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Donor steps in to help family get headstone

A Bridgeport family will soon be able to place a headstone on the gravesite of a loved one, thanks to a donation from a News 12 viewer. The Maldonado family had been raising money to give Minerva Maldonado

News 12 Staff

Nov 23, 2014, 3:14 AM

Updated 3,496 days ago

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A Bridgeport family will soon be able to place a headstone on the gravesite of a loved one, thanks to a donation from a News 12 viewer.
The Maldonado family had been raising money to give Minerva Maldonado a proper tribute two years after her death.
Dan Maldonado, Minerva's brother, says he took care of his sister after she had both legs amputated from a battle with diabetes. After a long struggle, she passed away in 2012 at the age of 50.
"It's like if you took your best friend who you grew up with all of your life and suddenly that person's not there," Maldonado told News 12.
After the story aired earlier Saturday, Maldonado says he received a phone call from a News 12 viewer who donated close to the entire amount for the headstone.
He says the donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, put forth $1,400 for the marker.
"There's no words...I feel great," Maldonado said. "I'm just totally grateful."


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