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In loving memory of our smart, funny, handsome, Alessandro Esquivel who was born August 13, 1998 to Ana & Carlos Esquivel. Today would have been his 22nd birthday. Alessandro was a premature baby, Ana was 24 weeks pregnant when Alessandro was born. Alessandro’s parents found he was hard of hearing when his pediatrician referred him to an audiologists suspecting he wasn’t hearing. Children’s hospital referred Alessandro’s parents to The John Tracy Clinic.

He attended John Tracy Center’s Home Demo March 2000 and graduated from the preschool in 2003. He then went onto elementary school at Echo Horizon School and his middle school years were spent at St. Timothy School. His attended high school at Beverly Hills High and graduated from Downey High School in 2017.

God took Alessandro from us on October 20, 2018. He was a sophomore at University of Santa Barbara studying math.

He wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his math degree, but he was researching coding. He liked playing basketball with his high school friends while in high school and even after graduating, he would go play with his friends when he came to visit from Santa Barbara. He also liked playing soccer with his uncle. He was looking into starting boxing but was hesitant because of his implants. One of his main passions was reading. He could read, sometimes 2 or 3 books a week. He could carry a conversation with anybody about many topics: politics, philosophy, theology, etc. He was a very smart young man. Bridget Klaus his preschool teacher at JTC along with his teachers from Echo Horizon School said that Alessandro was an old man trapped in the body of a child.

Alessandro and his sister Isabella both shared a love for math. They had a brother sister bond where they would cover for each other’s mischievous behavior no matter what. Isabella admired his intelligence and ability to succeed in academics with little effort. She could spend hours hanging out with him, and they used to play soccer in the alley. Despite their age gap they were always able to have fun and Isabella liked recording his singing, even though he couldn’t carry a tune. They both shared a passion for reading, but just with different genres, Alessandro with non-fiction and Isabella with fiction.

With this online campaign we would like to raise money for John Tracy Center in thanks for educating and supporting Alessandro and his family during his early years of language development. We would also like to keep Alessandro’s memory alive at John Tracy Center with a beautiful photo picture collage. His intelligence and quirky humor will be forever missed. We miss you Alessandro and you will never be forgotten. You have given us all so many wonderful memories.

  • Anne
    08/25/2020
    Remembering Alessandro
    $51.00
  • Stephanie
    08/24/2020
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    $50.00
  • Mary
    08/17/2020
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    $100.00
  • Jonathan, Susan and Jordan
    08/16/2020
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    $100.00
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    08/15/2020
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    $100.00
  • Erik
    08/14/2020
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    $30.00
  • Lorena
    08/14/2020
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    $100.00
  • Ana
    08/14/2020
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    $22.00
  • Martin
    08/14/2020
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    $40.00
  • Idalia
    08/14/2020
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    $25.00
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In loving memory of our smart, funny, handsome, Alessandro Esquivel who was born August 13, 1998 to Ana & Carlos Esquivel. Today would have been his 22nd birthday. Alessandro was a premature baby, Ana was 24 weeks pregnant when Alessandro was born. Alessandro’s parents found he was hard of hearing when his pediatrician referred him to an audiologists suspecting he wasn’t hearing. Children’s hospital referred Alessandro’s parents to The John Tracy Clinic.
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