Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund to bring our friend Maria home from America for her final journey.
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My friend Maria moved to Texas 10 years ago to be with the man she fell in love with.
They had tough times, they were never wealthy, and struggled for money, but they always had each other.
They were in the middle of refurbishing their house to sell so they could use the money to return to England and live out the rest of their lives here.
Today Sunday 21st January, I received a message, she had had a massive heart attack and died.
She was only 56 years old.
I had to break the news to my wife Lesley, that her best friend of 30 years had passed away.
Her parents are not able to fly to America for her funeral as they both have serious heart conditions themselves, they are old and very frail and are not allowed to fly.
Her husband jerry had promised Maria, that if anything ever happened to her, he would bring her ashes back to England and scatter them in her favourite place. Bude.
Jerry now needs all the help he can get to be able to do this one thing for his beloved wife.
I'm raising this money so he can come over here and bring her ashes home and give her friends and family the chance to say a final goodbye to a wonderful, beautiful woman.
She will be so sadly missed, my wife, who was more like a sister than a friend, is totally distraight and inconsolable at her loss, wants to raise this money to help fullfill her dying wishes.
Please help, it would mean so much to so many people, and give them the chance to close such a sad and devastating chapter in this tragic story.
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