Tribute From Gigi Nieto
Claire and I used to joke about being twin sisters... it started when we watched the movie Sin City which we thought sucked. But the twin sister thing made us laugh a lot. And we realized we were very similar, we both had two older brothers, we both had loud and crazy families... we were interested in medicine, we both liked to dance and the best part was that we shared a great sense of humor (at least in my opinion) and a mixture of sarcasm with goofiness, which was awesome.
I admired so many things about her, most of all her determination and kindness. I loved it when we got the chance to catch up because the similarities regarding our careers continued. It was so easy to talk to her, it was like time hadn’t gone by between one conversation and another.
Claire was a blessing in my life, I’m sure she was a blessing in many lives and I am so happy that one day I just walked into her room at Culver to show her pictures of my family because that was my awkward way of asking her to be my friend (so smooth of me). I’m so happy I did that because she became one of my best friends for life.
I will always love her, remember her and I will always try to be more like her. 💗
~ Gigí Nieto
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