Update: Services today for Woodside girl

Nine-year-old Zamora Moon Martinez-Lusinchi died early Sunday morning

Services for 9-year-old Zamora Moon Martinez-Lusinchi, will be on Wednesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. in Pescadero at Mt. Hope and St. Anthony Cemeteries, 690 Stage Road.

A wake will follow at the Kings Mountain Fire Station, 13889 Skyline Boulevard, Woodside at about 3:30 p.m.

Zamora Moon, who played the violin, loved art, and enjoyed pretending to be a fairy with her younger sister and friends, died early Sunday morning at her home in the Kings Mountain neighborhood of Woodside, surrounded by her family, friends and her chihuahua Lupita.

Nearly two years ago, Zamora was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma tumor, known as DIPG.

Doctors gave her a maximum of nine months to live, but her family fought the rare cancer aggressively, raising funds and traveling around the world to take advantage of the latest medical treatments.

She is survived by her mother, Marisa Martinez; her father, Marc Lusinchi; and her sister, Xavia. Visit Zamora's Facebook page for updates.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations go to Zamora's GoFundMe account. They also request no children under 12 attend the services. Parking is at the church.

Those attending the wake may bring a dish to share.

Earlier stories:

Hope Persists: Marisa Martinez won't stop fighting for her daughter's life.

Looking for a miracle.


19 people like this
Posted by linda
a resident of Woodside: Woodside Hills
on Jun 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm

so very sorry to hear this. absolutely heartrending. praying for this family.

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Posted by pearl
a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:32 pm

pearl is a registered user.

This is just so sad. So unfair. I always wonder why bad things happen to good people. My thoughts and prayers are with Zamora's family as they deal with the loss of Zamora.

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Posted by Christine
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Jun 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Words fail. My heart goes out to Zamora's family. I will keep Zamora in my daily prayers. May God give her family the strength to deal with such a loss. Know that our thoughts are with you.

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Posted by David
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Jun 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm

A Poem that was given to me when we lost a family member to cancer:
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet, turning, stay.
Remember me when no more, day by day,
You tell me of our future that you planned.
Only remember me, you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.

Yet if you should forget me for awhile
And afterwards remember, do not grieve;
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Then that you should remember and be sad.

Christina Rossetti

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