Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In Lieu of Flowers...

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following:

Sarcoma Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center- Donations
PO Box 4486
Houston, TX 77210-4486

(Please write "In memory of Maura de Souza " in the memo portion of the check or include a note with that information.)


The Maura Cassiana de Souza Music Scholarship Fund
c/o SHSU University Advancement
Attn: Rhonda Ellisor
Box 2537
Huntsville, TX 77341

(Please make checks payable to SHSU University Advancement with Maura de Souza Scholarship Fund written in the memo portion of the check, or include a note with that information)

We love both these choices. One, the brainchild of Maura's voice teacher at SHSU, honors her and keeps her memory alive even past our own lives. The other, an efficient way of giving straight to clinical research, may someday find more effective treatments and a cure for this rare cancer. Maura loves sunflowers, but I know she would approve of these alternatives.


dhbryan said...

Thanks for posting this today as we had wondered.... Happy to do either to keep Maura's memory alive. Thinking of you all, from ALL the Bryans.

Amanda said...

beautiful and wonderful.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is "WOW and WOW". I am afraid I just found your blog yesterday, through an old HS friend who does college ministry in Huntsville. I am very touched by this story. What a beautiful young lady and an incredible life lived for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your story literally kept me up last night and I prayed for your family all night. May God grant you peace beyond understanding as you go through this sad time. Praise the Lord you will see her again, and in the meantime, heaven must be rejoicing to have her in the choir!

Kelli said...

Praying for your family as you mourn during this family. My husband had sarcoma so this has hit straight to my heart. What a sweet blessing Maura was to this earth!

Jeff said...

It's hard to believe that we were in the park with you, Erin, and Maura less than three weeks ago.

Our thoughts are with you all and with Maura.

Jeff & Dee

michelle said...

I am so touched by this story. I don't know her,but I know that she is now an angel watching over you all. My prayers go out to your family during this time.