My Cousin Michael's Funeral Expenses

My wonderful, kind, and sweet cousin, Michael, passed away after a long fought battle. He had Diamond Black Fan Anemia which required him to receive transfusions throughout his life and developed MDS(a type of bone marrow disease) last year. He had a bone marrow transplant almost a year ago that wasn't as successful as we had hoped. He spent the past year in the hospital going in and out of the ICU but always remaining positive and hopeful. He was 26 years old and left us way too soon. We will all miss him and his contagious laugh so much. His sisters have been working so hard to support their Mom financially but funeral expenses are so costly that they can't possibly afford it on their own. Their Dad passed away in 2001 so they've been on their own ever since. Please if you have a few dollars to spare I don't know of another person who is more deserving of help than Michael.


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  • Sandra Riegel 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Carly Coleman 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • marsha eastman 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
  • Bethany Wenzel 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Brianna Mancini 
    • $25 
    • 44 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jackie Schoelermann 
West Babylon, NY
Christine Ortado 
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