PARKLAND, FL, U.S.A.
STUDENT, MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS H.S, PARKLAND, FL
02/14/2018, PARKLAND, FL, U.S.A.
Jaime Taylor Guttenberg was born on July 13, 2003. Jaime was sadly a victim of the shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
Jaime, 14, was the niece of Dr. Abbie and John Youkilis of Amberley Village.
Abbie Youkilis described her niece as an intelligent and feisty girl who wanted to be a mother and an occupational therapist. She loved to dance.
“She was a pretty girl with the world’s best smile and her soul was sensitive and compassionate,” Abbie Youkilis said. “She always looked out for the underdog and the bullied, and she probably had been kind to the student who shot her.”
She was described as a very warm, happy girl who loved to dance. Sometimes she could just go on dancing for hours. She enjoyed spending time with her friends, going to the beach, and helping children with special needs.
Jaime Guttenberg and her brother Jesse were volunteers at The Friendship Initiative, a program that pairs neurotypical students like them with special needs kids.
Jeb Niewood, president of The Friendship Initiative, remembered Jaime Guttenberg as a genuine person who loved helping others.
“Jaime was quite an amazing human being, she had a maturity and compassion far beyond her years, she had an aura, a glow, that radiated from her smile and her eyes, she was beautiful in every way.”
Jaime loved to dance.
Her huge passion aside from helping people was dance, and [she was an] extremely dedicated and talented dancer,” Jeb Niewood added. “She’s the daughter that everyone wanted.”