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****** Updated 3/1 *****
Thank you all for the incredible generosity. We have stopped accepting donations – if you would like to make a gift please reach out to Andy via Facebook private message or other means, we have setup UGMA/UTMA accounts for each of the twins until a longer term approach is determined.
Thank you all!! I know Emily is very touched and thankful.




***** Update By Andy 12/23 ****
We are very sorry to everyone that has tried to donate in that last few days. I received multiple texts from colleagues the site was not accepting donations.

THE ISSUE IS RESOLVED.
******** Update by Andy Nardo 12/16 *************
Thank you for everyone’s love and consideration during this unbelievably difficult time. The support has ranged from our family(s) to my partners and teammates at the firm to our wonderful neighbors in Merriman Park to our close friends has been tremendous.

The above video captures Emily’s timeless beauty and radiance. It was made possible by Taylor Clary’s tireless intake and filtering of photos and Brian Dearth’s “all night” commitment to creating it in time for the memorial service. My sincere gratitude goes out to all who contributed.
Based on the urging of multiple colleagues to provide our peers an outlet for their desire to support our family, we quickly established this memorial page on November 6th .

To my family, friends, neighbors and colleagues at PWC, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous contributions to support further research for Ehlers-Danlos and the future education needs of our beautiful twin daughters, Paige Christian and Elizabeth Colin.

Emily was a “net giver”. She gave all she had to everyone she met and always downplayed or obfuscated her own struggles. Emily was asked to host an event in Chicago recently – rather than admit she was getting tired quickly and sometimes struggled to walk 200 yards, she ask her sister to accompany her for the trip to ensure the she delivered the ideal event to a dear loved one. As we departed for Houston she was mailing thank you cards, birthday cards, and ordering flowers for others. If you spent more than 10 minutes with Emily she was your friend.

Her lasting gift to us all is Paige and Elizabeth. The girls’ 4th birthday is fast approaching on the 18th of December (this Friday). Please help recognize this first birthday. The majority of all funds raised will establish a trust (for education and related expenses) under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act.

Emily would have turned 38 on January 21st. She and I expected more time together, but we treated every day as a gift. Symbolically, we will close the memorial on January 22nd. The remaining 10% of all donations will be committed to “The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation”. As always, our continued gratitude for the massive outpouring of love and support, both now and in the future.


*************Original Post and Obituary *************
This memorial honors Emily Ray Nardo for the benefit of her two daughters, Paige and Elizabeth, as well as for research to treat and prevent Ehlers-Danlos vascular syndrome.

On the afternoon of November 4, 2015, Emily Ray Nardo (37), of Dallas, TX, passed away at Houston's Memorial Hermann Vascular & Heart Institute due to complications from her lifelong battle with Ehlers-Danlos vascular syndrome (EDS). Her husband of 8 years, Andrew Nels Nardo, was by her side at the time of her passing.

Emily Elizabeth was born in Dallas, TX on January 21, 1978. She was the oldest of four children. As a young child, Emily's favorite activities always involved the enjoyment of others. A special favorite was singing her heart out in her father's car or standing in a pot in the middle of the kitchen. At the age of 6, Emily was saved and baptized at the First Baptist Church in Paris, TX. Emily graduated from Robert E Lee (Tyler) High School in 1996 and went on to earn her BBA in Marketing in 2000 from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin.

Leading up to and after college, Emily pursued her passion for annual trips to the State Fair with her amazing sister, Rachael Ray. Shortly after meeting the love of her life, Emily married Andrew on May 3, 2008. They shared a passion for days at the pool, travel (especially Hawaii or Vegas), good restaurants, and a weekly movie night every Friday. Emily epitomized the definition of a "people person" and enjoyed any activity where she met new people, turned acquaintances into friends and friends into family.

Emily is survived by her husband, Andrew (Dallas), daughters, Elizabeth & Paige, grandparents, Leo & Dorothy Millard (Cooper), parents, Charles Richard Ray and Valencia Rumbelow Ray (Tyler), sister, Rachael Ann Ray (Dallas), brothers, James Richard Ray (Austin) & fiancée Samantha Anderson, and John Patrick Ray (Tyler), goddaughter, Ava Jade Amezcua (Munster, IN), special cousin, Abby Christian, dear family friend, Gloria Vega, and countless faithful childhood friends and dear friends developed more recently. Emily was preceded in death by her mother Melinda Millard Ray and paternal grandparents, Jim and Chrystelle Ray.


