Emily was an exceptional writer and poet. She was very intelligent and had great insight. She was a very effective communicator. Among her talents were singing, dance, speech and acting. She loved theatre. She enjoyed traveling with her family. Emily had a quick wit and a great sense of humor. She made us laugh. She made us smile. She was caring and loving, especially to those in need.
For most of her life, Emily struggled with mental illness and addiction. When in treatment and in recovery, she touched and helped many people along the way. She gave presentations to those in recovery and volunteered her time. She strived to educate and eliminate the stigma surrounding her diseases. Instead of asking for birthday gifts, she asked relatives to donate to certain causes. Emily found Christ and accepted him into her life and found comfort in Him. She attended different churches, but her favorite was Eagle Brook Church.
She was a great big sister and a loving daughter. We will miss her so much. She was destined to do great things through advocacy and service to others, but there is no cure for mental illness or addiction. They stole her from us far too soon. Emily passed away on August 4, 2022 at the age of 21.
This Scholarship is in remembrance of Emily and to continue to support P.E.A.S.E Academy students in their recovery journey. *One Scholarship is awarded to a P.E.A.S.E graduate annually.