Comforting support

November 22, 2012 


I just wanted to express our sincere thanks to all you who have shared your prayers and well wishes with us. It has been about a month since my sister Ilda Islas and my niece Alex Islas were killed in an automobile accident. The reaction from the community has been incredible.

While the family has been trying to piece things back together, I have to tell you that it has been difficult in so many ways. Ilda was such a positive force in our family and Alex was simply a breath of fresh air when she walked into a room. While there is tremendous heartache with their loss, we have felt the caring embrace of our community -- this community that we love.

On this Thanksgiving, I want you to know that we still have many things to be thankful for. We have a strong family and commitment to our faith. But we also have you. We the Islas and Mendoza families would like to say thank you for your kindness and compassion. I know that my sister and Alex would be heartened by the incredible support that you have shown. Thank you.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service