celebrating Monroe

$19,504 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 773 people in 28 months
Richard Staley  LAKE ELSINORE, CA
Celebrating Monroe Faith Staley

Our Angel baby deserves the best memorial in this world!

Thank you all for your love, help, support, prayers and generosity!

May God bless you all, & please know our Monroe thanks you too , and is your guardian angel as much as she is ours!

We LOVE you all!

When services are set, we would love for any and all of you to join in celebrating our Angel baby, Monroe Faith Staley!!!!!!

Thank you, from the bottom of our heart!
Monroe's mommy and daddy!
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Update 8
Posted by Richard Staley
28 months ago
Thank you everyone!

You have seriously touched our hearts and have helped us in more ways than we could have ever imagined!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!

Xoxo,
The Staley family!
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Update 7
Posted by Richard Staley
28 months ago
We thank you. We have well surpassed our donation request amount. Although no amount of money could ever replace the loss of a child, you all have helped us give our sweet baby a proper "good bye."


Thank you so very much for your willingness to help two total strangers.

Blessings to you all,

Richard & Emily
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Update 6
Posted by Richard Staley
28 months ago
This is Monroe's mommy, my maiden name is mcclearen, Emily Mcclearen, which I have not legally changed my name yet, therefore my daughter's hospital bracelet has my first and last name. Hope that clarified your doubts Whitney
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Update 5
Posted by Richard Staley
28 months ago
Thank you all so much!
We will keep you updated on the foundation were starting and Monroe's memorial services!
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Jeanne Molloy
26 months ago

I'm sorry about your loss. My daughter had two miscarriages and two stillborns. I know a little how you are feeling. Our little Andre was perfect, too. Don't give up though. She tried again and now she has beautiful twin boys.

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Astried Yunita Hair
27 months ago

It's so hard to read all the comments here. Most of these people have had the same experience as you both. But they survive. The memories will live, but always survive. That is to make sure that the story of our beloved ones will stay longer.. Monroe was so perfect. She did actually encourage at least all the people who commented here and the world soon. Your daughter will always be loved. Pray from Indonesia...

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Trudy Hill Rutherford
28 months ago

Would like to know when the services are.GOD BLESS ANGEL MONROE FAITH. AND MOMMY AND DADDY

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Nikki Marchant
28 months ago

God bless your family. Recently 2 close friends and family members (as well as myself years ago) lost their babies and the sorrow for everyone is unimaginable but time does ease the pain it never goes away but it will get better! I just want you to know your not alone and all these prayers were sending your way will hopefully bring you lots of love and joy. God bless

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Kirsten Steeves
28 months ago

God bless the Staley family and the wonderful photographer for their courage to honor their precious little girl in this way. If any good can come from this, if any other family can be spared a tragedy of this magnitude, the public awareness of this very real and all too common medical situation is important. Let us hope that sharing this in such a beautiful and public way, medical advancements can take place so that one day, this will never happen to anyone.

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Nick Manning
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss it just makes me cry she will always be in your heart she is your little angelshe will be your guardian angel for the rest of your life god bless and again I'm very very sorry for

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Phyllis Jackson Boyse
28 months ago

Mr. And Mrs. Richard Staley, I wish to express my deepest condolences in your loss of your beautiful baby daughter, Monroe. She is adorable. My son and daughter-in-law losf their baby daughter at birth and took pictures so they would have them. I lived out of town and wasn't able to be there and after 16 years it still hurts as much as it did at first. A friend of my daughter-in-laws made a beautiful scrapbook for them with some of the pictures and other mementos. I have a small piece of her quilt. God Bless you in your grief and know Monroe is always with you.

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Shawna Kluge
28 months ago

THIS IS A TRULY AMAZING TRIBUTE. THE PERFECT WAY TO HONOR & PRESERVE THE MEMORY OF THIS PRECIOUS CHILD. TO SEE SUCH GRIEF & LOSS CAPTURED WITH SUCH PROFOUND BEAUTY & LOVE WILL STAY MY HEART AS LONG AS I LIVE..... WE ALL GRIEVE DIFFERENTLY & IN OUR OWN WAYS BUT I BELIEVE THIS TRIBUTE IS AN INSPIRATIONAL WAY TO HELP OTHER PARENTS PRESERVE THE MEMORY OF A CHILD LOST BEFORE HAVING THE CHANCE TO LIVE. I ALSO SEE THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF SUCH A TRIBUTE BEING ONE OF THE MOST POSITIVE & BENEFICIAL WAYS ANY PARENT FACING SUCH A TRAGIC LOSS

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Estelle Dxt
28 months ago

Dear Richard & Emily, I have just read your story... just thinking of you in those painful moments. (Estelle from Belgium)

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Karla Fahey
28 months ago

Dear Emily and family, May your heart find comfort. I am saddened by your loss, and I too know this pain. So I say, only time can help heal your heart.

