In Memoriam to Tina Balagno

by Charisse Shumate, CCWF
To the loving family of Tina Balagno we, the women at CCWF, send you our deepest condolences.
Tina was a gift from God. She always knew how to bring a smile to anyone’s face on their saddest day. I got a chance to spend a few days with her while at Merced County Hospital. We have known each other before her son was born. She told me she was not afraid to die. She just wanted to die in dignity and with her family. We prayed together and God did answer our prayers. She got her last wish. She gave us one last smile. I would like to say a big thank you to all who helped to get her compassionate release.
Rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again.