Hello! My name is James and as many of you may know, my niece Valentina has always been a fighter since stepping foot on earth. However, this journey has not been easy because of the sleepless nights, prolonged hospital stays, and many nights of having scares of the possible unknown. Although this journey has been rewarding and has allowed us to become knowledgeable about other communities that we otherwise would not have known much about, it continues to progress. It seems to be happening much faster than we ever anticipated. We always envisioned having our warrior princess around for many years, but the truth is, each hospital stay seems to be even more challenging than the last. Recently, we found out that my nieces kidneys are now functioning at a 20% rate and this has created many more challenges even when she gets a simple cold. This last hospital stay, we had to have many difficult conversations about what type of interventions we're willing to let her undergo. Seeing how fragile she was this last hospital stay has encouraged us to begin researching where she will be laid to rest. It has now become our number one priorty to give her the best quality of life possible because it is what she deserves. It is especially important to put her to rest somewhere that best represents her. Our goal here is to pre plan her services and have that taken care of to be able to enjoy the time she does have left with us to create special memories with her family, friends, and loved ones. These funds will help pre plan her funeral and mortuary services for when the time comes and it would be of much help. No amount is too small to help our family out throughout this difficult time and transition. As many of you may know, her mother has had to stop working to care for Valentina and her baby brother, Vicente. This means their household only consists of one income and dad, grandma, and myself, have been taking time off of work sporadically to help throughout the prolonged hospital stays. Again, any amount would really be appreciated and we can't thank you enough for all the support you've given us throughout the years of this difficult, but ultimately very rewarding journey.
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