(WXYZ) - When it comes to trusting in a higher power and having true faith in God, there aren’t many people who lived their religion as passionately as Charlotte Renaud of Warren.
We first met her and her husband John two years ago, while Charlotte was fighting a life and death battle with fourth-stage breast cancer.
At the time, the Renauds had sunk their entire life savings into sending Charlotte on a holy Catholic Pilgrimage Tour in hopes that Charlotte would be healed.
”She was just such a very spiritual person and she wanted to go to the holiest places on earth to feel closer to God, in hopes that he would heal her body,” Sarah Plizga, Charlotte’s daughter says.
Tragically, the travel agency that booked that holy trip ripped Charlotte off, taking more than $3,000 of her money.
That’s when Charlotte called the Call for Action team and we helped organize a fundraising effort that, in the end, collected more than $10,000, more than enough to pay Charlottes way on that religious tour throughout Europe.
It worked and Charlotte was able to make her pilgrimage, something she would call a turning point in her life.
This past weekend, more than 2-years later, Charlotte lost her 10-year, life and death battle with breast cancer.
This morning, hundreds of people said goodbye to Charlotte at St. Athanasius Catholic Church.
As for Charlotte, before her death she told her daughter she had dreamed of walking through the fields of gold in heaven.
She told her 7-year old granddaughter, Maliyah, “I will always be with you, in your heart. And I will always hear you through your prayers.”
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