Sarah S., Mona's very close friend, US
"I’ve gotten several questions asking who died and yes, it is someone who some of my mutuals may know. For that reason, I think it’s appropriate to say who it is so no one has to continue to wonder/worry. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Mona, whom I know from 3east/McLean, passed away. I don’t know many details so please be respectful at this time.
Rest easy, girl ❤️"
Yara WC, Mona's very close friend, Canada
Hi Esther, I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today and am absolutely heartbroken. Your daughter meant so much to me. My love and prayers go out to you and your family. I will be in touch. Take care.♡
I can see her saying the "teeny,meeny, whiny" comment. So cute. I met Mona in Boston at the GR. After leaving the program, we remained in close contact. I live in Toronto, Canada. Mona was very diligent about staying in touch and making sure her friends were ok. It's yet another beautiful characteristic of your daughter. ❤️❤️
Stay strong Esther ♡
: (...I choke up every now and then too. The first day I was a total mess. Now I mostly just feel numb and in disbelief that I'll never have a phone call from her again. I was also wanting to visit her in new York but now I guess my only visit will be the memorial. It's so hard.
I miss her every second of the day 😞
Yara wrote the above in response to mine,
"I wake up crying every day. I see her things, it is eating me alive. She was such a kind, gentle, sweet, caring girl. Last year we learned she had been bullied in school. And we paid for it. Just like we found out how she was mistreated in McLean Hospital, and we had no idea, but we paid for it. The HIPAA law doesn't protect the mentally ill.
Duda Rosa, Kinetic artist, Brasil
Mona loved his optical illusion work "BlackButterfly", received as a gift.
"Querida Esther Fiquei muito triste e chocado com sua perda. Tenho acompanhado suas postagens e meu coração ficou apertado e entristecido com sua irreparável perda. Faz tempo que não nos falamos mas nunca esqueço de você e seu carinho. Você é sua família estão em minhas orações e espero que Deus e o tempo confortem seu coração e de sua família. Conte comigo pra qualquer coisa em que eu possa ajudar. Que você encontre paz pra prosseguir em sua caminhada, pois, tenho certeza que tem muita gente que te ama e precisa de você. Um grande e fraterno abraço do amigo que muito lhe quer bem, Duda."
Duda Rosa's Black Butterfly"
Mona loved the beauty of its optical illusions - depending where you stand it is perceivable as if the butterfly is in motion, and has a different effect.