Young mother died. Please help.

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A young mother is dead, and her son and nephew are badly burned, her mother is in critical condition, and her daughter has been left to grow up without a mom after a tragic fire...can you help?

On Wednesday, at 9:30 AM on January 25th, Tiffany Alexander died unexpectedly in a tragic fire in St. Paul MN.  Her son, William, and her nephew, Gabe, were badly burned.  William and Gabe are in critical condition and are being treated in the burn unit at Regions Hospital.  Her mother, Tereza “Tessi” Alexander, suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation as she tried to get the children to safety.  She is in a coma in critical condition.

Tiffany’s family is in shock and deeply saddened by her sudden loss.  The injuries to the babies and the loss of their beloved family member have left them reeling in shock.  Tiffany has left behind a 3 year old daughter and a 1 year old son, who will now grow up without their mother, if the boy survives. The children will now be raised by family members, many of whom do not have the resources to pay the very real financial obligations that come with a new family member.

With all of this emotional stress, physical pain, injuries, and worry come the financial obligations that this type of tragedy brings.  There is the cost of burying a mother who died tragically and much too soon.  There is the medical bills and ongoing care that these children will need, should they survive.  There is the cost of Desiny’s (Tiffany’s daughter) education and care.  Any monies raised will go first to bury this young mother, next to pay outstanding medical bills, and any further monies to go to the children for their needs. 

It is in these times of loss and sadness when you see people coming together to help on another make it through, to support the people we care for.  Any amount of money you can spare to donate would be greatly appreciated.

Here is a link to the story in the Star Tribune:

http://www.startribune.com/st-paul-duplex-fire-kills-1-burns-3-search-is-on-for-2-children/411763556/#5
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My wife Lisa and I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who donated to the Alexander family during this horrible time.

Tiffany Alexander and William Mangan, who passed in the fire and due to injuries, were cremated and a memorial service was held for them last Friday. Their family and friends gathered to celebrate their lives with a service, shared pictures, memorial videos, and social gathering for their loved ones.

Tessy, Tiffany’s mom and William’s grandmother, is recovering from her injuries. She is home now with family to continue the long healing process. She has skin grafts to her burns with severe injuries to her face, hands, and head. The doctors feel that she will recover and heal from her injuries.

Gabe, Tiffany’s nephew, is still recovering from his burns as well.

My wife and I wanted to thank all those kind people who donated to the Alexander family in their time of need. Also thank you to Mike McHugh, a local attorney in Hendricks, for assisting us in putting the donated funds into a temporary trust account until payments could be made.

Your kind donations were used towards funeral expenses. A portion was sent to Tessy, mother and grandmother to the deceased and badly burned in the incident herself, to help with costs of starting over after she lost everything. After funeral expenses and assistance to Tessy, we sent the remaining amount to a close family member who is setting up trust accounts for Gabe and Destinee, Tiffany’s nephew and daughter. We had already closed the account so no one could donate more funds to this fundraiser. Again, thank you for your kind support and we look forward to update you when the family members let us know more about the funds they are establishing for the children.
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This photo is of Gabe. He is expected to survive. The burns are over 25℅ of his body including his hands and face. Gabe was staying with his aunt Tiffany when the fire happened. After funeral costs, it is expected much of your donations will go to help this little guy on his road to recovery. Thank you everyone for your kind support.
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I just spoke with Lisa Wright, Tessi’s sister and Tiffany’s aunt. She said that Gabe and Tessi are doing about the same. They are both stable at this point. Tessi is still in a medically induced coma and is receiving help to breath. Her lungs were damaged pretty badly by the smoke inhalation. She has extensive burns on her face, hands, and arms particularly. Gabe, the little boy, is in a lot of pain. They are working on keeping the pain managed, but it is likely that both Tessi and Gabe will need skin grafts and extensive medical care. It is likely that Tessi and Gabe may be in the hospital for weeks while they heal. Infection is always a worry with such extensive burns. The family is putting together plans for the 2 funerals, but nothing is formally set for a memorial at this time. They are hoping to have a service after Tessi is out of the coma. Tessi lived for her grandbabies, and this will be devastating for her when she finds out. Please continue to pray for healing for Tessi and Gabe, and for comfort for Tessi and the rest of the family.
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The baby, William died last night due to his injuries. He fought very hard but God has him now, please pray for him. Thank You!
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Laurie Jessen
30 months ago
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Thank you everyone for all your support. My sister's hasn't even started her grieving. Everyday for them is a struggle. But she is a strong women. Hopefully they will be letting her wake up with in the next couple days. As long as she quits fighting the tubes. I hope this update will help you carol berc

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Carol Berc
30 months ago
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Can you please leave an update on how Tess and her grandson are doing. Im praying hard for them

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Lina Vang
30 months ago
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My heart is broken by this tragic news. May you both rest in peace and fly high with the angels. My deepest condolence to the family. I'm so sorry for your lost.

