The world lost Haley
last night at the terribly tender age of 11. She was the girl who penned and sang "The Dirty Rotten Liver Blues"
to capture life with liver disease, among many other songs collected on Haley's Hits. She was the child who lived through a brain bleed, and when warned that another bleed might affect her sense of touch, responded "Well, as long as it's not my sense of fashion
." She was the girl who wanted to start a charity offering cool hats to kids who had lost their hair in the hospital as she had, and offered the following hospital style tip, "Never
let a neurosurgeon cut your hair."
She was the girl who inspired some of the most amazing, heartbreaking, and belly-laughable stories as told by her mother, Cheryl.
My heart is well and truly broken. To all of Haley's family, and also to the large circle of friends and fans that Haley inspired these many years, I send you my deepest sorrow and my fervent hope that you find some peace, somehow. Thank you, Cheryl, for sharing your daughter with all of us. She was a wonder.