Ernesto Brieno passed away in May 2023 after battling cancer for 3 years. Below is a letter from him before his passing.
"My Dear Friends and Family,
As most of you know I have been battling stage four colon cancer for approximately 3 years now. Unfortunately we don’t have a cure yet.
This is the reason I am reaching out to you today. I currently do not have much time left. I wanted to express my gratitude, my joy of having all of you in my life.
From my earliest school days and High School adventures. Through my enlistment in the United States Marine Corps.
I feel fortunate to have competed in Kite competitions across America and Japan, to working on seven Walt Disney and Dream Work’s Feature Animated films, winning costume contests 3 years in a row at the Magic Castle, traveling to Hawaii with friends, attending Life Drawing and Painting workshops. My life has been without a doubt an awesome adventure with all of you my Friends and Family. I have faith that we will meet again.
Life is what you make of it, Live it.
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