Departed Child

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I just found out that my first and only sponsored child has passed away. My heart can't grasp the reality of this, as Tiggy has been a constant center of my prayers since I've started sponsoring her. I don't know if this is possible, but can I write a letter or make a donation to her family? According to her profile, she was an orphan, but was living with possible family. How can I reach out to her guardians and send my regards? 

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of Tigist's story, even if it was short. 
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Anna Marie Smith

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  • heartbroken.

Posted 4 years ago

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Denise Bailey

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Anna Marie, I am so sorry for your loss! I am another sponsor and I know you could send a final letter and a gift for the family members that cared for her. Family financial gifts are a minimum of $25. I have no doubt they would appreciate hearing from you. This is so sad! I hope you will sponsor again.
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Adam

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I'm so sorry, Anna Marie. God bless you for being so kind.
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Brittany

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Anna Marie, it breaks my heart to read your post.  I am so sorry for your loss.  
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Angelee

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Wow.. I cannot imagine your loss. My heart goes out to you! my prayers are going out to the family and to yours!
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Sandy Montoya

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I'm so sorry for your loss! These children become as precious to us as our own children and I know your heart must be breaking! 
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Anna, my heart goes out to you and to the family of sweet Tigist. Our hearts grieve with you and please know that we will be keeping you and your family in our prayers.  

You can most certainly extend your condolences toTigist's family or help them in any way. I do want to first assure you that it is neither an obligation nor an expectation to send a card or a monetary gift to the family. If you would like to express your sympathy to them, here is the information regarding sending a sympathy card and final gift: 

You will need two envelopes for the sympathy card. On the original card’s envelope, please write “For the Family of (ID number and full name), and below your child’s name, please include your sponsor number and your name. Please do not seal this envelope. This will allow us to send the original card in its envelope to your child’s country. Then, insert the card into another envelope and address it to:

Compassion International

Colorado Springs, CO 80997

If you don't know your child's ID number, please post your sponsor number here and I'll look it up. Regrettably, I couldn't locate you in our system by your name or email address. Again, please accept my condolences and please know that your sponsorship of this special child was greatly appreciated.

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