Man loses newborn son and wife to cancer; two months apart

It has been an uphill battle for a man getting ready to be married. Manuel Ayala’s fiance, Jennifer Marchese, lost her battle with brain cancer April 7, 2021 and also lost his newborn son two months prior.

Jennifer Manchese and Manuel Ayala were soon to be married with their first child.

The 31 yearr old had brain cancer called Anaplastic Astrocytoma since October of 2019. She was in and out of hospitals, acute care facilities, and rehabilitation centers. She undergone multiple rounds of radiation and chemotherapy and her goal was to get well enough so that she would be transferred to Houston, where she would have received chemotherapy at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.

Two months before Jennifer’s passing, their son Jackson Pheonix Ayala lost his life, February 13, 2021, a day before Valentine’ Day. He was only 3 months old and was born against all odds. Manuel Ayala could really use our supportive words in comment section below. “If you can post for prayers for the families and her fiancé as they get through this difficult time”. Jennifer Marchese was laid to rest on April 26, 2021 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Helotes, Texas.

Manuel Ayala’s son, Jackson Pheonix Ayala