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Mirabel Jin-Sun Catharine Telfair-Cha

Mirabel Jin-Sun Catharine Telfair-Cha

July 26th, 2008 - September 29th, 2021

Biography


Our darling Mirabel was born on July 26, 2008. She was a joyful child who loved bugs and animals, music, swimming, ice skating, reading, and being with her many friends and widespread family.  She attended the House of Representatives Childcare Center, Peabody & Watkins Elementary Schools, BASIS DC, and Capitol Hill Day School.


Mirabel will be missed beyond measure by her parents Steve Cha and Jennifer Megan Telfair and her big brother Gabriel Telfair-Cha of Washington, D.C; her maternal grandparents Bill and Carole Telfair of Shepherdstown, West Virginia; her paternal grandparents Dr. Eung Man and Okee Cha of Honolulu, Hawaii; aunts Caty Telfair and Sandy Sifferlen; uncles Roger Rohrbach, Mark Sifferlen, Charles Cha, and Brian Youngblood; her eleven wonderful cousins; and an extended and loving community of family and friends.


Mirabel took her own life and left us far too early.  Our love is never ending and extends to all those who have offered such tremendous support and to families everywhere who struggle with issues of anxiety and depression.


 


Mirabel was surrounded by a loving community, and made profound and wonderful friendships wherever she went. We invite everyone who knew and loved her to share messages, memories and tributes with each other and with her family here.


Donations: We have set up a Mirabel fund to support mental health needs for children and teens through the Well Being Trust. Please see link below and note "For Mirabel" on your donation.


https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=8S88UQRQT33HJ


 


 


Memorial Service (service will be hybrid and offer a Zoom option as well):


Friday, October 15, 2021


Arrivals start at 1:30 and service starts at 2:00pm.


Location: Friends Meeting of Washington. 2111 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202) 483-3310


https://events.quakersdc.org


Mirabel was known and loved by so many. We invite those with a personal connection to Mirabel or her family and who are fully vaccinated to attend the memorial in person. In the interest of ensuring everyone’s safety, particularly unvaccinated children, all others, including children under age 12, should attend virtually. Your presence on Zoom will be seen and deeply appreciated. In addition, please know that there will be many ways and many times in the future to support and be present with the family.


See Events section of this website for more information about how to RSVP for the in-person or virtual services.


If you or someone you know is thinking about ending their life, call 1-800-273-8255 or text SHARE to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.

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About

Name Mirabel Jin-Sun Catharine Telfair-Cha
Date of Birth July 26th, 2008
Date of Death September 29th, 2021
Home Town Washington, DC, US 
In Memoriam Donation Well Being Trust - Mirabel Fund (please note “for Mirabel”)
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Memorial

Funeral Home Friends Meeting of Washington, 2111 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202) 483-3310
Cemetery Congressional Cemetery
Address 1801 E Street Southeast
Washington DC 20003
United States
Location Please search "Mirabel, cemetery" on Google Maps for exact location

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Joe Asbury published a tribute .

Steve and Megan, I am so sorry. What a beautiful child. I will be thinking of you and your family and sending prayers.

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Joe Chiarella published a tribute .

Steve, my deepest condolences. It's beyond heartbreaking and I am very sorry to see this. You and your family are in my prayers. I'm sorry.

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Jill Wasserman published a tribute .

I clearly remember these 3 friends getting out of the pool freezing, and very creatively & adorably deciding to warm themselves on the concrete in the sun. My family & I are holding Mirabel & the entire Telfair-Cha families in our hearts, now & always,

Jill, Michael, Nina, Milo & Judah

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Katie Terry Phillips published a tribute .

I love this picture of Mirabel from a long visit long ago -- clearly a source of so much love.

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Michelle Slusher published a tribute .

Our family is so sorry for your loss. Mirabel was such a sweet child. Your family is on our prayers. With love, Michelle, Scott, and Charlie Slusher

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Stan Lynch Md published a tribute .

Steve, I am extremely saddened and stunned on just hearing of the incalculable loss of your precious daughter Mirabel. You and your family are deep in my thoughts, I pray for God to bear all of you up in his loving grace. Sincerely, Stan Lynch MD

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Kimberly Rohrbach published a tribute .

