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Ellie's Funeral & re. expenses

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Five month old Elizabeth Rose Rivera, aka "Ellie"  died suddenly on Wednesday morning, February 21, 2018.  She had a mild fever and an earache just a couple of days prior but was under a doctor's care and on antibiotics.  She was found  unresponsive in her crib early Wednesday and was rushed to the emergency room in Hackettstown Hospital.  Ellie's mother, father, and the rest of the family are obviously beside themselves with grief and sorrow.  Mom and dad are a young couple, mature for their age, and fantastic parents with supportive family and friends and yet will struggle for the next few weeks and months dealing with this tragedy and the expenses that come along with it.  Both parents are Zufall Health Center staff and we want to try to support them as best as we can through this difficult time.  We are trying to raise funds for Ellie's  funeral expenses and to provide parents, Fergie Romero (Outreach dept) and Anthony Rivera (patient rep in Dover), with cash assistance in paying their rent and bills for the next few weeks until they can return to work.  Please consider donating any amount you feel comfortable with, even if it's only a few dollars, to help them out and relieve one less stressor, if only for a little while.  
Our hearts are full of sadness for Fergie and Anthony and the rest of their family and for all who were touched by their little angel for the short time she was here with us.


  • Cristie Arias
    • $20 
    • 6 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Michelle Blanchfield
Dover, NJ
Fergie Romero-Palma

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