Photo by Scott Fisher

Survivor Stories:
Jessica Aguirre (1981 – 2012)

We have really heavy hearts around here this morning. We are so saddened to report that one of the women we featured in last month’s Survivor Stories lost her battle with breast cancer last week. Jessica Aguirre, a mother of two young boys, was gracious enough to share with us a little bit of what she learned during her struggle with the disease. She was always looking at the bright side of her diagnosis because of her reunion with her sister. The two were barely speaking and once cancer entered the picture,  Jessica’s sister moved 5 minutes away.

Though we didn’t have any direct contact with Jessica,  we are truly proud to say she made an impact on us and hopefully on you, too.  Please understand breast cancer awareness doesn’t end when the pink backgrounds and ribbons are retired for another year. Women (and men) are still battling this disease every day and some, like Jessica, don’t win. But she and so many others continue to give us the will to fight until there are no more outcomes like this.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Rhonda who let us know her niece Jessica, had passed, to Jessica’s two sons, and the rest of her family.