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To my dearest princess Brooke Lauren Scalise,



I never in my right mind dreamed I would be tying to type this letter to you but I know you are in better hands with Gods  kingdom which is some place we all dream to be.  I will never forget the call and still to this day can’t believe it. Everyday day I wake up I realize what all you were to me at such a young age. Through all your Mom’s travel and the divorce, you became my soul mate, mother, best friend and that person who made sure everything was done and on time. You were well above your age and helped keep me in line and make it through some the hardest times of my life. At night you were the one that made sure Paige took a bath and that all the lights were off and doors were locked every night.  You ironed all your own cloths since you were ten and laid them out on the floor as if you had them on. Brooke, you never had to be told to do your homework, if anything I was the one trying to tell you that you still had 2-weeks to complete it and of course you had to have it done that night no matter how long it took. 


Brooke, you were the greatest friend to everyone and the greatest daughter a father could have dreamed of. I still remember all your soccer games how no matter what you were not going to let anyone either take the ball or get past you. I remember almost everyday playing soccer in the yard letting you take shots at me and could not believe how hard a 12 year old could shoot.  I remember all the golf cart rides we took on the golf course to see the ducks and feed the horses. A couple of time we even drove through the sprinklers with the cart and got drenched and had so much fun.


All our trips together and dreams of the future will always be in my heart and I will never let them go. I know I promised you I would teach you to water sky over the Forth of July Holiday weekend and the rain changed all our plans.  We still were able to make the best of the Holiday including eating Papa Johns Pizza in the rain.



Brooke, you were more to me than I ever imagined including when we went boating making sure the straps were off the back of the boat, everyone had on their life jackets, the trim was up so not to damage the prop, the flag was only up when people were in the water, and always was the one to make sure the ladder was up before we took off.



There will not be one day that I don’t think about you and remember moments we had together, I don’t think there is anywhere that I go that a memory of you doesn’t go through my mind.


I knew you were a child of God, but never to the level that you truly were. You have been an inspiration to many and through you, many more people with find and follow the word of Christ.



Part of you will always be with me and I can’t thank you for being the greatest daughter a father could have asked for. Blake, Paige, and I will do our best to enjoy life but still keeping your memory alive.


There was so much we still wanted to do and so much I wanted to say to you, but I promise, every morning and every night we will talk as long as you are willing to listen.


Its never goodbye, it’s until we meet again.



I love you with every inch of my soul and dream of the day to hold you in my arms again. I am keeping your cell phone forever so whenever we need to talk I can call and hear your voice and make me feel closer to you.



Love you my little angel,


Dad

July 25, 2009




Brookie,



My precious daughter, I can’t even begin to tell you how much I miss you.  You were the most amazing daughter and I feel so blessed to be your mother. 


You have no idea how many people’s lives you touched in your short time here on earth.  You were a light to so many.  Although I feel robbed because your time here on earth and with me was too short, I know that you lived a happier fuller life than many do in 80 years and that you are now with our heavenly father where you want to be and that someday we will be together again.  


You were such a happy child, always laughing, having fun.  You lived life to the fullest and saw to it you had no regrets.  You were wise beyond your years and now it all makes sense to me and I understand that there was a special plan for you all along.  I am so proud of how you always stood firm on your beliefs and treated all others as you would wish to be treated yourself.  I am happy you had so much fun and had tremendous passion for everything you did in life.


I am so thankful we were so close and that you considered me your best friend.  I will cherish the notes you wrote me as well as all the fond memories.  I have no regrets about allowing us to have such a close relationship, and am happy that you slept next to me every night for the first 12 years of your life!  I am saddened because I looked forward to our relationship as you grew older and knew that we would always have a special bond. 


I am so happy I hugged and kissed you that morning and told you how special you are to me and how much I loved you.  I am so happy you were having the time of your life and that your life was full of such fun and happy memories.


I am thankful we did our trip for your birthday to San Francisco in June rather than August because of the schedule conflict that came up.  I believe there was a reason that we sang happy birthday and celebrated your 13th birthday two months early since we will not have the opportunity to do it together and I thank God for at least giving me that.  I am happy we had the time of our lives on that trip and so many special memories and pictures from it.  I am happy that we enjoyed three trips to San Francisco and started a tradition that I will always cherish.  Forever when I walk across the Golden Gate Bridge I will feel close to you and those amazing moments we shared together.  I promise to continue to feed and donate to the bums in your honor and make sure I help as many people as I can every time I go there!


Having to accept your loss is the hardest thing I am sure I will ever have to face in life.  The pain is greater than anything imaginable and I never knew I could hurt this bad. It is so difficult for me now and I can’t go more than a few minutes without feeling devastated that you are gone.  Every single thing in life seems to trigger a memory of something we did together and makes it hard to cope with the loss.  While there are so many great memories there is still such a tremendous feeling of loss that we can no longer do these things together.  


I thank you for all you left behind.  I have always respected your wishes for privacy and never read your journal before.  I was immediately pulled to it when I came home and finding the letters you wrote to God promising to spread the word of God and thanking God for coming into your life gave me tremendous peace.  I always knew you had a very deep love for God which came from within that surprised me since we didn’t go to church much and the fact that our entire family was not that religious.  I do wish that I would have honored your requests to take you to church more and I now know that from what you wrote that your love for God was even greater than your love for me or Daddy.  Thank you for only a few weeks before writing God a letter and asking him “to help my mom understand we were made for you.”  Finding these things from you made it clear you are where you want to be and are so happy in heaven.  While it doesn’t make me miss you any less, it at least helps me cope and understand why this tragedy happened.  You were clearly special and God wanted you with him.   


I love that you still called me Mommy all the way through the last day of your life.  Even though you were maturing into a young lady you will always be my baby. 


I surround myself with your things and continue to read things you wrote and spend time in your room to be close to you.  I feel you all around me and often wake with the sense that you are right there beside me.  Please help give me the strength to survive this. 


Blake and Paige feel you here just like I do.  To all of us in this family you will be alive to us forever and we feel your love and spirit around us always.  We all talk of you constantly and will continue to be inspired by the amazing things you have done.  We are all pulling close to make it through this and I know you want us to help each other. 


You have given so many people renewed faith in God and have caused so many of us to turn to God for strength to survive this.  I know you consider that your legacy and I truly believe that was your purpose in life. 


You are my princess and I love you forever.  I can’t wait to be reunited but until then I will continue to honor you and be the best I can be in everything I do to continue to make you proud. 


 


I miss you baby. 


