The Morales children, Rebecca, Stephanie, & Stephen, need our support & love more than ever. The three of them have been fighting an uphill battle most of their life. At a young age their parents divorced; On May 12, 2011 their father, Fred, passed away from a heart attack; and on May 23rd, 2018, just 11 days after the anniversary of their father’s passing, their mother, Irma, passed away from Neisseria meningitidis.
Irma was a rock to the family. She always put her children first, and worked extremely hard to send them to Holy Family, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, the Hillside Learning Center, Loyola High School, and Loyola Marymount University. Not only did she dedicate herself to her children, but she put her heart into working as a nurse epidemiologist in infectious diseases at LA County+USC Medical Center and Keck Medical Center of USC .
Unfortunately, her passing was sudden and unexpected. This rare disorder entered her blood stream and took her away from her loving family within two hours of being admitted into the ER. Irma was diagnosed with Wegener's granulomatosis, an autoimmune disease, only three months after Fred’s passing, which contributed to the fast and intense nature of Neisseria meningitidis, that ultimately took her life.
Now, left without a mother or a father, Rebecca, Stephanie, and Stephen are left to pay a vast amount of bills including; the lease on their house, utility bills, multiple car payments, tuition fees, and more. On May 23rd, 2018 the Morales children’s world was completely flipped upside down. They deserve the opportunity to grieve and try to move forward with their lives without this enormous burden. Life has been far from easy for Rebecca, Stephanie, and Stephen, but a little help along the way makes it more bearable. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!
- Charles Reeves
- Alan Remedios
- Mindy and Jim Halls
Organizer and beneficiary
San Marino, CA