The Giddings ISD family is mourning the loss of one its own, as little Gema Salazar lost her battle with leukemia this week. Gema was a 2nd grade student at Giddings Elementary School, and Gema’s mother, Nicole, is a teacher at Giddings Middle School. 

The Giddings Independent School District expresses its deepest condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

In the words of Gema’s mother, Nicole, “Though we do not understand and want to question why our baby was taken so soon from us, we ultimately know that God has a purpose and He needed our baby with Him. She is now singing with our Lord and we know she’s up there giving him a hard time.”

Mrs. Salazar added, “Please respect our privacy during this painful time. We know how much everyone loved our Gema, but we need this time to ourselves.”