It breaks our heart …
You know, an 18-year-old gunman entered Rob Primary School In the small town of Uvalade in Texas and on Tuesday, an AR-15 assault rifle killed 19 children and two teachers. And now, two days after the tragedy, the family of one of those teachers, Irma GarciaAnnounced some more devastating news.
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Garcia’s family revealed Thursday that her husband, Joe Garcia, As well as died. Their nephew John Martinez First publication Twitter Before writing that “pain does not stop”:
“I am heartbroken and deeply saddened to say that my Tia Irma husband Joe Garcia has died of grief. I am really losing my words for how we all feel. Please pray for our family, God have mercy on us, it’s easy. No. “
He shared his heartbreak about the situation in another follow-up tweet, noting that Irma and Joe had left four children:
“My Tia Irma and Joe Garcia were high school sweethearts and left 4 beautiful children, their ages 23, 19, 15 and the youngest is only 13 years old, no child has to go through this, it breaks my heart for them.”
Although John did not reveal what happened to Joe on social media at the time, a GoFundMe Made by Irma’s cousin Debra Austin Shared that he died Thursday morning “as a result of a medical emergency.” He then added:
“Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. I really believe Joe died of a broken heart and the loss of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear. “
Meanwhile, the local reporter said Arnie Juniga He confirmed that he had a heart attack. Really scary news.
According to her biography on the school’s website, Joe and Irma had been married for 24 years. He taught at Rob Elementary for 23 years before his tragic death. One of the GoFundMe fundraisers described him as a “sweet, kind, loving” person to cover his funeral expenses, adding:
“She devoted herself to protecting the children in her classroom. He was a hero. She was loved by many and will really be missed. We love you so much, Irma. “
We cannot imagine how much pain this family is already experiencing after such a horrible nightmare and now after experiencing it. It’s just unimaginable. We extend our deepest condolences to the children and families of Irma and Joe, and we look forward to hearing from them. You can donate to family GoFundMe Here.
[Image via John Martinez/Twitter]