Young mother died. Please help.

A young mother is dead, and her son and nephew are badly burned, her mother is in critical condition, and her daughter has been left to grow up without a mom after a tragic fire...can you help?

On Wednesday, at 9:30 AM on January 25th, Tiffany Alexander died unexpectedly in a tragic fire in St. Paul MN.  Her son, William, and her nephew, Gabe, were badly burned.  William and Gabe are in critical condition and are being treated in the burn unit at Regions Hospital.  Her mother, Tereza “Tessi” Alexander, suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation as she tried to get the children to safety.  She is in a coma in critical condition.

Tiffany’s family is in shock and deeply saddened by her sudden loss.  The injuries to the babies and the loss of their beloved family member have left them reeling in shock.  Tiffany has left behind a 3 year old daughter and a 1 year old son, who will now grow up without their mother, if the boy survives. The children will now be raised by family members, many of whom do not have the resources to pay the very real financial obligations that come with a new family member.

With all of this emotional stress, physical pain, injuries, and worry come the financial obligations that this type of tragedy brings.  There is the cost of burying a mother who died tragically and much too soon.  There is the medical bills and ongoing care that these children will need, should they survive.  There is the cost of Desiny’s (Tiffany’s daughter) education and care.  Any monies raised will go first to bury this young mother, next to pay outstanding medical bills, and any further monies to go to the children for their needs. 

It is in these times of loss and sadness when you see people coming together to help on another make it through, to support the people we care for.  Any amount of money you can spare to donate would be greatly appreciated.

Here is a link to the story in the Star Tribune:


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