Mommy

Here in another short video that I made for Brooke. Some of the pictures are the same as the ones in some of the past videos, but I found a few new ones and Gina and Lauren sent me some other good ones.

Making these videos is sad in a way, but they make me feel so close to her and right now I, like all of you, need that.

On this Thanksgiving morning, I can only think of one thing.  This was the day that Brooke and I loved to play jokes on one another more then any other day.  Most people do April Fools Day, we did Thanksgiving.  There was the on Thanksgiving that she sprayed about a whole bottle of grandma's perfume in my car.  I got her back by putting a dirty diaper under the car seat in the car. (that one back fired because even though Sean had the car that day, it was Jen's and she got very angry)  There were potatoes put in tail pipes and dog food put in your Thanksgiving meal plate, and on and on and on.  I will never forget those days!!

I will however take today and do what we are suppose to do on this day and think about the things that I am THANKFUL for in life.

Today, I will say that I am most thankful for the 13 years that I was able to have Brooke in my life.  What a great ride!!!


Thanks and God Bless,

Jeff Scalise

Brooke’s leaving this world came as a shock to us, but not to God.  He knows the end from the beginning; He knew the number of her days from her birth.  When I first heard the news, I thought no, not my Brookey-boo, my baby that I had since she was a newborn.  My second thought was, Jesus, Whom she loved so much, is holding her in His arms.


Brooke gave me a flower when she left for kindergarten and it faithfully bloomed every year, until this year.  By its failure to come up, I think God was preparing me for her loss.


When she was little, Sean would bring her with her morning Coca Cola which she shared most days.  The other children loved her and were always anxious to see her walk in the door.  Our house lit up with her smile, her love of life, and the friendly teasing from her dad whom she loved so much.


She wasn’t as quiet as her brother, but not as boisterous as her sister.


She knew right from wrong at an early age.  Before she was one year old, she would say, “Uh, oh,” very loud to let me know when she felt things weren’t right, such as when someone left the refrigerator or pantry door open.  A lot of things weren’t right at my house because I heard a lot of, “Uh, oh’s.”


Brooke was always excited about project time, and she was usually the first to get started.  She was very creative and talented.


Brooke was a perfectionist like her dad.  If she or someone else splashed a drop of paint, or put a crayon mark where it didn’t belong, she had to start all over no matter how long she had been working on it.  She was so sweet, though, and always forgave the assailant who messed up her paper.  She loved her mom and knew her mom would treasure them so she wanted to do her best.


She loved to cut up catalogs and would have a bag full of clippings to give to mom and dad.  I would have a lot of cut paper under the table.  I told her the children in the catalogs were models and she loved it when I told her she was pretty enough to be one, too.  Brooke was so beautiful.


Brooke was boy crazy even at the age of two.  She fell in love with a construction worker named Randy who was working at our house.  He told her that he would like it better if she didn’t have a pacifier constantly in her mouth.  After that, she still came with her blanket named, “Geegee,” but I never saw the pacifier again.


Blake and Brooke were very close and loved and teased each other.  Paige loved her so much that she would jealously pull the other children off her back while Brooke was giving piggy back rides last summer.


She loved playing with the younger children.  She also loved cleaning and I enjoyed it when she stayed close to me always wanting to help.


No one is perfect, but in my eyes she was.  I loved her so much.


I talk about the love of Jesus to all of my children so that one day, when older, they will remember our talks and give their life to Him.  Though Brooke was young, when she said she wanted Jesus her spirit became alive to the things of God.  She would ask questions beyond her years, and the more questions she asked, the closer I became to God.  She increased my faith.  Her excitement for God was so contagious, that the other children asked questions and wanted Jesus in their life, too.  Many times as I was stumped at one of her questions, God would give me the answer.  God loves her so much.


She always wanted me to read her the Bible.  She spent many hours watching a Bible movie I have.  This movie uses a virtual word-for-word rendering of one of the Gospels that tells of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.  God’s Word is so simple.  Brooke wanted to know more about the God she loved and Who loved her so much.


I’ve heard that it’s easier for children to learn of the love of their heavenly Father by seeing the love they receive from their earthly father.  Her dad must have loved her so much because she was so in love with God.  She was always showing God’s love for others.  Christ lived in her.


Brooke always helped other children.  She had such compassion for those she knew were suffering.  When her mom opened her recent church camp notebook, she found Brooke had written down her prayers for others.


Brooke knew that no matter how bad the sin, Jesus will forgive.  She always told the kids to forgive each other.


Her mom told me that when Brooke was barely five, while they were at Meramec Caverns, the tour guide was telling everyone how bad Jesse James was.  Brooke spoke up for all to hear and said that God would forgive him.  She was obeying God by telling the good news that God sent Jesus to die so that we could believe in Him and be forgiven.


I gave her a cross necklace when she was young.  She wore it constantly, even when she was older.  She told me that she wore it all the time so that, “When people ask me why, I can tell them about Jesus.”  I know that Brooke would want us to continue to tell everyone about Jesus Whom she loved with all her heart.  She cared for everyone so much she didn’t want anyone to spend eternity without Him.


I treasure the day I first held and hugged her, and I will always treasure the last hugs she gave me before she left.


I don’t know why God took her so early.  When we get to heaven and ask Him, all that will matter is the joy that we will have seeing Jesus face-to-face.  Brooke will be there hugging us as well.


Theresa

Hi my name is Gina. Me and Brooke met kindergarten and we have been best friends ever since. I will miss all the things we did together like shopping, cooking yummy food (mostly brownies and Mac and cheese) and t-ping but I will mostly just miss Brookie.


Nothing was ever kept between us we told each other everything. I will miss our long talks on the phone that went on for hours and hours going over my minutes, which my parents were not happy about.


I will never forget the fun trips Mr. Sean took us on like to Wisconsin and to mark twain lake. I had the best time tubing with Brooke. I love how Brooke never cared what people thought about her she just always wanted to have fun, like when we ran through Frontenac Mall dancing. I will mostly just miss Brookie.

