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Irisa Selfo, My Angel.

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Raised by 242 people in 7 months

25191526_1510056230.0892_funddescriptionOn Monday, November 6th 2017, I woke up feeling a bit sick, not knowing why. When I was in the waiting room at the doctors office, I got a text from my youngest sister telling me the police had picked her up from school and were taking her home. Immediately I called my mother, who picked up crying, my heart sunk, she tells me through tears how my younger sister Irisa, had commited suicide. I felt like passing out and all I could think of was visiting her in the hospital and holding her. My mother told me that no, she was gone forever. My other half, my best friend, my angel, I could never hold her again, I never even got to say goodbye. She was going to be my baby's Godmother and the best aunt anyone could ever have. She was going to be a pharmacist and had her whole life ahead of her. But she was gone, all that was left was the memories, photos and her beautiful letters. Unfortunately my mother now has to pay for the funeral, and she doesn't make enough to even pay her rent. I opened this Go-Fund-Me to help my mother through what is the worst time of her life, no parent should ever have to bury their beautiful child. Irisa also left behind some private student loans and my mother co-signed them so they are demanding immediate payment of the funds. This would also help with that. Please help try to make this time much easier for my mother, it's very hard to find your 20 year old daughter cold and gone forever... it's so much harder when it seems like the world is against you and you can't even seem to stay afloat financially long enough to grieve and try to get yourself together a bit.
Most importantly, know she's in a better place and happy. She was such an amazing sister, daughter, friend and overall person. She had so much love and compassion, but as they say bad things happen to good people, still I like to hold my memories of her laughter and love and hope that is what eternity is like for her. Eternal happiness and bliss in the afterlife, watching over her sisters, mother, baby niece  and friends with that beautiful smile of hers. Thank you so much for reading, and hold your loved ones close tonight. Tell them how much you love them, kiss them, hug them and don't let go, you never know when it'll be your last chance to do so.
-Marinela Selfo
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Thanks again for the support, the holidays are particularly hard and I'm due in about a week so it's been pretty difficult to cope. Luckily we have each other and are trying to get by one day at a time. Seeing all the support and nice comments really helps brighten our days a little.
-Marinela, Alma & Kimberly Selfo
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Thank you everyone for your ongoing well wishes, support and prayers. Irisa would be overjoyed to see how many people loved her and cared for her. I'm sure she sees how many of you cared for her and is thankful. We are still in shock and taking some time to grieve but we will keep everyone posted on the ceremony where we will spread her ashes in her favorite place, the ocean. Thank you again.
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