Although the Mexican government told us we would be permitted to cremate my brother, the documentation the Mexican government provided to the US government specifically states we can only bury him.
Our efforts in receiving a cremation permit from Mexico have been denied.
As you may all know, this is a time sensitive matter and we would like to avoid any future costs from the funeral home for holding Alan's body.
We are a proud family, but need help to find peace for my brother and my family, especially my mother, and my nephew.
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Original Post on January 28, 2018:
On Thursday January 25, 2018 we received news that Alan was no longer with us. This is a news no family ever wants to receive. He leaves an 11 year old son that he loved so much, Izayah Daniel Lorenzana.
Unfortunately, Alan was deported to Mexico in 2011. Leaving his son was one of the most difficult things he had to go through. When he arrived to Mexico he became home sick. He always told us that he was proud to be Mexican but that he felt misplaced, Colorado was his home. He stayed in contact with all of us. We talked about his struggles. He suffered being away from his son, his depression hit him hard. Alan was Izayah’s world. In 2015 my mom was finally able to visit Mexico after waiting 23 years to get her permanent legal residency (greencard). She took Izayah to see his dad. I remember getting pictures and messages of how Izayah never left his side. Izayah was so happy, he was always so proud of his dad.
The violence in Mexico became worse and it was difficult for my mother to go back and visit with Izayah. We were concerned about safety, although my brother wanted to see my nephew he didn’t want to risk Izayah’s safety.
My brother struggled a lot, he faced many difficulties. He refused to give up, he refused to let his struggles define him. He was determined to keep fighting and be the dad Izayah knew him to be.
On January 26, 2018, my family went to Mexico to view my brother's body. We drove 16 hours in hopes of viewing his body. We were blessed enough to be able to bring him back with us to Colorado.
We are asking for everyone’s help. We want to give my nephew, Izayah , the peace of mind that his dad will be back home with him, to do a memorial service, and give him the chance to give his daddy a final good-bye.
Everyone’s condolences, prayers and help is greatly appreciated.
No amount is to small. Blessings and appreciation in advanced. .
We need to collect the money as soon as possible. The costs are for the transportation of my brother to the United States and upon his arrival there will be a funeral/memorial service.
We can’t do this without your help!
- Cherri Johnson
- Sandro Garcia
- Alejandro Martinez Valadez
- Miguel Ceballos
- Claudia Rodriguez
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