Monday, October 4, 2010
I Will Always Remember You, Chelsie
I remember the first day I met Chelsie Hill. A mutual friend invited us to a birthday slumber party in elementary school and we got along right away. Since then, we remained friends and we hung out off and on up until I moved to California. I have so many fun memories with her and I know I will never forget them.
I found out about Chelsie's untimely passing via Facebook. Watching the status updates coming out of my home state were absolutely heartbreaking. I didn't know what to do, I didn't know what to say--I sat completely stunned. I am hurting so much for her family, her best friends, and everyone who knew her. As much as her death is hurting me, I cannot even begin to imagine what it's like to lose someone that close to you.
Chelsie was such a beautiful, fun-spirited woman. Her love for running inspired me so much. I had so much admiration for her when I heard she ran a marathon a few years back. Her loss will not soon be forgotten.
A 5k walk/run has been organized in Chelsie's honor. I will be unable to attend since I live in California. If you live in or will be near the Salt Lake Valley on October 23, please consider joining Chelsie's friends and family to honor her memory. Find out all the details on the Facebook event page.