This campaign is for my sister Jazmine Esmeralda Rodriguez. Two years ago, my family and I found out she was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. Jazmine was a loving mother and wife and was very optimistic, charismatic and a wonderful sister.
She was born in 1993 into a family of 2 older brothers. Being the baby and the only girl in the family she was always treated as the princess. In 2006, our family was divided when our father was deported due to immigration laws. That’s when my older brother and I took over to be that father figure and set a good example and lead the family. My older brother joined the Marines and after seeing his success, I decided to join a few months later to help support the family. While we were away she met her now husband Francisco, and soon after, they started a family and had their first child, Hazel. Then in 2013 they had their second child, Xavier.
In 2015, she was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. This was a very difficult time for my mother, my brother and her husband and everyone that knew her personally. Being the fighter that she was, she was determined and was not going to let cancer take her down. She was told by doctors that she only had 3 to 6 months to live. But being the stubborn fighter she was, she managed to fight her cancer battle for another 2 years.
On Sunday, November 5th, Jazmine collapsed and was rushed to the hospital. Even then, she continued to fight until that fateful day of November 11. Which also happens to be Veteran’s Day, a very symbolic day for our family. Jazmine will be remembered as a very charismatic and hopeful human being to anyone that had the pleasure of knowing her.
Through her battles, Jazmine attempted to arrange for her passing but unfortunately, her time ran out before she could complete her goal of not leaving that burden to her family. Jazmine leaves behind two beautiful kids who she loved with all her heart.
The reason for this campaign is to raise funds for her funeral arrangements. Any remaining donations will go towards creating a trust fund to help her beautiful children in the future.
Our family has been hit with this very sad tragedy during the beginning of the holiday season. We now have one goal and that is to come together and celebrate her life and give her a proper farewell.
Thank you for your time and consideration. God Bless you!
- Kyle Hinson
- Melina Rodriguez
- Ricardo & Aviv Hernandez
- Josue Cardenas