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IN People ON 24 Jul, 2015
Sometimes life challenges you and nothing is better than accepting and trying to beat it. A similar thing happened with Laura Ruffino. Her childhood best friend, Elizabeth Diamond was suffering from brain cancer. Before dying, Ruffino asked Elizabeth if she would take care of her four young daughters after her. Ruffino instantly said, "Yes."
Now, Ruffino and her husband Rico, are taking care of Elizabeth's four daughters along with two of their own daughters. Impressed with their act as well as understanding their financial problem, Lesniak started an online fundraiser and has collected $24,000 till date for the Ruffino's family.
Meet Ruffino and her whole family.
"As she started to weaken, you can imagine the fears that I had for the girls and being without her," Ruffino told the TV station.
Diamond's daughters,Lily, Ella, Samona, and Tara are in the age range of 5 to 12.
Elizabeth Diamond co-founded the Buffalo Wellness Center, a holistic non-profit, and dedicated her life to helping others. Another co-founder, Rebecca Joy Lesniak, told that she had promised Diamond she would carry on her message of helping those in need. "I promised her that she would not be forgotten," she said.