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On October 23, just 13 days after getting married, Amy was taken to University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown, suffering from severe head pain. After losing consciousness, she was urgently flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma with a ruptured AVM. Previously undiagnosed, we learned that a tangle of blood vessels in Amy's brain had hemorrhaged, and the damage and her recovery were unknown. After many surgeries and and the heartbreaking roller coaster that a traumatic brain injury can bring, we suddenly lost Amy on Christmas Eve 2015. Amy’s passing left us all with the realization that we wanted to live as she had, improving the lives of the people and communities that surround us, and continuing to share her joy with the world.
Amy was kind, funny, compassionate, and fiercely dedicated to those she loved. In the year prior, she had earned her master’s degree in social work, which she used to serve in a job she found so much joy in. She brought her passion and personality to Channel Marker everyday, and worked hard to enhance the lives of those suffering with severe mental illness in our community. Amy brought Amy's Army together in friendship, and now in service to those who need it most. Over the past few years, Amy's profound legacy has lived on through our contributions to Channel Marker, Camp New Dawn, Compass Hospice, scholarships, and people like us, who have found their lives turned upside-down in the midst of trauma.
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Amy's Army is a 100% volunteer-run organization and a component fund of Chesapeake Charities, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the State of Maryland. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Amy’s Army, you can do so online HERE, or send a check payable to Amy’s Army to P.O. Box 171, Queenstown, MD 21658.
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