Megan, Steve and Gabriel,

My heart goes out to a lovely vibrant girl...
To you...
To all whose lives she touched.

xo,

Auntie Kim

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Charlotte Livingston published a tribute .

The best memory I have of Mirabel is playing at the bus stop. We would drop our backpacks as soon as we got there, and we'd run around in circles. Mirabel would scream out "Gabelllll" and then jump on Gabe. She was the leader of the quote "sixth grade army", which consisted of around 20 sixth graders and 10 seventh and eighth graders who would do anything to make us 9th graders laugh. She was a confident and bright young girl, who was powerful and so. Much. Fun. I will miss her more than I ever thought possible. I love you Mirabel.

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Ele published a tribute .

We are so sorry for your loss and send our deepest condolences. It was clear from the memorial that Mirabel was deeply loved and cared for. We will keep you in our prayers.
-Elizabeth, Eleanor, Emily, and Elliot Cha

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Sarah Ruhl published a tribute .

Just leaving the memorial (virtually). I was so worried this grief could not be borne. It is indeed unbearable. But I was given comfort, watching from afar, that what I saw on my little screen were moments of consolation; hands on shoulders--the attempt to console and ferry each other through the unimaginable loss. I want to believe in this consolation, and its sustaining power. May Mirabel give her loved ones some of that grace as they console each other. I'm sorry I was not there in person, and I'm sending you all so much love, Sarah (Ruhl)

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Erin published a tribute .

I haven’t seen Mirabel in a few years. But we were friends at Watkins. He older brother Gabriel was good friends with my neighbors, so we would all go sledding together. Looking back our parents just didn’t want to all go to congressional cemetery with us. But, the way I remember it I got to go sledding with my friends. Her smile lit up every room she was in. She will forever be frozen in my mind as the girl with the amazing smile sledding down the big hill. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. Mirabel was truly a great person and friend.

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Piper Hoffman published a tribute .

We are so sorry for your tragic loss. You and your family will always be in our hearts. -Piper Hoffman & Aviv Roth

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Tashira Lyles published a tribute .

Sending love, light and condolences from the Lyles Family. Xavier and Mirabel were friends at BASIS, we are very saddened and praying for your strength, healing and peace. If there is any support we can offer, please let us know.

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Piper Hoffman published a comment .

We are so sorry for your tragic loss. You and your family will always be in our hearts. -Piper Hoffman & Aviv Roth

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Elizabeth Linn published a tribute .

The last time I saw Mirabel was when she came in to watch her brother play D&D pre-pandemic. She was one of my very first students. I grieve with you. I loved having her in my Latin and Classics class. We have lost a light. I am so very sorry.

Elizabeth Linn

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Jay Bhatt published a tribute .

Dear Steve, Megan, and Gabriel

So so sorry the family is grieving the loss of Mirabel. My thoughts, prayers and hugs to you during this terrible time. My love and wishes for strength and support. I know Mirabel spirit will always be with you. Here however I can be. Jay

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Monica Barnabae published a tribute .

Steve, Megan and Gabriel,
There are no words to express the sadness and pain felt over your devastating loss. Mirabel was a beautiful individual and I feel privileged sharing in her younger years at HRCCC.

Keeping you close in heart and wishing the memories of Mirabel bring you comfort in times ahead.
Much love,
Monica

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Amanda Mcclean published a tribute .

Dear Megan, Steve and Gabriel - Hugs to you during this hard time. All our love. - Amanda, Doug, Fiona and Garrett

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Mali Parke published a tribute .

Megan, Steve, Gabriel and all those who cherished her,

We are so very sorry and grieving with and for you the loss of your sweet Mirabel. May the memories and the love of your friends and community wrap you with warmth. While we didn't know you all closely, please know she won't be forgotten and we send the deepest care and love to you all.

Mali, Estée (8) and Ansel (11) Parke - BDC family

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Brian And Jill Sowell published a tribute .

Megan and Steve,
Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for your loss. It sounds like she was a wonderful young woman. May there always be a light in your hearts for the love you have for her. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. All our love,

Jill and Brian Sowell

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Brian Cohen published a tribute .

Steve, Megan, and Gabriel, my heart aches for your loss. I hope that time and memories will bring you comfort and that you find peace in this terrible time.