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Emily Ray Nardo Memorial

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****** Updated 3/1 *****
Thank you all for the incredible generosity. We have stopped accepting donations – if you would like to make a gift please reach out to Andy via Facebook private message or other means, we have setup UGMA/UTMA accounts for each of the twins until a longer term approach is determined.
Thank you all!! I know Emily is very touched and thankful.




***** Update By Andy 12/23 ****
We are very sorry to everyone that has tried to donate in that last few days. I received multiple texts from colleagues the site was not accepting donations.

THE ISSUE IS RESOLVED.
******** Update by Andy Nardo 12/16 *************
Thank you for everyone’s love and consideration during this unbelievably difficult time. The support has ranged from our family(s) to my partners and teammates at the firm to our wonderful neighbors in Merriman Park to our close friends has been tremendous.

The above video captures Emily’s timeless beauty and radiance. It was made possible by Taylor Clary’s tireless intake and filtering of photos and Brian Dearth’s “all night” commitment to creating it in time for the memorial service. My sincere gratitude goes out to all who contributed.
Based on the urging of multiple colleagues to provide our peers an outlet for their desire to support our family, we quickly established this memorial page on November 6th .

To my family, friends, neighbors and colleagues at PWC, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous contributions to support further research for Ehlers-Danlos and the future education needs of our beautiful twin daughters, Paige Christian and Elizabeth Colin.

Emily was a “net giver”. She gave all she had to everyone she met and always downplayed or obfuscated her own struggles. Emily was asked to host an event in Chicago recently – rather than admit she was getting tired quickly and sometimes struggled to walk 200 yards, she ask her sister to accompany her for the trip to ensure the she delivered the ideal event to a dear loved one. As we departed for Houston she was mailing thank you cards, birthday cards, and ordering flowers for others. If you spent more than 10 minutes with Emily she was your friend.

Her lasting gift to us all is Paige and Elizabeth. The girls’ 4th birthday is fast approaching on the 18th of December (this Friday). Please help recognize this first birthday. The majority of all funds raised will establish a trust (for education and related expenses) under the Uniform Gift to Minors Act.

Emily would have turned 38 on January 21st. She and I expected more time together, but we treated every day as a gift. Symbolically, we will close the memorial on January 22nd. The remaining 10% of all donations will be committed to “The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation”. As always, our continued gratitude for the massive outpouring of love and support, both now and in the future.


*************Original Post and Obituary *************
This memorial honors Emily Ray Nardo for the benefit of her two daughters, Paige and Elizabeth, as well as for research to treat and prevent Ehlers-Danlos vascular syndrome.

On the afternoon of November 4, 2015, Emily Ray Nardo (37), of Dallas, TX, passed away at Houston's Memorial Hermann Vascular & Heart Institute due to complications from her lifelong battle with Ehlers-Danlos vascular syndrome (EDS). Her husband of 8 years, Andrew Nels Nardo, was by her side at the time of her passing.

Emily Elizabeth was born in Dallas, TX on January 21, 1978. She was the oldest of four children. As a young child, Emily's favorite activities always involved the enjoyment of others. A special favorite was singing her heart out in her father's car or standing in a pot in the middle of the kitchen. At the age of 6, Emily was saved and baptized at the First Baptist Church in Paris, TX. Emily graduated from Robert E Lee (Tyler) High School in 1996 and went on to earn her BBA in Marketing in 2000 from the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin.

Leading up to and after college, Emily pursued her passion for annual trips to the State Fair with her amazing sister, Rachael Ray. Shortly after meeting the love of her life, Emily married Andrew on May 3, 2008. They shared a passion for days at the pool, travel (especially Hawaii or Vegas), good restaurants, and a weekly movie night every Friday. Emily epitomized the definition of a "people person" and enjoyed any activity where she met new people, turned acquaintances into friends and friends into family.

Emily is survived by her husband, Andrew (Dallas), daughters, Elizabeth & Paige, grandparents, Leo & Dorothy Millard (Cooper), parents, Charles Richard Ray and Valencia Rumbelow Ray (Tyler), sister, Rachael Ann Ray (Dallas), brothers, James Richard Ray (Austin) & fiancée Samantha Anderson, and John Patrick Ray (Tyler), goddaughter, Ava Jade Amezcua (Munster, IN), special cousin, Abby Christian, dear family friend, Gloria Vega, and countless faithful childhood friends and dear friends developed more recently. Emily was preceded in death by her mother Melinda Millard Ray and paternal grandparents, Jim and Chrystelle Ray.


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    2015-11-08 15:38:49

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    6 years

    I am so sorry for your loss! What a great video of your family and lovely children. Lots of prayers and love to you all.

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