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Melissa Ortega - Funeral Expenses Fund

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Univision Noticias - 1/24/2022

Melissa Ortega was killed earlier today. Melissa was 8 years old and a resident of Little Village and attended Emiliano Zapata Academy. She and her mother immigrated from Mexico this past August. They were both excited to start a new life in Chicago and build their American Dream. I was honored to have met Melissa and will always remember her beautiful smile.

I am asking that you please help fund her funeral expenses. She will be buried in her home town, Los Sauces, Tabasco, Zacatecas, Mexico.

Thank you all for your generosity and prayers.

Melissa Ortega fue asesinada hoy temprano. Melissa tenía 8 años y era residente de Little Village y asistió a la Academia Emiliano Zapata. Ella y su mamá emigraron de México el pasado agosto. Ambas estaban emocionadas de comenzar una nueva vida en Chicago y construir su sueño americano. Me sentí honrada de haber conocido a Melissa y siempre recordaré su hermosa sonrisa.
Les pido que ayuden a financiar sus gastos funerarios. Será enterrada en Los Sauces, Tabasco, Zacatecas,México.
Gracias a todos por su generosidad y oraciones.

This GoFundMe is on behalf of Araceli Leaños Solís, mother of Melissa Ortega. 


  • Amy Kisliuk
    • $30 
    • 2 yrs
  • Christopher McCabe
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Nereyda Miranda
    • $25 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Norma Sandoval
Chicago, IL
Araceli Leanos Solis

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