johnny Kerce
32 months ago
4
4

So sorry for this family. Yes, we do have the wonderful hope of the resurrection and Jehovah will give the family strength to endure. My husband and I understand too well what kind of pain the surviving family members are going to face now and over the next passing days, weeks, months, years - the pain is unbearable, losing children is beyond anything imaginable. We lost our daughter and son-in-law to a senseless tragedy, a drugged driver hit them while fleeing from police, and we are still after almost two years dealing with terrible pain. We send our love and prayers to the family, and to any in their congregation in Florida who read this - wrap your arms around the survivors because there will be many days when they feel like they cannot hold up their hands. We truly have a loving brotherhood and Jehovah cares so deeply for us all - he will give all of you the peace to endure this senseless tragedy. Love and prayers to you all.

+ Read More
Francisco Orozco
33 months ago
3
3

https://www.jw.org/es/publicaciones/revistas/g201407/azota-la-desgracia/#?insight%5Bsearch_id%5D=599a4436-1f03-4054-8227-2e75767d80e6&insight%5Bsearch_result_index%5D=0

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Sarah O'Connell
33 months ago
3
3

I am so sorry, for your loss... wish I could do more. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.. this is something that never should have happened... :'(

+ Read More
Francisco Orozco
33 months ago
2
2

This a proof that there is still good pleople in this world. Thanks to this getleman our cousins are alive. Jehova Dios bless him for ever. Jehovah Dios always send his Angels. For ever.

+ Read More
Jenni Davis Deacur
33 months ago
2
2

Your family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May Jehovah, the God of Comfort, be with you all during this time of distress and sorrow. Much love to you all.

+ Read More
Sandy Lois Jones
32 months ago
1
1

remember Jehovah is the God of all comforts , may you take comfort in [John chap 5 verse 28 and 29 ] do not marvel at this because the hour is coming when all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice [JESUS ] and come out ] and we are so near the end of this wicked world it cant be too long before you will be hugging them once again . my prayers are with you all,

+ Read More
Todd Hitesman
33 months ago
1
1

So sorry that this happend to your family. Hope for the speedy recovery for your family in the hospital. Praying to Jehovah to help you with the terrible grief that you have to go through. I know that it hurts now no matter what hope we have but it will soon be so, so great when your loved ones are welcomed back into your arms.

+ Read More
Ally Rakes
33 months ago

@Bruce Dahmer, that was totally disrespectful. Learn to read and you'll know what the donations are for or stay off this page. Karma will find you.

+ Read More
Francisco Orozco
33 months ago

Thanks to Jehovah. They will came out of hospital very soon.

+ Read More
Kristen Herridge
33 months ago

Such a beautiful family!!! I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and I pray for peace in your hearts knowing that God is good and in control.

+ Read More
Cody Lehmann
33 months ago

My heart is heavy for your entire family. I send you my condolences and prayers.

+ Read More
Melissa Tarun
32 months ago

You don't know me, but I donated to your GoFundMe site. I am a friend of the Bartolome family and knew Jolie since she was a toddler. When I read about the accident, I wanted to do something for your family as well as the Bartolomes. Prayers for your whole family after this terrible tragedy. I made this donation in memory of another friend, Steve Damm,who would have turned 48 today, Nov. 4, 2016. His life was also cut short, by brain cancer, but his legacy continues. Steve loved art and running, the beach and baseball, his family and friends, goofiness and laughter. He loved kindness, and he loved life. I’m happy to share some of that life with you.

+ Read More
Sophia Askew
32 months ago

To the Bernal & Portocarrero family ;May The God of comfort - comfort you in this time of tragedy. One day soon all death,morning,Outcry and pain will be a thing of the past. (Revelation 21:3,4 )Only our Heavenly Father can get you through this most difficult time. Prayers sent from New York

+ Read More
Nathan Grace Simz
32 months ago

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 Cor.1:3-4

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