June 13, 2018
By Jennifer Skelton
Amy Aguilar, Stephens Elementary 5th grader, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 8, 2018 from an asthma attack.
(Amy and her parents celebrating her last day of 4th grade on May 25, 2018)
Amy was known as a happy, loving child who would have been 10 years old on June 23. She was enjoying the summer before her final year at Stephens Elementary. On Friday, June 8, Amy passed away suddenly from a severe asthma attack.
A Loving Daughter and Sister
Amy's parents Ivan and Yatchzel Aguilar are devastated by the loss and say Amy was a wonderful sister to her brother Ivan and sister Mia. Amy enjoyed a close bond with her entire family and enjoyed doing "girly" things were Mia and teaching her brother how to read. Amy also loved playing with her dog Luna and her favorite color was purple.
Stephens Elementary Support
Amy enjoyed going to school at Stephens Elementary so much that she wanted to go even when she was sick, according to her parents. One of her favorite teachers was Ms. Monica Melchiorre, who has been visiting with the family daily since Amy passed away. The parents say they are very grateful for her love and care of their daughter and their family. Family, friends and faith are helping the family during this very difficult time.
Children with Asthma
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 13 people have asthma, or 25 million Americans, and it is more common in children than adults. Each day 10 Americans die from asthma with adults being more likely to die from the disease than children. It is said to be the number one reason children miss school.
Services on Wednesday
Amy will be laid to rest today, Wednesday, June 13, at 3 p.m. at Klein Memorial Park located at 14711 Cypress North Houston, Cypress, Texas 77429.
Please Wear Purple
The burial is open to Amy's friends and family. The parents request that everyone wear purple in honor of Amy, as this was her favorite color. "Absolutely NO BLACK!"
How to help
A GoFundMe account was set up by a family member to help the immediate family with expenses.