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Saima Siddiqui
28 months ago

Dear friend Emily, I have come across the same unfortunate incident last year in June..I also had a daughter as pretty and as precious as Monroe.. I have a son who is 6 years old now..so our baby girl was much awaited..we had been counting days of her arrival..and then the fateful day of 7th June arrived when I stopped feeling her movement in the evening..I rushed to the hospital for Ctg but later got to know, my dear baby girl Ozzy was already gone.. The same cruel umbilical cord strangulation in her neck took her away but actually it was God's will.. And I had to accept it.. After that I had gone through so much worst..because I felt guilty for something which was beyond my limit.. But you have to believe me, it was all God's will and He already has planned and kept something better for you... Now I try to act normal but life can never be the same..I visit her grave oftenly and try to forgive myself... I wish Allah bless us and parents like us with more healthy beautiful babies and grant them long lives... Love from Pakistan...Emily, I can feel your pain inside me..it has refreshed the memory of my 38 weeks old Ozzy! Take care.

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Jacqueline van Bree
28 months ago

I felt sorry for your lost.... She really is a angel... Xxx

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Ozaniel Costa
28 months ago

I'm thrilled with you! , You are wonderful parents and the love of you for your little princess can feel from where I'm in Brazil, I have and my wife also have a princess, you eternalized love these photos of you take with you for a lifetime, this beautiful princess where is she's looking for you and I'm sure of it! I know she loves you very much, and one day will be waiting to give you a big hug and repay all this love shown by her know that families can be together forever and seek in this life you will find. our feelings to you (Costa Family)

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Kristy Dotson-Harris
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your the loss of your daughter, Monroe. It took me 4-5 years to feel like the world was not going to end after the loss of my 9 year old son Brandon in August of 2007. He was sick his whole life but I got to spend the last three months taking care of him everyday. Losing your child is pain that I would never wish on anyone, not even my worst enemy. I wish you both all the best during your time of grief and hope that you find peace soon.

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Jaimee Wheat
28 months ago

My heart and prayers go out to your family for the loss of your beautiful daughter. As I have read so many of the comments, those of us who have lost children at any stage of their life has created a bond that only we know(along with our family members). I am so glad that Monroe is getting the kind of funeral that you want for her, I know their are so many families out there that can't afford to give their childrenn the burial they want for them. I wish there was a funding for that. I got through my losses with the support of my husband and family but the most important person who helped me was Jesus, I felt his presence the whole time with all 3 losses. I don't know why he chose to take my children before they even had a chance but I know that God has his reasons. We must also remember that this is life and we must go through the good and bad it makes us better people who are more empathetic towards others. Once again I am so sorry for your loss, Monroe is now in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

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Nina Kerr
28 months ago

Mr. Franklin, shame on you . Did you mother every teach you that if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all. I hope that they were able to delete you comment before the parents were hurt ever further than they have already been hurt.

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Mirela Miih
28 months ago

MUITO TRISTE JA PASSEI POR ISSO!! QUE DEUS CONFORTE A MÃE E PAI

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Roseanna Hoover
28 months ago

YES I AGREE i CANT FATHOM HOW YOU COULD WRITE SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE AS THAT TO PARENTS WHO ARE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF THEIR CHILD. MR. FRANKLIN YOU SHOULD ASK GOD TO FORGIVE YOU AND THESE PARENTS. I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU BOTH INNER PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING IN THIS TIME AND KNOW THAT HE HAS YOUR LITTLE GIRL SAFE IN HIS ARMS. MAY GOD GRANT YOU PEACE AND MAY PEOPLE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY. WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU CLOSE AT HEART AND IN OUR PRAYERS. LOVE IN JESUS, THE HOOVER FAMILY

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Amnesty Huggins
28 months ago

I am absolutely so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. This is soo sad and I wish you all the best just know that she loves her mommy and daddy and you now have a forever Angel.

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Elise MaKenna
28 months ago

Mr. Franklin. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself for writing something so horrific. These people didn't ask for people to donate past their request nor did they ask to make money off of their tragedy. On behalf of everyone on here who donated here in support of this family and to provide them the ability to give their daughter a beautiful service, we apologize for someone so incredible cruel and immature as Mr. Franklin.

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$19,504 of $8,500 goal

Raised by 773 people in 28 months
Created July 26, 2014
$50
Anonymous
28 months ago
LM
$200
Leyla Milani
28 months ago

God bless little Monroe and your precious family.

