Ali Brown lived a life full of laughter, adventure, and bravery. Her laugh was infectious and to this day as I sit here I can hear that laugh so vividly in my mind. She never stopped searching for adventure, whether that was a nightly cruise around the city, a trip to Six Flags, or the latest gossip it was all exciting to her. She was brave in every situation she was thrown into even when she didn't believe she had anything left inside of her. When she was a senior in high school she became pregnant with her son and through every distraction and every doubt she had in her mind she used all of her bravery to walk across the stage, 8 months pregnant, and receive her diploma with her family cheering her on every step of the way. In that moment she was her own hero and she was her child's hero. When the drug use began it was apparent that she had let her bravery slip and decided that drugs would take its place. She was lost and depressed BUT in that time of turmoil in her life drugs never defined Ali Brown. Drugs were never something that dimmed her shine and she definitely didn't allow anything to get in the way of her passion for life. Through nursing school, raising a curly headed crazy little boy, various job opportunities, and the inevitable hardships throughout she always fought. I think it is important to understand that although drugs were a part of her life, they weren't apart of her make-up. She made a life for herself and her son and she continued to do so until she couldn't any more. We love you so much Ali Renee!