Funeral and Medical Expenses

Hi my name is Amanda Beals. On Jan 15,2022 my nieces Ma’Lyiah and Bailey were walking their 6 dogs just as they do every morning. The two little dogs ran onto the frozen pond and Ma’Lyiah thought it was solid enough for her as well. Unfortunately it wasn’t. Bailey ran up to the house and yelled that Ma’Lyiah had fallen into the pond. Both their Papa (Bill Croy) and Abuelo (Carlos Serafin) ran out to the pond. Carlos jumped into the pond with a broom stick to try and save Ma’Lyiah but she was already under the ice and he also got sucked under. Bill busted the ice to try and get to them both but couldn’t find them. The dogs were also in the pond trying to rescue all. 911 was called and the dive and rescue team was able to recover both Ma’Lyiah and Carlos along with one dog that didn’t make it Horchata.

The local hospital was able to get Ma’Lyiahs heart pumping again and she has been transported to Peoria in critical condition.

The local hospital worked for a long time on Carlos and tried everything possible but unfortunately he was under the ice for too long and was not able to be revived.

As of right now Ma’Lyiah is not showing any brain activity only seizures. Her heart and lungs are working but we are praying for a miracle.

There is no life insurance and I know my brother needs one less thing to worry about right now. Every penny counts and is greatly appreciated.


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Amanda Beals
Mattoon, IL
William Croy

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