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Meg Shapiro published a tribute .

Dear Megan, Steve and Gabriel - Sending all of our love to you, and praying for your healing during this unimaginably hard time. Please take care. xo - Meg, Seth, Mitch and Ry Shapiro

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Rachel Sher published a tribute .

We are heartbroken for you and are here with you today and always.
Much love and strength,
Rachel
*HRCCC Halloween 2010

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Marceia Cork And Family published a tribute .

I have such warm memories of Georgia and Mirabel running around the hotel in Hershey, and of her and the team excitedly waiting their turn to perform. Mirabel has been an essential part of our FDIA experience and she will be missed. Georgia send her love. And all of our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with you all today and always.

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Elaine Zimmerman published a tribute .

Mirabel was an incredible friend who would climb mountains with you and then ski down them. She would go camping and hiking and even kayaking (as long as she could still be in bed by 8 pm). She could convince you to jump into freezing cold swimming pools and eat your green beans. She shared the best comics and apps and made a mean chocolate cake. But mostly, she was a really good friend that you could talk to and she would make you feel better. We all desperately miss her.

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Sharon Fawcett published a comment .

Mirabel's friendship with Nora and Owen brought immeasurable joy to their lives. Their many trips and adventures together were shared with me via pictures and recounting of their time together from the kids and the AllenandElaine blog. We will as said so beautifully above we will desperately miss her in our lives and remember her always. I wish for her family that memories of joyful times will bring comfort in this time of great grief.

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Coach Margo published a tribute .

Mirabel was one of my very first students at FDIA, and an original member of Team Gummy Bear in AFS camp. She always seemed to bring just the right balance of focus and playfulness to our lessons and practices. It was truly a pleasure and a privilege to work with her, and I'm grateful for having had the opportunity. May her memory be for a blessing, and may the memories shared here help to bring even a small amount of comfort as you mourn her loss. ❤️️

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Ms Harris published a comment .

1st let me say I'm Praying for strength and courage during this time. I 1st met Mirabel in aftercare at Watkins and there was an instant connection she was always kind, loving, and willing to help others. Even after leaving Watkins she always came to visit her favorite aftercare teacher which always put a smile on my face. Mirabel will truly be missed and her memory and the memories we shared together will forever be with me.

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Luis Coj And Maria Coj Beltrán published a comment .

Que Dios nuestro señor les de paz en su corazón a toda la familia. Nos llena de dolor su perdida y los abrazamos con todo nuestro amor.

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Suzanne Hite published a tribute .

Blowing bubbles at HRCCC (2011)

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Suzanne Hite published a tribute .

Dear Megan, Steve and Gabriel,
I was devastated to hear the heartbreaking news about Mirabel. I am thinking of you all and sending my love.
I wanted to share some photos of Mirabel in Purple group at HRCCC (2011). As Paige said, we are lucky to have been a part of those first few years, and have many fond memories.
Suzanne

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Paige Beatty published a tribute .

Megan, Steve, and Gabriel,

Words cannot express my sorrow for your heartbreaking loss. I just love the happiness and movement in this photo of Mirabel, from the HRCCC Halloween Parade 2009, and feel so lucky to have been a small part of those first few years.

With love and remembrance,
Paige

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Cybele Bjorklund And Family published a tribute .

Steve and family,

Sending you all the love and support we can harness as you navigate this unimaginable tragedy….

Much love,

Cybele et al

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Nielsen Fmaily published a tribute .

Dear Megan, Steve and Gabriel – We are so profoundly sorry for the loss of your precious Mirabel. We are heartbroken for you. Mirabel was born into love and surrounded by love. We will always cherish our memories of her. We are thinking of you and holding you in our hearts. - Nisha, Peter, Maya & Eva

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Kathleen Williams published a tribute .

I extend my deepest sympathies to Greg and Jennifer for the passing of your beautiful Mirabel. I pray that God will comfort you at this time of sadness.

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Danleigh Kaplan published a tribute .

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Danleigh Kaplan published a tribute .

