It is with great sadness that I share news of the death of Courtney Arciaga, daughter of Sue and RC. Courtney had a form of progeria, called the aging disease, and had been fragile her entire life. However, Courtney had a great spirit and loved helping with Optimist fund raising events. That tiny body fought very hard and lived her life to the fullest. I always thought God selected the perfect parents for her because Sue and RC encouraged her and fought for her with patience and love. The family has gathered together now to mourn and remember their wonderful “princess.”
Donations can be made in Courtney’s name to the Sunshine Foundation. I’m sure you could give checks to the family later or you could send donations directly to: Sunshine Foundation, 1041 Mill Creek Drive, Feastereville, PA 19053. Optimists, some of you will remember that a couple of years ago Courtney did a presentation about this group at our meeting. It is similar to Make a Wish and Courtney enjoyed several trips courtesy of the foundation. You can find their website at Sunshine Foundation.
Just remember the beautiful person that Courtney was her entire life…