A blog about the grief after losing a child to Niemann Pick, Type C, a rare disease, and how I'm moving forward with my life.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A new NPC Angel

It has been some time since I have had to write one of these angel posts.

I had the pleasure of meeting Mindy and her family in both Nashville in 2012 and Baltimore in 2013. I even wrote about Mindy in February during Rare Disease Month.

Malinda M. “Mindy” Fagan , age 15, of Michigan Center, earned her Angel Wings to Bloom into Heaven on July 23, 2014 following a lifelong illness. In her final days she was surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in a small way throughout her short but very memorable life. She is survived by her Daddy- Allen, Mommy-Ronda, sister - Allie, two brothers - Justin (Kayla) and Kyle (Tabby), Papa - Ron, Grandma - Linda and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandma Char Roebuck and Grandpa Allen Fagan Sr. Mindy showed us how to persevere with her beautiful strong willed smile, her strength and her ability to overcome all challenges. She was the strongest of fighters. She loved being with her family, friends, music, camping and cuddling. Services celebrating her life will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 3905 Clinton Road, Jackson on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11 am with Pastor Rod Walker of the Harmony Baptist Church officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday, 2-8 pm and at the church one hour prior to service time. Contributions in Mindy’s memory are directed to the NNPDF, PO Box 49, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 –www.nnpdf.org

Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home
820 Fifth St
Michigan Center, MI 49254

The full obituary and guest book can be seen here.

There is a Go Fund Me page set up to help defray some of the funeral expenses. Mindy's grandma died a few weeks ago too. Her grandma was a big part of her life and traveled with her to Baltimore where my husband had some great conversations with her.


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