Please Help Save Samuelda

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Raised by 65 people in 6 months
Created November 17, 2018

Three years ago, my niece sat and passed the nursing board exams to become a RN. She was very proud of herself and her achievements and was eager to start a new career in the nursing field. We too, were very proud of her, for her stoic personality, her determination and her resiliency. At age 25, she felt she was well on her way to make a great life for herself, get married and have a family of her own... the dream that every young woman her age, aspires to. A couple of years ago, my wife and I and our two boys took her to a local buffet restaurant in our home town, for dinner while she was visiting from Florida.

After returning home from the restaurant, she started vomiting. We thought maybe, she ate something that did not go well with her. So, we did not give it much thought that something was wrong. It was not until a week later after returning to Florida, to start her new job search as a nurse at her local hospitals and other health facilities that her situation worsened. The symptoms persisted and just would not go away, but nothing had prepared us for the news we were about to receive.

After complaining of stomach discomfort, her parents took her to the local hospital, where they performed several tests on her. During the tests, the doctors discovered that she had a large tumor in her stomach. They did not know what it was at the time, as they were still running more tests to determine the origin of it. They were of the suspicion that it might be cancer but did not know for sure until they had conducted more tests. Doctors removed the tumor and then sent it to the laboratory for further tests. So, my niece was sent home after a couple of weeks stay at the hospital and was to return later for more examinations. In the interim, her digestive system seemed to be deteriorating. She could not digest any foods and/or keeping anything down. After another trip to the hospital, they diagnosed her with bowel obstruction, so they thought. They had her going through the gastrointestinal decompression to alleviate the discomfort and the pain she was having.

In a period of two months, her health was getting worse and worse. Without proper insurance and savings, this made it financially difficult for the family to keep up with all the hospital and medical bills, the medications and the back and forth visits to specialists’ office. Things have completely caught everyone off guard. So much so for her mother who graduated along side her from the nursing program they attended the year prior. Both mother and daughter were looking forward to climb the ladder of success. All that seems to be in the rear view mirror now, as she lies on a hospital bed fighting for her life.

We are a family of faith and have always been... we also believe that God has His own unique way of doing things. With my niece being diagnosed with colon cancer and is now on life support, this brings the reality of losing her closer and closer to home. There is no greater pain, than a mother or father watching their child deteriorating right before their own eyes and cannot do anything about it.

The doctors already told the family that they have exhausted all the possibilities and there is nothing else they can do. I am appealing to all the good samaritans and all the kind hearted individuals out there, to help this family and help save my niece’s life. The medical bills are keep coming and her situation is getting worse. We don’t believe on giving up until the battle is completely lost. The profile picture for this fund raising for my niece  shows her in her joyful moments . Along side her on the right of the picture is her aunt (my wife), before the cancer diagnosis. Please let us be our brothers’ keeper. Thank you in advance, for your kind support and for anything you are willing to contribute.
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Our family would like to express our deepest gratitudes for the support you gave during our time of grief. You came out in large number yesterday, to lead Samuelda to her final resting place. She’s now resting peacefully, in the arms of God... yes, we’ve lost an angel, a friend, daughter, niece and sister. Angels come in different forms, Samuelda was surely an angel that came, made her mark and then left. I am sure she’s sitting in God’s courtroom, pleading on your behalf. That was her nature to defend the defenseless and to be a friend to those who needed a friend.

The family would like to say a special thank you, to Minister Robert W. Fertile (the CEO of Shalom Funeral Chapel) and his staff, for a job well done. Their professionalism and their attention to details were second to none. Yes, they delivered on their promises! They went far and beyond to make sure that my niece treated like the princess that she was. Thank you, Minister Robert!

Should anyone need their professional services you can visit their webpage at They are located at 1916 Commercial Drive Fort Myers, FL 33901.

We’re creating the Samuelda Cancer Foudation, to help families who need help for love ones fighting cancer. You can continue donate through GoFundMe and your donation will go directly to supporting those who need it. Samuelda would have wanted that. This foundation is in her honor.

Thank you for your continued support.
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Service for Irvanne S. Jean Charles

Viewing and Visitation:
Friday, December 7, 2018, 7 P.M. to 9:00P.M.
Morningside Church:
2180 SE Morningside Blvd. Fort St. Lucie, Fl. 34952.

Philadelphia Alliance Church:
356 Goforth Blv. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34952

Floral Delivery:
Friday, December 7, 2018 anytime after 4:00 P.M.
Morningside Church:
2180 SE Morningside Blvd. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34952

Note: the family kindly requested not to wear black on Saturday, and all white flowers please. For more information, please call 786-380-8972

Funeral Service:
Saturday December 8, 2018 last viewing: 10:00 A.M.
Service Starts @ 11:00 A.M.
Morningside Church:
2180 SE Morningside Blvd. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34952.

Resting place:
White City Cemetery
3800 Sunrise Blvd. Fort Pierce, Fl 34982

Repast and fellowship:
Morningside Church
2280 SE Morningside Blvd. Port St. Lucie, Fl 34952
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It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Samuelda, this morning. She had fought a long hard battle against cancer.
Thank you so much, for your contribution, your prayers and support. You have been one of her heroes. She’s in a better place now. Please continue to support the family as they need help with funeral expenses. We’ll let you know of the funeral date as soon as it’s available. Once again, thank you!
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Our family cannot thank you enough for your generosity, for your prayers and support. The battle is still on. Please continue to keep Sam in your prayers. By sharing and donating, this will bring greater awareness about cancer. No one should be suffered so much from such disease.
Thank you and God bless!
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