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Reunite 2 grieving mothers
$944 raised
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Ended Mar 14, 2014
Many of you have followed the journeys of two very inspirational, giving, caring and strong women who share a common bond, having experienced the suffering and death of their children due to a rare devastating disease; Krabbe Leukodystrophy. ...

Many of you have followed the journey of two very inspirational, giving, caring and strong women who share a common bond, having experienced the suffering and death of their children due to a rare devastating disease; Krabbe Leukodystrophy.

Camara shared her beautiful daughter, Anaya, with thousands of people around the world. We learned to enjoy the beauty of nature, "live like we were dying" and to dance and celebrate life fully. After Anaya passed away on November 13, 2011, Camara lovingly reached out to other families in other counties to aide in the care of their terminally ill children and support their parents in only a way that a mother who "has been there" could. Mayte was one of those women. Camara flew to Mexico to be by her side. Although there was a language barrier, they grew to have a deep rooted bond and became soul sisters.

Mayte also shared her little warrior, Gabriel, with many people around the world. Mayte's playful, fun spirit and Gabriel's handsome, sweet face touched many lives as well. Mayte and Gabriel taught a great lesson of the immense power of LOVE. Mayte and her husband Armando have very little, living in poverty. Not once did Mayte complain. Gabriel was her life and she gave him an abundance of love, fun, and experiences using her creative and lively spirit. One of Gabriel’s favorite outings was to the market to see colorful fruits and vegetables before he lost his vision. Mayte had a great time playing dress up and even made a market in her home when Gabriel couldn't go outside. LIFE IS SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL and BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE when you can see the little treasures and live in the moment. Gabriel passed away July 20, 2013.

This will be Mayte's 1st Christmas without her precious son. December 28th is Mayte's birthday, another 1st without Gabriel. Holidays are indescribably painful for grieving Mama’s. The intense ache and emptiness is absolutely heart-wrenching (which I unfortunately can state from experience). 

When I read about my beautiful friends Camara and Mayte in such pain and with Christmas and Mayte's birthday approaching, I wanted to do something to put a smile in both of their hearts. Will you please help me reunite these grieving Mama's? My intent for this fundraiser is to cover the travel expenses for Camara to fly to Monterrey, Mexico to see, hold and comfort her soul sister Mayte. It would be fun to add a little extra for them to have a fun little excursion together as well :) 

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