Share a special moment from Jenny's life.

Shared by Laurie Smolley on July 7, 2019

Our beautiful niece it's been 8long yrs since God took u home we miss u +love you more than words, continue watching over mom + dad + the family! ❤️


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on July 7, 2019

Here we are Jenny 2019.The time is flying have 4 cousinsMarleya ,Landon ,Chloe and Geovani .Oh how you would love them. You are 23 now and and I can only dream of what you would be doing down here.You are always in my heart and thoughts I have so many memories to look back on. The Korean candy I made by accident .The day I burned part of the oven and I thought Wait till Dad gets home He’s going to blow a gasket. I miss you so much and I know you are doing God’s work.I love you much my sweet angel.


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on July 2, 2015

jENNY IT IS SUMMER AGAIN.auntie laurie has a beautiful garden at  her house ,you would love.There are humming birds and butter flies and beautiful flowers.We will go there on sunday for a picnic.I will think of you.Mom and Dad will go if there not busy.James is getting big. We have a new baby Tylers little boy Landon .You would love him.Jaymie is married can you believe his name is Jake.She will be moving  and I will miss her.Well i know you are with OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IN ALL HIS GLORY FOR YOU WERE HIS BEFORE YOU WERE OURS AND WE ALL WILL RETURN SOMEDAY TO HIMAND WE WILL BE TOGETHER FOREVER. I LOVE YOU MORE TAN MUCH AND MISS YOU MORE XXXOOO    NONNIE


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on July 3, 2014

Flowers ,swimming,gardening,fishing  jennys summer. picnics wth family looking for bugs thats you .now your with our real Father who loves us so much we cant begin to know but you know JENNY.we will be together some day PRAISE GOD.Love youuuuuuu xxxxxxxxooooooo

winter 2013

Shared by MARIE LUMIA on December 6, 2013

Hi Jenny  Its been a while since ive written but theres not a day that goes by that i dont think of you . You are always in my heart.You know were i am because i know you visit now and then i can feel you. we missed you on thanksgiving your beautiful face and shinning smile .It will be Christmas soon.our tree is up the christmas card dad had made sits in my bedroom my christmas angel i love you more than moreand i miss you .xxxxooooo nonnie   

Proof of Heaven/poem by David Romano

Shared by Doug & Judy Moses on July 14, 2013

To Gene and Yoomi, I could hear Jenny sending this to us....................................
 When tomorrow starts without me,
 And I'm not there to see,
If the Sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did that day,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say,
I know how much you loved me,
As much as I loved you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love,
But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
The thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized
That this could never be,
For the emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates
I felt so mudh at home
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you,.
Today your life on earth is past
But here it starts anw.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way,
There's no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful,
 So trusting and so true.
Though there were times
You did some things
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
And now at last you're free.
So won't you come and take my hand
And share my life with me?"

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,

We miss you so much

Shared by Doug & Judy Moses on July 5, 2013

Hi Jen,  I tried to leave you a message yesterday, but forgot my password.  Well it's been two years and we miss you so much.  Mom and Dad are having a picnic on Sunday and I'm sure we'll all be missing you terribly.

Well Mr. Doug and I tell all our friends about you and missing you terribly. Well summer is here, the flowers, birds and bugs are all in full bloom and it's been very hot and humid.  

We love and miss you but I'm sure GOD has you very busy.

Love you always,

Mr. Doug and Judy       

Hi, It's Nahyun Unni

Shared by Nahyun Kang on July 4, 2013

I know you are doing fine, but just wanted to say hi.
But, I do wonder about the small things in your life now like what's in the place you live and where you sleep and other little things. 
I wish you could tell us. 

Anyway, if you feel like, say Hi to your mom too in her dreams like I'm doing to you right now. 

Bye, though it's not really a bye.
I'll say hi to you next time  pretty soon i hope >ㅁ< 


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on July 4, 2013

Hi Jenny well 2 years has gone by and you are so missed. you know we sent ballons to you yester day we were so excited because they dissapearred into the clouds i saw a beautiful angle cloud while i was layiny by the pool at west haven, one of your favorite places .I could picture you on the rocks with your fishing pole. Such great menories i hold in my heart .I called  Mom and Dad just to say hi and that i love them. Mom went to the shrine and then to work will see them sunday at BUURR POND.I LOVE YOUMORE THAN MORE AND MISS YOU.XXXXOOOO .


