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This fundraiser ended on 03/19/13

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This is the Gerardo and Czarina Avila Memorial Fund. All donations will go directly to raising their daughters, Abby and Ellie.

On August 13, 2012, the Avila family was struck by a tragic car accident resulting in the loss of two beautiful people, Gerardo and Czarina Avila. Luckily, their two children survived, but with minor to moderate injuries. Abigail is staying with her family and baby Amellie is currently in the hospital under careful watch. 

Gerardo and Czarina were known for their love for each other, their daughters, family, and friends. We would like to do our best to help Gerardo's and Czarina's families with raising Abby, 8-years-old and Ellie, 6-months-old, at the time of their parents' unfortunate passing. You may also choose to donate to Gerardo's and Czarina's burial services. Whether you decide to donate one dollar or one hundred, your donation is greatly appreciated and any contribution will help these two strong and wonderful children.
If you are unable to leave a donation, please consider leaving some kind words for the families and a hug for the children by clicking on the Hugs Tab above! The families will also accept kind gifts for the children, including gift cards, toys, books, clothing, and diapers. Please contact for more details. 
Thank you so much, friends and family, for your time and understanding. These two little girls and their parents could use all the help they can get. :)
Updated 8.20.2012:
Today was a successful fundraising day. We raised over $600 on our third day and had two very generous $100 donations. Thank you! We added two pictures: Baby Ellie was discharged from the hospital and is now reunited with Sister Abby and Uncle Jose! She is doing well, thanks to her doctors and your prayers!
Some of you are have been asking about the girls' clothing size, Ellie is 6-months-old, but we expect her appetite to pick up soon, so please purchase 9 months and up. Abby wears a Size 8 in clothing and is a 1.5 in shoes.
Updated 9.17.2012:
It has been an incredibly busy and emotional month -- and we couldn't have made it through without your support!
We wanted to share two exciting updates, including an update on Abby & Ellie and the link to our newly launched (but under construction) Google Site. To avoid spamming, all updates will be posted on this new webpage. We hope that the Google site will provide everyone (especially those of you who aren't on on Facebook) with the space and opportunity to view and contribute stories and photos of Gerardo, Czarina, and the entire Avila Family.
Our new website:
Feel free to pass on this link to other friends and family.
Thanks once again for your kindness and support -- and stay tuned for more updates!

 **Please note that GiveForward deducts 7% from all donations (for credit card and Paypal processing). We have established this website for your convenience. However, if you would prefer to make a direct contribution to the family, please contact for a mailing address. Checks should be addressed to Abby and Ellie's uncle, Jose Morales
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