(Glutaric Acidemia, Type 1)

July 11, 1992-May 16, 2012

​My angel was called home on May 16th, 2012.  She passed peacefully in her sleep after 19 years of fighting.  Charlene was diagnosed with Glutaric Acidemia Type 1 in April of 1993. 
Charlene loved family and friends.  She was always smiling, even during sick times.  Char was an adventurist!  She loved going on rides at the fair, roller coasters were her favorite!!  She was a teacher.  She taught everyone who knew her that life is what we make of it. She didn’t let her disability hold her back.  She taught us how to smile at everything, how to laugh at the silly things, how to love with all we have, and how to have faith in God.  Char stayed active; playing baseball, going to church, shopping, theme parks, boardwalk, school, and she was even on the Today Show once (she did the weather with Al Roker)!!  Char graduated from Wilson Central High School in 2011.  Char was the center of our family.  We do not say goodbye, we will see you someday my darling.  You are and always will be Mommy’s angel, my heart and my soul.

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