To say Lindsey had a rough year would be an understatement.
To begin her year, one of her closest friends, who was only 20 years old, was murdered. Her killer still hasn’t gone to trial.
Later that same year, she lost her uncle to an unexpected cancer.
The year before, she lost another close friend, who was only 19 years old, to cancer.
Lindsey came to me and said she wanted a “breaking free” theme for her 23rd birthday. She wanted to make 23 her best year yet, cherishing those she lost, but also becoming stronger because of the trials she has faced already at such a young age.
To honor those that have left her behind, she is going to put her best foot forward and “break free at 23.”
I first met Lindsey in 2013 when we moved to Blue Springs. She lived in the house across the street from me, then only being in high school. Flashback to her senior photo session:
I watched her grow from a teen who was completely obsessed with soccer, into a woman who joined the military to help protect those she loved.
Now in her life, she’s working at the University of Kansas Health System, and also studying to earn her EMT license.
She’s lost so many lives in her young life, now she’s working toward being able to save them.
Can’t wait to keep watching you, Lindsey. You’re going to do great things. In the words of her late friend, Mary: “It’s going to be alright.”
Lindsey knows her friends and family would want her to keep smiling, and keep moving forward.
Break free, Lindsey!
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