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  •  I am ok with it. I speak only for myself here, (4+ / 0-)
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    SwedishJewfish, wader, kishik, hazey

    although my family is welcome to add to my story. I believe one of my sisters was following the story there too. We want everyone to know who she was, not what happened to her. That is the most important thing.

    -6.50/-5.23 "Don't find fault, find a remedy." - Henry Ford

    by Merry Light on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 08:16:41 PM PST

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    •  OK, thanks (5+ / 0-)

      I am glad you guys are focusing on her life, and not the way she died. I love that the memorial fund is going to help underpriviledged kids go to cheer camp. What an amazing legacy.

      I don't know if you feel comfortable passing this along, but like I said, I became very emotionally involved in the search for her and as a result, my daughter became interested. I did not tell her any details, of course, but I talked to her about Jessica and every day she would ask about her. She wrote this letter for her, and we ended up tying it to a balloon to "send it to heaven":

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      To translate 5 year old: "Dear Jessica, we are really sad that you are not here anymore, I hope that you are making friends with my hamster, he will love you and we love you too. P.S. my hamster's name is Lenny."

      The little stick figure with the crown on it is Jessica as an angel, and the thing underneath it is Lenny (who died about a year ago) as an angel :)

      You must work-we must all work-to make a world that is worthy of its children -Pablo Casals Please support TREE Climbers for victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

      by SwedishJewfish on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:03:35 PM PST

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