Jesse Salvador Rodriguez
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Jesse Salvador Rodriguez Age 16. Jesse entered this world fighting for his life and died March 20 in an environment which grossly failed to protect him from taking it. He is survived by those who worked hard to keep him safe, and by those who chose not to. May the latter awaken to a greater commitment to protect each child whose care they are entrusted with. Jesse had a precocious knowledge and passion for film and was interviewed by the SF Film Society as their youngest member. Donations in Jesse's name can be made to the group which mentored him in making his first film at age 12: S.F. Art & Film, 540 Alabama St., SF, CA 94110.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Apr. 2, 2006.
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March 29, 2007
In memory of Jesse and for the light in his life
A year has passed since Jesse's death, but he lives on in our hearts and memories, and I think all of us continue to admire his mother for all the love and light she brought into his life.
Tina Martin
September 26, 2006
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.
loubna erreyahi
June 20, 2006
Dear Tomi & Robin,

My thoughts are with you now and in the days and months ahead. I treasure the times we have spent together and am honored to know such a kind and caring Mom and such a devoted, sweet Sister. I know that you will help each other through any rough times. I thank God for Jesse's peace and oneness with the mountains, flowers, clouds and rivers of the universe. May we share in his peace.

Your friend,
Sally McMullen
June 3, 2006
Dear Tomi, I can only repeat what I've said so many times before: Jesse was very lucky to have had you for a mother and Robin as a sister. You were always so loving--appreciative of his precocity, supportive of his special interests, and protective of him through all of his ordeals. Jesse's tragic death does not negate his short, remarkable life. Those of us who knew him--at least a little bit--will remember him with love, as we think of you now and always. No one is better than you are at finding a way...Love, Tina
Tina Martin
June 3, 2006
Jesse and Tina
May 28, 2006
Your strength of love for Jesse remains an inspiration.
May your heart be lifted to know
that Jesse is at peace.
Julia, John & Julian
Julia Ready
May 24, 2006
Dear Tomi,
Please accept our deepest sympathy. Jesse's passion and talent for film remain inspirational to so many of us, just as the passion and talent you share with us are, too. Courage, Tomi. You, Robin and Jesse are in our prayers.
Bill and Tom
william shoaf
May 18, 2006
Dear Tomi,

I hope Jesse is at peace now, and so should we be though we still miss him. My heart goes out to you and the pain must sometimes be almost unbearable. But take heart -- there's a reason for everything. To Jesse and other children who might now be suffering like he did, may this blight be lifted!
much love,
Elma Cabahug
April 24, 2006
I was so sorry to hear these very sad news about your beautiful child. Take care of yourself.
Adelina Aramburo
April 9, 2006
Dear Tomi,
I was very saddened when I heard about Jesse. I am thinking of you.
With love, Ann
Ann Woodward
April 8, 2006
Dear Tomi and Robin,
You have my deepest sympathy. I know somehow you will turn Jesse's death into a life-giving experience because that's how you live your lives. But I also can only guess how very acute the loss of Jesse is to you both.

Con cariño sincero de Chile,
doris hamilton
April 7, 2006
Courage and strength. I'm here and I love you both.
Claire Brekhus
April 5, 2006
Robin, we are keeping you, your mom and Jesse in our thoughts and in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies. We love you very much.
Hilda, Erin and Geneva Kissane
April 4, 2006
Robin, I am so sorry to hear about Jesse. I don't know what to say. I am so sorry. Ilove you and miss you so much. please tell your mom how sorry we are for your loss.Love, Robyn and Erik King
Robyn King
April 4, 2006
Tomi & Robin,
Our sincerest condolences on this most tragic of losses.
- The Valdez's
Robert & Tanya Valdez
April 3, 2006
Tomi and Robin

My thoughts have been with you these past weeks. I love you and wish I could have been there. I am so glad you wrote these words.

MaryAnn & Rocky
MaryAnn Roe
April 3, 2006
Dear Tomi.
I remember how thrilled I was at Jesse's burgeoning interest in film. Now we are able to see where that led. Again, my sincerest sympathy. Don
Don Kissinger
April 3, 2006
Dear Tomi,
You are in my thoughts each day.
Melanie O'Hare
April 3, 2006
Tomi - I am so sorry it ended this way. You are in my thoughts every day.
Dee Lundelius
April 2, 2006

You are one of the most warm and giving people on the planet.Your strength and wisdom is an inspiration. You are loved.
becky braselton
April 2, 2006

We love you and miss you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Chris/Roslyn/Luna Bellisario
April 2, 2006
Dear Tomi, you and yor family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Cynthia
cynthia sherren
April 2, 2006
Carolyn Lippincott
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