Growing up was hard for me but luckily God planted a best friend in my life Feb.28,1996. And that wonderful little human being grew into the best sister anyone could have wished for, her name was Holly. Holly and I grew up in a home that was positive even in the difficult moments. Memories of us playing around, joking, and learning together I would never trade for anything. We had each other through thick and thin. Our mother got progressively sicker through the years enduring Multiple Sclerosis. A chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. It is thought to be an immune-mediated disorder, in which the immune system incorrectly attacks healthy tissue in the CNS. MS can cause many symptoms, including blurred vision, loss of balance, poor coordination, slurred speech, tremors, numbness, extreme fatigue, problems with memory and concentration, paralysis, blindness and more. These problems may come and go or persist and worsen over time. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, although individuals as young as 2 and as old as 75 have developed it. It's wild to think doctors over the years continued to tell me - prepare yourself for the worst, year after year. And yet even though she struggles on a day to day basis my mother still sticks it out to fight it!
As my mom got sicker, the more and more we relocated. Bouncing from school to school. It got harder for me to get comfortable and not shy. I got made fun of for being shy and not being as outgoing everyone else at my age. I only was that way because, I wanted people to like me. I wanted friends. I wanted an outlet to get me away from falling into depression about my mother potentially dying. I continually prayed, hoping I would meet some friends and one day I did! I felt amazing! I felt as though God answered my prayers.
Throughout high school I had a best friend who never left my side. Kind of one of those through thick and thin cases, her name is Makenzi. Turns out we are best friends even to this day! But, God didn't stop there! He brought even more friends into my life after high school; Jessica, Amber, Sandi, and even Becca. Life was going great! I even decided to attend cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell the School.
I took much needed time off from Cosmetology. I started to see my family more, I even got to hang out with my sister like we used to. But, little did I know things were going to change in a matter of an instant. March, 2015 My Sister Holly Lynn Moore, passed away. Do to someone's own doing, not her's. She was murdered, and it is now still a ongoing case through the CBI. Me and my dad have not stopped trying to give my sister justice that she so deserves. It has been a such a struggle getting donations for paying (DNA testing, forensic investigators, private investigators, forensic work, paralegal work, etc.) and coming up with unique ways to bring her case more awareness (social media, facebook,instagram,snapchat,donation sites). Let alone how much time it has consumed, causing my dad to get fired from his job (for taking too much time off).
I believe God put me here on the planet to help others with the struggle of loosing a loved one. Due to the fact, I know first hand how much it hurts emotionally. It takes a huge toll on the individual/entire family of not knowing where to go from here to where do we even start? That is how Truth-To-Light was started. I created this company to help those whose stories need to be brought into the light. Each and every item sold, gives a donation to a unique personal life event/story that helps bring justice to those in need. I hand-make each and every item, some are even made by the family's in need of your help. Every time you buy a product it will contain a different story, with links and a photo of the individual/family/organization. I promise that this will change your life forever, knowing you have made a tremendous difference in their life. With your help, The Truth will be "Brought To Light".
But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly, that what they have done has been done in the sight of God "- John 3:21.