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In Memory of Lydia, Makayla, Isaiah, & Aiden

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Raised by 199 people in 5 months
January 30th, my family received tragic news that has left us all in disbelief. The beautiful and amazing angels you see pictured lost their lives. Their home caught fire and unfortunately they were not able to escape.

My cousin Lydia Rebecca Aponte was a beautiful and strong mother to these 3 wonderful babies. We grew up together in a tightly knit family and she was the big sister I had always wanted. She blessed the world with Makayla, Isaiah, and Aiden and they were the light of our lives. All of them were so incredibly smart and talented little kids. They inspired myself and my family in ways we never imagined. 

My family is looking to raise funds in order to get them moved from Ohio back here to Florida and give them the proper arrangements they deserve. Anything helps and we will forever be grateful for it. We are deeply saddened by this loss and our lives are forever changed. Please help my family and use this is a place to share thoughts and memories of these amazing and deeply loved human beings.
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This past weekend we put to rest our beautiful angels. They are finally at peace and resting in paradise. It has been a struggle day in and day out for my family. We received so much love and support during this time. We appreciate it with all of our hearts. We did not have to settle and were able to send them off in a beautiful way. Family and friends surrounded us during this time and it made things as easy as they could be. Their love and support was felt and I know Lydia and the babies looked down on us and said their good byes.

This GoFundMe truly allowed us to put everything together perfectly. Without we would have been lost. I thank you all for your generosity and your spirit. Your support will never be forgotten and I will carry it with me moving forward. Eventually, this will close but I am here for you all in the same way you have been here for me.

The remaining of the proceeds will go towards the my aunt Olga. Back in November she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. The rest of the money and any donations further will help to get her the proper treatment she needs. She’s been so strong through this all as she lost her only daughter and grand babies. Thank you again.

We miss them with all our hearts but we know they are in heaven. They watch us and guide along with the Lord up above. God bless you all and please remember to hold your loved ones close. Be sure to check in and remind them of the love you have for them.
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When you think of this support and all that it is for, it reminds us of the reality we live with now. A world without our beloved Lydia, Makayla, Isaiah, and Aiden. It is a world that I am struggling to live in. The support makes this world feel as if there is hope and positivity out there. It has shown us how many good people are out there and how much love surrounds this family. I will never be able to thank you all enough. My family while in deep mourning speaks of the support with such appreciation and gratitude.

This has been the hardest thing we have ever had to experience and I just want to say thank you a million times. The support has allowed us to not have to worry about settling on arrangements for our beautiful family.

We have decided to have them laid to rest in a nature preserve in the Tampa area. Once final preparations are put together I will further update you all. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.
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As time continues to pass us by, I don’t believe it has gotten any easier. It isn’t so difficult to return to our routines as it is what we know. Still, it just does not feel right. Soon birthdays and holidays will come and I hope to find my strength before then.

I find it hard to focus on anything but memories of you 4 angels. Each memory, no matter how happy, now has an underlying sorrow. This pain will never fade. It has become harder to do these updates. But still for them I do it and to thank you all and to keep you updated.

My family has been doing their utmost best to put proper arrangements in order. I know it is tough but within in them I see strength. Once everything’s set, I will update you all.

Thanks to you all and your support it has allowed us to see we are not alone. It has allowed me to believe in the goodness in our hearts. I ask that you hold your babies close and let those close to you know how proud of them you are and how much you love them.
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These past few days have felt like one. A long excruciating day that doesn’t seem to end. As we all begin our week, the normal no longer feels normal. This ever waking pain is part of us now. I’m forever grateful for the moments we spent because it’s the only thing keeping me going. It’s truly bittersweet to reminisce.

When setting up this GoFundMe I thought, I don’t want my family to have to worry about how we are going to lay these wonderful souls to rest. What I didn’t expect is how’s much support would follow. My family has never been well off but we have always been tight and share deep deep love for one another.

To see the love surrounding myself and my family has been nothing short of beautiful. A million times thank you. I cannot say it enough. Hug and kiss those you love and never take them for granted.
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