Trella's family sends its sincerest thanks for all of the
outpourings of love. As many of you know, their mother passed away on May 3,
2012, and the family is still reeling both financially and emotional from her
passing. Losing our sister Chantel on May 6, 2013 is devastating. She did have
specific final wishes, and Trella is still in the process of making memorial
arrangements. Many have asked about services and have expressed an interest in
sending flowers. While they are grateful for these offers, at this time flowers
are a reminder of the Family's compounded loss. Instead, if you are so
inclined, please feel free to make a donation in an equivalent amount.
Unfortunately, due to her protracted battle with breast cancer, Chantel was not
able to maintain life insurance. The average cost of a funeral is $6560, (http://nfda.org/about-funeral-service-/trends-and-statistics.html#fcosts
and very few family members have financial resources to contribute. Alternatively,
feel free to donate to ANY foundation specializing in Inflammatory Breast
Cancer (IBC) research. Or do BOTH! However, PLEASE know that what is most important to Trella and her family is the continued love and emotional support they are receiving during this time. Thank you again!
Info about IBC can be found here: