November 7, 1997 - March 20, 2009
Hello NBIA family,
With a heavy heart I notify you that we lost our daughter, Aubrey, to septic pneumonia and respiratory failure on March 20. Aubrey was a special soul lent to us by God for a short time, but she left lasting impressions on everyone she touched in her 11 years.
Aubrey was a courageous child who got right back up whenever she fell and kept going full steam. From the moment she was born we knew she was touched by God. She was our angel on earth.
Although Aubrey was taught at home, she was adopted by her fourth-grade peers and counted many friends among them. They visited with her weekly for lunch, reading to her and entertaining her. Her teachers and peers went out of their way to keep Aubrey connected and brought tremendous joy to her life.
Aubrey enjoyed watching Blues Clues, spending time with her "Pa" and lying on the floor with her nurse, Susan, and her dog, Dexter. Aubrey spent her 9th birthday at Disneyland through Make-A-Wish and loved the princesses and the Dumbo ride.
Aubrey started out as a normal child but quickly developed difficulties with her milestones and received many different diagnoses before being confirmed with PKAN two years ago. She quickly lost all of her independence, but she took it all in stride. She was very brave.
Since Aubrey's passing there have been many trees planted in her honor in addition to a new award named after Aubrey at her school. It will be given each year to a fourth grader showing
caring and courage.
Aubrey is dearly loved and missed by her parents, grandpa, Susan, her sister and two brothers, in addition to her extended family of peers, teachers, therapist and all of the loving and giving people who came into our lives because of Aubrey.