It has been 24 hours and we continue to have trouble wrapping our minds around the concept that Elena has left us. Please bear with me as I try to explain some things about the arrangements.
After Elena passed we gave the doctors permission to study her case and to try and find out exactly what caused her death. If they can find out something that will save some other family from going through what we've gone through there will at least some reason for her passing that we can embrace.
Since the funeral home won't be receiving any flowers for us, it is not possible for flowers to be received or any place to leave them after the service. Given these difficult times there are so many worthwhile causes that could really use the money that would be spent on floral arrangement that it would be a real waste to send flowers for a one hour service. We are asking that in lieu of flowers donations should be made to ardsusa.org or any other appropriate charity.
We will have a celebration of her life on Friday at 1:00pm, followed by a catered meal, all taking place at Florida Bible Church (9300 Pembroke Road in Miramar - map here.
The service and the following celebration is open to all of Elena's friends and family. We are honored that there are several people from Kendal Regional Medical Center have expressed an interest in attending because they were so crucial in giving us the time that we had.