Ella Alexandria San Miguel
October 28, 2016 – November 16, 2020
Ella Alexandria San Miguel, age 4, passed away peacefully, November 16, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was the daughter of Slade and Amy San Miguel. Ella is survived by her siblings, Blake, Leah, Evryn, and Adrey. Her grandparents Elizabeth Weeks and Constance San Miguel, aunts and uncles; Joni Rowley (Cliff), Shannon Reynoso (Raul), and Paul Thacker, cousins; Sofia Reynoso, Kamye Devey (Zack), Adam Rowley (Kaylee), Corey Rowley and Spencer Rowley (Haley). She has rejoined her grandfathers in Heaven, Santiago San Miguel, and Fletcher Weeks.
She loved coloring, painting, and doing puzzles, and most of all, swimming. She also enjoyed participating in martial arts at Tiger Rock and New State Fitness of Metairie. Her favorite foods to eat were Reese's cups and Andes mints, popcorn, house lo mein noodles, and cheese balls. Her favorite movie was Coraline; she loved to watch it over and over again. She was a prankster and had fun scaring people with her spider. She loved to sing along with songs on the radio or in movies. She would spend hours playing with her hair and anyone else willing to let her brush and fix theirs.
Ella was full of life; she was a happy spirit; she filled those that she was around with love and joy. She touched many hearts and inspired all those that were around her. Ella had remarkable people following her on social media from all over the world. They shared her journey through the Facebook page Princess Ella's Miracle - DIPG. They provided many blessings that created opportunities for Ella and her family throughout the journey. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
We would especially like to extend our thanks to the Bravo Team's medical staff at the University of Florida. The medical staff at Children's Hospital of New Orleans and Heart of Hospice Homecare. Our extended family and friends; Jeremy and Jessica Risenburg, Sammy and Laura Mutrux, Celina and Kevin Cook, Geather Weeks, LaRae Mirabella, Veneta Kinkade, Elizabeth Jee, Amalie Jee, Callie Davis. Rick and Janet Koper, Christina Dean, Nathan Dean, Eve Sykes. Ezra and Naomi Liggett, Josh and Mallory Seal, Vittoria Smania, Wendy Meyers, Amanda Urrutia, Joy Vasquez, Michelle Williams. Kyle and Julia Kirkpatrick, Ivan and Liz Pinilla, Brian and Stacey Bowser. And many of the other people who came into our lives to help in many unique ways. They became more like our family to assist in Ella's care and comfort. We appreciate all those who did fundraising on Ella's behalf to help bless us to continue our journey to help save Ella's life. One last thank you to all of her father's coworkers, who supported the family. Who never complained about carrying the extra workload, and who time and time again made the sacrifices so that Ella could have her father by her side.
We will be holding a Celebration of Life ceremony on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 1:00 PM, at the home of Josh and Mallory Seal, 25595 McCarroll Rd., Springfield, Louisiana 70462. Anyone may leave messages of memories and condolences at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.
Celebration of Life
The Home of Josh and Mallory Seal
Ella Alexandria San Miguel
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November 27, 2020
I'll always remember Ella as the tiny precious, baby sister to Evryn. Evryn carried her around like a baby doll. Amy y'all are in my prayers. 💜
November 23, 2020
She definitely was an inspiration. I am so happy I was able to dress as Coraline for her. I so enjoyed all our visits, playing, and watching movies, hearing her laugh; and will not lie, LOL, feel privileged she ate for me when she normally wouldn't let anyone feed her but her sweet mama. RIP Sweet Ella. ❤
Sarah Stoyer Shipman
November 21, 2020
I am so heartbroken to hear this news. I remember the first time I came across Ella's page - reading her story - it really stuck with me. There was also the instant connection, as I too (and my son, even he was Ella's age) like coraline. So I made it a point to get in contact with her mom, as I had just seen a new coraline funko pop figure that had been released on Amazon. I knew there was a reason these events happened basically on the same day - that pop figure was meant for Ella. Long story short, I did send it to her, and followed her journey from that day forward. Statistically, the odds weren't in Ella's favor, but how could we give up hope?
Rest in paradise, beautiful sweet baby girl. You brought so many people together, restored a lot of faith, and reminded some that we all have a reason to live. Tonight I will watch coraline in your memory ❤