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This Wonderful Mom Adopted All 4 Of Her Best Friend’s Daughters After She Died Of Brain Cancer

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When Elizabeth Diamond was diagnosed with stage-four brain cancer, she was worried about what might happen if she died.

Her best friend Laura Ruffino, whom she had known since 5th grade, promised to adopt the girls if anything were to happen – and when Diamond, a single mother, passed away, Ruffino fulfilled her promise.

Now, Ruffino’s family of 4 (along with her husband and two daughters) has doubled in size, and the local community in Orchard Park, NY is coming together to help them out. AYouCaringcampaign has already raised more than $117,000 to help the Ruffino-Diamond family re-adjust.

Laura Ruffino promised to adopt her best friend’s daughters if she died of brain cancer.


Unfortunately, Elizabeth Diamond passed away, leaving behind her 4 wonderful girls.


Luckily, they’ve been adopted by the Ruffino-Diamond family, which has now doubled in size!


“She said if anything ever happens to me I want you…

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

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