Our Inspiration

About Jenna and Jack

Jack, born on April 9, 1999, passed away July 19, 2012

Jack was born in Wolfsburg, Germany to Claudio and Danielle. Jack was an amazing older brother to Giovanni, Joah-Mikel and Carolina. Sharing happy times with his parents, siblings, extended family and special friends was so important to him. Jack was an incredibly gifted boy with enthusiasm for life. He was relentless in his pursuit to learn new facts, to see new places, to taste all foods and live every day to its fullest. Jack was a great soccer player and an equally loyal teammate and friend. He always shared in the joy of other friends’ accomplishments. There wasn’t a morning that Jack didn’t wake up eager to go to his school. He loved his friends, teachers and the overall learning environment. Jack is loved more than words can ever express and he will be truly missed but his legacy will carry on forever.

Jenna, born February 27, 2000 and passed away June 20, 2014

Jenna was Michael and Cathy’s  middle child and sibling to older sister Abbie, and younger brother John. She relished her role as middle child, mediator, entertainer and all-around peace keeper in her family. She had an uncanny ability to be happy and spread happiness. She is remembered by family and friends as making everyone feel like they were her best friend and the only person in the world that mattered to her. She loved her family, friends, her dog Teddy and her home.  One of her greatest pleasures was spending time on the lake. Jenna was a gifted student and athlete, who gained more personal satisfaction from an assist than from scoring herself. Some would say she made the assist an art form and her own personal trademark. In life, she worked diligently to do her best and be the best version of herself. In doing so, Jenna generated more love and happiness than imaginable. Jenna is loved and missed more than words can ever express, but her legacy will carry on through the JennaJackPack Project.

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