Hi, I'm Kristen. I met Brooke in the first grade and she's been one of my best friends ever since. Brooke was all incredible person that words don't even begin to describe. She was the most full of life individual that I have ever met. Brooke was always making the best of every moment that she had with people and she was constantly putting others first no matter how hard it was. Brooke never cared what anyone thought of her. She could wear the most outrageous outfit and run and dance and fall in front of a big crowd and not care one bit. That's one of many reasons she was friends with everybody she encountered. I think she was the most random and clumsy yet most amazing person. Even during the few years of her life she managed to turn so many eyes to Christ. She loved God with all of her heart and mind and that is what made her such an incredible friend. You could talk with her about Christ and never feel awkward or embarrassed. She just had such a remarkable relationship with IIim that changed my life as well as many others. Brooke lived her life to the fullest always doing things to the extreme like sliding down stairs in buckets or sleeping on her trampoline. Every moment you spent with her would fill your heart with happiness, joy, and plenty of funny stories to tell people. But Brooke is in better hands now and I can't wait to see her again. I loved Brooke like a sister and I know she will be in our hearts forever and ever.

Hi, I'm Lauren. I met Brooke on the first day of kindergarten on the bus and we have been like sisters since. Brooke is one of my very best friends and ill never forget her. She changed my life and many others. From just hanging out to sliding down her mom's stairs through serail wrap, we always had something to remember. All the crazy things we did made my life more interesting. I always had a crazy story to tell my sister and my parents about me and Brooke. Brooke was always so joyful and lull of action which made our relationship stronger. Throughout this experience I realized that life has hardships but that's how life is and sometime soon we will all reunite with Brooke. Knowing she is in a better place satisfies me but I miss her dearly. Brooke will always be in my heart.


Then speaking for all of us, we love Brooke and we miss her already. Even though things may be different we will always he the fantastic four and we can't wait to see her again.

8-13-2009


Dear Brooke,


I can’t believe it has been a month since I have last seen you. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about you. I have known your family since before you were born, and I told your mom a few days before the accident that I loved you like my own child.  I feel blessed to be one of the people that spent the last week of your life with you. We did so many amazing things. I can’t think of a more beautiful place to spend the last week of your life. You were such a funny, amazing, courageous, silly, gentle, sweet, talented, happy, wonderful girl.


I remember after the accident once we knew you were gone, that a beautiful soft rain began to fall. Even though it was only for a few minutes it seemed very calming to me.  I was so sad, but I remember feeling that rain on my face and feeling peace. When your mom and I were talking a few days after the accident we were talking about you wanting to get baptized and that you would have after you were 13 and came home from your trip.  Your mom said to me she wished you could have been baptized like you wanted and I said to her that God had baptized you right there on the beach before you went up to heaven. It was so clear to me why that soft gentle rain had happened, and why it was so imbedded in my mind. That rain blessed and cleansed you for God.  He will keep you safe and warm in heaven.


On vacation, a couple of days before you passed away, we went to Tamarindo beach for the day with everyone.  Some of us went back to the condo, but me, you, Emma, Sarah, Fred, and Paige went out to dinner. It was the cutest little restaurant on the beach called Nuigi’s. While we were waiting for our meal to come I took all the girls out to the beach to get a picture, and when we came back to the table a group of 3 guitar players came and played us music. I can remember it like it just happened. We went shopping (go figure) after dinner in these cute little shops, and I said something about going to see Avenellos beach. You and Emma said let’s go and we all jumped in the car. I did not realize how far this beach was and how bumpy the roads would be. We were about half way there, the sun was getting closer to setting, and Fred was not happy that we were driving away from town. I was also thinking maybe we should turn around and go back to the condo but you girls kept saying “we want to see this beach”.  As we got closer and the sunset was getting nearer, I thought to myself I hope this is worth it. Well to my surprise this beach is known as “angels” beach. We parked the car and walked thru some low hanging trees to see the most beautiful beach I have seen in my life. You girls threw off your flip flops, took off your cover-ups and went running in your swim suits toward the water.  I looked at Fred and we smiled and said, “I think this was worth it”. Now that you are gone I look back on this day and realize, this is the way we should treat every day of our lives. We should realize there could be no tomorrow, and that every day we are given on this earth is a gift.


I talk with your mom a lot about what has happened.  I wish I could make this better for her, but nothing but time can do that. I wrote her a poem the first day I came back from our trip, which I have included. I do wish I could change this. I want to rewind this point in time and watch you drive up that hill. To see you become a beautiful young woman. To watch you get married, and have your own children someday. We will never get to see any of that, but I will think of you every day. I will remember in my mind that day on the beach watching the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen with 4 adorable crazy little girls, and know that was one of the best moments of my life. I will pray for you and your family, and do all I can to help them. I love you Brooke. We all miss you so much.


Kelly

I ask myself


 

I ask myself what I can do,


To ease the heart of a friend so true.


 


In just a moment our lives had changed


And in my mind I re-arrange.


 


All the choices I made to plan that day,


The signs I ignored along the way.


 


How I wish I could go back and erase time,


I could ease this pain inside your mine.


 


I would walk the path that Brooke had taken,


I would give myself to let her waken.


 


I would wash away all the hurt you feel,


And at God’s feet it would be I that Kneeled.


 


We love you Brooke, I am so aware,


I will never watch another sunset and not see you there.


 


Love: Kelly

My name is Lisa Spomer. I had the pleasure of being Brooke's Fifth Grade teacher. I will never forget the first week that Brooke was in my class. She had injured her foot and her soccer team had a championship game. I was shocked when she said that she was still going knowing that she couldn't play. Brooke knew that her spirit was needed for their success. Brooke was the type of student that was such a good role model for her peers. She was so diligent and thoughtful about the quality of work that she produced. Those of you that were able to attend the open house yesterday probably took notice of this. If there had been a cloning machine in the office at school, I am sure that all of Brooke's teachers would have used it the year they had her. Having a student like Brooke in every group around your room would ensure that projects and assignments would be completed thoroughly and with detail, and that all participants would be encouraged. Both necessities for a successful learning experience. I shared with Brooke and her parents that she should exert her gentle leadership in as many activities as possible. So many students benefited from her enthusiasm,organization and work ethic. It was strength that came naturally.


Brooke looked for opportunities to do kind things for others. That might have involved assisting a friend that needed extra guidance or making her teacher cookies. She earned the nickname, "Martha" from me, after Martha Stewart, for her expertise in baking. Can you picture the scene? Brooke and Lauren covered in flour as they made a batch of chocolate chip cookies to present in the morning as a gift.


From the time that I met Brooke, she had such a love for life and all the fun that came along with it. This sunny disposition is what drew people to Brooke. It wasn't her boisterous voice that made others want to be around her, but that she found a way to be a cheerleader to others in a gentle way, providing encouragement and fun along the way. Each day she would arrive with her bright smile and maybe a crazy story about Charlie the Chicken. Brooke and her friends choreographed a routine to See You Again by Miley Cyrus. I think they picked this song purposely since they knew my feelings about Miley. They were so eager to teach others their moves and involve them in their spirited dance. Lots of giggling ensued and it felt as though the girls were able to bring our class together and make them feel a sense of community. Her wish for for fun was contagious.