Sweet Mirabel always had a smile and a friendly laugh to share with anyone she met. She was a good and reliable friend. She made Girl Scouts so much fun whether it was selling cookies, camping or preparing for thinking day. Commuting to and from school was so much better with her and Gabriel leading the way. We marveled at her swimming ability when we would arrive at lessons just as she was finishing. She loved to give our cats a scratch and pet our dog every chance she could get. We will miss her so much and we will treasure our memories of her always. Megan, Steve, and Gabriel - our hearts ache for you and we are here for you. May her memory be a blessing. Love and hugs to you.

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Shamorrow Hall published a tribute .

My heart goes out to your family. I was so sad to hear the news about Mirabel as your family was one of the sweetest at HRCCC. I send my prayers and condolences.

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Aunt Jody published a tribute .

Dear Megan, Steve and Gabriel - I am heartbroken about Mirabel, and I cannot even imagine how shattered your lives and hearts are feeling. Mirabel and Gabe have been very important to me as a connection to the younger generation in my grandmotherless years before Shae was born. (almost 2 years ago!) I recall babysitting for Gabriel before he could walk and being amazed at his knowledge of animals from all over the world. I remember holding Mirabel's sweet little hand as we ran on the grass by the Martin Luther King Memorial. Flashes of picnics in the park, walks in the woods, a children's skit in the garden area behind your house, playing games, family reunions, holiday celebrations and fabulous meals have been in my dreams these past nights. And of course, one of my clearest and fondest memories is canoeing with Mirabel on the last day of our family trip - she was tired but so proud of how she had learned to paddle, and very excited about the eagles, herons and turtles. I recall that at our last Christmas together she gave each of the adults a handmade card saying she loved us. Such a tender, compassionate heart. I know the healing journey for all three of you will be long and difficult. I also believe your resilience and love for each other as well as your capacity to receive all the love and caring which is being given to you, will support you through the many ups and downs of this long road no one should ever have to walk. I will continue to hold each of you with tender caring in my heart in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Much love, Jody

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Sherleen published a tribute .

Just got the news about Mirabel my sincere condolences I had so fun playing with her at HRCCC I'll truly miss seeing her growing up

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Caspari Family published a tribute .

Our family is sorry for your loss and we pray with our sincerest love and friendship for sweet Mirabel and your whole family.

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Fareen Wu published a comment .

I am so so so sorry to hear this. She was a such a sweet baby. My condolences to all of you
My love to all of you.

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Pressman Family published a tribute .

We are heartbroken for your family, and hope that with time you are comforted by warm memories of your beautiful daughter and sister. Mirabel's memory will always be a blessing, and her impact on those who knew and loved her will live on. You are all in our hearts, Erica, Howard, and Tali

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Carlos And Norma Vasquez published a tribute .

Norma and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Please receive our most sincere condolences.

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Charis, Anais & Blaise published a tribute .

Our hearts go out to you as you are grieving this devastating loss. I know there are little words of comfort at this time, but know that so many that love Mirabel are here and we are all mourning so deeply with you. Mirabel truly was a light in everything she did. Her beautiful smile was contagious, and her fun personality and kindness made everyone want to be around her. We love you all and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

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Stephane Faucillon published a tribute .

Please receive my most sincere condolence. I wish you all the courage and the strength necessary to go through this terrible tragedy.
Kind Regards,
Stephane Faucillon. French teacher at BASIS DC

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Amy Nassar published a tribute .

Josh and I are deeply sorry for your horrible loss. We remember seeing you taking Mirabel to school at Watkins. I admired your work schedule that allowed summers off to spend more time with your children. Our oldest was 1 year older than Mirabel. Sending love to you all, Amy and Josh

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Jeannie Chang Pitter published a tribute .

Megan, Steve, Gabriel - the holes in our hearts are deep, but our memories so many and so sweet. Mirabel’s smile, laugh, curiosity, and compassion lives on within us all. And may she rest in peace until these friends for life meet again. Love always - Jeannie Christian Oona & Kira

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Karissa And Olivia published a tribute .

Dearest Megan, Steve, and Gabriel, We are so extremely sorry to this loving family for this devasting loss. Olivia befriended Mirabel in fifth grade and they became fast friends. We will hold her in our hearts forever. We will always remember her kindness, her sweetness, her laughter. May her sweet soul rest in peace. Love to you always.

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Michael Harris published a tribute .

