Dear NNPDF Families and Friends,
It is with heavy hearts that the NNPDF Central Office shares word from the home of Kelly and Neil Purpura, that cherished daughter, Ashlyn P. Purpura, lost her battle with Niemann-Pick Disease type C at the tender age of 6 years.
In addition to her parents, Ashlyn is survived by her little sister, Arieanna. Ashlyn is described by those who loved her as loving to play and make friends with everyone in her class, she was especially fond of everything pink and purple, and her favorite pastime was listening to music and story time.
Kelly, Ashlyn's mother, shared this over Facebook:
"I want to personally Thank All of you for the condolences they really mean a lot to us. We are incredibly grateful for all the love and support from the community for our entire family...(A Request from us…..) Everyone is encouraged to wear bright colors on Sunday. She, Ashlyn, would love to see all the pretty colors. Her favorites are purple and pink but bright if you don't have either. Thanks again"
The family has generously directed that memorial donations in Ashlyn's name be sent to the NNPDF. You can read Ashlyn's service information and send personal condolences to the family by visiting the NNPDF Newsline web page with the link: http://www.nnpdf.org/Newsline2015.html#Ashlyn
To the Purpura family and all those who held Ashyln dear, please know that we send our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to you and all those whose lives were touched by your sweet Ashlyn. There are bound to be difficult and trying times ahead, but please know that we, as well as, your extended NPD family community will all be here to give you strength in the coming days, weeks and months ahead. May the love and support of all those who loved Ashlyn provide you comfort at this time.