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Jessica and 65 Roses

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited condition for which there are only temporary treatments. It was given the nickname 65 roses supposedly because a toddler once told her mother that her friend had “65 roses…cys-tic-fib-ro-sis”.

Zippers and Tamales

Jessica organized our special class at Chameleon called “Zippers and Tamales” in honor of her Mom. We all knew that Guadalupe installed the best concealed zippers and also made the best tamales. Jessica made hand outs and recipe cards. It was one of the most special evenings for mother and daughter and the 10 people …

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Jessica and the Painting

When Liz, my right-hand-woman, came to work for us 6 years ago in March, Jessica had just gone to Children’s Hospital for what would become her last time. Liz only heard the stories about Jessica and saw a few photos that Guadalupe kept at her work station. Liz is a wonderful artist and unbeknownst to any of us she began a painting of Jessica.

They Have Lunch!

Sam, Guadalupe’s oldest son also has Cystic Fibrosis. After Jessica’s death Sam registered in February 2009 for a transplant. We will never know why Jessica did not want a transplant. At Chameleon we were all “prepared” for when the call would come in that a donor was available. Guadalupe and Sam would have to immediately …

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