RIP Paul - Helping his wife Raya and two kids.

Dear Friends! 

If you read this you might know Raya well or maybe just met her! Let me tell you one thing, she is one of the sweetest people in the world....which makes it so much harder to comprehend how this could happen to her. What happened to her and her family over the new years is so's hard to think about without having tears in my eyes.

I feel for her not only as a woman but also as a mother.

Losing someone this suddenly must be so extremely hard as it is...being left with two small kids and massive medical bills on top...I can't even imagine!

It's heartbreaking to see how life could change in a heartbeat.

A few days ago Raya messaged me full of joy, telling me of her holiday break with her Husband Paul and both her kids, her 3 months old Franco and the 1.5-Year-old Luna. 

Unfortunately, just a few days later on the 31st of December, Paul was rushed into the hospital where things escalated really quickly. 

He had a cardiac arrest and fell into a coma. Until January 4th doctors tried their best to help Paul, sadly with no success.

Paul passed away and left his young wife Raya and both his kids behind (3 months and 1.5 years).

Raya had to give a promissory note for $8000 medical bills to be allowed to get her husband's body.

This is why I started this page, to help Raya and the kids out.

Help her pay the huge medical bill for the intensive care and cover funeral costs.

If you read this, please help Raya. Let's at least lift the financial burden from her shoulder.

Anything and everything will make a difference!

Let's be strong together for Raya!

Rest in Peace Paul!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Laura Buhl 
Santa Monica, CA
Raya Faye Marquez 
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