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A Mom Adopted Her Best Friend's Four Daughters After Their Mother Died Of Cancer

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.

A Mom Adopted Her Best Friend's Four Daughters After Their Mother Died Of Cancer

A Mom Adopted Her Best Friend's Four Daughters After Their Mother Died Of Cancer

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1. After dying, the best friend of a single mother of four daughters, her best friend adopted the young girls. A community is standing in support of the lady for such a noble act.

1. After dying, the best friend of a single mother of four daughters, her best friend adopted the young girls. A community is standing in support of the lady for such a noble act.

2. New York resident Laura Ruffino told WKBW that she and Elizabeth Diamond became friends in fifth standard. She said,'No matter where we were, we always had fun.'

2. New York resident Laura Ruffino told WKBW that she and Elizabeth Diamond became friends in fifth standard. She said,'No matter where we were, we always had fun.'

3. In 2014, when Diamond was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, she asked Ruffino if she would look after her daughters if something bad happens to her.

3. In 2014, when Diamond was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer, she asked Ruffino if she would look after her daughters if something bad happens to her.

"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.

4. After fighting with such a sore disease for months, she passed away in April and then Ruffino and her husband, Rico welcomed the girls to live with their two own daughters.

4. After fighting with such a sore disease for months, she passed away in April and then Ruffino and her husband, Rico welcomed the girls to live with their two own daughters.

Diamond's daughters,Lily, Ella, Samona, and Tara are in the age range of 5 to 12.

5. As the family has doubled now, so the New York community is trying to help Ruffino's family financially.

5. As the family has doubled now, so the New York community is trying to help Ruffino's family financially.

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.

6. Lesniak and the rest of the centre set up an online fundraiser to support Ruffino's family and till now the funds have raised to $24,000.

6. Lesniak and the rest of the centre set up an online fundraiser to support Ruffino's family and till now the funds have raised to $24,000.

7. Rico Ruffino told WKBW, "Ten years ago, I didn't think this would be my life, "But if something gets thrown at you, just accept the challenge and do the best you can."

7. Rico Ruffino told WKBW,

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