Beloved Son, Brother, Grandson,

Nephew, Cousin and Friend


"always in my heart"


Jesse Rae Cunico

June 29th 1974 September 29th, 2006

Our son Jesse strived his entire life for normalcy. His young life was filled with 911 calls and hospital visits brought on by out-of-control blood sugars. Jesse was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes when he was 7 months old. When he arrived at Peoria's St. Francis Hospital his glucose count was 1100 and he was in a coma. He went "code-blue", but they were able to revive him. We knew we almost lost him then! Jesse still holds the highest blood sugar ever recorded at St. Francis.

Diabetes does not take a vacation. Jesse lived and dealt with his disease 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, never once getting a break!
Jesse didn't tell new friends he was a juvenile diabetic because he wanted to make friends on his own merit, not by pity. He just wanted to be normal.

Moving back to Denver in early July of 2006 gave Jesse the chance to fulfill his dream... he was back in the mountains he loved... he was finally HOME.

(This is one of the last photos Jesse took - Eldorado Canyon)

Sadly, on 29 Sep 2006, Jesse was found in his apartment, dead as a result of "Diabetic Ketoacidosis".


We will not be remembered by our words, but by our kind deeds.
 Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath.

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