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Please Help Dorta Family - For Frances' Headstone
$570 raised
44% of $1.3k goal
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3 Years running
This story started three months ago but really began 32 years ago as one family member left us.  Frances Ortiz Dorta was a mom, a sister and a daughter who left this earth way too soon and who I never had the pleasure of meeting.  She was my father's ...

This story started three months ago but really began 32 years ago as one family member left us.  Frances Ortiz Dorta was a mom, a wife, a sister and a daughter who left this earth way too soon and who I never had the pleasure of meeting.  She was my father Jose's niece, whom he loved dearly.  That's how I heard about her.  Three months ago a chance encounter on facebook, took me back to my teenage years when I used to hear my father talk about her.  This is where the new chapter begins.  This divine appointment led me to send a message to a person I have never met, Frances' son, Gabriel and with that chance encounter also came a deep sense of wanting to do something for this person I never met. 

I believe that God brings people into our lives sometimes for a season, others for a reason.  The bible says in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NLT), "Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.....A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken".  So in memory of my wonderful dad who would have given his last penny to a stranger (and often did) I am asking MY family, Rivas, Santiago, Ortiz, extendend family and family in Christ to help me honor my cousin Frances by helping her children give her a proper headstone that will be a tribute to the beautiful person she was.  I know I can count on my family.  We can do this together.  God bless you all!

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