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Cruz Alexander Aguirre, Toddler Son Of Race Trainer Passes Away In June
Cruz Alexander Aguirre, the son of Baylee and Ricardo Aguirre, passed away in June.

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Cruz Alexander Aguirre, Toddler Son Of Race Trainer Passes Away In June

SAN ANTONIO, TX–JULY 5, 2024–Cruz Alexander Aguirre was welcomed with excitement and joy by parents Baylee and Ricardo Aguirre and big brother Leo on November 9, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas.

His father, Ricardo Aguirre, is a Texas-based racehorse trainer who, in his own name, has trained earners of more than $329,000 in his career.

Though Cruz was born into a tumultuous year for the world over, it was clear from his birth that part of his life's mission would be to bring love and healing. As an infant, among the first glimpses into his unique character were his innate gentleness in how he loved others and a calm self-assuredness in how he moved through the world. He is a very special soul who has so much to show us.

We often think we understand our true passion and potential by answering questions like, "What would you attempt in life if you knew you couldn't fail?" Cruz's life showed us how limitless we truly are if instead we ask, "What about you shines brightest when you welcome and nurture your truest nature and divine gifts?" Cruz's nature and gifts were defined by his capacity for love and learning.

He loved openly and showed affection with a warm, calm demeanor that struck caregivers and those close to him. While many children seek arms to hold, secure, and comfort them, Cruz naturally sought to give and grow as much and more than he received from others. If he fell or failed at play, he was quick to hoist himself up and reassure those around him with a quick "I'm OK" and return to play.

He loved and was loved by a wide and deep tribe built on his strong foundation at home with his parents and big brother, Leo. He profoundly affected the lives of grandparents, extended family on both sides and close friends. Cruz's gift continues to show us, with the tremendous outpouring of love and support at his passing, the profound impact of an open heart.

Cruz was also marked by his incredible intelligence. He was not simply mimicking or just quick to learn but showed a personal drive and passion for learning. Left to his own devices, Cruz could almost always be found playing with his ABC blocks. He would wake up early or steal away to play quietly with them alone or with whoever would join him.

By 2, he was clearly doing more than mindlessly stacking blocks: he had taught himself to read, spell, and count. He could connect ideas to language, letters, and numbers with ease. Counting backward from 100 was another recent self-taught accomplishment. The joy of how words and knowledge help us connect to each other and the world was so clearly tied to his divine nature: it was simply how he experienced his daily life and moved through the world.

Though only offered for three years, seven months, and twelve days, Cruz brought the world love and healing and showed what is truly possible for all of us by simply and beautifully living as our divine, unique, and perfect selves. And he did it so perfectly, so beautifully, that our Heavenly Father welcomed him Home on June 27, 2024. He has more plans awaiting him, and we can't wait to hear them when we see him again.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan-College Station, Texas.