I had the pleasure of driving Mirabel to FDIA for synchro practice ever third Saturday at ~8:00 a.m. over three seasons. Walking to the car, Mirabel did not come across as a morning person. But the moment she got in the car and saw her friends, hilarity ensued. I’ll always remember her laughter coming from behind the driver’s seat, her teaming up with Nina, Milo, Noa and Caroline to explain that Fugazi was “dad music” and that it didn’t matter if the band came from D.C., they were still “dad music”. I’m glad I have those memories, but deeply sad that Mirabel isn’t here to share them.

Love and deepest sympathy,

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Amy Wissler published a tribute .

Dear Megan, Steve, and Gabriel - Sending our condolences and love to you. Maribel was so sweet. We are heartbroken and devastated. We weep with you. Sending love from West Africa - The Acosta’s

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Karen Bright published a tribute .

Dear Megan and family, I am so very sorry for your loss and unimaginable sorrow. I am thinking of you and holding you in the light of love. Many hearts go out to you right now. While no one can take away your sorrow, may the support and concern of others help give you the strength you need from day to day.
Keeping you close in my heart.
Much love from Karen

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Matt Sifferlen published a tribute .

Steve and Megan,

Annie and I were so saddened to hear about Mirabel. She was such a sweet girl and loved so very much. Our family sends all its prayers and love your way. May she rest in peace in God's arms.

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Kathleen, Jeff, Carter And Sonora Hale published a tribute .

From playdates and Girl Scouts to birthday parties and Taekwondo, Sonora and our family feel lucky to have had Mirabel as a friend throughout. We all remember her as so genuinely kind, joyful and smiling. We are heartbroken that her light has gone much, much too soon.
Megan, Steve and Gabriel, we are deeply sorry for your loss and will always hold Mirabel in memory. May you find strength and support in the many people whom she touched.

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Sandy Sifferlen published a tribute .

Love you forever, sweet Mirabel.

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Naomi Barry-Perez published a tribute .

Emilio and I will always remember Mirabel as she was in this photo. Full of life. We struggle for words to describe the emotion we feel for Mirabel and her family and loved ones. We hold all who loved her in deep, sincere reflection.

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Tawann P. Jackson, D.d.s. published a tribute .

To the Telfair-Cha Family
I am heartbroken for the loss of your/our Mirabel. I am grateful for the opportunity to have served your family and the loving community in which she lived. You are in my thoughts and prays.

Deepest Sympathy,
Tawann P. Jackson, D.D.S.

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Callie Henry published a tribute .

Megan and Steve, I am so deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. Sending much love to you and your entire family.

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Carole Telfair published a tribute .

This is Mirabel's flag on the National Mall - a tribute to those who died in the pandemic. She did not succumb to Covid, but she was a true casualty of a terribly difficult time- especially for young people. We loved her dearly and will remember her all our lives.

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Laura Sell published a comment .

Carole, this is heartbreaking but so true, I have been thinking this all week and just holding everyone who is finding it difficult to cope right now in the Light. Love to you and Bill.

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Gail Danckert published a comment .

Carole, thanks for doing this. I have felt this same way all along and it fills me with rage that so many people refuse to get vaccinated. Yes, she was a casualty of covid. Love to you all.

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Tahon-Kaddour Family published a tribute .

Such good memories we have we you Mirabel. We will keep them deep in our hearts.

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Andy And Robin Schneider published a tribute .

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We are heartbroken for you and your family. Our thoughts are with you as you grieve and remember Mirabel.

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Carole Telfair published a tribute .

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Alana Boney published a tribute .

I love you merible. It was a joy to be with her at elementary school. I’m going to miss you old friend.

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Alana Boney published a comment .

Apologize! Mirabel*

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John Swigart published a tribute .

Megan and family, words are insufficient to express my condolences for the loss of your beloved daughter. I weep with you and hold your family in my prayers day and night.

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Jody Telfair published a tribute .

Mirabel, I am so grateful to have known you, sharing meals, games, walks, picnics, and holidays. I will miss you terribly, especially at any family gatherings where you were always such a delight and loving presence.

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Amie (Miss Amie) published a tribute .

