Emily Jean Aiello was granted her angel wings on May 18, 2015. Our sweet Emily was born on June 13, 2000. Her infectious smile melted the hearts of those around her. Emily radiated light and energy and she experienced so much of this world in her short time on this Earth. She had the opportunity to go to Italy and Canada, she has seen the Pacific and the Atlantic, she has met Neil Young and Mayor Nutter, she has been to dozens of baseball fields, she has participated in drama, music, and art. She possessed strength, perseverance, and an ability to overcome incredible odds despite her physical challenges. With her courage, she taught us to believe that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories and we sure made the most of our blessed time with her. We will miss her everyday, especially her winning smile. She will forever remain in our hearts. Through her teachings about life, we were able to create wonderful memories and it has been a privilege to be her parents. Emily enjoyed the Food Network, LOVED Rachel Ray, and would critique every meal. She loved the color purple, listening to music and loved to laugh. With Emily’s passing we remind others that her life is one to be celebrated. Emily is survived by her loving parents, Chris and Krista Aiello; Brother, Giovanni Aiello; paternal grandfather, Louis Aiello II; Uncle, Gregory Hatfield and aunts; Tamara Hatfield, Susan Aiello, Gina Aiello, Mariann Trice, and Lisa Aiello and multiple cousins and extended family. She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Michael and Dolly Hatfield; her paternal grandmother, Elaine Aiello and her uncle, Louis Aiello III. Emily leaves behind many wonderful caregivers, teachers, classmates and friends that provided love, support, and enhanced her quality of life. Emily was a student at the HMS School for Cerebral Palsy for 9 years. Her life was enriched beyond our wildest dreams through music, dance and theater. The HMS family has become our family and we know Emily has touched them as much as they have touched our lives. In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a donation “in Memory of Emily Aiello” to: HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy, 4400 Baltimore Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19104. HMS is a 501(3)c and your donation is tax deductible.

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