Little Christella's Funeral Fund

On Wednesday, Nov. 15 dear friends of mine lost their daughter, Christella, who was 8 years old. She came to the United States from Burundi with her family as refugees and her family does not currently have the money to pay for the funeral so please help. Christella was a wonderful little girl, and very bright. For everyone who meet her she became their angel. She suffered from a very rare condition called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, where her bones would break very easily due to lack of collagen. Hers was an extreme case and caused her whole body to be weak and crippled.

The days leading up Nov 15 she had what appeared to be a normal cold. No one could imagine that it would end the way that it did. Wednesday morning her mother found her unable to breathe. No one could do CPR because of the OI; chest compressions would crush her. The family caretaker called 911 and they rushed her to Children's Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The family is devastated and on top of that there is a large funeral bill that they have no way of paying. $9000 is due by next Wednesday the Nov. 29. Because I am a missionary and a friend to this refugee family I have been tasked with raising the funds to bury this precious little girl. Thank you for any support you can provide.

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    • 34 mos
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    • $50 
    • 45 mos
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    • $50 
    • 45 mos
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    • $20 
    • 45 mos
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    • $100 
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Dusty Martin 
Mesquite, TX
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