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Susan Solano Rosas (right) uploaded the harrowing post on Facebook Thursday after her daughters, Evan Solano Quitasol, Nicole Storm Quitasol and Angela Rose Quitasol (left), all died when a 75-foot commercial boat owned by Truth Aquatics in flames in the Near Santa Cruz Island cracked Monday at 3 p.m.
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In the midst of the destruction of Monday's boat fire off the coast of Southern California where 34 people died, a heartbroken mother has written a moving tribute to her three daughters who died in the fire in an attempt to confront her unimaginable loss.

Susan Solano Rosas uploaded the harrowing post on Facebook on Thursday after her daughters, Evan Solano Quitasol, Nicole Storm Quitasol and Angela Rose Quitasol, all died when a 75-foot commercial boat from Truth Aquatics set fire to flames near 3:00 am Santa Cruz Island Monday.

But the Rosas losses did not stop there. Her ex-husband and father of her three girls, Michael Storm Quitasol, and their stepmother, Fernisa Sison, were also murdered.

The Quitasol girls had been on the boat as part of an annual tradition of diving together on the Channel Islands each year to celebrate their father's birthday.

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Tragically, however, on what would have been Michael's 63rd birthday, none of the girls who had been so excited about the trip would return all summer.

Susan Solano Rosas (right) uploaded the harrowing post on Facebook Thursday after her daughters, Evan Solano Quitasol, Nicole Storm Quitasol and Angela Rose Quitasol (left), all died when a 75-foot commercial boat owned by Truth Aquatics in flames in the Near Santa Cruz Island cracked Monday at 3 p.m.

Susan Solano Rosas (right) uploaded the harrowing post on Facebook Thursday after her daughters, Evan Solano Quitasol, Nicole Storm Quitasol and Angela Rose Quitasol (left), all died when a 75-foot commercial boat owned by Truth Aquatics in flames in the Near Santa Cruz Island cracked Monday at 3 p.m.

Angela Rose Quitasol (far right), Evan Quitasol (second from the right) and Nicole Storm Quitasol (second from the left) were killed in the September 2 tragedy

Angela Rose Quitasol (far right), Evan Quitasol (second from the right) and Nicole Storm Quitasol (second from the left) were killed in the September 2 tragedy

Angela Rose Quitasol (far right), Evan Quitasol (second from the right) and Nicole Storm Quitasol (second from the left) were killed in the September 2 tragedy

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A 75-foot commercial boat from Truth Aquatics burst into flames near Santa Cruz Island on Monday at 3:00 p.m.

"On Monday we came to Santa Barbara in a hurry to be with my daughters," Rosas begins. "I hoped Evan, Nicole, and Angela Rose were only injured. They were such strong swimmers. They would certainly have made it to land. They only had 20 meters for swimming. I hoped we could hug and hold them.

"We don't have them instead."

Rosas revealed that she still can't bring her daughters home to rest while investigating the cause of the fatal fire.

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She said that although as parents she knows that you do not have the life of your children, the thought that they are unable to fulfill the plans they had for their future stunned her – a meticulous sense of the decades of memories which she has now been robbed.

But despite the fact that their lives were so tragically short, Rosas comforts everything they have achieved with them in their time, and insisted that they already "exceeded my expectations."

"I know our children are not ours," Rosas admits. & # 39; But as parents, we have plans for their lives.

"I was so proud of them and their achievements. They all knew it too, & she continues. "My three girls were very happy with their lives. They had all found their love, were well established in their community with the best part of life for them. & # 39;

"On Monday we came to Santa Barbara in a hurry to be with my daughters," Rosas' (correct) post begins. "I hoped Evan, Nicole (left) and Angela Rose (center) were only injured. They were such strong swimmers. They would certainly have made it to land. They only had 20 meters for swimming. I hoped we could hug and hold them & # 39;

"On Monday we came to Santa Barbara in a hurry to be with my daughters," Rosas' (correct) post begins. "I hoped Evan, Nicole (left) and Angela Rose (center) were only injured. They were such strong swimmers. They would certainly have made it to land. They only had 20 meters for swimming. I hoped we could hug and hold them & # 39;

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"On Monday we came to Santa Barbara in a hurry to be with my daughters," Rosas' (correct) post begins. "I hoped Evan, Nicole (left) and Angela Rose (center) were only injured. They were such strong swimmers. They would certainly have made it to land. They only had 20 meters for swimming. I hoped we could hug and hold them & # 39;

But the Rosas losses did not stop there. Also her ex-husband and father of her three girls, Michael Storm Quitasol (left), and their stepmother, Fernisa Sison (right) were murdered.

