Yara WC, Mona's friend, Canada
The significance behind that video is that when Mona and I were in Boston together, she was teaching us that song. It's called "the cup song". Anyway, I told her I could never learn it but today I taught myself. Still missing her more than ever 😢. I'm actually extremely shy and don't sing / dance in public. But Mona is worth it. You should have seen how good mona was with the cups..amazing. I'm happy to have gotten to know someone like Mona even if it was only for a few years. She was a sensitive, kind soul. The other day I saw the most beautiful sunset and I thought "Mona must be painting the sky tonight".
Thinking of your family always
Brianna Irene S, Mona's friend
I can't believe this. We met at McLean's many years ago. It was a time in my life where the support and guidance of our group of girls was pivotal in my life. You were very kind and wise. May you rest in peace.
Rosette S., Mona's friend
Hi I am so sorry for your loss. I was friends with Mona when we went to camp together at the JCC. She was such a nice person.
Mauricio Benadon, Argentina
No lo puedo creer, te mando un beso enorme. Lo siento muchísimo.
From one of Mona's friends
I know you and Mona had your ups and downs but she told me one time that her and you may get into fights once in a while but if you found out someone else hurt her in some way you would protect her like a mother bear. She knew that you loved her and would fight for her. I just hope you and the rest of the family are going to be alright♡
Marsha Lee, England
Dear Esther, We are so sorry to hear this tragic news . We wish you strength and comfort from all who love you and your family. Always burning in the hearts of those who loved her
I am so very sorry for your loss Esther. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Karen Arras, Costa Rica
Dear Esther, I am not too conversant with technology but I noticed in Instagram some photos a beautiful girl who looks just like you as I remember you 35 years ago in Manila. I am saddened by the reference to 'Rest In Peace.' Rob joins me in sending you our love. Con mucho cariño, Karen Arras