Summer was born with severe hydroancephaly and other crippling health & life challenges. She was born blind and unable to speak. Medically-speaking, Summer wasn't supposed to live past her first birthday. Her mother totally disagreed.
She was a blessing, and a source of joy, love and amazing life-lessons to anyone who knew her.
The Ghent family is struggling to raise the funds needed to pay for Summer's funeral. It's $20,000 for all of the funeral expenses from start to finish. Any donation ($1, $5, $10) or more that you could make toward this huge sum will support in reducing the staggering costs of Summer's funeral expenses and lessen the incredible stress and burden this family is under.
Barb Ghent is a single-mom and a widow, having lost her husband (Summer's dad) Pete) 9 years ago and has given the past 19 years of her life to the private home care of her child and to her other two surviving children Richard and Madison. They sincerely need our help to pay for this inevitable event. We are asking that everyone help so that they can gather and celebrate the life of Summer and send her to heaven. The family has been through enough without shouldering this intense financial burden too. Please help.
A reflection about Summer from her sister Madison
"No one has ever really understood what its like growing up with my sister Summer. A sister who cannot walk, talk or see. Everyone always says "I'm sorry" or "that's awful" but to tell you the truth.. it's not. Growing up I definitely wished to have a sister to play with like my friends from time to time. But when it really came down to it ~ me and my sister never fought. No bad words ever came from her mouth. She never told me she hated me and she never stole my clothes. She never ate the last Oreo or went in my room when I wasn't home. And she hardly ever cried. Actually she was perfect. How could someone be so happy all the time? Without using words, she taught me so many things through life that I can't put into words myself. A beautiful girl, a miracle, sunshine on a cloudy day ~ that's my sister and that's why Summer was her name. It's still not reality but last night my sister was brought to a better place. She has been sick for a few weeks and there was really nothing more that could be done. Just know the only thing I can think of and have ever thought of with her on my mind is smiles and laughter. Rest in peace my sweet Summer ~ you are the best gift"
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