In Memory of Elsa Velez Casiano

On January 7th in the middle of the night, we sadly lost our beloved mother, Elsa Velez. Elsa had been battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) for three years before passing. Her outcome against the battle was very positive at the start, March 24th, 2015. But around Christmas of this year, after relapsing twice, we were informed that her cancer had become more aggressive and developed tumors around her body, even spreading to her brain. She was given a life expectancy of 1 year, which we were grateful for but unfortunately, Elsa caught a bacterial infection which weakened her entire body and she passed away after three weeks of battling the bacteria with an already weak immuned system.

Elsa was loved by everyone and loved making jokes and laughing, even in her darkest of times. She never once held remorse for anyone who wronged her and had a heart of gold, full of generosity and forgiveness, and never once complained of any pain throughout her final journey. She was a mother of five and a grandmother to six, most of whom she raised as kids, and played the role of a father and mother for all of us. Losing our backbone is heartbreaking but we will honor her with every step we take in our lives.

We are raising these funds to cover funeral expenses for two funerals, one in New York and one in her beloved homeland of Puerto Rico. The funds will cover funeral costs, shipping costs, and family airline tickets which are extremely expensive due to bad conditions in P.R and the urgency of booking them. These funds will be managed by me, her eldest daughter and will be all towards accomplishing my mother's final wishes of being buried in Puerto Rico alongside other deceased family members, including her son.

Thank you in advanced to those of you who are generous enough to spare any money.

- The Velez-Valentin-Aguilar Family

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 27 mos
  • Yesenia Alvarado  
    • $120 
    • 28 mos
  • Christine Rivera 
    • $100 
    • 28 mos
  • Dianni Valentin 
    • $30 
    • 28 mos
  • Ali Polizzi 
    • $25 
    • 28 mos
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Organizer

Magaly Valentin LA Mallimba 
Organizer
Boston, MA
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