Brokenhearted, we announce the passing of a beautiful young soul, Milana Li.
Milana was a light, a true friend who opened up her warm heart to everyone and truly listened. She was a wonderful daughter, her parents (Assel and Andrey) could trust and depend on her. She was an incredible sister, who cared for her siblings (Arina and Nikita) and loved them fiercely. She was a loving granddaughter (grandmother Lidiya Li). In her short 13 years on this earth, she made a lasting difference in the lives of many and forever touched our hearts. She will be missed by many.
Milana was first reported missing on Monday, May 9th. Many people joined in the efforts to find and restore her to the family, hoping and praying fiercely for her safety. On Tuesday, May 10th, her Mom received the most devastating news any Mom could ever hear, that her daughter's body was found in a small stream. The circumstances are still under investigation.
This is the time when we need to rally around the Li family and extend a helping hand, say prayers, and support in whatever capacity we can. On behalf of Li's family we ask you to donate funds for the funeral and general expenses during this time when the family are trying to navigate the new reality and the absence of Milana in their lives.
I'm Rstay, Assel (Milana's mom) is my really good friend. We are small community of people from Kazakhstan who live in Portland area.