I just finished writing my eulogy for my best friend. I am going to miss you more than words could ever explain. Sonya I know you are watch down on us. Just know Clara will be safe with all of us.

I will never understand why God would take someone so young. I will never understand why God would take someone so sweet and kind. I am really going to miss you, Sonya. I don’t know if the impact that you made on my life can even be calculated. You made me a better man. You made me the happiest I have ever been. I Will ALWAYS LOVE YOU. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE CLARA. I know someday I will see you again. Heaven has gained another angel. I will miss you My Little Butterfly.

Clara’s Mother’s Day Show 2012

Update: I had not planned on post the text of the eulogy, but I have had a few of her friends and co-workers ask to read it. The link below is to a written version of the eulogy. I was extremely emotional that night and did not follow my notes as written.

Eulogy of Sofia DeSandro

GoFundMe for Clara

Last week my best friend, Sofia (Sonya) DeSandro died tragically while visiting Orlando, Florida. She was only 38 years old and a loving mother, wife, and friend to many. She was kindhearted and always there for others who needed a little help.

She leaves behind an amazing 15-year-old daughter. Please consider helping me raise money for Clara.

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Writing Sofia’s Obituary

At this moment I am visually shaking, and I can’t stop crying. Last week my best friend, who I loved more than anything in the world, was tragically lost. She was only 38 years old and had a major impact on the lives of so many. A few moments ago, I finished and submitted her Obituary to the funeral home.

Trying to put in words just a small part of Sofia’s story and the feeling of all of us who loved her was the most difficult thing I have done in my life.

UPDATE: The Obituary is now live on the internet.

Obituary of Sofia B DeSandro of Mundelein, Illinois

FU 2022

Less than half-hour remains in 2022. I am going to do everything I can to make 2023 a better year.

I have a doctor’s appointment this week. Originally the idea was to use this appointment to get referrals to other doctors so I could get things moving, but that may change some, because I have been feeling so bad.

Blood pressure and heart rate are both higher than they have been. I am still having breathing issues. And to make things worse I have anxiety issues both from my health problems and Financial problems.

I do hope anyone reading this has a happy new year.