Help with our father’s funeral service.

In 2014 our father Rafael Ornelas Alvarez,  was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, and his health slowly started to deteriorate from there . In March of this year,  he was hospitalized for his condition and was also diagnosed with covid , 2 weeks passed and he was released no longer contagious, but the virus had already done extra damage to his lungs to the point where he required 100% oxygen to be able to breath . A week after he was rushed to the ER by ambulatory transport and was admitted to Duke hospital. Our father was given multiple treatments with no success and was given to the end of this week to live . His doctors tried everything in their power to help him but there wasn’t anything else they could do . He told his doctors , my mother and my sister he was tired and in so much pain. Our father fought  till his body allowed him. He made the decision to stop treatment and let nature take his course. His oxygen was taken off on Monday , he was given medicine to keep him comfortable and pain free and he was happy and even joking with his medical team . That same day my mother and sister went to see him, and he was the silly man he was at home . His doctors informed us that after his oxygen was taken off he wold get sleepy and slowly lose consciousness and he would probably pass by the end of this week , however our father’s body was so tired of fighting,  he passed that same Monday. Everything happened so fast and we didn’t get time to gather the money for his funeral arrangements. He will be missed by so many people and he leaves many broken hearts behind. We are asking for help to be able to put him to rest . Anything would be appreciated and if you aren’t financially able to help , you can help us a great deal by sharing this ........ thank you from the bottom of our hearts .


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Rocio Nealis 
Raised $100 from 1 donation
Durham, NC
Eric Nealis 
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Raised $750 from 2 donations
Sandra Hernandez 
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Raised $50 from 1 donation
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