A tree grows in honor of Vivian

After 7 years of anxiety and heart ache; a light bulb went off for both Chris and I regarding what to do with my mother’s ashes. If you all remember for her 50th birthday my cousin and I spread some of her ashes in her beloved St. Marteen Island. That was an unforgettable experience. That still leaves me with much of her in my home and I can’t help but feel there is something we can do with her remains that will allow all of us to heal.


We will be working with NYC Tree Trust https://www.nycgovparks.org/trees/tree-care/ny-tree-trust to plant a tree in her honor. That’s not all! We will be using a significant amount of her ashes to plant HER TREE in her forever Gym/tanning bed AKA Pelham Bay Park! Just imagine picnics, random one on ones and whatever else we desire around Vivian’s Tree!

Of course this idea comes with a price; it is $2,100.00. I was thinking before I start fundraising and selling Dee’s belongings….I would ask you all to either join me in making the initial donations OR give ideas as to innovative and Vivian-esque wants to start our fundraising adventure!

My family and i would be honored if all who donate attend the planting of her tree :)

Donations can also be made via- 
Vemno- @Christine-Rivera-33
Chase/ Paypal/Zelle- [email redacted]
Cash app- Xrssy

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Christine Rivera 
New York, NY
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