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Operation Red Shoes came out of a random set of circumstances similar to the randomness of teenage cancer. Luis Aguilar, our red shoe fanatic, passed away in the early morning of Valentine’s Day, 2015.

Luis’ friends and family set out to order red shoes from Zappos for those who would attend Luis’ memorial service. Terrible weather conditions were making it difficult for Zappos to deliver the order, and a manager at Zappos happened to listen to a 1 in 10,000 sample customer service call.

This manager heard the story of Luis and McKendree, and although they were unable to navigate the unpredicted weather, they were inspired. They invited McKendree and her friends to the Zappos headquarters in Las Vegas for a weekend of carefree fun in memory of Luis and his red shoes. Out of these random events, Operation Red Shoes was born.

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Red is bold, red is passion, red is love.

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#operationredshoes - What an awesome night! Thank you Mckendree and Luis for inspiring us all to live the way we should. Such a great story! ...

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Sophia is an inspiration to us all ❤️ She is fighting her own battle to beat cancer 💪🏻 and still recognizes the need to help others, as an ambassador for Operation Red Shoes. sophkaplanis, everyone at Orthodontics LA is rooting for you and keeping you in our thoughts. You are beautiful inside and out, and your smile brightens up our world! 😀
Please follow sophkaplanis to support her on her journey and also learn more about Operation Red Shoes. #operationredshoes #beatcancer #love #beautiful #smile #sophkaplanis #orthodontics #invisalign #braces
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Friends, I don't do this often here...but for those of you who don't know and are wondering what all these posts are for...we have discovered the most tragically beautiful love story over the last several months. Luis passed away this Valentine's Day at the age of 22 to his 4-yr battle with cancer. He had a deep love for music, life, and his favorite pair of red shoes. He impacted so many of his closest friends and family members around him with his positivity. Though he may be gone, he continues to impact the world around him. We will be sharing a lot more in the coming months about how we've been graced by his story. For now, I'd love for any of you to follow imnotabox and #operationredshoes to be ready to support and learn more! xoxo ...

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Enjoyed seeing danielparkmusic do his thing today at imnotabox #eyezapp #operationredshoes ...

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Enjoying delicious BBQ at this wonderful celebration for #operationredshoes with St. Jude's and the Walkers! Also, we are a big fan of im_always_bizzy 😘 #legenderri ...

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