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Schilkie, Lauralee

Schilkie, Lauralee

Schilkie, Lauralee

Lauralee Schilkie - 10 years

Lauralee was diagnosed with a brain tumour, glioblastoma multiforme, on November 29, 2002. She passed away on September 23, 2003 at the age of 10 and is now an angel in heaven above. Lauralee loved horses and loved her family, especially her sister Amanda. Her wish from the Wish Foundation was a Shetland Pony named Ashes. She is a lovely pony and when Lauralee received this pony she cried and cried. She couldn`t believe she finally got a pony. Lauralee will always be remembered for all the love she brought. She was a girl who made a difference and a girl we loved a lot. She is missed dearly each and every day and is in our hearts.


In Autumn I play in the leaves.

The ones that fall off all the trees.

Orange, yellow, brown and red,

Yes, all of the colours I said.

I play until I get very tired.

After that they lay to be admired.

First they begin to tear

Then all the trees stand all brown and bare.

Time for animals to go.

Fall asleep in a row.

Not to just hibernate.

But to fly south, birds can’t stay late.

They fly and fly and fly

I watch them up in the sky,

This poem about Autumn of mine.

So much to say too little time.

Written by Laurlee October 2002



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