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on May 11, 2013



Shared by MARIE LUMIA on May 1, 2013

Fishing,Planting,looking at the birds and the budding trees thats you Jenny.Ill be looking for you because there is always something i can see thats you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Happy Birthday

Shared by MARIE LUMIA on February 8, 2013

//we always looked forwrd to your birthday. we always have a good time because your smile lights up the room and my heart. cant believe your 17 today Im sending you all my love and kisses and hugs..well my special angel  you have a heavenly! day  forever in my heart and my thoughts. I love you more than more, see you soonxxxxxooooo


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on December 3, 2012

   Hi Jenny,
      Another season is here we have had snow already,and that reminds me how you loved to make snow angels. My favorite card is the one Mom and dad made and sent it for Christmas with you laying in the snow.It makes me smile and we all know you are the real thing now,with that big smile and those mischivous eyes I love so much. You have left me with so much love and special gifts that help me get through the days . I miss you so much and i will be with you one dayand will laugh together like we use to.I know a little girl that needs your strength and help she is very sick so i know you will be there for her.Her name is Briana.Ill see you soon I love you much and miss you more loveeeeeeeee Nonnie xxxxxxxxxooooooo


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on August 2, 2012

Jenny always attended The hole In The Wall Camp during July, her favorite place to be free.She was a free spirit and smart beyond her years. She loved to tend her garden that would be started from seedlings with her Mom.She loved to fish with her Dad.Just a look out  a window to watch the birds or the flowers and the buterflies,would give her joy. She was very special but God had a bigger plan for her and I know
I will be with her again I miss you more than more Jennyand love you much. .


Shared by MARIE LUMIA on March 31, 2012

My thoughts are of you daily,more vivid when its a holiday.  I miss you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have left me with so much to think about.The smell of spring ,time to start the seedling  for planting . the smell of the morning air.the chirping of the  birds.all the beauty of life that is what you are to me.I love you more than much my angel. I feel your smile and those beautiful twinkling eyes.Always  in my heart.xxxxxxoooooo 

Jenny &Me

Shared by MARIE LUMIA on November 30, 2011

I remember so many beautiful things about you Jenny. Your smile ,your laugh. the twinkle in your eyes.We had a lot of fun on our days together. Like the day i put tin foil in the oven and it melted its still there i was trying to keep the oven clean from whatever i was cooking . You laughed when i said Dad was going to kill me.The day i made carmel for custard andwhen it hardened you were so excited because you said that is the way to make Korean loli pops you sat there and licked thespoon until it was gone. I  remember when you told Mom you didnt want to call me NONNIE i think that was too foreign to you.But you got use to it and when you would call me I loved to hear Hi Nonnie its Jenny.I miss you sooooooooooo but i have so many memories of you.You have a very special place in my heart all your hugs and kisses are there.I LOVE YOU. 



Jenny's Reiki with Mr. Doug

Shared by Doug & Judy Moses on October 4, 2011

Jenny was one of the strongest, smartest and compasionist young women I ever met.  When she called and wanted to come and see Mr.Doug for Reiki, I said come as soon as you can.  She and Mom were there at 4:00 that afternoon.

Jenny and I built a wonderful relationship.  We shared her fears and her thoughts together in a special relationship.  I was her personal teddy bear.  After her second Reiki session she asked to be Baptized which was arranged by friends in a week with Pastor Kim residing.  Jenny and Yoomi were both Baptized on that very touching day.  Pastor Kim made the day very special for all of us that day.  That was the day Jenny said she was the most happiest and the last day she wrote in her Journal.

This young beautiful women will never be forgotten by all the peoples lives she touched.  We will love her forever.

To her parents Jenny will want you to go on living your life.  Be happy until you meet again in Heaven where I'm sure GOD has given her a big job to do because she was so SPECIAL.

Love you forever Jenny, Doug & Judy


Form "Sarah's life plan..." Written by Sarah kechen Lipson

Shared by Eugene Smolley on October 3, 2011


August 26, 2011 


Summer 2011 I returned from Turkey on June 12th and though just two short months have passed, I can barely wrap my mind around all that has happened since.  It has been a difficult summer but one from which I hope to draw strength and inspiration in years to come. [A bit of background information:]  
Through volunteering at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut, I met an amazing young woman who touched my soul more than she would ever know.  Her name was Jenny, and through her I learned everything from basic origami to the true definition of a ‘will to live’.  I’ve often heard the phrase ‘in the fight of her life’ in reference to a sick child. For Jenny, this colloquialism was inaccurate on two accounts. Jenny’s existence was not a fight. A fight implies anger and aggression, a far cry from the brave, positive, compassionate young woman I loved so dearly.  And secondly, Jenny was not in ‘the’ fight of her life but, rather, ‘the second’ fight of her life. Jenny was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of five.  The chemotherapy she received at the time scarred her delicate, young lungs and she developed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis eight years later, when she was thirteen.  For the last two years, Jenny lived an existence most of us couldn’t even imagine. Most of us will never know the pain she lived with; the pain she was unable to escape here on Earth.  For Jenny, breathing was a 24-7 job and a demanding one at that.  The feeling Jenny described in rare moments of acknowledging her pain was that her lungs felt as if they were being wrapped in ever-tightening rubber bands.  On the waiting list for a double-lung transplant, Jenny was on 24-hour-a-day oxygen. Her mother wore a beeper, waiting, waiting, waiting; for a call that never came. 
Jenny and I skyped nearly everyday this past year, from a small town in Connecticut to the Black Sea coast in Turkey.  It was often Jenny who knew more about my life abroad than my own family. Last February, my mother visited Jenny at Children’s Hospital in Boston and when my mom estimated that she spoke to me once or twice a week, Jenny laughed, admitting that she spoke to me far more than my own mother. Throughout my year in Turkey, I did my best to share photographs with Jenny through the “Hi Jenny!” project (a banner, which read “Hi Jenny. Love and positive energy to you…”). In each blog entry from September 2010-June 2011, I posted a photograph of the “Hi Jenny!” banner, as it traveled from Boston to Turkey and beyond. The banner was with me at all times in Turkey and is now with Jenny's parents.
Jenny and I spent a week together at camp this summer (June 17-23) and though she was weak, though she was in severe pain, we shared days that I will never forget.  On a walk one afternoon, as I pushed Jenny in her wheelchair down a dirt path, she explained to me how desperately she wanted to "give back".  "I am always taking, taking, taking, Sarah", she said thoughtfully, "but one day, when I'm healthy, I will give, give, give". I hoped more than anything that she would have the opportunity to reciprocate, to share her energy and spirit with the world.
On Sunday, July 3, Amy, another counselor from Camp, and I visited Jenny in Torrington, Connecticut.  We sang songs, looked at photographs from Jenny’s childhood, shared laughter and tears. On my bus ride from Hartford, Connecticut to Boston later that evening, Jenny’s father called to tell me that Jenny had passed away.  It had been no more than thirty minutes since I had hugged and kissed my Jenny; since she had opened her eyes to say ‘”Goodbye Sarah…one more hug…I love you”. She said this over and over to me, "just one more hug", squeezing my hand with all her strength.  
Below is a collection of photographs documenting my relationship with Jenny, one that has forever changed me.
[The first ever ‘Hi Jenny!’ photograph. With Jenny, September 2010…] [Jenny all decked out in Marshallese amimono…]  [A screenshot of Jenny and I skyping from Connecticut to Turkey, February 2011. This is the smile she greeted me with everyday as we “Internet hugged”…]  [With Jenny at Camp, June 2011…]  [With Jenny at Boating and Fishing, June 2011…]  [Jenny and I spent a very special afternoon together with the camp horses, June 2011…]  [Jenny said she felt more at peace when she was with the horses; more relaxed…] [Jenny accepting her Junior Photographer Award at Camp, June 2011…]  [Below is the last picture ever taken of Jenny. July 3, 2011; I will always love you, J…]“A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam,and for a brief moment its gloryand beauty belong to our world.But then it flies againand though we wish it could have stayedwe feel lucky to have seen it.”  


Shared by Nahyun Kang on October 2, 2011

one time, when she came over to my house

we were talking in the kitchen, sitting on table near to garage door and 

 she said she feels sorry to her parents and i told her you shouldn't be sorry because they are your mom and dad.

then we were taking picture of ourselves with my cellphone. and Jenny took my cell phone for a second and changed my background with the picure that we just took. i still hav it as my back.

Hole in the wall

Shared by Eugene Smolley on September 10, 2011

Jenny was lucky to attend Paul Newmans Hole in The Wall Gang Camp,Jenny said it was the best place on earth.She made a lot of friends there. Jenny met and took a pic with Paul one year. 

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