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My name is Chelsea Cooley and I am Miss USA 2005. While competing for Miss Universe, I met Monica Spear, Miss Venezuela. She and I became instant best friends. Monica had the most infectious personality, was goofy, gorgeous, humble and driven. She was the girl you just wanted to be friends with. Monica is the reason I loved being at Miss Universe.

This week, Monica was vacationing in Venezuela with her ex-husband and their 5 year old little girl, Maya. Their car broke down on the side of the road and while they were waiting on the tow truck, 5 gunmen attempted to rob them - failed - and instead opened fire on their vehicle. BOTH Monica and her ex-husband were killed. Maya was shot in the leg BUT survived. This precious child now has to grow up without her loving parents. I am completely heartbroken and devastated by this news and am keeping her family lifted up in prayer. Monica was very serious about getting her college degree and now since she will no longer be able to send Maya to college, please help me secure Maya's future in donating to the Monica Spear Scholarship Fund.

ALL of the funds raised will be given to Monica's parents for Maya's Scholarship. Everything will go to this precious little girl. Please share this campaign with your friends. It's the least we can do for Monica and her little girl, Maya!

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Campaign Ended on 2014-04-10

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