Hannah was one of the most incredible people. I remember her coming to our house to come pick up Robbie, and she would always have to get him out of my room because he didn’t want to leave.
She was always such a great person to be around. She was always happy and she was so kind and caring to everyone. I was very young at the time so I don’t remember everything about her, but it always makes me happy hearing stories about her and how great she really was. One thing I definitely remember was how much Hannah loved soccer. That was something we shared. I remember how happy it made her and how good she was. I also have that love for it, and almost anytime I’m playing I think of her. That was always something that made me happy because it was something I shared with her.
I remember when my school would talk about the Hannah Duffy Foundation and they would call on me to say something. I remember being so happy about it because I got to share how great she was and how lucky I am to have gotten to know her. She was such a strong person and loved everyone, especially Robbie. I might have been young but it was clear how much she loved him and how much he loved her back.
One great memory I have of her is when she went away to Florida on vacation and brought me back a big stuffed Dora. It made me so happy. To this day I still have the Dora and every time I see it I just think of her, and how generous she was. I always think about how amazing it really was to have had the chance to have her in my life for the short time I knew her. I wish I had been older so I could remember more, but I still love all of the moments we shared and the memories we had. Whether it was with my sisters, me, or with Robbie. Every single one was a good one.
I miss her deeply but I’m happy she is in a better place now and she can always look down on us and protect us. I’ve said this many times, but I am so thankful to have had her in my life and have the privilege to share these memories I have with her.