But the Rosas losses did not stop there. Also her ex-husband and father of her three girls, Michael Storm Quitasol (left), and their stepmother, Fernisa Sison (right) were murdered.

But the Rosas losses did not stop there. Also her ex-husband and father of her three girls, Michael Storm Quitasol (left), and their stepmother, Fernisa Sison (right) were murdered.

The Quitasol girls had been on the boat as part of an annual tradition of diving together on the Channel Islands each year to celebrate their father's birthday (shown in 2016)

The Quitasol girls had been on the boat as part of an annual tradition of diving together on the Channel Islands each year to celebrate their father's birthday (shown in 2016)

The Quitasol girls had been on the boat as part of an annual tradition of diving together on the Channel Islands each year to celebrate their father's birthday (shown in 2016)

Although their lives have been made so tragically short, Rosas comforts everything they have achieved with them in their time, and insisted that they already "exceeded my expectations."
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Although their lives have been made so tragically short, Rosas comforts everything they have achieved with them in their time, and insisted that they had already exceeded & # 39; my expectations & # 39;

Although their lives have been made so tragically short, Rosas comforts everything they have achieved with them in their time, and insisted that they had already exceeded & # 39; my expectations & # 39;

In total, 34 people were killed in the submarine fire on Monday Monday

In total, 34 people were killed in the submarine fire on Monday Monday

In total, 34 people were killed in the submarine fire on Monday Monday

While Rosas continues to struggle to understand the gaping void left by her daughters' departure, she faces another equally difficult task of explaining the reality of the tragedy to her eight-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, who is not boarded the voyage.

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"I wanted to protect her from the information, but according to the funeral adviser, this is the best," she writes.

"Elizabeth has behaved so well, like a true hero."

Rosas ended her message by thanking the "gracious" city of Santa Barbara and the hundreds of people who took the time to call or text &, insist that she and her husband read them all and found that they had a were a great source of comfort.

"If you call me or my husband, know that we can cry or sob. It doesn't mean you upset us. It's because you touched our heart with your love for another person, & Rosas said, before you pay tribute to her daughters again.

& # 39; My daughters loved people, & # 39; she remembered. "They loved helping others lead a better life through their service. (Or) cleaning the beach, teaching (or) healing. They were environmental activists in the sense that they were always looking for ways to help the environment.

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"Sometimes it was a bit annoying to walk on the beach and have my bucket filled with garbage instead of with sea shells. I enjoyed every minute I spent with them. I was in my glory when all Q Girls were around. & # 39;

While Rosas continues to struggle to understand the gaping void left by her daughters' departure, she faces another equally difficult task of explaining the reality of the tragedy to her eight-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, who is not boarded the voyage

While Rosas continues to struggle to understand the gaping void left by her daughters' departure, she faces another equally difficult task of explaining the reality of the tragedy to her eight-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, who is not boarded the voyage

While Rosas continues to struggle to understand the gaping void left by her daughters' departure, she faces another equally difficult task of explaining the reality of the tragedy to her eight-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, who is not boarded the voyage

Rosas ended her message by thanking the "gracious" city of Santa Barbara and the hundreds of people who took the time to call or text &, insist that she and her husband read them all and found them as a great source of comfort

Rosas ended her message by thanking the "gracious" city of Santa Barbara and the hundreds of people who took the time to call or text &, insist that she and her husband read them all and found them as a great source of comfort

Rosas ended her message by thanking the "gracious" city of Santa Barbara and the hundreds of people who took the time to call or text &, insist that she and her husband read them all and found them as a great source of comfort

Rosas & # 39; other daughter - and last member of the "Q girls" - Christina (left), couldn't make this year's excursion
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Rosas & # 39; other daughter - and last member of the "Q girls" - Christina (left), couldn't make this year's excursion

