Friends, Family Honor Life of Former Mormon Missionary by Raising Money For Missionary Fund

by | Sep. 23, 2013

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Chrissy Ciancanelli was devastated after learning that not only had one of her dear friends died in a tragic accident, but that she had missed the funeral.

“My biggest feeling was regret, and I wanted to do something to say thank you,” said Ciancanelli. “It was such a huge loss, and I was so devastated.”

Ciancanelli had been texting Valerie Rae Bradshaw for several days after realizing the two hadn’t spoken in a few weeks. When Bradshaw didn’t respond, Ciancanelli resorted to Facebook. That’s where she learned the horrific news that Bradshaw, 29, had been killed in a boating accident at Lake Powell on June 20. 
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