I am so heartbroken to say that Elena passed away the morning of June 13, 2017. She fought so hard. I wish there was more I could have done, we all tried to help her. I am unable to thank all of you enough for everything you have done for Elena and our family. She was so moved by your love and support. I will keep the campaign open for a short time to come for anyone who wishes to say or contribute anything. Your words have always uplifted her and I will always be thankful. In closing I would like so share with you a few words for Elena, my loving wife.
I love you. With you I was complete; two pieces of a puzzle perfectly
matched and designed to fit together. Two people one person. You were
everything to me; my entire world; my north south east and west. Though
you were torn from me so early in our journey, I know I will always feel
you beside me. The strength of the love we shared will last forever.
Our love gave birth to Maya. Shining above us for all time, and
inspiring us to always strive for a better life. I see you in her, just
as you saw me. We were a family; perfect and loving. In all the years to
come I will be by her side, keeping her safe and giving all that I have
to make her happy. I know that in all the years to come you will be by
our side, helping me teach and love her. We will miss you. The life Maya
and I live from this day forward will be a tribute to the tremendous
person you were. We will always remember you. As Maya was a shining star
above our life, so shall you be a shining star above ours, forever.
One of the greatest achievements of my life was helping you aspire to be
such a great artist. We worked together, and side by side built
something that was a testimony to our love and your talent. Such a great
light you were in the knitting community. I was so proud of you. Your
light shone on so many people, and so bright it was that it will keep
shining for a long time to come. So many people will miss you. Yet, you
leave behind so much to remember you by.
Goodbye my love. I shall feel your love every time the sun shines on me,
and hear your voice every time the birds sing. Goodbye my love.