Melissa Borash passed away unexpectedly on June 4th, 2019; just 3 days before her 24th birthday. She was artistic, brave and generous. The ‘tree of life’ on the t-shirt is a drawing of hers from high school. Our mission provides support to the homeless population and neighborhood of Faith Lutheran Church in Saint Paul (499 Charles Ave). We have just launched delivery for those in the area so we can continue to service those in need, especially during these difficult times. Being a food shelf and providing delivery was never expected, but this is what our community needs right now, so we've adapted.
Our goal is to provide any and all support that we can to our community and to spread Melissa’s spirit in any way that we can. Please also support us by finding us on Facebook at facebook.com/MySistersMission for up to date information regarding our mission.
We are currently taking food donations to provide for the community, please contact us via facebook or at 651-359-0185 if you would like to schedule a drop off or pick up of donations.
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After Melissa’s unexpected passing, we have been picking up the pieces in anyway that we can. She had the most beautiful, kind and caring soul that would always put others first; even if it meant draining herself more. She was a phenomenal mother who cared for her son with every ounce of her being and she was an outstanding daughter, sister, fiancé and aunt.
She was very open and spoke frequently about her fight against addiction and how difficult it was. Her life was in a great place with plans for her future for the first time in her life and then she was taken from us. She relapsed with a “bad batch” and because of that, she is no longer here. Melissa was 17 weeks along with a baby girl, Josephine, who we also lost that day. Addiction steals some of the most beautiful souls.
Shortly after her passing, her fiancé Jon decided to start a movement in her honor to Spread Melissa’s Spirit and to #PayItForwardForMel. We compiled a list of 10 things you could do that she had done in the past to keep her memory alive. If you would like to be a member of this group, please find us on Facebook and request to be added to “Paying It Forward in Memory of Melissa”.
Each and every day is different when grieving the loss of such a bold soul. We will do everything in our power to keep her spirit alive. We hope to bring a little joy out of this tragedy and all proceeds raised will be donated to her son Jaxxon to do just that.