Valerie Meli Memorial Fund

$3,690 of $100k goal

Raised by 38 people in 32 months
Brittany Suafoa  HONOLULU, HI
Hi Everyone, Thank you for stopping by. This gofundme page is to help out a VERY special family, the Meli's. On Mother's Day 2012 they lost a brother and son too soon. Michael had just turned 12 years old. This past spring, their father Maikolo graduated from USC with his PhD. On July 31st, 2014 the Meli's lost their sweet mother Valerie. Please help out in any way you can. Remember that nothing is too small.  
Let's make this goal.... better yet let's pass it.

I know that no amount of money can replace Aunty Val or Michael, but this will greatly reduce the financial burden placed upon Maikolo and his sweet children (Lia, Poko, Saia, and Pono). All of the children are still in school.


Let's show our love to one of the most LOVING families we know.
All donations go straight to the Meli Family.
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Update 7
Posted by Brittany Suafoa
31 months ago
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I have changed the page name to the Valerie Meli Memorial Fund. Please everyone continue to share this page and donate when you can. The money goes straight to Maikolo and his children to use in whatever way they need it. Aunty Val's services were beautiful, and it goes to show she was loved by everyone.
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Update 6
Posted by Brittany Suafoa
31 months ago
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From Maikolo: "She captured my heart when I was 18 years old, which was some 26 years ago. Though we were only friends at the time, that friendship developed years later when our paths would once again cross. She took my hand in marriage 18 years ago. When I think of the journey we took to get where we are with our children, I wouldn't change a thing. "I could've missed the pain, but I would've had to miss the dance." Looking over so many old pictures to help the girls put together their collage posters for the service brings back so many great memories. We really needed the smiles and laughs from the pictures today to get us through the rest of this week as we make final preparations."
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Update 5
Posted by Brittany Suafoa
31 months ago
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From Kolo:

"Saia told me that Pono falls asleep each night holding Val's phone. It's always the little things that we miss the most. Although we fully understand the bigger picture of the Lord's plan, when I see the kids do little things like this to help them keep Val close to them, it hurts a little more. Thank you all for your continued prayers. You may not know if prayer works, but I can tell you our family feels uplifted each day somehow; it's your prayers and thoughts. Ofa atu!"
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Update 4
Posted by Brittany Suafoa
32 months ago
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Attention Everyone!!!

Here are the details for Aunty Val's services. We will try to keep everyone updated as possible.

Sunday August 17th 2014
Public Viewing is at 6 pm
Service is at 7 pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
(Kaimuki/Kahala Chapel)
4847 Kilauea Ave
Honolulu, HI 96816
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$3,690 of $100k goal

Raised by 38 people in 32 months
Created August 1, 2014
$285
Window Treatments by Melissa
29 months ago

The Window Treatments by Melissa family wishes the Meli family the best.

$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
$100
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
RL
$200
Ron & Aimee Lum
31 months ago

Our deepest condolences Meli family. Trey enjoyed playing baseball with Pono this summer and we feel fortunate to have met you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

KL
$30
Koko Leong
31 months ago

Our condolences to the Meli Ohana. Val was a bright light and such a wonderful person. She will be missed.

GD
$50
Gina Doane
31 months ago

Although I only met Valerie briefly, my son Mitchel and Pono were friends, having played All Star Baseball together. We saddened by your loss. Please tell Pono that Mitchel is thinking of him.

PV
$40
Pualani Vendiola
31 months ago

RIL, Valerie Meli!! May your family be comforted as they feel your loving spirit beside them always!!

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