I think of all the people whose lives Brooke impacted; her family and close friends. However, you didn't need to be in her inner circle to be Brooke's friend. She had a special gift for including others. Everyone was a friend of Brooke's. Many try a lifetime to touch others the way that Brooke was able to in her short time with us. She's given us the gift of herself. I know that her smile will stay with me forever.

Brooke -


I am so grateful for that special place in my heart you have given me - a place only for you! You created this place because of your friendship with Lauren. Your friendship was one of pure joy and genuine laughs, but what made it most unique was the ability for you two to have uninhibited fun. You and Lauren are the only two girls I know who could bend the rules just short of breaking them - although I am sure many rules have been broken along the way! You never left any fun behind when you two were together, I've seen the videos!


I truly believe Lauren would not be as fun loving and adventurous had it not been for her relationship with you. Not many have the blessing of having such a close friend. You changed Lauren's life. Know you live through those who love you, you will live through Lauren in your one of a kind way as your friendship and love has had a profound effect on her!


Much love and much peace to you, Brooke!



Love,

Becy

Jennifer,


I cannot express to you how sorry my family and I are about Brooke.  We were out of town when the funeral took place.  Please let us know if you need anything.  We attend Calvary as well so we may run into you from time to time.


 Quick side note:  I didn’t get a chance to coach her for very long at all.  However, I really enjoyed working with her.  She was a lot of fun and worked hard.  It didn’t take long to see she had a passion for life.  Quite honestly, her personality sold me as much as her soccer skills.  It was why I committed to her rather quickly to be on the team.  J


 Eric, Jill, Taylor, Morgan, and Zoe Avery





I spoke with Grandma Deb Albrecht today, Tues. 11/10/09, when she called Target. God bless all of you for your loss, but soar in the joy of knowing that Brooke truly loved the Lord.

I have enjoyed your Foundation site and learning more about your special daughter. I would also love to know more about the Foundation bracelets, what do they look like and can one still purchase them?

GOD's Blessings to all of you,


Joan Tankler





I loved Brooke very much!!!!! I knew her from Sean Scalise remoldeling my house!! Brooke rode my bus, too. She was always soooooooooooo nice to me!!! So I would like a bracelet if there are any left. Just let me know how much $ it cost. I always talk to Brooke when I have a problem. I also say hi to her in my prayers.

Halle Douglass




Jennifer,


I know that probably most of the crowd is gone today and I just wanted to send you a little note to see how you were holding up.  I am glad that you have a good person in your life like George to be there for you.  I never had the opportunity to meet your daughter but the last two days have shown me want a wonderful little girl she was.  She touched many lives including mine.  Recently I have been a little “spiritually challenged” and your daughter has opened my eyes to the importance of trusting in God.


Jennifer I live close and will do anything you need to help you through this.


Thinking of you,


Kraig  





Brooke you were such a great friend to everyone and ive never herd you a mean thing to anyone. everyone loved you and respected you.i remember when ever it was lunch time we would go and get our pretzels with cheese and we would laugh so hard and say i was such a pig because i had to get up every five miniutes to get some more food. we only had one class together which was kindergarden but we still managed to be friends ecspecially this year!!!! to your family i want you to no that me and my family are here for you and brooke has touched so many people and no one could ever forget her. LOVE YOU BROOKE AND ALWAYS WILL!!!!!!!!!!

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love shannon howard




Dear Scalise family, Thank you for sharing Brooke's life with us in this difficult time. Our oldest daugther, Briana is Brooke's age and I now look at her differently. Brooke and Briana seem to share the same things ~ love of God and compassion for others. Briana and her sister Emma just raised over $4,100 for abused and neglected children in St. Louis County for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). They believe in helping other people. We will think of Brooke often and pray that God will give you peace and understanding at a time like this.


Dorris Finnegan





My heart is breaking for all of you.  At the same time I am extremely impressed with your tribute to her and your efforts to keep her love alive by doing good in this world.  What else could anyone ask for?  It has been a long time since we have participated at Calvary as we do like to visit churches in addition to our own but the faith of the congregation continues to impress me with stories like your daughter's.  She is alive in your words and deeds.  God bless all of you.


Pat Gray





Dear Jennifer, Deb & Jim,


I am so sorry for the unfortunate, untimely accident that happened to your beloved Brooke. If there is anything Morgan Stanley or we can do, please do not hesitate to ask.


Our thoughts & prayers are with you,


Matt & Deb Kallman




Jennifer:

You & your family are in our thoughts and prayers every nite. After standard prayers, the kids add people that may need "extra" prayers. Collin wants to know why she can't come back yet. He remembers how Brooke made sure he got enough candy from every house when we went out with you guys for halloween. Every year he wanted to come back to spend halloween with Brooke. He also remembers the dog poop pizza they all created! It's kinda funny now, huh?. I remember the night before you delivered her, doesn't seem so far away.. If you ever need anything, we are 5 minutes away.


Not sure how much room I have, but I wanted to find out what her favorite flowers were, we are opening a flower shop and we are going to create an arrangement called "Brooke's favorite", and it will be our special at our grand re-opening.


Love always, the Bourbons.





Hi Jennifer, it’s Julie. I just wanted to let you know, the site looks great.  I just caught up on all the news articles and the birthday celebration, Brooke’s birthday sounded wonderful.  I would have to agree with George, pushing you into the pool is what Brooke would have wanted.  I remember the day of Paige and George’s birthday party, you tried throwing Little George in and he took you in with him.  I can still see Brooke laughing at you.  


When ever you’re up for a visit from familiar faces, let us know. I think of your often, please know I’m here for you if you need anything.  


I’m praying for you, your entire family and George.  


All my Love, Julie 






I dont know if u remember me. Its Carlee Dusin. i went to the baby sitters to tressas i spent nights crying and crying over this i miss her to please give me a call





Dear Scalise Family,

I heard about your loss from Brooke's cousin, Kim, who had told me that Brooke was a nice, sweet girl. I respect everything you are doing with the foundation. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

RIP Brooke Scalise


Always,

Sierra Weitzel





It would be an honor to help in any way I can for Brooke's Foundation. Although I didnt know her she has touched and inspired me. What an amazing girl she was.

