August 5, 2017- May 6, 2019
It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of almost 2 year old, Maelani Cynthia R. Segal due to a tragic accident near her favorite park in Copperas Cove, Texas earlier this week. Maelani’s vibrant, youthful smile and warm laughter warmed the room and brought such joy to her family. She loved playing with her cousins and spending time with her siblings and parents.
Nanani was one of Richie and Sandra Segal's three children. She was the big sister to her little brother, Turi, and little sister to her older sister, Marcy. A United States Army veteran with two deployments to Afghanistan and Germany, Richie and his family, recently moved to Copperas Cove from his island home, Kosrae, in search of job opportunities and with hopes of providing a better life for his young family.
As this tragic accident happened so far from home, the Segal Family’s last wish for their beautiful daughter is to host a proper burial surrounded by the comfort of friends and family on their home island of Kosrae. With transportation costs being quite expensive, we are kindly reaching out to our Micronesian and military support networks for any financial assistance or resources they can offer.
It is difficult to find the words to describe the grief that accompanies an overwhelming loss such as this, but the Segal family is very humbled and is finding its strength in the tremendous amount of love and support shown by friends and family. We are always in awe of the ability of our communities to come together in times like this and are grateful for every single prayer, blessing of kindness, and act of generosity provided. Thank you for helping make this very difficult time a little more manageable, it is truly appreciated.
Kulo ma lulap!
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