To The Daily Sun,
Our entire lives have been spent helping others; no one would ever have imagined that we would be the ones in need. At a time in a teenager's life where they are so vibrant and full of life, our daughter was taken from us. What she left behind was amazing, she was sweet, loving, caring and extremely hard working both at school, sports and at Gilford House of Pizza.
When people heard about her death, the community really pulled together to support Tim, Rory and I in many ways. WE cannot begin to thank you all individually, the Gilford, Laconia and other police, fire and EMS, school community, hockey, field hockey and lacrosse, coworkers, peers, church, family and friends, people we know and people we don't know reached out to support us with hugs, text messages flowers, and funding to helping us provide a final goodbye and to provide enough to be able to give back in Ava's name.
The outpouring of community love and support both in Gilford, around the state, in nearby states and those across the country, has been heartwarming. We are fortunate that we live in this community; the outpouring of people who are there for you in your time of need is indescribable. We need more of these stories and to share with everyone, to restore the faith in a positive humanity, this was one of the first things that Rory mentioned to us.
We cannot begin to thank each of you for helping us to cope with this tragedy. You have chosen to honor our daughter in a variety of ways and continue to help us celebrate her love for that we are truly appreciative.
Tim, Jen & Rory Doris
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