Megan, Steve and Gabriel, I am so very sorry and absolutely heartbroken to hear this news. I adored Mirabel. She was funny, charming, smart and witty and always had her mermaid blanket ready for me when I arrived. She would help me get my legs into it so I stayed warm while teaching, and was just a delight to teach and chat with. Words cannot express how devastated I am and how much love I am sending you all.

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Naomi published a tribute .

i love u mirabel, im forever grateful to have you as my little sister

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Naomi published a tribute .

i love u mirabel, im forever grateful to have you as my little sister

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Carolyn Hubbard published a tribute .

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Mary published a tribute .

It brought us so much joy to be outside with Mirabel and the girls. I loved seeing them laughing, independent, and a little wild. The girls all gelled together in a way that felt so comfortable and easy. We just wanted to do it all over again, as soon as the hikes had ended. It also felt special to me to find new families where kids and grownups alike all connected so easily.

Megan, your family is in our hearts daily. We feel Mirabel's loss so keenly and will always remember her sweet smile.

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Carolyn Hubbard published a tribute .

Mirabel was a force in the neighborhood. We watched her grow up from the time she moved in as a toddler to a lovely, smart, witty, fun, energetic young person. She was a wonderful friend to Emi and made everything more interesting and exciting. We have so many photos and memories of shared birthday parties, camping trips, dinners at home, garden parties, Halloween, and shared holiday meals. Thank you, Megan and Steve and Gabriel for allowing us to share a piece of your world and to be a part of Mirabel’s life all of these years. We will miss her terribly. We love you all and are here for you. Love, Carolyn, Ryan, Aya and Emi

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Jill Cashen published a tribute .

Megan, Steve and Gabriel, our family is so sorry for your loss. I know that Mirabel was deeply loved by you. I hope there is some comfort in knowing how many others were touched by her bright light. We first met Mirabel as the tiny little sister peeking in Ms. Kaufman's door when Gabriel joined the classroom. It gave me great joy to watch Mirabel discover the love of figure skating and synchro as she grew. She was in fact the cutest kitten on the ice, as Shelly said.

Eleanor is grateful for the time they shared together at Watkins and Fort Dupont. We are so very sorry for your loss and are holding you in the Light.
- Jill & Eleanor

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Kim Stewart published a tribute .

Megan - I am so sorry to hear your very sad news. I am sending all the love I have in my heart to you and your family.

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Edward Gonzalez published a comment .

Dear Steve and Megan,

I’m so sorry for your lost. Santi (my son) cared so mich for Maribel.

We will attend the memorial service.

Much love,
Edward, Santi, and Nico Gonzalez

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Kristin Loken published a comment .

Bill, Carole, and family, we are so very sorry. I think Zakee's words were best:
Our Meeting's heart breaks for you. Words fail. We hold you tenderly in the Light, and we are eager for any task we can do, and in any way great or small that we may walk through this pain with you. With love, Kris

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Jim And Sharon published a tribute .

So many memories of sweet Mirabel. This one is a visit to Gettysburg on Easter Vacation! May she be at peace and may our family find peace in our memories.

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Donna Cohen Ross published a tribute .

Dearest Steve and Megan -
We are so deeply sorry for the loss of your sweet Mirabel. Please know that we are wrapping our arms around you and your family during this unimaginably painful time. Much love-
Donna Cohen Ross and Ken Ross

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Awa published a tribute .

My deeper condolences on the loss of your daughter. May her soul Rest in Peace.

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Tomeka Gueory published a tribute .

Mirabel was a wonderful girl. She had a magnetic personality - always fun and loving. I’m attaching one of my favorite photos of her during a synchro competition.
The love and joy that Mirabel brought to us will never be forgotten. My family sends condolences, prayers, and love. We are here for you.

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Christa Speicher published a comment .

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter. My heart is with you and your family. .

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Amy Lytle published a tribute .

Megan, I am so heartbroken to hear this news. *big, huge hugs* I will be holding you and your family in The Light as you navigate such difficult times.

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Michael Beer published a tribute .

Mirabel will be missed at Friends Meeting of Washington.. I remember her beautiful eyes. And the way she would search my face looking for authenticity and any more information.. Mirabel asked penetrating questions. She was particularly attuned emotionally to the suffering of others. She was a keen observer and saw much that was wondrous...I think she had a gift to see the world the way things were....and not the way they were always presented. There is no question in my mind that each Sunday we were the better for her presence.