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Felicia Playa-Zee
30 months ago
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RIP to both the mother and her son. Healing prayers for her nephew and mother. ♥

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Carol Berc
30 months ago
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Thank you Laurie for an update. Tess has always been in my prayers through the years and I am praying that God lay his loving hands on both her and Gabe for a complete healing. Saddened to hear about Tiffany and William. RIP. They are now in a better place surrounded by God's Angels.

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Laurie Jessen
30 months ago
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I want to thank everyone for your donations. Our family appreciates everything that everyone has done. And also thank you for all the prayers we need them

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Chelsea Lynne
30 months ago
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I'm so sorry for the loss of Tiffany and baby William.. I met Tiffany a couple times because my son's dad Opie.. My prayers and condolences for the family. I will continue to pray for Gabe and Tess that they both make it out okay.. R.I.P Tiffany and William.. Again I am so sorry for your loss.. xoxo

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Marti Capaul
30 months ago
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For those asking for an update, from the last I heard Tess and Gabe are still alive, they are trying to keep them asleep through whats going on.

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Lisa Schmidt
30 months ago
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Baby William succumbed to his injuries and joined his mother in heaven. RIP.

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Lisa Schmidt
30 months ago
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I just want to thank you all for your donations. It means so much to a family who is dealing with the most horrible circumstances.

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Teki Tregillis
30 months ago
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I have been best friends with Tess since I was 11 my heart is broken for her.She has been through so much in life and now this.I still can't believe she lost Tiff and her grandson.I know they will be her angels and get her through this.Like Laurie said Tess is a very stong women.I pray she can get through this loss.She has so much to live for.My prayers and condolances go out to Tess and Gabe and the rest of the family and friends.We will all help Tess get through this.

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Teki Tregillis
29 months ago
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This donation is from my aunt Hope.She sends her prayers to the family.

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Send my condolences to the family

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Laura Bakk
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Prayers are with you in your sorrow over the tragic loss of your loved ones.

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Constance Brandenburg
30 months ago
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Prayers and love to you all.

Laurie Jessen
30 months ago
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Thank you everyone for all your support. My sister's hasn't even started her grieving. Everyday for them is a struggle. But she is a strong women. Hopefully they will be letting her wake up with in the next couple days. As long as she quits fighting the tubes. I hope this update will help you carol berc

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Carol Berc
30 months ago
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Can you please leave an update on how Tess and her grandson are doing. Im praying hard for them

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Lina Vang
30 months ago
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My heart is broken by this tragic news. May you both rest in peace and fly high with the angels. My deepest condolence to the family. I'm so sorry for your lost.

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Felicia Playa-Zee
30 months ago
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RIP to both the mother and her son. Healing prayers for her nephew and mother. ♥

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Carol Berc
30 months ago
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Thank you Laurie for an update. Tess has always been in my prayers through the years and I am praying that God lay his loving hands on both her and Gabe for a complete healing. Saddened to hear about Tiffany and William. RIP. They are now in a better place surrounded by God's Angels.

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Laurie Jessen
30 months ago
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I want to thank everyone for your donations. Our family appreciates everything that everyone has done. And also thank you for all the prayers we need them

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Chelsea Lynne
30 months ago
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I'm so sorry for the loss of Tiffany and baby William.. I met Tiffany a couple times because my son's dad Opie.. My prayers and condolences for the family. I will continue to pray for Gabe and Tess that they both make it out okay.. R.I.P Tiffany and William.. Again I am so sorry for your loss.. xoxo

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Marti Capaul
30 months ago
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For those asking for an update, from the last I heard Tess and Gabe are still alive, they are trying to keep them asleep through whats going on.

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Lisa Schmidt
30 months ago
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Baby William succumbed to his injuries and joined his mother in heaven. RIP.

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Lisa Schmidt
30 months ago
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I just want to thank you all for your donations. It means so much to a family who is dealing with the most horrible circumstances.

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Teki Tregillis
30 months ago
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I have been best friends with Tess since I was 11 my heart is broken for her.She has been through so much in life and now this.I still can't believe she lost Tiff and her grandson.I know they will be her angels and get her through this.Like Laurie said Tess is a very stong women.I pray she can get through this loss.She has so much to live for.My prayers and condolances go out to Tess and Gabe and the rest of the family and friends.We will all help Tess get through this.

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