Bless her always,

Kathy Fronabarger




Brooke,

 I loved you soo much and will miss you forever! Whenever we were together I always had a huge smile on my face because you were so outgoing and fun to be around! you were so energetic and clumsy on the soccer feild!! Which always made me laugh!One day when you invited me to your house i was really upset because we were lost and couldn't find your house but the second i walked into your home i was cheered up from paige running around and the big smile on your face.Every time I saw you, you were happy so I can't even imagine how much happier you are now and how you want everyone else to share your joy!!


Love You Forever And Always

Olivia Ostertag





Jennifer and Sean,

I used to clean your teeth at Dr. Joseph Boain's office I am still the hygienist there and I saw the article in the journal and I want to give you my deepest sympathy.  I have prayed for your family since I saw the article.  Your daughter was an angel on earth.  I have children your kids ages so it really touched me.  Take care, Lisa Eisenbath




Jennifer,


Liz Aldridge told me about this tragedy right after this happened.  She also sent me the link to the website and your heart breaking journal entry that I am still in tears over as I am writing this. I cannot tell you how sorry I am for your loss and I know that words can never describe what you are feeling inside.  My thoughts are prayers are with You,Blake,Paige and the rest of your family.  


I cannot imagine being on the scene of an accidnet like this and not being able to hold your child. The anger was building up inside of me as I  read your heart breaking words. It is mind boggling how human beings can be so cold hearted durng a tragedy like this.  I will pray that your mission to change the actions of public servants in foreign countries makes a difference.


It interesting how our children  find their relationship with God.  We have been sending our kids to faith formation classes for a couple of years now and I know how much they benefit from it.  We lost Curtis' mother August 30th of last year and after that loss we have been attending church on a regular basis as well.  It is very plain  to see in the scrapbook section of this website how close Brooke's relationship is with God.  You know that she is at Peace.  


I know with your determination and drive and your enthusiam you will turn this tragedy into something positive.  


What a great foundation to start.  Brooke's legacy will make a difference in so may children's lives.  


God Bless you and your family,

Dana Wilder



I came by way of another blog, my deepest condolences. I cannot believe the way you were treated. It made me angry. I hope you get some justice for that. To make you do all this work knowing your mental state, it is inhumane and I am sorry you went through that after suffering through such tragedy. I have two children. I always think a part of me would never make it, but a part of me believes I would have no choice but to be survive and be triumphant. I appreciate you sharing your life story. May God bless and protect your family and give you peace and happiness.


M Naseer





My daughters, Jessica and Kelli Uhl, were killed on Nov. 23, 2007 by an Illinois state trooper who was speeding and crossed the median.  I am so sorry for your loss.


I have started scholarship funds to honor my daughters, and just recently had our second annual fundraiser.  I know everyone grieves in different ways, but doing something positive after my tragedy was my way of coping.  


God bless you and your family.  


Kim Dorsey




September 12, 2009

We miss Brooke so much she was a awesome person and a great friend. your family is in our prayers. she was a great fun to have in explo. we looked at her vidios and thought they were hilirious. she had great family, friends and people to support her.


Kayla Kochan and Betsy Volk




July 24, 2009

Dear Scalise family,

I was so sad when I heard about Brooke's death.I was at a couple of soccer events with her and she was such an amazing person,friend, and stranger to others. She will always be in my heart and never forgotten.

R.I.P Brooke! I love you girl!!!


:'( Megan



July 24, 2009

Sean & Jennifer, I am truly sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter Brooke. I cannot possibly imagine your heartache. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.


Heather Holben



July 24, 2009

Your Love Will Always Be In My Heart.


I'll cling on to Your love

in My heart;


I won't let go of Your love

in My heart,


Your love will remain in

My heart forever;


I'll hold on to Your love

so tightly as though it was

made of gold,


Your love will always be

My treasure;


I'll seal up Your love in

My heart,


I'll cherish Your love in

My heart forever;


Your love will always be

My keepsake in My heart,


Not even death itself can

separate Your love in My

heart;


And I won't let Your love

wither or fade away in

My heart,


Your love will always linger

on and on in My heart;


Your love will always be in

My heart forever. 


Charles H. Miranda



July 24, 2009 Jennifer


I am not sure you remember me, I was in Tammy Lampe's wedding and have seen you, Brooke, Blake and Paige at their house for birthday parties, etc. Anyway, I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family for the loss of your precious daughter. I didn't know Brooke very well but in my experience she was a beautiful and polite little girl that never stopped smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as we all try to understand why Brooke was called to be with God so soon.


Julie Huelsmann (Aviston, IL)



July 23, 2009

Sean,

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at Naylor & Holtmeier and for Kim Tidwell and I remember exchanging stories about our children. I know how devoted you are to your babies & my heart breaks for you.


I'll be praying for you & your family.  


Casey Will


July 22, 2009

I was a witness of this young girl's death. I will definitely be praying for the Scalise family and I would just like for them to know that they will be in my hear forever.   Samantha Meholick



July 22, 2009

I was a witness of this young girl's death and it has been in my mind ever since. I will definitely be praying for the Scalise family. Samantha Meholick, July 22, 2009 We are very saddened by the loss of your beautiful child. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these sad days.


Your friends in St. Paul,

The Bishops

Doug, Deb, Alex and Austin



July 22, 2009

I am so sorry to here that brooke died Our thoughts and prays are with your family as you go through a rough time. Megan Brohm Brookes' Friend Megan Brohm,  

July 22, 2009 To the Scalise Family, I'm deeply sorry to hear about Brooke. I am a very good friend of her cousin, Kim, and from what Kim has told me about her I can tell she was a great girl who will be sorely missed.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.  

Tessa Cannon


July 22, 2009

Scalise Family,

My thoughts and prayers are here for you. I am deeply saddened for what your family is going through. Please accept my deepest sympathy.   Toni Lograsso-Warren, HCH '89, Missouri


July 22, 2009

Dear Scalise Family,

My memories of Brooke are few, but definitely memorable. She was so enthusiastic about school starting when I met her at Meet the Teacher Night as Blake's teacher. I remember her telling me all about Blake and about his work habits! I remember her and Blake's fear and worry when Jennifer was stuck in Texas during Katrina. I remember her excitement to be one of the first to check out the rainforest since Sean was the one that built it.

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Your family has been in my thoughts everyday. May God bless your family.

Sincerely,

Allisan Impellizzeri

Independence Elementary  


July 22, 2009

I am a friend of Nancy's...although you do not know me Nancy told me about the accident and your family have been in my prayers ever since. It's like Nancy said, she is now in heaven with Nancy's Dad looking down on all of you. I wish you peace and love now and always.


