Jessica Catherine Pintoski passed away this past weekend at the age of 22. We are truly honored to share with you her final hooping video and a couple others we enjoyed. She was and continues to be an inspiration to her family, friends, and anyone else who’s life she touched along the way. An avid hooper, Jessie was introduced to the hoop by her best friend Cynthia Robarge. Cynthia told us, “She loved hooping, and it quickly became a huge part of who she was. We would practice for hours together, and it was always a huge bonding experience for us.” As for what happened, nobody is quite sure. “For the last few weeks she was arbitrarily losing consciousness,” Cynthia explained, adding, “The doctors couldn’t figure out what was going on. Saturday night she was rushed to the hospital, but she had passed before EMS even got to her, and there was nothing they could do.”
Jessie had hoped to see a video of hers appear on hooping.org some day. Cynthia explained, “A few months ago one of my videos was featured on Hooping.org, and after that she submitted one of her own in hopes that hers might be shared as well. Wen it wasn’t she thought that it was because she wasn’t good enough, although I did try to assure her that you guys just get so many submissions that you couldn’t possibly use all of them on the site.” Jessie, on behalf of everyone here at Hooping.org, you were always more than good enough. You were a joy to watch.
Jessie lived in Shelby Township, Michigan, USA, and our hearts and prayers go out to her family and friends. A Facebook page for donations has been set up with all proceeds going to helping with the arrangements, so please consider helping in the memory of one of our own if you are able. Her funeral will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013, at 7:00 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, in Warren, Michigan, USA.