Remembering Andrea

I have been trying to write this blog post all week.  But I’m finding it difficult to put into words what an amazing woman Andrea Burden was.  It’s incredible to learn of all the people whose lives she touched.  She was a beautiful woman, mother, artist and an inspiration to many.  In fact, if you spent anytime with her you would mostly likely walk away with some form of inspiration whether you knew it at that moment or not.    Andrea passed away suddenly over the weekend of bacterial menengitis.  In addition to her family experiencing immeasurable amounts of grief, they are now burdened with a mountain of hospital bills.  Unfortunately, like many artists, she didn’t have health or life insurance.

Please take time to read more about Andrea and see her work here: Austin Metblogs

If you feel that you can, please donate to the Andrea Burden Benefit Memorial Fund

 After hearing of this tragedy, a friend of mine mentioned that she would make more of an effort to “live by loving.”  Perhaps Andrea is inspiring this friend of mine even in her death.  This wouldn’t surprise me at all.

This email is not nearly as eloquent as I would like it to be.  For that, I apologize.  If you knew Andrea or knew of her (as many did), I ask that you take time to leave a comment here about her.

Please send love, thoughts and prayers to Noe, Bella, Indira, and the rest of her family.  It’s hard to imagine what they are going through right now.

Again, please donate to the fund if you can.

Live by loving,
Ashley

*Photo is from Portral and Friends

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