Mother of 4 lost in deadly tornado

$42,193 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 1,080 people in 26 months
Eunise Hermoso
on behalf of Crescencio Ruiz
 MESQUITE, TX
Petra Porras a sister, wife, and loving mother of 4 was taken from her family in the tornado's that took place the day after Christmas. Let's try and help this family raise some money for funeral cost or anything else that is needed. God bless and thank you !! My condolences to her family and friends. I was asked by go fund me to add who I am well I am Eunise Hermoso from Mesquite Texas I am not family but I am a friend of one of her siblings Crescencio Ruiz. The funds will be spent on funeral expenses and if any is left it will be used in helping her husband Ruben Porras with the children. Getting adjusted to a one parent household is hard on anyone who loses a spouse. The family has set up the wepay account in their name I just set up the email address and they did the rest. Thank you all for your help God bless
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Thank you all for your help and support!!! I have increased the goal to help her husband and children in adjusting to a single parent income and for upcoming months. Your help has touched this family dearly. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.
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Ruben Porras
26 months ago

I want to take a moment to thank every one for their support its highly appreciated I know my wife is very happy to see how many people coming together to help you guys help me put a smile on her face one last time once again I just can't thank everyone enough sincerely from the bottom of my heart I appreciate all the support..

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Harlee Jo
26 months ago

A friend, Kimberly Tippett and her 1 year-old son died on the exact same freeway at that exact same moment. They are in heaven together. Be strong Porras and Tippett families.

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Mary Rublein
26 months ago

Let's make sure this fund reaches at least 40k. After funeral expenses, anything that is left will be a much needed financial safety net for this young family while they grieve for their loved one.

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Eunise Hermoso
26 months ago

Questions are being asked as to how i know this family... Well crescencio is a great friend of mine who has helped me in times of need and i wanted to return the favor. Last year he and a few of his buddies blessed my daughter with a christmas i was not able to afford for her on my own and for that i am forever greatful. I currently did not have funds to help them financially but i wanted to help in some way and what better way than to help them raise money to give their loved one a proper funeral. My condolences and prayers are with this family and they have total access to the funds. Thank you all again God bless

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Guadalupe Fuentes
26 months ago

Larry Lee Bruce - Her maiden name is Petra Ruiz & it's very disrespectful of you to try to discredit this womans death. It's not for her but for her children! Do YOU have children? Would you want them to worry about helping daddy make ends meet? NO! Today, for her & tomorrow, for you! Remember that!

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Darren Budz
26 months ago

From Canada with love, thoughts and prayers

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Lisa Hickman
26 months ago
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Eunice, no need to explain. This is a beautiful thing you have done to help aide this family. You are being resourceful in help lift a burden off this precious family.

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Eunise Hermoso
26 months ago
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I actually got messages from some of these donators asking me to raise the amount to help the husband and children. If it offends anyone i am sorry. I am just being thoughtful and putting myself in their shoes.

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Amanda White Johnson
26 months ago
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Lifting Your family in prayers. And to the person who said not cool for raising it for tbe second time. Just think about 25,000 will not last long after a funeral and 4 kids and Father.

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Becky Bliss Keller Nolan
26 months ago
8
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Unable to donate right now, but my prayers are with you. ♥

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Kelly Harvey
26 months ago
7
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Eunice, this is a very touching act of love and kindness. Not always are we in a position to financially help others, but there are many ways to help. I agree the goal should be surpassed and funds will be needed for quite a while as this family settles into a new way of life. If many people coming together can continue to help them, the ease of normality will come and take stress away from an already tragic loss. Our prayers and love go out to this sweet family. I know from experience what it is like to be a young child and lose a parent as well as being an adult an losing a spouse. This is a stepping stone to help them heal. What a beautiful gift of love you have shared in helping raise money for them.

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Leslie Morgan-Jeffers
26 months ago
7
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20,000 WOW!!!! So awesome to see people coming together for Ruben and his beautiful babies.We will miss you Petra :( prayers for the entire family

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Dana Burson Arrington
26 months ago
6
6

I cannot believe someone would comment about you raising the goal. This is for a husband who just lost his wife and for 4 kids that just lost their Mother. It is an unimaginable tragedy, and I pray that you raise as much money as you can to help this father bury his wife and take some financial burden off of him as he figures out life as a now single father of 4 children. They have such a long road ahead of them and I think it's a beautiful thing you set this page up to help them get thru this. This family has not left my thoughts and prayers in the last 24 hours and I pray for strength to get them thru this. Thank you so much for setting this up to help them.

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Eunise Hermoso
26 months ago
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The goal does not have to be met mario espinoza and when i first created it i had not looked up funeral cost which is well over 10000 dollars. They are greatful for what is already there and they did not ask for it to be raised. It will stay at that amount and we are greatful for anyone who has donated.

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Norma Sanchez
26 months ago
5
5

I'm so glad to see the support given to this family. This is awesome! Hats off to everyone. Eunise Hermoso you've done an excellent job.

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Martina Ruiz
26 months ago
4
4

I would like to thank all the supporters out there that are helping out my sister. My sister would have done the same for anyone else. You guys don't know how much my family appreciates this. Again thank you everyone

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Cindy Hampton
26 months ago
4
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Raise the goal Eunise. It's not enough. My sisters funeral was very simple just a graveside and was over 10000.00

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Zahira Bravo
26 months ago
4
4

My prayers to the family i can imagine what the kids are going tru they lost their mother and everything they had its so sad and it shouldn't matter if u rase the goal amount these are 4 kids and it takes a lot of money for 4 kids especially now that they have nothig

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Remy Jagla
26 months ago
4
4

I feel so sad for this family. I wish I could donate but I can't right now. I could possibly in a month. It won't help with funeral expenses but like someone else said, there will be many needs ahead. Personally, I'd set this goal as high as possible. It might not reach it but it can stay open so that people like me can return to donate as soon as we can. My prayers to the family.

