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McGregor capturing victims touched hearts in Central Texas – KWTX


McGREGOR, Texas (KWTX) – Natalie and Lori Aviles, two of the victims within the McGregor capturing, depart behind an enduring legacy on the Central Texas group.

The 2 had been closely concerned with the Group Most cancers Affiliation, an area group that helps sufferers recognized with most cancers and their households.

At group occasions Natalie would host Fb Lives in Spanish. Typically she would even assist translate for Spanish-speaking sufferers.

When Natalie’s father and Lori’s husband, Mike, was recognized with colon most cancers they turned to the Group Most cancers Affiliation.

“No matter they wanted, medicines, provides, journey help, we might maintain that and we might assist out with that,” mentioned Terry Hunt, govt director of the Group Most cancers Affiliation.

In 2020 Natalie and Lori misplaced Mike to the most cancers. Within the years after his loss of life, the mom and daughter held annual profit walks in McGregor to lift consciousness for colon most cancers. The 2 walks raised 1000’s of {dollars} and went straight in the direction of the Group Most cancers Affiliation.

“They wished to save lots of another person’s life by giving them the instruments to know what indicators to search for,” Lori’s sister-in-law, Renee Flores, mentioned.

Throughout this time, Natalie helped kids who misplaced a guardian to most cancers higher perceive their grief. Ultimately her contributions led her to a place on the board of administrators for the Group Most cancers Affiliation – on the age of 19.

“She will convey a lot to the desk to assist with these youthful sufferers,” Hunt mentioned. “It was determined to vote her on as a full-fledged board member, the youngest one we’ve had.”

A McGregor Excessive Faculty cheerleader, scholar council president, Nationwide Honor Society member and former Miss McGregor are simply among the many hats Natalie wore.

Again in October 2019, KWTX Information 10 chosen Natalie as a Classroom Champion the place she talked in regards to the excessive targets she set for herself

“Quite a lot of my household didn’t have the chance to perform the targets that I’m engaging in now,” Natalie mentioned then. “After all it’s a terrific accomplishment for me to get the place I’m. I’ve very excessive targets for myself.”

Natalie and Lori left an enduring affect on Central Texas.

“They liked McGregor and it was so good to see that McGregor liked them the best way that they did,” Flores mentioned.


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