1997 – 2018
Alexandra was a sister, our daughter, a granddaughter, a cousin, niece and friend to many. Our daughter was a vibrant young lady with plans and dreams of attending nursing school. A junior at Texas Tech University, she volunteered at a nursing home and a local surgical center, where many of the staff and doctors loved her energy and compassion for patients. She was a diminutive 5′ tall softball aficionado, she was boisterous, friendly and lit up a room when she entered. Allie made each person she met feel important and took the time to get to know each person she met. And she left no clues nor told anyone about her personal struggles and despair.
We lost our Allie at the age of 21 in 2018. We grieve and ache for her each day, but she also left behind memories of love, compassion, loyalty, friendship and kindness that we just cannot keep to ourselves. She shared her light with so many, and we want to continue to share that light to those who need a shoulder to lean on and a hand to hold on to.
Allie’s passing brought forth much conversations about mental health and the stigma surrounding this. A few young adults reached out to us with their own struggles involving partner violence and abuse. Many were close to or have tried to end their own lives. Most were between 17-24 years old.
This site was created to offer support and a connection to anyone who needs it. If you think you’re alone in your fight to live, this site can show that you can connect to someone and realize you’re not alone. If you can’t find your way out of the darkness, maybe something you read here can help you see a sliver of light.
"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offence, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring hope. Where there is darkness, let me bring your light. Where there is sadness, let me bring joy. O Master, let me not seek as much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love, for it is in giving that one receives, it is in self-forgetting that one finds, it is in pardoning that one is pardoned, it is in dying that one is raised to eternal life.."