It is Michelle's wish that her daughter's life be remembered in a positive light and recognized for all of the many great things she represented to so many people. Thus, if you wish to help memorialize her, please consider donating in any amount. Donations will go to the Hord's Family Foundation. The Hord Foundation stands for "helping others realize their dreams" and the family wants to celebrate the dreams of young people who will have an opportunity that Gabrielle will not have to pursue higher education and make a difference in the world. To learn more about the foundation, visit http://hordfoundation.org/.
On behalf of Michelle and her family, a sincere and heartfelt thanks to everyone for the outpouring of love, prayers, support and friendship. They are eternally grateful to all of you. Please feel free to share this widely with others who want to support the family.