Cindy Fischer  



July 22, 2009

Sean, Jennifer & Family: we are so sorry to hear about Brooke. Abby loved playing soccer with her, hanging out with her & just being her friend. She was such a sweetheart. We have been thinking of you so much over the past week, and it just doesn't seem real or fair that she is gone.

Our hearts go out to all of you.

Jon, Bonnie & Abby Getzinger



July 22, 2009

We were there on the mountain by the atv's when the accident occurred and would like to send our deepest condolences. Larry, Grace and Samantha Meholick - Naples, FL & Flamingo Costa Rica July 22, 2009 Ron, Mary Sue, Sean, Jennifer & The entire Scalise Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine what you are going through, but please know that you are in our thoughts.

Jay & Holly Gilliatt (Dick Schnider's daughter)



July 21, 2009

I've known Brooke since 4th grade. She has always been caring, nice, exciting, she lived life to the fullest. When my aunt said someone had died in my cousins soccer club, i didnt think much of it. That night i was in the car and my mom said Joe, who do you know at your school thats name is Brooke. Thats when I heard the horrible news. Laying in bed I thought about Brooke, I started crying, I just couldnt believe it. I am so sorry for your loss, she was amazing.  

Joe Stewart  


July 21, 2009 Jennifer........ my heart goes out to you and your family. I want you to know how deeply sadden I am to hear of the loss of your Daughter.My thoughts and Prayers go out to you and your entire family.   Deborah Saunders-Arnett,


July 21, 2009 Our deepest condolences go out to your family, we are very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie and Mathew Bauman  

Julie Bauman,


July 21, 2009 I am so saddened to hear of your family's loss. Blake and Brooke were both incredible students in my class at Bryan Middle School. Please know that my thoughts are with you.  

Angela Otto,


July 21, 2009 Jennifer and Sean, we are devastated to hear of the loss of your daughter Brooke. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sam and Shelly Alfano and family.


July 21, 2009 I have and will continue to pray for your family every day. Of all Courtney's neighbors, she was my absolute favorite. God be with you, he is already with her.

Jenn Andrews


July 21, 2009 My son attends Bryan Middle School and knew your daughter. My heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Maggie Marberry and family    


July 21, 2009 Your family is in our hearts and prayers through this time. Please find peace that Brooke rest with the angels awaiting the time she will be with you again. Amy Mckay (Gresenz),


July 21, 2009 Words can't express what your going thru. I'm sorry for your loss.  

Matt Dazey,


July 21, 2009 Please accept our sincere condolences for the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter, Brooke. She is now in God's hands and she will be cherished as much there as she was here. Her and my daughter Alex met in 2nd grade and she was definately a young lady full of life. She was a true everyone she met and her memories will live through her friends and family, she may be gone, but she will definately never be forgotten.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Clint, Amanda, Alexandra, Gabrielle, & Cade Peters, Amanda Peters


July 21, 2009

Jennifer and Sean and Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are very sorry for your loss.


Craig and Dallas Forrest and family


July 21, 2009

Jennifer


Words can not express how deeply sorry I am for your horrible loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  

Heidi Snyder,  


July 20, 2009 Jennifer our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace through all this. My family will pray for you. Jon Kite,   July 20, 2009 Jennifer and family you have daily been in my thoughts for your loss. Words can never do enough to express sympathy. My hope is that you know that your family, friends and close associates are here for you whenever and whatever you need.

Your heavenly father in the days to come will give you comfort and strength.   Garry Parks,


July 20, 2009 Scalise Family,

We can not even begin to express how sorrowful we are for all you during this time. Brooke was a beautiful, vibrant and sweet girl and will truly be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers be with you all.

Love

Tim, Jenny and Kayla Collie(jb soccer team)


July 20, 2009 Sean,

I am so sorry to hear about Brooke. Words could never express the heartfelt feelings of compassion and sadness I feel for you. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you and your children always.

Robin Deubner


July 20, 2009 Jennifer,


Words can not even begin to express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. I just want you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers everyday.


I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the memorial, but know that I will be thinking of you and praying for you and your family.


Always, Jeannette Hayden, July 20, 2009 Sean, Jennifer and Family -

We are saddened to hear of Brooke's passing. Our hearts ache and our prayers are with you.

Joe, Sally, Gigi and Drew Terril   Sally Terril,  


July 20, 2009 Dear Scalise family,

I am so sorry for your loss! Brooke was such a wonderful young lady, and never passed me in the halls without smiling! We were all so blessed to know her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Mrs. Mary Duchek

Independence Elementary


July 20, 2009 Dear Jen and Family:


Brooke is now basking in the glory of God...isn't that where we all want to be? My prayer is that you now rest in God's love and allow Him to heal your hearts for this loss must have left a chasm.

Children are definitely gifts from God. It is a parent's job to instill that Love so that they may light up the world. I met Brooke as 5 year old and it was evident then that her enthusiasm and love for life was going to be contagious. Let that joy she left be a comfort.


My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Love, Candis Erickson


July 20, 2009 brooke was a sweet wonderful person and i enjoyed every minute with her brooke loudon,  


July 20, 2009 Ron and Mary Sue,my thoughts and prayers are with you @ this sad time in all of your lives.My heart goes out to all of you. Please know that "Uncle Steve "will look out for her.Fondly,Nancy Spehr


July 20, 2009 Dear Scalise family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you through these difficult times. Very sorry for your loss.

With love,

Cory and Kristi Knoke   Cory Knoke,


July 20, 2009 Jenner, Sean & Family


Brooke was a wonderful little girl who I will always remember sneaking in to Debbie's kitchen to raid the pantry.

Remembrance is a golden chain that death tries to break but all in vain.

To have, to love, and then to part

Is the greatest sorrow of one's heart.

The years may wipe out many things

But some they wipe out never.

Like memories of those happy times

When we were all together.


The death of a child is like a stone cast into the stillness of a quiet pool;

the concentric ripples of despair sweep out in all directions,

affecting many, many people.


Our condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time.


