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Tell us about your loved one.
Alysa was a wonderful spirit, and had a presence about her to captivate an audience. Her contagious laugh and that beautiful smile which could light up a room made anyone who met her-never forget Alysa.With her head-strong demeanor she had plans to save the world; environmentally conscious and so creative in her art and drawings. Alysa was an old soul who fully embodied the expressions of â€œartisticâ€ and â€œcreativeâ€. Her love of hip-hop and techno music could always be heard blaring from her car stereo. Born and raised in Plano, Texas and moved to Hudson, WI in her 10th grade year. She made friends very easily and cherished her many friends. Alysa had a very caring and compassionate heart and could make you laugh with her wittiness and heart of gold.
Tell us about Alysa's struggle with addiction
Alysa's journey with addiction began when she had her wisdom teeth removed the summer after her senior year and was given Oxycotin for the pain and swelling; and that is all it took. She loved the feeling and her addiction went into full-blown overload. Unfortunately, the next phase was heroin going from smoking to snorting and then IV use. She embraced sobriety through treatment and triumphed for many months, but sadly only to be drawn back by its deeply entrenched hold onto her soul. She never wanted this life and was so trying to stay clean, but the need and desire of the demon won and she lost her battle to her addiction.
What made Alysa smile?
Alysa had the most beautiful smile, and it did not take much for her to smile.
What do you miss most about Alysa?
I miss everything about Alysa, not a day goes by that I do not wish I could have just one more day, one more moment to have her with me. My life as I knew it~~will never be the same and I have a huge void and hole in my heart without my daughter, Alysa to be a part of it.