Full of adventure, love and independence, Jennifer Schwartz was such a special woman who wanted to help and often put others’ needs before her own. She had many friends and her crazy spirit and fun personality made her a joy to be around. More than anything, Jennifer loved spending time with her family and called often when she was away. She was the youngest of 12 cousins, but she was not at all lost in the crowd. Her mischievous spirit made her the center of attention, not always in a good way, but her pranks were always in good fun. She was good at anything she put her mind to but knew she wanted to do something bigger. So, she joined the Army where she served from 2009-2012. She was a combat medic for the 10th Mountain Division C Co, 94th BSB and toured in Afghanistan from October 2010 to October 2011. She loved helping people alongside her “battle buddies” and continued this path even after she returned home. Jennifer had started nursing school and began working for Lakeside Family Health Center as a physician’s assistant. On March 5, 2016 at the age of 26 Jennifer lost her battle. Now, she watches over her family...she has their six and nine.
This portrait received funding to go home to her family but Jessica has not heard back from them.