Putting Abby to rest

On December 21st, after several days of my baby sister alone on a ventilator, having test done day after day to see if she could pull through, she has now been declared fully brain dead. All of this comes after a very sad self inflicted injury of a beautiful person who struggled emotionally, not to give love to others but like many Americans struggled some days to love herself, this was happening off and on her whole life do to her difficulties balancing her own mental health, My baby sister was only 25 years old. Abby loved her 4 year old son so much and so many people loved her greatly. Her passing on has been very difficult for our family and sadly covid restrictions made it impossible for us to see her until it was time to say goodbye.. Many brain test and mutliple procedures were done in the last 10 days, showing No brain improvements. We hoped and prayed for a miracle everyday that has passed. While she is no longer with us in person but only in spirit, It turns out that my sister is an organ donor! My family feels some peace knowing maybe she can now become someone else's miracle or someone's fresh start. Ideally her organs could become a christmas blessing and for that we are so thankful. Although she may have only been on this earth for 25 years,I know that she and her story about her upbringing and who she was and wanted to be has touched the lives of many. She had over come to much for such a long time given what she had gone through in life! Abby loved to give, she loved to see others happy and smiling , even when she had nothing herself to give or was not feeling so happy about herself or how her life was going. I understand that this year alone has been so hard on so many familys. We are all as a nation facing so much sadness trying to stand together and right now My family could use some kind folks standing by us in this. If you find your self able to help in any way with the financial expenses, we would greatly appreciate even the smallest amount and we are so greatful for any help! Our mother in particular who has spent all her life helping others see and understand the beauty of life & love in so many ways shouldn't have to bare the cost of this, and honestly us siblings don't have much of what is needed right now to give Abby the celebration of life that she deserves! Please know that if you are able to help pit her to rest, and if you are unable to donate then I ask that you please share this with your family and friends, and or think of our family in this hard time. I would love to show my mother that I know for a fact, all the giving and positive energy she has put into this world has made her kids and many others in the world so much stronger and brighter even on our hardest days because she has been a light in a sometimes very dark world . My mom normally wouldn't ask for help with something like this.. she doesn't ask for anything from anyone on a regular day other than respect and kindness! I can honestly say that because of the kindness my mother has shown to so many, I am confident God will give us a way to do what is needed right now for my sister..and that with positive vibes and love my family will always stand by each other in hard times like these. Its my hope that God will see us through this and he will get you through as well. I will be praying for anyone who is also struggling to love themselves, if your feeling low in life please I beg don't take your own life,  and in doing so break the hearts of those that wanted so much more for you! Suicide awareness is important and is a world wide problem today. Thank you


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