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Shelly Harris published a tribute .

Megan please know that I am here for you in whatever manner you need. Our family grieves with yours. Mirabel will forever be in my family's heart and may she rest in peace. This photo is from FDIA's last season competing in Hershey. Mirabel was always the cutest kitten in the bunch located directly in the center of the group! Sending tons of Love your way, Shelly.

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Gabrielle Francis published a comment .

Mirabel was a sweet girl that brought light to the rink. She was a wonderful skate sister and will not be forgotten. We will continue to cherish our happy memories with her. The Francis family sends their deepest condolences to the Telfair-Cha family.

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Carla published a comment .

We will continue to keep your family in our thoughts. - Aniyah's mom

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Jess Kahn published a comment .

Steve- your CMS family aches for you and Megan. Sending love-we are here for you.

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Cindy Mann published a comment .

Our thoughts and love are with you in this most difficult time.

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Jennifer Ryan published a comment .

Dear Steve, I am so sorry for your loss -- I hope you and your family can find comfort in the good memories.

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Rebecca Nelson published a tribute .

Megan, Steve, and Gabriel,

All of us at Friends Meeting of Washington are holding you in the Light and holding Mirabel in our hearts. May you find strength, grace, and comfort in each other and in the communities that love you.

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Michael Mckeon" published a tribute .

I was a classmate of Mirabel in CHDS and even in my short time of knowing her I could)d recognize how much of a wonderful, caring, creative, and funny person she was. At break and recess she knew so much about the cicadas and helped me and others appreciate them.
She was so kind and gentle, smart and nurturing, I will never forget Mirabel. She was truly an exceptional person and someone who will forever have a large positive impact on my life. I've been thinking about her a lot recently, and wish the family well through these horrible times.

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Tim Westmoreland And Nick Olcott published a tribute .

Steve and Megan,

We send our condolences and thoughts to you. We are so sorry for your loss.

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Jocelyn Guyer published a tribute .

Thinking of you all, constantly really. I know she was surrounded by an deeply loving family and community and brought joy and friendship to so many.

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Bev And Ron Wasserman published a tribute .

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Meskerem Tadesse published a comment .

Mirabel was such a sweet person we always saw her with a bright smile and her arms open as she gave warm hugs. May God bless her soul and bring comfort to her family.

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Coach Abbey published a tribute .

I've had the privilege of witnessing Mirabel grow up in our Kids on Ice synchro program over the past five years. I will hold onto the memories of watching her master a new skating skill and tackle challenges through teamwork, of her laughing and bonding and being goofy with her teammates. I will remember her as a thoughtful and kind friend, as a cat, a Ghostbuster, as Miley Cyrus. Her memory will continue to shape and bless the many lives she touched through skating.

To Megan and Steve and the Telfair-Cha family, you are being held by so many in our skating family. We are here for you in whatever capacity you need.

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Colleen Cancio published a tribute .

Mirabel was a young star of the spontaneous theatrical performances we had on the block when the kids were little. She made everything a million times funnier. I will never forget her infectious laugh and beautiful smile. RIP, little one

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Tamela Carter published a tribute .

Sending my condolences and prayers to the Telfair-Cha Family. Mirabel will forever be in our hearts. I had a pleasure of helping with the Fort Dupont Synchronized Team, she was a delight when every I would do her makeup. She is going to be truly missed. Rest well angel rest well❤
Sending love from Zoren Carter and Family!

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Winnie Centofanti published a tribute .

Mirabel had a way of lifting up others on the team. She was kind, funny, and a great part of our skating family and she forever will be. She will always and forever be one of the many joys of Fort DuPont and her memory will always live on in all of us.

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Terri Ann Lowenthal published a tribute .

Sending my deepest sympathy to the Telfair-Cha Family as you mourn the loss of your beloved Mirabel and celebrate her life. Heaven has a new angel, and Fort Dupont Ice Arena will never forget her. May Mirabel's memory be a blessing and bring you comfort as you grieve. Warmly, Terri Ann Lowenthal (Miss Terri), FDIA Board of Directors

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October 15th, 2021 at 1:30pm
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October 15th, 2021 at 2:00pm
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