Monday, June 20, 2011

Mel, you will be remembered.

i was just congratulating you for graduating from ucla, excited about your new endeavors into law school. i still have the thank you cards you've given me from highschool. our bio group was just laughing about your penske nickname, i really don't remember why i gave you that stupid nickname. i was just looking at your facebook pictures to see what you were up to. i was just thinking to myself, this girl is amazing and beautiful inside & out. and i just found out you've left us.

Too young, too beautiful, too soon. I have so many memories with you and I'm shocked we'll never be able to make more. I know we've drifted apart since highschool but I hope you know what an amazing person you are and how highly I thought of you. you were one of the smartest, most dedicated and fun loving girls i knew, a beautiful balance and a force to reckon with. There's no doubt in my mind that you've touched the hearts of many. You have a beautiful soul and hope you may forever rest in peace. My condolences to your family, please watch over us.

I love you girl and I'm so proud of all you accomplished in this short amount of time.


  1. To Jaxx,
    I am sorry for your loss.
    I am a reporter with the Santa Monica Daily Press and am putting together a story on the accident and the passing of Ms. Del Aguila. I am trying to get in contact with those who knew her so that I can learn more about her for the story. If you can help, please call our office at 310 458 -7737 and ask to speak with Kevin Herrera.

    Thank you,


  2. Dear Jaxx,

    Am very sorry to hear about this tragic incident. Would it be OK for me to republish these photos for an article I've written for Santa Monica Patch?

    I can be reached at or 310.435.0184.



  3. Dear Jaxx,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I apologize for bothering you, but like Keith and Kurt, I was wondering if it would be okay for the UCLA Daily Bruin to republish these photos as well (with credit, of course). I'm a senior reporter working on a story about Melissa's passing away to get the news to students. If it's alright with you, please let me know. My email is and I can be reached at 310-206-0904.

    Thank you,

  4. i know internet blogs aren't a great place to keep private things private. but this is a place for me to vent and i had no expectation to have any of this material reproduced. i'm sorry i can't help you but its a delicate situation and i don't want to upset the family in any way by republishing private photos. thank you for your concern and cooperation.

    -blog owner.