Hugo Villalobos is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of MARIO Arroyo.
Greetings friends, On October 13th, 2017 Susie Arroyo passed away. Leaving us with an incredible legacy. Her influence, love and courage will live on forever. Susie was very involved in her local community, volunteering with nursing homes, serving as a mentor to young children and teens, and working within her church community. In addition to serving on PPMD’s Adult Advisory Committee, Susie also served on the board of the Clearview Mediation and Disability Resource Center. Susie had a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Multidisciplinary Studies from Eastern Oregon University.We will all miss the joy, the light, and the spirit of this incredible woman. Our hearts and thoughts are with Susie's family. - (PPMD FB page)The following are only some of the many comments left on her FB page this week:"Susy changed the Duchenne community forever""What a difference she made in the world" "She was beautiful from the inside out" "I have so many memories of her smile, her faith in God, love for children, truly caring for others""You are such an inspiration to many!""Susie was one of the rare cases of a woman having Duchenne and made sure the world knew girls can get it too. She was an amazing advocate for the Duchenne community, especially in the fight to gain access to the recently approved Exondys 51 (Eteplirsen). Susie was also one of the pioneering patients with DMD to have her life extended with the use of a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for her weak heart...She was a very inspiring person who lived life to the fullest despite having DMD." - Colin Werth-----------My name is Hugo Villalobos, her friend and pastor. We are saddened with the loss of an amazing child of God. But at the same time our hearts are filled with hope that we will see her again. It's not over. We've started this GoFundMe page to extend an official invitation to anyone who would like to help the Arroyo family financially in these hard times. Proceeds will go toward the funeral costs and other various expenses. Any amount helps. We thank you in advance for your generosity, thoughts, love and prayers. The parents of Susie, (Mario and Maria Arroyo) will be receiving the final amount in the form of a check once this fundraiser is completed. ---------Susie's "viewing" service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 2pm-6pm at Burns Mortuary of Pendleton - 336 SW Dorion ave, Pendleton, OR, 97801