|Birth: ||Jun. 9, 1990|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2006|
Chicago Girl who won the hearts of millions worldwide due to her being an undocumented immigrant and a Hospital refusing to give her a transplant that would potentionally save her life.
"They might be wondering, why?" Ana said in May 2005. "That's the same question I ask. Why again me? But that's all life. Life still goes on."
Feb. 26--Ana Esparza was laid to rest Saturday in the same way she waged a public fight for a liver transplant--cradled in the love and support of Chicago's Mexican community.
About 400 mourners packed Precious Blood Church on the Near West Side for a politically charged and heartfelt funeral, vowing to carry on the 16-year-old Cicero girl's legacy and fight for other children living in the U.S. without legal status.
Ana had mobilized Mexicans in Chicago five years ago when she was denied government funding for a liver transplant because she was an illegal immigrant. In response, Chicagoans raised about $200,000 and took her cause to Congress ...
Thank you to: Scott McManimen ~ For sponsoring the memory of Ana Esparza. That means alot.
And special thank you to Dan Jares for the photo of her headstone. Finally it is done.
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Created by: Damian Omar Plaza in C...
Record added: Feb 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13394076