Community Rallies to Support Orphaned San Marcos Sisters

The community is pitching in to support two San Marcos sisters who have lost both their parents within the last five years.

This hasn’t been the first time they’ve been without parents.

The sisters, Cassie and Hannah Flagg, were both adopted from China as infants. They were born to different mothers 15 months apart and abandoned before they found their way to their late San Marcos parents.

Now teenagers, the girls attend Mission Hills High School and lost their mother five years ago to Leukemia and their father just days ago.

“With my mom passing, I always thought like, ‘OK, my dad will walk me down the aisle, no problem,'” Cassie Flagg said. “But now it’s those kind of things that get you.”

The sisters plan to move out of their parents’ San Marcos house and into an apartment, as cousins stay with them.

The future is unclear for them. Hannah, 16, is a cheerleader and artist and wants to attend Stanford when she graduates. Cassie, 17, is on the yearbook team and plans to attend a junior college to stay close to her sister.

One of the things seeing them through is the kindness of the community, strangers and friends alike. It was strangers who set up a GoFundMe page for the sisters, so folks could donate money to help the Flaggs financially.

“A lot of people started to share it and when I saw students start to share it, I was blown away,” Cassie Flagg said.

If you wish to donate to the Flagg sisters, go to their

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