Alyssa Garcia wrote -
On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, we lost the greatest human being we have ever known and had the honor of having as our Dad, Carlos (BB) Mariñelarena. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 Stomach Cancer in March 2013 and fought for 11 months. We do not see his death as his "lost battle" to his disease--we see it as his choice to move on to his next journey to find peace. Of course we will always love and miss him, but we also know that he is free from pain and that he will always be with us. There are few national organizations that fund stomach cancer research, and although stomach cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, it does not receive as much attention as others. Please help us to raise awareness and to support research, as well as the many people who are affected by stomach cancer. Thank you so much for all of your love and support!