Rosas & # 39; other daughter – and last member of the "Q girls" – Christina (left), couldn't make this year's excursion

In her own tribute, Christina spoke about the excitement each of the girls had for the annual family getaway, a weekend of adventure, laughter, and sharing the company of those she loved the most. However, Christina never thought that a journey that would bring so much joy to her family year after year would one day be forever affected by such a tragedy

In her own tribute, Christina spoke about the excitement each of the girls had for the annual family getaway, a weekend of adventure, laughter, and sharing the company of those she loved the most. However, Christina never thought that a journey that would bring so much joy to her family year after year would one day be forever affected by such a tragedy

In her own tribute, Christina spoke about the excitement each of the girls had for the annual family getaway, a weekend of adventure, laughter, and sharing the company of those she loved the most. However, Christina never thought that a journey that would bring so much joy to her family year after year would one day be forever affected by such a tragedy

Rosas & # 39; other daughter – and last member of the "Q girls" – Christina, couldn't make this year's excursion.

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In her own tribute, Christina spoke about the excitement each of the girls had for the annual family getaway, a weekend of adventure, laughter, and sharing the company of those she loved the most.

However, Christina never thought that a journey that brought so much joy to her family year after year would one day be forever affected by such a tragedy.

"This is incredibly difficult for me to write," said Christina on Wednesday. "Today would be my father's birthday, he would be 63.

"Every year my family would come together and celebrate its birthday in the most amazing way. We would dive the Channel Islands. All of us together, the people he loved, on a boat, for a great weekend. Every year we looked forward to this trip.

"This year I couldn't make the trip. The majority of my family was on that boat. My beautiful, happy parents and my sisters. They were my first friends. My best friends. We were always known as the Q Girls, I was 2 of 4. Just a bunch of big kids who loved (goof) off and have fun together.

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"We have never grown out of that phase. In the blink of an eye they are all gone & # 39;

A GoFundMe campaign was set up to help the family with funeral expenses and has already raised more than $ 33,000 from its $ 55,000 goal.

Full message from Susan Solano Rosas:

On Monday we came to Santa Barbara in a hurry to be with my daughters, Evan, Nicole and Angela. I hoped that Evan, Nicole and Angela Rose were injured alone. They were such strong swimmers. They would certainly have made it to land. They only had 20 meters for swimming. I hoped we could hug and hold them. We don't have them instead. We can't bring them home yet. I know our children are not ours. As parents, we have plans for their lives. They had exceeded my expectations that I had for them. I was so proud of them and their achievements. They all knew it too. My three girls were very happy with their lives. They had all found their love, were well established in their community with the best part of life for them.

The city of Santa Barbara and the people here have been nothing but graceful. I came without clothes, the Salvation Army helped me. The red cross helped with so many things that I can't count. Hospice helped tell my 8-year-old about the accident and that her sisters have died. I wanted to protect her against the information, but according to the funeral adviser this is the best. Elizabeth has behaved as well as a real hero.

I want to thank you all for your calls, texts, kind words, donations. Setting up fundraising. I am overwhelmed and humiliated by all support. It gives me a lot of comfort to know that my daughters, their father and his wife were able to touch so many lives. It is very difficult to know what to say to parents who have lost their children. Or someone like Christina who lost her sisters, father and stepmother.

I can only say for me and my husband, we don't mind the lyrics, the phone calls the fb messages. I've read them all. They bring me a lot of comfort. If you call me or my husband, know that we can cry or sob. it does not mean that you have upset us. It is because you touched our heart with your love for another person.

I have met others with the same loss. They described their loved ones very much like mine. My daughters loved people. They loved helping others lead a better life through their service. The weather was beach cleaning, teaching or healing. They were environmental activists in the sense that they were always looking for ways to help the environment by protecting Mother Earth. Especially the oceans and trees. Sometimes it was a bit annoying to walk on the beach and have my bucket filled with trash instead of sea shells. I enjoyed every minute I spent with them. I was in my glory when all Q Girls were around. She called the Pacific Ocean together with their father and stepmother.

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