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JELL-O

There are certain things in life that we remember and other things that we forget.

Jack told us not too long ago that he truly doesn’t remember much about the days following his injury. He remembers everything about the moment he was hit while playing hockey, and he remembers being rushed to HCMC. But he doesn’t remember much after he arrived in the ER and the week he spent in PICU was just a blur.

We’re surprised by this, especially since Jack was so alert and carried on conversations with everyone – and we’re talking about hundreds of people – that visited him that week. I remember how he thanked every single person for stopping by to visit him. He, on the other hand, is clueless.

However, he said there are three things that he does remember. One of them is about his grandmother, Ramona (Mike’s mom). He told her he was tired of eating the same flavor of JELL-O that the nurses gave him. It wasn’t their fault, but it was getting old, especially when his diet was limited to JELL-O and ice chips.

The next day, Ramona showed up with JELL-O of a different flavor. Jack was thrilled. Grandma smiled.

I mention this because we lost Ramona this past Wednesday (June 24). We’re heartbroken by her passing. She was one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring people we’ve ever known. Without thinking twice, she’d do anything to help others. And always with a smile.

Ramona, we love and miss you. Always and forever.

Rest in peace. 

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marilyn bergagnini
By marilyn bergagnini
SOO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE LOSS OF GRAMMA.......HAPPY THAT JACK REMEMBERS HIS GRAMMA BRINGING HIM JELLO.....GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND HUGS.
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Caro Wiles
By Caro and Martin Wiles
So sorry to hear of the loss of Ramona
It will be a time of sadness for all of you.
Our love , sympathy and prayers are with you .
Blessings from Orillia , Ontario Canada
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Susan Mueller
By Susan Mueller
Mike, Leslie, Jack, and Max - you're in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. May Christ's peace be with you as you mourn the loss of Ramona. My sympathies.
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Kathleen Bennett
By Kathleen Bennett
Sorry for your loss of what sounds was a wonderful/caring person/GRANDMOTHER to Jack. And a special bond of Mother in law/Daughter in Law And of course Mother.
I lost my Father (age 92) on May 12 and no matter the age,it's hard. Whether it be a fast death OR a slow lingering illness, it still hurts. Within time, it will get better but one never forgets.
May God be with your family today & in the weeks/months(HOW EVER LONG IT TAKES) & the special occasions to come. Hold on tight to those special memories!!
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Susan Dove Owen
By Hockey Mom from Thunder Bay, Ontario
So sorry for your loss of such a special part of your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏
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Lisa Boyd
By Lisa Boyd
So sorry for this loss..so thankful for the WONDERFUL memories you have of such a special lady! Such a servant's heart, like that of our Savior Jesus. AN example for us all to follow. Praying for your family as you adjust to this change in your lives....
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Marguerite Austin
By Marguerite Austin
Prayers for a different type of healing for your family. She will always be with you in memory. Sympathy for you all.
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Marguerite Austin
By Marguerite Austin
Prayers for a different type of healing for your family. She will always be with you in memory. Sympathy for you all.
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Ellie Vetter
By Ellie, One of Jack's many Praying Grandmothers
Prayers for your family. Ramona sounds like a very special lady.
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Connie Brost
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You ALL are in our thoughts and prayers! In last 7 months we have lost my Mom (80), one of my brothers, Neil (53) and My husbands brother, Dan (57). All VERY special people to us. It is part of life but I still have to remind myself how blessed we were to have them all in our lives as long as we did. The Jablonski family are blessing to many! So you all will be thought of and receive extra prayers through your grieving. I love the picture. The picture of LOVE! Continued healing, health and happiness! Connie Brost, Nebraska
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