3/31 Update: We wanted to take the time to thank you all again for your support during this difficult time. We are now going to be closing out this GoFundMe. Thank you for allowing us to give Leanny proper and humane medical care during the last week, we completed the wake and funeral on 3/29 and will continue doing ongoing memorial services in NY and the Dominican Republic. Lastly, thank you for showing so much support to her mother, Ana, and the family during this time. It gives Ana consolation knowing that Leanny was loved and cared for by so many.

3/29 Update: It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Leanny’s passing. Since our last update, Leanny took a turn for the worse and tests stopped showing signs of brain function. She passed naturally and peacefully yesterday evening surrounded by family.

We are devastated from this loss, but have found solace from the outpouring of support you have provided through such a horrific week and a half for our family. Your prayers, words of support, and show of love through this incredible fundraising effort have been what has kept us going. Know that these funds got Leanny to the medical care she needed and with family. The remainder will now help contribute to the costs that have mounted for Leanny’s critical care in DR and funeral expenses, which we expect to reach up to our posted goal. Leanny was a constant source of laughter and joy for our family and her friends. We will always remember her for her fighting spirit, which pushed her trough until the end. She will forever live in our memories.
Leanny will be buried today in Villa Tapia, DR. As soon as arrangements for a memorial have been made in NY we will share details.

Leanny's mother, Ana, will receive the donations on her behalf. These donations are being used to cover air transfer from Sint Maarten to the Dominican Republic, medical care in the Dominican Republic and air transfer back to NY where doctors at NY Presbyterian have accepted the case and are ready to receive her once she is stable to travel and provide long-term care.

Organizer and beneficiary

Jishanny De La Cruz
New York, NY
Ana Milda Castillo Gonzalez

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