AP
$10
Anthony Palmisano
28 months ago

To the Staley Family I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful baby girl Monroe Faith. I know your little angel will live in your hearts forever. May you take comfort in knowing your beautiful daughter is now an angel and will always be looking down on you and praying for you from Heaven. My sincerest condolences. Anthony

KF
$10
Kate Fry
28 months ago

Beautiful angel baby Monroe. My love and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Xxx

SF
$20
Soto-Morales Family
28 months ago

May God bless both of you!

$25
Anonymous
28 months ago
AK
$100
Alexandra Kelly
28 months ago

Emily and Richard - you are the bravest and strongest couples I have ever knew. My heart is breaking of the tragedy you are going through. I don't know what to say, there are no words... I just can't stop my tears. Monroe Faith is such a precious girl and she will be remembered in our hearts and the others who have seen the amazing photos of her.

GM
$40
Georgia Ann Mellem
28 months ago

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MONROE IS SO BEAUTIFUL. SHE IS NOW YOUR ANGEL.

$10
Anonymous
28 months ago
MM
$25
Margaret McGowan
28 months ago

Baby Monroe reminded me of Carolyn, who I was thinking about this morning before I read this. I wondered how old she would be and figured that 25 is correct. I delivered at 25 weeks and although she was small, she was a huge loss. I mourned deeply over her unexpected passing. I was in too much shock to hold her which later I knew I should have although I have a photo of her. My heartfelt blessings to Mom, Dad and brother. It is a deep pain, filled with questions and doubt. After proper healing time, it didn't hurt so much and my husband and I filled our time with our two older girls that gave us so much love and joy which helped us. May God Bless, Margie

Jeanne Molloy
26 months ago

I'm sorry about your loss. My daughter had two miscarriages and two stillborns. I know a little how you are feeling. Our little Andre was perfect, too. Don't give up though. She tried again and now she has beautiful twin boys.

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Astried Yunita Hair
27 months ago

It's so hard to read all the comments here. Most of these people have had the same experience as you both. But they survive. The memories will live, but always survive. That is to make sure that the story of our beloved ones will stay longer.. Monroe was so perfect. She did actually encourage at least all the people who commented here and the world soon. Your daughter will always be loved. Pray from Indonesia...

+ Read More
Trudy Hill Rutherford
28 months ago

Would like to know when the services are.GOD BLESS ANGEL MONROE FAITH. AND MOMMY AND DADDY

+ Read More
Nikki Marchant
28 months ago

God bless your family. Recently 2 close friends and family members (as well as myself years ago) lost their babies and the sorrow for everyone is unimaginable but time does ease the pain it never goes away but it will get better! I just want you to know your not alone and all these prayers were sending your way will hopefully bring you lots of love and joy. God bless

+ Read More
Kirsten Steeves
28 months ago

God bless the Staley family and the wonderful photographer for their courage to honor their precious little girl in this way. If any good can come from this, if any other family can be spared a tragedy of this magnitude, the public awareness of this very real and all too common medical situation is important. Let us hope that sharing this in such a beautiful and public way, medical advancements can take place so that one day, this will never happen to anyone.

+ Read More
Nick Manning
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss it just makes me cry she will always be in your heart she is your little angelshe will be your guardian angel for the rest of your life god bless and again I'm very very sorry for

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Phyllis Jackson Boyse
28 months ago

Mr. And Mrs. Richard Staley, I wish to express my deepest condolences in your loss of your beautiful baby daughter, Monroe. She is adorable. My son and daughter-in-law losf their baby daughter at birth and took pictures so they would have them. I lived out of town and wasn't able to be there and after 16 years it still hurts as much as it did at first. A friend of my daughter-in-laws made a beautiful scrapbook for them with some of the pictures and other mementos. I have a small piece of her quilt. God Bless you in your grief and know Monroe is always with you.

+ Read More
Shawna Kluge
28 months ago

THIS IS A TRULY AMAZING TRIBUTE. THE PERFECT WAY TO HONOR & PRESERVE THE MEMORY OF THIS PRECIOUS CHILD. TO SEE SUCH GRIEF & LOSS CAPTURED WITH SUCH PROFOUND BEAUTY & LOVE WILL STAY MY HEART AS LONG AS I LIVE..... WE ALL GRIEVE DIFFERENTLY & IN OUR OWN WAYS BUT I BELIEVE THIS TRIBUTE IS AN INSPIRATIONAL WAY TO HELP OTHER PARENTS PRESERVE THE MEMORY OF A CHILD LOST BEFORE HAVING THE CHANCE TO LIVE. I ALSO SEE THE ENTIRE PROCESS OF SUCH A TRIBUTE BEING ONE OF THE MOST POSITIVE & BENEFICIAL WAYS ANY PARENT FACING SUCH A TRAGIC LOSS

+ Read More
Estelle Dxt
28 months ago

Dear Richard & Emily, I have just read your story... just thinking of you in those painful moments. (Estelle from Belgium)

+ Read More
Karla Fahey
28 months ago

Dear Emily and family, May your heart find comfort. I am saddened by your loss, and I too know this pain. So I say, only time can help heal your heart.

