Our town has suffered a terrible loss. Lindsey, sixth grade, passed away on November 28th, after a long, valiant fight against Ewing's Sarcoma. Throughout her lengthy battle, her spirit and strength inspired an entire town.
The town was able to support her in various ways: from cutting our hair- or shaving it off- last year at "Locks for Lindsey" to eating ice cream at Capannari's with proceeds donated to her fight. Close friends and strangers would come out.
Purple was her favorite color, and soon after learning of her passing, people began tying purple ribbons around the trees in memory of this amazing child. The blocks along her church and school are filled with purple ribbons (see photos).
Our hearts go out to her parents, younger sister and brother during this time.
The home page of her middle school (they're the Lions) says: We have lost a lion, but not her roar.
My friend wrote: It is amazing how one little life has touched so many, and sad that we don't have her here to keep teaching.
Another person put it so lovely, we were praying for a miracle, but perhaps Lindsey herself was the miracle.