Emily was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend to everyone. The memories of her brilliance and creativity will always be cherished. She will be forever remembered for her compassion, thoughtfulness, and desire to go above and beyond for others.
Unfortunately, Emily also struggled daily with depression and anxiety. Despite this illness, she accomplished many incredible feats in her lifetime. She lived a selfless life, always striving to take care of others. She dreamed of living out her passion for others through her work. She worked as a registered CNA, a resident care assistant in a memory care brain injury unit, and worked with several children with special needs. She also worked outside of the medical field, serving others as a barista at Starbucks, where she won a regional barista championship.
To honor her caring spirit, we are asking that in lieu of flowers, you would consider making a donation here. 100% of all money received will be donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). NAMI is a mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness, like Emily.
You can learn more about NAMI here: https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI
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