Bob & Chris (Tieman) Chris & Bob Tieman, Defiance, Missouri


July 20, 2009 Dear Jennifer, Deb, Jim and Family,


I was very saddened to learn of Brooke's passing. There will be a definite void in your lives without her but you will always have her in your hearts and have memories of what a special person she was. Jennifer, I've thought a lot about you these past few days and how you were a young girl when your Mother and I began working together. You are very special, too. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Love, Linda Orentas   Linda Orentas,


July 20, 2009 Sean, Jennifer and family,

Please accept our condolences and deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter Brooke. Although her time on Earth was short may she live in your hearts forever. We are praying for your family as you greive for Brooke. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

Dion, Tony, Ashley, Tony Jr., Annaliese and Aidan Allison


July 20, 2009 Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.   Kathy & April Fronabarger,

July 19, 2009 Jennifer, Blake, Paige and Family,


Words can not express how sorry we are for your loss. Your loss is one of the deepest and most tragic that a human can endure on this planet and we send you our most sincere condolences.


We feel as though we are the blessed ones to have been graced by Brooke’s big heart, smile, sense of humor and zest for life. It is truly the mark of wonderful parents.


May your Angel Brooke always be among you.


All our love ~ Tim, Julie, Timmy & Lainey   Seifried Family,

July 19, 2009 Dear Sean, Jennifer, & Family

We are so very sorry for your loss. Words cannot express our sympathy for all of you. Brooke has left us all with special memories.

Olivia will always remember the friendship she shared with Brooke as well as the many soccer games! We always loved watching how Brooke played soccer with such enthusiasm. I am blessed to have had Brooke as a student in Kindergarten. Her sweet personality and beautiful smile would light up our classroom. Brooke will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.

Don, Kim, Nicole, Olivia Ostertag

Pat and Rachael (Ostertag) Wilcox   Kim Ostertag,


July 19, 2009 My heart and prayers go out ot Brooke's family. I will always remember her as a loving, caring, sweet girl. She was very funny and could always make my friends and i laugh. Heaven gained a BEAUTIFUL angel.

RIP BROOKE once here but never forgotten. July 19, 2009 Jennifer and Sean,

We are so saddened by the loss of Brooke, there are no words we could say to stop the pain, but want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. There is a "new angel" in heaven - and her name is "Brooke".

Dr. Khan, Colleen, Debbie, Rhonda and Cindy


July 19, 2009 Jennifer,

I am so sorry for your loss. Brooke is in my prayers. You always spoke so highly of Brooke. She is in a better place now.   Tom Nipper, July 19, 2009 Dear Sean and Jennifer-I will always remember Brooke with her smile and effervescent personality. She was a lovely, generous, sweet, glowing young lady. Always made me smile. I will miss her very much. Love, Kim(Henkel) and Mike Hartman and Lizzie July 19, 2009 Jennifer & Sean,

We are very sorry about the tragic loss of your daughter Brooke, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carolyn & Terry Schalk & Lauren ( Friends of Kelly and Fred Beitsch) Carolyn Schalk,

  July 18, 2009 Sean- We are so sorry for the sudden loss of your little girl. Please know that you and your family have been in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan & Amy Carr   Amy Carr, July 18, 2009 Jennifer & Family - I'm so saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Brooke. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Allyson Myers (Rhonda's friend) July 18, 2009 Dear Jennifer and Sean,

I am so sorry and very saddened to hear of your loss. There is no way I can adequately express my sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

Stephanie (Gander) and Keith Campbell Stephanie Campbell,

July 18, 2009 brooke u were a true friend to everyone. u always helpe me in math, and we were always the 2 who got the low grade on a test (which mrs.brunner thought a bad grade was a low B). and we'd always have to study together. ill miss you brooke.,... i realy will. i cried the day i found out. u were suck a great friend to everybody. -brandon brandon penrod,

July 18, 2009 We will always remember Brooke's sweet smile and energetic personality. Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family. She will be missed by Madison along with the entire soccer family!   Ted, Megan, Madison & Teddy Hickey,

July 18, 2009 To the enire Scalise Family - Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. I wish there was something we could do to help make this journey easier for you. We will continue to pray for all of you in hopes that you will become strong and keep your faith with God. The Power of Prayer is such a strong thing and I know Brooke has that from so many people. We will always remember little Brooke.

Peggy and Rob Whittaker and Family Peggy Whittaker,


July 18, 2009 Dear Scalise Family,


Your in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time in your lives. Brooke was taken much too so but she is an angel now watching over all of you. My son Larry goes to school with Blake and he expresses his prayers also. (It's such a small world, all of us going to high school together and now our kids go to school together).


Sean & Jennifer - you can and will get through this it will be difficult but you have lots of family and friends who care about you and you can lean on. Everyone is just a phone call away!


Jeff - Please let me know if there is anything that you need or even if you just need to talk. I'm always there for you!


Blake - Larry sends his sympathy, thoughts and prayers. If you need to talk or get away give Larry a call.


Take care and know that your being thought of and prayed for!


Diane & Larry Guessfeld Diane Guessfeld,

July 18, 2009 Ron and Mary Sue, We so sorry to hear about the loss of your granddaughter and we offer our deepest sympathy to both of you and your family at this difficult time. If there is anything we can do for you please don't hesitate to ask.


Tim, Christy, Ryan, and Brent

Your neighbors across the street Tim Jung, July 18, 2009 I remember Brooke from daycare many years ago. I know my daughter now goes to daycare with Paige. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. Dylan Holst,


July 18, 2009 Dear Jennifer & Sean,


Our hearts have been filled with sadness this week. Please know our love, thoughts, sincerest prayers, and endless support are with you and your families at this time. It's so hard for us to understand times like this. May your faith continue to grow strong each day. What a beautiful life you blessed us all with...Brooke was a very precious girl. We love you and we will help you through the days ahead.


God Bless,

Rhonda & Brian, Makenzie, Maddie & Jacob   Rhonda Hollingsworth,

July 17, 2009 Dear Sean and Jennifer,


We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mindy and Hank Mindy Greenberg,  

July 17, 2009 To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...

but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.

Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.


Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.

Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.

That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,

God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."


It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.

As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.

I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.

There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.


God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.

And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.

And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.

God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.


When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years

because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.

But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.

Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.


I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.

But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.

But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.

I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.


There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;

but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.

It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...

that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.


If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,

then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."

And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,

knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.


So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,

just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.

When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;

I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.


And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,

remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.


Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)

©Copyright 1998-2009

Barbara Moffett,  

July 17, 2009 Coach Sean,


You and your family will be in our constant prayers in the days ahead. We know that God has his arms around you at this time, and pray that you will take refuge in Him.


The Fetzer Family

Danny, Rochelle and Davis July 17, 2009 Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.


Melissa Liszewski

(Coach Melissa from Whitmoor Swim Team) Melissa Liszewski,  

July 17, 2009 Sean and Jennifer:


Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your daugher, Brooke.