+ Read More
Saima Siddiqui
28 months ago

Dear friend Emily, I have come across the same unfortunate incident last year in June..I also had a daughter as pretty and as precious as Monroe.. I have a son who is 6 years old now..so our baby girl was much awaited..we had been counting days of her arrival..and then the fateful day of 7th June arrived when I stopped feeling her movement in the evening..I rushed to the hospital for Ctg but later got to know, my dear baby girl Ozzy was already gone.. The same cruel umbilical cord strangulation in her neck took her away but actually it was God's will.. And I had to accept it.. After that I had gone through so much worst..because I felt guilty for something which was beyond my limit.. But you have to believe me, it was all God's will and He already has planned and kept something better for you... Now I try to act normal but life can never be the same..I visit her grave oftenly and try to forgive myself... I wish Allah bless us and parents like us with more healthy beautiful babies and grant them long lives... Love from Pakistan...Emily, I can feel your pain inside me..it has refreshed the memory of my 38 weeks old Ozzy! Take care.

+ Read More
Jacqueline van Bree
28 months ago

I felt sorry for your lost.... She really is a angel... Xxx

+ Read More
Ozaniel Costa
28 months ago

I'm thrilled with you! , You are wonderful parents and the love of you for your little princess can feel from where I'm in Brazil, I have and my wife also have a princess, you eternalized love these photos of you take with you for a lifetime, this beautiful princess where is she's looking for you and I'm sure of it! I know she loves you very much, and one day will be waiting to give you a big hug and repay all this love shown by her know that families can be together forever and seek in this life you will find. our feelings to you (Costa Family)

+ Read More
Kristy Dotson-Harris
28 months ago

I am so sorry for your the loss of your daughter, Monroe. It took me 4-5 years to feel like the world was not going to end after the loss of my 9 year old son Brandon in August of 2007. He was sick his whole life but I got to spend the last three months taking care of him everyday. Losing your child is pain that I would never wish on anyone, not even my worst enemy. I wish you both all the best during your time of grief and hope that you find peace soon.

+ Read More
Jaimee Wheat
28 months ago

My heart and prayers go out to your family for the loss of your beautiful daughter. As I have read so many of the comments, those of us who have lost children at any stage of their life has created a bond that only we know(along with our family members). I am so glad that Monroe is getting the kind of funeral that you want for her, I know their are so many families out there that can't afford to give their childrenn the burial they want for them. I wish there was a funding for that. I got through my losses with the support of my husband and family but the most important person who helped me was Jesus, I felt his presence the whole time with all 3 losses. I don't know why he chose to take my children before they even had a chance but I know that God has his reasons. We must also remember that this is life and we must go through the good and bad it makes us better people who are more empathetic towards others. Once again I am so sorry for your loss, Monroe is now in the arms of her Heavenly Father.

+ Read More
Nina Kerr
28 months ago

Mr. Franklin, shame on you . Did you mother every teach you that if you have nothing nice to say, then say nothing at all. I hope that they were able to delete you comment before the parents were hurt ever further than they have already been hurt.

+ Read More
Mirela Miih
28 months ago

MUITO TRISTE JA PASSEI POR ISSO!! QUE DEUS CONFORTE A MÃE E PAI

+ Read More
Roseanna Hoover
28 months ago

YES I AGREE i CANT FATHOM HOW YOU COULD WRITE SOMETHING SO HORRIBLE AS THAT TO PARENTS WHO ARE GRIEVING THE LOSS OF THEIR CHILD. MR. FRANKLIN YOU SHOULD ASK GOD TO FORGIVE YOU AND THESE PARENTS. I PRAY GOD GIVES YOU BOTH INNER PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING IN THIS TIME AND KNOW THAT HE HAS YOUR LITTLE GIRL SAFE IN HIS ARMS. MAY GOD GRANT YOU PEACE AND MAY PEOPLE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY. WE WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOU CLOSE AT HEART AND IN OUR PRAYERS. LOVE IN JESUS, THE HOOVER FAMILY

+ Read More
Amnesty Huggins
28 months ago

I am absolutely so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. This is soo sad and I wish you all the best just know that she loves her mommy and daddy and you now have a forever Angel.

+ Read More
Elise MaKenna
28 months ago

Mr. Franklin. You should be absolutely ashamed of yourself for writing something so horrific. These people didn't ask for people to donate past their request nor did they ask to make money off of their tragedy. On behalf of everyone on here who donated here in support of this family and to provide them the ability to give their daughter a beautiful service, we apologize for someone so incredible cruel and immature as Mr. Franklin.

+ Read More
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