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Jeremy Garcia

Jeremy Garcia (2002-2017) Jeremy Garcia was 15 years old and had autism. Jeremy wandered from his home and was hit by a truck on December 2...

Friday, December 14, 2012

Josephine Grace Gay

Josephine Grace Gay (2005-2012)

Josephine Grace Gay was 7 years old and had autism. She is from Newton, Connecticut.  She was killed in the school shooting that happened on December 14, 2012, at Sandy Brook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Josephine Grace Gay was survived by her parents Michele and Bob Gay and sister, Sophia and Maria Gay.

"She lived seven years inspiring friends and family with her beautiful smile, loving heart, and playful spirit (Source/Obituary)." 
"It will help us if others know what a special person she was and how she inspired everyone she met.  Joey was autistic and severely apraxic. She could not speak, yet she touched the lives of so many around her: teachers, therapists, friends, neighbors, all loved and cherished her. Joey was social and affectionate; she smiled, she loved hugs, and she even had a wonderful sense of humor. Her spirit was indomitable. She participated in rigorous therapy and treatment on a daily basis without complaint. She loved to play with her Barbie dolls, iPad, and computer, swim, swing, and be anywhere her sisters were. Josephine loved the color purple (Source, Her Parents)." 
Links about Josephine Grace Gay:
Obituary: Legacy.com Obituary
Memorial Fund: Joey's Fund at Doug Flutie Foundation
Facebook Memorial Pages: RIP Josephine Grace Gay-Sandy Hook Massacre Victim
Blogs: Autism Light #246