Catalina's Funeral Expenses and Aid

My beloved grandmother, Catalina (Mama Catín), was everything to me and my family. There are really no words to describe how amazing she was or the pain me and my family are feeling. She was a bright and loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and daughter. All of my memories, every good and bad moment, she was there. She helped me and my family become the best people we could be. She did everything she could to help those around her and gave nothing but love to everyone she ever met. We are who we are because of her.

Sadly, her life came to an end last week at 78 years old as hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. And while she always helped us in our moments of need, we are devastated to find ourselves unable to give her the goodbye she deserves. Our family is now left scrambling to cover her funeral expenses and debt as we also struggle through our own hardships after the hurricane. She did not have a burial lot nor did she have funeral expenses covered since she gave her spot to her daughter (my mother) three years ago. 

This money will be going to my uncle Heriberto (Pepe) Rosa, who will take it with him when he flies down to the island next Wednesday, October 4th. Please help my family give my grandmother the funeral and burial she deserves as well as help other family members find some relief during this trying time. I have no idea how much we need, but every penny helps. God bless.

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Mi querida abuela, Catalina (Mama Catín), significaba mucho para mi y para mi familia. No creo que hayan palabras que puedan describirla o el dolor que sentimos en estos momentos. Ella fue una madre, hija, hermana, abuela, y tía cariñosa y amable. Todas mis memorias, las buenas, las malas, todas... ella está ahi. Ella me ayudó en convertirme en la mejor persona que puedo ser, al igual que mi familia. Somos quienes somos por ella. 

Lamentablemente su vida terminó a los 78 años mientras el huracaán María azotaba a Puerto Rico la semana pasada. Y mientras ella nunca faltó en ayudar a nuestra familia en cualquier cosa que nesecitaramos, nos entriztece el no poder darle la despedida que mi abuela merece. Mi familia se encuentra tratando de encontrar dinero para pagar sus gastos funerarios y deudas mientras enfrentamos nuestros propios obstáculos luego del huracán. Mi abuela no tiene lote ni velorio planeado porque su hija (mi madre) tomó ese lugar hace tres años.
Este dinero irá a mi tío Heriberto (Pepe) Rosa y lo llevará con él cuando viaje ala isla el próximo Miércoles 4 de Octubre.
Por favor ayuda a mi familia darle a mi abuela la despedida que se merece al igual que ayudar otros familiares encontrar alivio durante este momento difícil. No seé cuanto necesitamos, pero cualquier donativo es agradecido.  Dios lo bendiga.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Carlos Rodriguez 
Organizer
Coto Laurel, PR
Heriberto Rosa 
Beneficiary
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