August 11, 1985 – June 28, 2014
Finding the exact word to encapsulate who and how Tyler was is quite difficult simply because Tyler was so many things. The most appropriate, and all-encompassing word is wonderful. Tyler was truly and genuinely WONDERFUL. The word wonderful is an adjective meaning inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; and marvelous. Tyler inspired delight, pleasure, and admiration with every aspect of her life and with everyone she came in contact with. Her angelic smile radiated who she was; kind, caring, and passionate about everyone and everything. Not only was Tyler extremely good as a person she promoted and lived by doing good for others. She was always willing to lend a helping hand, a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and even a warm Tyler hug. Tyler always knew what to say to make someone feel better or encouraged and she did this often and wholesomely unrequited. Tyler was marvelous in every sense of the word; her presence brightened every room she walked into.
Tyler was born on August 11, 1985 in New York City. She was a New York City girl to the core and truly loved the city and all it had to offer. In her youth she attended summer camp in New Hampshire and was so incredibly fond of the memories she made there. Tyler went to The Dalton School from grade school through high school in Manhattan. After graduating from Dalton, she departed New York City for Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Spanish Literature. At Gettysburg Tyler became a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. This sorority could not have been more fitting for Tyler; the sorority’s motto ‘Do Good’ truly embodies the kind of person Tyler was. She traveled the world studying abroad in Spain during college and vacationing in Italy with her brother Anthony and her cousin Anton. Shortly after college Tyler adopted a golden retriever; she named him Parker after he was rescued wandering around in Central Park. She trained Parker herself and the two were near inseparable. Following her dreams to become a lawyer, Tyler attended the University Of New Hampshire School Of Law returning to the state she grew to love during summer camp. Tyler fulfilled her dream of attending law school earning her Juris Doctorate in May of 2013.
Tyler is sorely missed by all of those she was able to touch in her life; it is hard to even fathom that she is gone. It is hard to believe that such an intelligent, vibrant, and beautiful woman could pass away at the young age of 28. The inevitable question is how did this happen? However hard it is to say, but important for everyone to know, Tyler passed away on June 28th, 2014 from injuries sustained from an attempted suicide. As sad and shocking as this is, one way we can carry on Tyler’s giving spirit and honor her ambitions is to find a way to help those like Tyler; the ultimate purpose of Tyler’s Legacy Fund.
About the Fund:
Tyler’s Legacy Fund will be used to promote mental health awareness and encourage wellness practices to law students, in an effort to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness and the impact of mental health related illness in law school and the legal profession.
Tyler Celeste Jaramillo was a driven and passionate person who set her sights on becoming a lawyer and working in the intellectual property landscape. She dedicated herself to her ambitions, working tirelessly through law school and two attempts at the bar exam.Tragically, Tyler died by suicide after living silently with depression.
The fund is envisioned as a legacy that honors Tyler’s dreams and ambitions of practicing law as well as her genuine caring and philanthropic nature. As Tyler was devoted to a legal profession, funds donated in her memory will be put towards programs that help law students and those in the legal profession who are struggling with mental illness through stigma reduction, education, and awareness.
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