Celeste Machiche, Donor

Celeste Machiche

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To know her was to witness what it meant to truly love...

“Happiness is the soundtrack of my life,” a line from a song and undeniably fitting for our Celeste. To know Celeste was to witness a genuine soul that understood what it meant to truly love family, friends, life, music, dancing and singing. Four weeks after turning 20 years old, our beloved Celeste succumbed to injuries sustained in a car accident. Just four weeks prior, she had registered to become an organ donor.

Celeste believed in the good of people, in generosity, in motivating others and in listening with a gentle and non-judgmental spirit. She freely shared her infectious smile and positive attitude and gave the best of herself always. She had a genuine interest in what you had to say and in the person you were. Those who met her walked away with something special, be it a deeper appreciation for life, hope about your future or a renewed sense of motivation in your potential. She was mature beyond her years, ambitious, humble, articulate, interested in fashion, sensitive, loyal, able to make friends easily and had a zest for life.

Our family has been touched by organ donation, both in giving and receiving. Years prior, Celeste’s grandfather was a kidney recipient from a young man close to her age and our family has not forgotten his generous gift. We are reminded how life comes full circle because both of Celeste’s kidneys (among other organs) were successfully donated. Celeste’s personal choice to be a Giver of Life couldn’t make us more proud. We believe her choice is a reflection of how important it is to give just as quickly as you are to receive. We know that Celeste would be humbled by and grateful to those who are inspired by her choice to be an organ donor or to those who choose to be ‘givers’ in other ways.


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  1. April 26th, 2016 | Ana Y Pacheco |

    This discribes her beautifully... She made such an impact in my life and in the way I now choose to live life. Im thankful for alll the memories I cherish with her. I love and miss her dearly.


    • August 17th, 2016 | Anonymous |

      Ana, thank you for sharing this message. I know her spirit remains around you always. (Michelle)


  2. November 8th, 2015 | Anonymous |

    Because there is not a day I do not think of you Because there is not a day I do not miss you Because to me, you are wonderful and continue to be Because there will never be another day Because I will never share tomorrow with you Because I miss you more than I thought I could ever know And because I knew nothing, not even the way I felt Nor the ways one could miss someone, especially in the night Before the dawn dares tread, where my deepest darkest lies I lay in wonder, and pray I never make my fool’s error again I am better for knowing you.


    • March 5th, 2016 | Michelle (celeste’s sister) |

      This is beautiful, thank you for sharing these words and registering in her honor.


  3. December 1st, 2014 | Myra Vargas |

    Myra Vargas just registered to become a donor in honor of Celeste Machiche


    • January 22nd, 2015 | Michelle Montijo |

      Myra, we thank you , this is incredibly touching!


  4. June 14th, 2014 | Michele Harvey |

    Celeste...such a sweet and loving girl. (you were about 12 the last time we saw you) Your beaming smile has ALWAYS shined bright. You have been and always will be an inspiration to many. I have been an blood/organ/bone marrow donor for years and I will continue to do so in honor of you. When my adult children come home (Ricky and Aurora) I will share this page with them and hopefully they will be inspired as well. Thank you for all you gave this world, Celeste. You definitely made it a better place! Love and ((((((HUGS)))))) to your family, and to you as well!


    • November 17th, 2014 | Michelle (Celeste’s sister) |

      Michele, thank you for your kind words (they bring comfort) and for continuing to be a donor in Celeste's honor. Thank you, Michelle (Celeste's sister)


  5. May 13th, 2014 | Adrienne D. Machiche |

    Adrienne D. Machiche just registered to become a donor in honor of Celeste Machiche


    • May 20th, 2014 | Anonymous |



  6. January 17th, 2014 | Anonymous |

    Celeste, I have had random thoughts about these last couple of days and I know its you passing by to say hello. Thank you for the fun memories in our short time knowing each other. Bless your family and we all miss you. With lots of love, Marques Maldonado (El Mariachi)


    • May 20th, 2014 | michelle |

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Be well.


  7. September 4th, 2013 | Anonymous |

    Just registered to become a donor in honor of Celeste! She continues to inspire others. We miss you so very much!


    • May 20th, 2014 | michelle |



    • May 20th, 2014 | michelle |



  8. August 23rd, 2013 | Rosa P. Berumen |

    just registered to become a donor in honor of Celeste Machiche


  9. August 23rd, 2013 | Tia Rosa |

    My beautiful Angel Cesty! So young and beautiful, you left us way too soon. My heart aches everyday for you mija. I miss your beautiful smile, miss your wonderful, loveable hugs and kisses you use to give me. I have volunteered to became an organ donor in your honor. I have learned never take life for granted, live each day to your fullest you just never know what tomorrow will bring. Life can change in an instant, our lives changed forever. Sleep with Angel's mija! Love and miss you. Forever in our hearts.


  10. August 23rd, 2013 | Adrienne Machiche |

    You truly were the energy that lit up the room. There isn't day that goes by and your not on my mind. Love you forever


  11. August 23rd, 2013 | Nicole Peralta |

    My beautiful Cousin Celeste always gave so much of her self, soul to everyone she met and loved living so much. Just to be around her, you could feel her loving and energetic spirit. After we lost Celeste, I volunteered to become an organ donor. She continues to be an inspiration to us in the beautiful way she lived and loved. I love you Cousin.


  12. August 22nd, 2013 | Gayle Genalo |

    Gayle Genalo just registered to become a donor in honor of Celeste Machiche


    • May 20th, 2014 | michelle |

      Gayle, Thank you, this means so much to my family and I!


  13. August 22nd, 2013 | Myra |

    Celeste, we were all blessed to have known you. You were the most loving,beautiful, selfless person we have known. You are truly an inspiration to to us all. We will always remember your beautiful smile and your big heart. You will forever live on in our hearts. Always thinking of you. Love you Celeste. Diego,Myra, Dieguito & Desmond


  14. August 22nd, 2013 | Myra Martinez |

    Myra Martinez just registered to become a donor in honor of Celeste Machiche


  15. August 22nd, 2013 | Rosanna, Jon, and Baby Anderson |

    Our angel and hero to others. You gave the gift of life so selflessly. You continue to live on through others. We miss you cousin and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and talk to you through my prayers before I go to bed each night. Love you!


  16. August 22nd, 2013 | Rosanna, Jon, and Baby Anderson |

    Our angel and hero to others. You gave the gift of life so selflessly. You continue to live on through others. We miss you cousin and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and talk to you through my prayers before I go to bed each night. Love you!


  17. August 22nd, 2013 | Dago, Ashlin, Makayla and Mason Martinez |

    We miss Celeste everyday. We thank God for the years we were blessed with her and look forward to the day we'll dance with her again. Celeste was a genuine example of how to love, and live with abandon. She always inspired us in life, and continues to do so after. Her light will always shine bright.


  18. August 22nd, 2013 | Anonymous |

    What a beautiful example of generosity you showed for others. In your honor and with all my love, Shell


  19. August 22nd, 2013 | Anonymous |

    Celeste is survived by her parents, niece, sister, brother-in-law, grandparents and numerous family and friends. Celeste will forever be missing from us and we will love her until the end of our time.


 

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