Friday, January 21, 2011

Benefit To Assist Family of Marissa Kingerly, dead victim of Dr. Henry Mazorow

me and riss


Marissa’s grandmother, Mona, sent me this lovely picture of her and Marissa.

From the Morning Journal



LORAIN — Friends of 13-year-old Marissa Kingery’s family are having a benefit to help her family with expenses due to her tragic death.

“Marissa was our babysitter, and we thought the world of her and my children thought the world of her,” Christina Lilly, who is organizing the benefit with her husband, said. “It’s absolutely devastating. We just wanted…

…to do anything we could do to help.”

Kingery, of Elyria, was having baby teeth removed at a dentist’s office on Dec. 21 when she was rushed to Mercy Regional Medical Center. She was later taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland and kept on life support, until her Jan. 3 death.

The tentative cause of death was lack of oxygen to the brain, according to Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office spokesman Powell Caesar. The coroner’s office is waiting for test results until a final ruling can be made.

Lilly said a spaghetti dinner has been planned for Feb. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Rosewood Hall, 4493 Oberlin Ave., Lorain.
“One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the family,” she said.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. She added the owner of Rosewood, Joel Smith, is providing the food at cost.

“He’s not looking to make any profit,” Lilly said. “He doesn’t even know her. He just wanted to help. He’s amazing.”
Lilly said she is currently looking for donations of items that can be used in a silent auction. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets or making a donation can contact her at (440) 365-4649 or by e-mail at Rosewood