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  •  Ana's father Jimmy is a colleague (10+ / 0-)

    of mine.  We've played a handful of gigs over the years, though i haven't seen him in quite a while.  I cried quite a bit for him yesterday as his close friends' posts filled my FB feed.

    Know that there has been an outpouring of love for their family from the NYC jazz community, and though that can never replace their loss, they have been comforted by the outpouring and by their faith in God.  They want everyone to know that despite their mourning for their daughter they are at peace.

    From Jimmy yesterday:
    "Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words of support. As we work through this nightmare, we're reminded how much we're loved and supported on this earth and by our Father in heaven. As much as she's needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise. I love you sweetie girl."

    And today:
    We have an amazing sense of peace because Ana loved the Lord. We will miss her terribly but rejoice knowing we will see each other again in heaven! Arrangements will be posted as known. Please pray for the families who lost children today and the adults who died trying to save them. Please pray for our son Isaiah who is currently in a state of shock and for my mom and dad who arrive tomorrow. Please pray for world peace. Thank you for loving us."

    Please respect the family's privacy, and if you are religious pray for them.

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