On the morning of September 7th, Luseane Taulanga discovered her ten-month-old son, Michael, had passed away unexpectedly in his crib.
I have known little Michael’s father, Michael Matele Senior, for almost two years. We have worked together professionally, and known each other personally, as our family attends the same church. Just two months ago, Michael told me he would be leaving our company. His twenty-five-year-old sister-in-law, who was about to enter the Henderson Police Academy, had passed away. Due to this devastating loss, Michael and Luseane felt like they needed to move back to Utah to be near their extended family. Michael found employment in Utah. For the last two months he has been traveling back and forth until the rest of the family is financially ready to make the transition permanent.
I was heartbroken this to find out that Michael and Luseane, still mourning their beloved sister, are now grieving the loss of their son. I cannot fathom the pain this family is experiencing right now. Michael and Luseane desire to transport little Michael to Utah where he can be buried next to his aunt. As a result of this unexpected circumstance and the exorbitant cost of burial expenses, we have set up this GoFundMe page in order to help ease this financial concern for this family.
Any donation, no matter how big or small, will help ease this financial pressure - if you do not have the financial means to donate, prayers and support for this family will be greatly appreciated.
Words cannot express my gratitude.
Thank you so much in advance.
Miles & Ashley Reynolds
- Ashley Shelton
- Norma Luna
- Kathie Zobrist Dye
- Camilla Wells
- Lindsey Vaughn
Organizer and beneficiary
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