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“One of the families in the Brightwood community is dealing with a tremendous loss and tragedy and could use any help they could get.”


via GoFundMe

A reader passes on this incredibly sad GoFundMe:

“Our Brightwood School Community has suffered a tremendous loss. We are deeply saddened that Gisella Sorto, a fourth-grade student, at our Brightwood Educational Campus, DC has passed away.

On the morning of February 28, 2021, the Sorto family was traveling on the highway when they had a tragic vehicle accident that resulted in the death of little Gisella (age 10), leaving her sister, Flor (age 13) and her parents Samuel and Wendy Sorto, in critical conditions.

Gisella was a happy and intelligent young lady. Gisella will be greatly missed by her family, friends and our Brightwood school community.

As we grieve the loss of our dear Gisella, we feel a heavy heartache on this loss and especially to our teachers who have taught the girls throughout the years. We are asking the Brightwood community to keep this family in your prayers and to please contribute with a donation for the Sorto family. The Sorto family plans to cover Gisella’s funeral expenses and family medical expenses.

There are no immediate dates to plan Gisella’s burials as of yet. The family shared “This is not something we are prepared to do as parents to bury our child, who would think that a family car trip could turnout in such a tragic.”

We appreciate any donations given. Please keep the family in your prayers.”

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