You are in our thoughts and prayers...


The Hazama Family... Will, Dori and Peyton. Will Hazama,

July 17, 2009 Hi Brooke,

You don’t know us but we know you through the stories and pictures painted by your parents, as parents so often do. Each time we all got together for a meeting or special company event, your mom would fill us in. From afar, we watched you grow and delighted in your delights because your mom loved to share her children’s lives with her friends. Knowing your mom as we do, we know that you grew up to be a special young lady with energy, drive, adventure and independence along with humor and love for family in your heart. We wish we could have known you better, but by knowing your mom, we knew you.

From time to time, remind your mom not to think about the events that made you leave us, but of all the wonder you brought to her from the time you were born.

May God hold you tight within his loving arms and with your help, heal your mom’s heart.

With Love,

Charlie & Belinda Capaz   July 17, 2009 Sean and Jennifer,


We are all so shocked and saddened by the loss of your beautiful girl. I can still see her, in my mind's eye, in Mrs. Ostertag's Kindergarten class, laughing with the other girls. She will be sorely missed. We continue to pray for her and for your family. God Bless You all, Tammy, David, Gavin and John Coveney Tammy Coveney,

July 17, 2009 Words cannot even begin to express how sorry I am for your loss. I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to meet and spend time with Brooke. She was truly a very special "young lady". I remember taking Brooke to Burger King (with her broken leg)and all she wanted was a cheese sandwich! I smile when I think of her and how she was just so easy to please! She will forever be in our hearts. My prayers are with you and your family always!   Kate Kelley,


July 17, 2009 Mary Sue and Ron, We are so sorry for the loss of your precious granddaughter, Brooke I have all the darling picutres that you sent me of all your wonderful grandchildren - I am just in shock to hear about your loss. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers!! love, Kathy & Jim Buchholz


July 17, 2009 Dear Sean and Jennifer,

You both have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your precious daughter, Brooke. I have many great pictures of your family that your Mom has sent me!! Your family will be in our prayers and thoughts!!. Kathy & Jim Buchholz


July 17, 2009 Sean and Jennifer,

We are very sorry for your loss. Brooke's love for life, family and friends will surround you and bring you peace. God has a plan and you will see her again. Amanda, Cam, Bob and I will miss her very much. We are here to help you through this hard time.


Love and Sympathy,

Kari and Bob Gladstone

July 17, 2009 My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.


Linda Brand ( St Charles, MO) Beaumont High with Ron Scalise


July 17, 2009 Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead. Brooke was a lovely young lady that we all came to love. She will be missed by all of us. Our prayers are with you and your family. Garvey Team Orthodontics (Dr. Garvey, Lisa, Mandy, Michelle, Mary, JoAnn, Ashley, and Amy) Michael Garvey, D.D.S., M.S.,  


July 17, 2009 To Brooke's family:


We are very sorry for your loss of your beloved Brooke. Our family lives in Whitmoor on Hillenkamp and we just moved in late November. My daughter attended Bryan Middle School and was on Brook's bus. Her name is Megan and Brooke always took the time out to say hi to her! Please know that she is at her final peaceful home with the Lord! Our deepest sympathy!


The Brohm Family:

Dave, Mary, Megan and Michael Brohm


July 17, 2009 Jennifer,


I'm sorry I won't be able to be ther in person next week, but please know that my heart aches for you and your family and hope that your faith came bring you through this time.


I lost my six year old sister when I was 12 and know the pain of losing a sibling and how Brook's sister and brother must be feeling. But I can't speak from a parent's perspective other than to tell you I'll keep you in my prayers with the knowledge that Brooke will now be watching over you until you are rejoined. Tom Cwik,

July 17, 2009 Ron & Mary Sue,

We can't even begin to tell you how so sorry we are for your great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I know that Brooke is in a wonderful place and will live on in your hearts.

Kent, Jodi, Nick & Courtney Fisher   Jodi Fisher,

July 17, 2009 Dear Jennifer and Sean,


My heart, tears and thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. Brooke was one of the sweetest little girls I have ever known, and I will always keep her happy memories with me. May you remember the good, fun times she brought to you and your family. In loving memory of your beautiful daughter,


Pope L. Daniel     July 17, 2009 Please accept our deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful daughter. Mike & Sylvia Bush, Salem, Alabama


July 17, 2009 Please accept our sympathy in the loss of your daughter, Brooke. Our prayers are with all of the family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. ~  Sandy & Gerry Shatro, St. Charles, Missouri July 17, 2009 You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in your life. Losing a child maybe the most difficult thing to deal with but Brooke is now w/God and the angels looking over all of you. Im so sorry about your loss and please let us know if there is anything we can do for you. ~  The Rodgers, Ofallon, Missouri July 17, 2009 I am very sorry for your loss of your beloved loved one. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers everyday. With deepest sympathy. Terra Dwyer (former employee of US BANK and Jeff Scalise)   Terra Dwyer, Wright City, Missouri


July 17, 2009 My heart goes out to you all. I wish there was something I could say or do to take away some of your pain but I know there's not. The road ahead will be long and painful but I pray that you will all be strong enough to handle it. Brooke will always be in your mind and in your hearts. Vince, Donna, Todd and Doug Kulage Donna Kulage,

July 17, 2009 Sean and Jennifer,

I will continue to pray for you and for your family. Please know you have never left my thoughts and I love you both. May you turn to your faith and let the Lord continue to lead you through your journey here until you meet again with your beautiful daughter.   Laura Andrews Poropat,  

July 17, 2009 Please except our deepest sympathy and sorrow for your loss. Brooke was a classmate of my daughter Haley in home economics class at Bryan. Haley was in a wheel chair with a broken leg, and Brooke helped her in class. They knew each other only briefly, but take comfort in knowing Brooke was helpful and caring to Haley during that time. Your daughter took the time to be kind and helpful to Haley, and Brooke will always be remembered for that. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Brooke.

Sincerely, Haley, Kelly and Glenn Vaughn


July 17, 2009 Words cannot begin to express how very sorry I am. Know that you are all loved by many who will keep Brooke's memory alive and help try to ease your sorrow. Dianne Walker

July 17, 2009 Scalise Family-

My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family! Brooke definitely will be missed by everyone that knew her. Stay strong and God will help you get through this extremely hard time in your lives.

With love,

Abby "Whittaker" Haynes     July 17, 2009 We are very sorry for your loss. Gabby will miss Brooke every day. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

With Love,

Dino, Danielle and Gabby Orlando Danielle Orlando,

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