Diany Levy, Mona's friend, US
"More than 10 years ago (thank you facebook) I had the honor of meeting one of the most amazing friends a person can wish for, today after a week of your departure from this world I keep trying day in and day out to wrap myself up with the idea that you are no longer with us. You are missed immensely Mona Daniella Z'L.
"I'll be there Esther, I'm so sorry for your loss I kept in touch with Mona through the years and was suppose to see her before the holiday. I don't have many pictures with her specially since cameras where not allowed in camp but I do have amazing memories of her. Please let me know if I can help out with the services. I was also wondering what was her Hebrew name so I could keep her in my prayers."
Jessica Rogers, Mona's friend, US
"Sweet Mona! The world will miss you dearly! I was just sharing stories about camp the other day and you came to mind. It made me smile that you told us how you had to walk with an umbrella in NYC during the summer because of the air conditioners 😊 you will live forever in our hearts sweet lady!."
Sally Dayan Safdie, Mona's cousin, Panama
(Sally flew to New York for the Shiva)
I cannot say anything to make you feel better and that makes me feel impotent. All I can do is be there for you however tiny is the speck of relief I can give you and only for that brief moment. Take whatever little confort you can get from knowing that Mona is not suffering any longer. That now she is happy and at peace. Not the outcome you expected for her happiness to reach her, but nevertheless, she is happy now. Everything seems gloomy and doomed forever in your life, but G'd willing one day you will receive joy from Mac's life. May Hashem bring you joy from his joy and from his children, Amen! Seek advice. From friends, rabbi Abadi and other non sephardic rabbis and a professional that makes sense to you. Perhaps also a support group? At this moment, you may not see clearly, the light in which you see the world, a completely different hue. Know that you are not alone. Hundreds of people hold you dearly in their hearts and are available and willing. Be selfish. Reach out whenever you want, don't be afraid of "incomodar". You will not be. Like me, everyone will feel confort in "canalizar" their pain. Find as many outlets as you can. Now of course is too soon. Your pain too paralyzing. Why am I talking so much? I am simply talking to my friend. Take from people only what makes sense to you. Disregard all the rest.
I love you with all my heart
Raquel Nehmad, Mona's cousin, Argentina
Cara esther, so te mandar un abraco muito grande, e, mesmo na distancia, te acompanhar, que H ' ajude e de forcas. Beijos