Zev and Fran Esquenazi are two of my closest friends and they worked extremely hard photographing and producing our WWII segments a few years ago. Two years ago they had a little girl and they soon found out she had a little known disease called mitochondrial disease.
Here is a wonderful photo montage that their friends Jennifer and Bruce Stockert made for the memorial service.
They have a blog that chronicles the life of their baby Leah.
and they also have a facebook page called
Last week, Leah lost her battle even though she was quite a fighter.
Leah's memorial service was on Sunday morning. Here is link to the service -
Seeing my two friends in such sadness was the most heart-breaking thing I have ever encountered. Luckily, they have a great support system of friends in Los Angeles (and around the world). Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers!
Rest in Peace, Leah...