Ahmad Awais

Senior Full Stack WordPress developer — WP Core Contributor — Front-end Fanatic — Accidental Writer. I love to write, talk, build, and share everything about WordPress. You can find me making small automation scripts for DevOps stuff or toying around with WP Business ideas. Let's catch up at Twitter @MrAhmadAwais.

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The LOSS of a Great WordPress Community Member — Jesse Petersen!

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It’s a sad day for the WordPress community. I write this with a heavy heart, that Jesse Petersen —  a Genesis Preferred Developer, theme and plugin developer, and so much more — lost his fight with Cystic Fibrosis today.

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He was a WordPress user since 2005, a developer since 2008 and a friend to many.

I’m pretty sure; I was better off knowing him! Many would agree!

I had built this plugin to say #Hi to the WP Crowd members, and Jesse was one of us. This is what I saw when I came to write this post in the WordPress admin panel. You’ll be missed! :(

Jesse Petersen

I didn’t personally, know Jesse — but he was a great member of our community. I am not sure what to say. I got to know him better only after he went public with his Cystic Fibrosis genetic disease. I feel like telling you all about him in a few points below.

It’s my way to remember him! Jesse:

What Can We Do?

I wish if the WordPress foundation — or a non-profit fund could be set up for folks like him. The awesome WordPress community could be more awesome that way!

Support His Family

Jesse leaves behind a wife and two precious boys who will be going through a lot in the upcoming days. They also could use all the help they can get for last expenses and going forward. Ben Meredith has setup a Give fundraiser to help with the last expenses and for the family going forward.

Prayers for him and his family. I hope I can urge you to support Jesse’s family →

It’s the least we can do, for all his contribution towards our lives and the WordPress community!

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Senior Full Stack WordPress developer — WP Core Contributor — Front-end Fanatic — Accidental Writer. I love to write, talk, build, and share everything about WordPress. You can find me making small automation scripts for DevOps stuff or toying around with WP Business ideas. Let's catch up at Twitter @MrAhmadAwais.