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Joel Julio Mancera

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On 2/14/2018, Leslie and Rafael welcomed their new bundle of joy, Joel Julio Mancera. Since infancy, he faced challenges few other babies have to endure. The fight against Mitochondrial disease is tough, but Joel and his parents were determined to be strong, fighting to get every ounce of joy and happiness Joel brought to everyone’s lives. 

Sadly, Joel’s journey into this world would be abrupt. For those who were fortunate to interact with Joel, we hope that you cherish those memories. We are all in deep sorrow, especially for us who never got to meet heaven’s newest little angel. 

We pray for Leslie and Rafael to find the strength to overcome these incredible hard times. You have the support from a vastly great group of friends and family that are here for you with any need. 

There are various medical expenses and funeral costs that Joel’s parents will endure, so we are asking if you can help with a donation. Any amount helps. Rafael and Leslie have indicated any excess amounts received, will be forwarded to a charitable organization that helps people fight Mitochondrial Disease. 

God Bless and may Joel Rest In Peace

One last thing, for those that don’t know me, my name is Moises Barahona, I am Rafael’s fraternity brother from Cal Poly. We have been in touch, and he can confirm all donations will go directly to him.


  • Sean Martinez
    • $25 
    • 6 yrs

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Moises Barahona
Downey, CA
Rafael Mancera

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