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Love Jess
26 months ago
4
4

RIP to my cousin Petra. Our condolences & love. If y'all need anything feel free to contact us. Petra will truly be missed & loved! She's a beautiful angel watching over us! -your cousin Jessica Sanders, Izaiah & pedro

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Ruben Porras
26 months ago

I want to take a moment to thank every one for their support its highly appreciated I know my wife is very happy to see how many people coming together to help you guys help me put a smile on her face one last time once again I just can't thank everyone enough sincerely from the bottom of my heart I appreciate all the support..

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Harlee Jo
26 months ago

A friend, Kimberly Tippett and her 1 year-old son died on the exact same freeway at that exact same moment. They are in heaven together. Be strong Porras and Tippett families.

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Mary Rublein
26 months ago

Let's make sure this fund reaches at least 40k. After funeral expenses, anything that is left will be a much needed financial safety net for this young family while they grieve for their loved one.

+ Read More
Eunise Hermoso
26 months ago

Questions are being asked as to how i know this family... Well crescencio is a great friend of mine who has helped me in times of need and i wanted to return the favor. Last year he and a few of his buddies blessed my daughter with a christmas i was not able to afford for her on my own and for that i am forever greatful. I currently did not have funds to help them financially but i wanted to help in some way and what better way than to help them raise money to give their loved one a proper funeral. My condolences and prayers are with this family and they have total access to the funds. Thank you all again God bless

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Guadalupe Fuentes
26 months ago

Larry Lee Bruce - Her maiden name is Petra Ruiz & it's very disrespectful of you to try to discredit this womans death. It's not for her but for her children! Do YOU have children? Would you want them to worry about helping daddy make ends meet? NO! Today, for her & tomorrow, for you! Remember that!

+ Read More
Darren Budz
26 months ago

From Canada with love, thoughts and prayers

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Lisa Hickman
26 months ago
9
9

Eunice, no need to explain. This is a beautiful thing you have done to help aide this family. You are being resourceful in help lift a burden off this precious family.

+ Read More
Eunise Hermoso
26 months ago
9
9

I actually got messages from some of these donators asking me to raise the amount to help the husband and children. If it offends anyone i am sorry. I am just being thoughtful and putting myself in their shoes.

+ Read More
Amanda White Johnson
26 months ago
8
8

Lifting Your family in prayers. And to the person who said not cool for raising it for tbe second time. Just think about 25,000 will not last long after a funeral and 4 kids and Father.

+ Read More
Becky Bliss Keller Nolan
26 months ago
8
8

Unable to donate right now, but my prayers are with you. ♥

+ Read More
Kelly Harvey
26 months ago
7
7

Eunice, this is a very touching act of love and kindness. Not always are we in a position to financially help others, but there are many ways to help. I agree the goal should be surpassed and funds will be needed for quite a while as this family settles into a new way of life. If many people coming together can continue to help them, the ease of normality will come and take stress away from an already tragic loss. Our prayers and love go out to this sweet family. I know from experience what it is like to be a young child and lose a parent as well as being an adult an losing a spouse. This is a stepping stone to help them heal. What a beautiful gift of love you have shared in helping raise money for them.

+ Read More
Leslie Morgan-Jeffers
26 months ago
7
7

20,000 WOW!!!! So awesome to see people coming together for Ruben and his beautiful babies.We will miss you Petra :( prayers for the entire family

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Dana Burson Arrington
26 months ago
6
6

I cannot believe someone would comment about you raising the goal. This is for a husband who just lost his wife and for 4 kids that just lost their Mother. It is an unimaginable tragedy, and I pray that you raise as much money as you can to help this father bury his wife and take some financial burden off of him as he figures out life as a now single father of 4 children. They have such a long road ahead of them and I think it's a beautiful thing you set this page up to help them get thru this. This family has not left my thoughts and prayers in the last 24 hours and I pray for strength to get them thru this. Thank you so much for setting this up to help them.

+ Read More
Eunise Hermoso
26 months ago
6
6

The goal does not have to be met mario espinoza and when i first created it i had not looked up funeral cost which is well over 10000 dollars. They are greatful for what is already there and they did not ask for it to be raised. It will stay at that amount and we are greatful for anyone who has donated.

+ Read More
Norma Sanchez
26 months ago
5
5

I'm so glad to see the support given to this family. This is awesome! Hats off to everyone. Eunise Hermoso you've done an excellent job.

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Martina Ruiz
26 months ago
4
4

I would like to thank all the supporters out there that are helping out my sister. My sister would have done the same for anyone else. You guys don't know how much my family appreciates this. Again thank you everyone

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Cindy Hampton
26 months ago
4
4

Raise the goal Eunise. It's not enough. My sisters funeral was very simple just a graveside and was over 10000.00

+ Read More
Zahira Bravo
26 months ago
4
4

My prayers to the family i can imagine what the kids are going tru they lost their mother and everything they had its so sad and it shouldn't matter if u rase the goal amount these are 4 kids and it takes a lot of money for 4 kids especially now that they have nothig

+ Read More
Remy Jagla
26 months ago
4
4

I feel so sad for this family. I wish I could donate but I can't right now. I could possibly in a month. It won't help with funeral expenses but like someone else said, there will be many needs ahead. Personally, I'd set this goal as high as possible. It might not reach it but it can stay open so that people like me can return to donate as soon as we can. My prayers to the family.

+ Read More
Love Jess
26 months ago
4
4

RIP to my cousin Petra. Our condolences & love. If y'all need anything feel free to contact us. Petra will truly be missed & loved! She's a beautiful angel watching over us! -your cousin Jessica Sanders, Izaiah & pedro

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