Many in the Rochester community on Sunday remembered a little girl who became known by her nickname.
It was only fitting that some of the key musical moments in a tribute to Grace Esposito, held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, involved the song Amazing Grace. That's because the 17th month old girl who died just over a week ago, came to be known as "Amazing Grace," because she defied the medical odds.
Grace was born with a congential condition where babies have a hole in their diaphragm, and despite all of the medical complications that go along with that, her parents say she thrived during her short life before she died after her most recent surgery.
Her parents, 13-WHAM anchor Jennifer Johnson, and former County Legislator Vinnie Esposito, have been very public about their daughter's triumphs and her struggles, and they continued in that way on Sunday when they shared some of the happiest moments they had with Grace before a crowd that numbered in the hundreds.
They also spent a lot of time expressing their gratitude, to the staff at Golisano Children's Hospital, and to the many people who have expressed their feelings and made donations in their daughter's name.