2023 Circle of Care Donor


On May 14, 2001, we were blessed with a beautiful baby boy. Michael Francis Trella came into our lives on that day and our lives would forever be changed.  Michael lived his life with a smile on his face and an innate need to make other people feel good.  He was kind, compassionate, funny and loved life, his family, friends, and people in general. A giving soul which you cannot truly teach–it was just the fabric of who he was as a person.  On the morning of Oct. 27th, 2016–at the age of 15–Michael was called upon to the Lord. His passing left his family, friends, and the entire community in a state of sadness and heartache. As it is hard to move on in life without Michael in our presence, we must do so in his name knowing he is with us and that is what he would want us to do.

Michael had a purpose, as we all do. His was to do for others. To bring joy and happiness into lives of people who needed it. To help people in need whenever possible. That is why we created I Love You More / The Michael Trella Foundation. Our primary mission is to provide bereavement support to families who have lost a child. We provide financial assistance for funeral costs and other support as requested. In addition, we encourage kindness by supporting various youth programs, post-secondary scholarships and families in need.

Although Michael only lived 15 years, he gave more hope and inspiration than most could give in their entire lifetimes. We could never imitate the true emotional impact Michael had on the lives of so many, but we can do our best by living the example that he has left for us. In honor of Michael Francis Trella, his family would like to thank you for your support.

Michael’s Story on WORD 1250 AM

(From left to right) Dan Otto (Michael Trella Foundation board member), Sarah Mohsin from Word 1250 AM, Nick Trella (Michael’s brother), and Mark Trella (Michael’s dad).

the Michael Trella foundation

Please help us spread the LOVE and GENEROSITY that Michael demonstrated by HELPING OTHERS. We are deeply grateful for your support through the Michael Trella Foundation.