Dee Lorenzo-Hislop was a constant bringer of joy, surprise, glitter, and magic to everyone she touched. She departed this earth, much too soon, on November 20, 2017.
Keeping our beloved girl’s spirit alive as we exist here without her won’t be easy because Dee shined brighter than most. And, as difficult as it is for us, we understand that it is her close family—particularly Kev, Antoinette, and her exquisite daughter, Jay—who will suffer the most from Dee’s absence. (Indeed, this was her greatest concern in her last months.)
A few of us who have had the good fortune to be Jay’s “aunties” (as well as Dee’s close friends) have been thinking about what kind of memorial Dee would want, and how we might provide some small relief from this great loss. What shined through was that the most powerful impact we could make is one that supports the dreams of Dee’s greatest creation – her wise, amazing, and kind-souled daughter, Jay.
To that end, What Would Dee Do? A Magic Fund for Jay! has been established as an investment in magic, in possibility, and in adventure. To provide seed money for the kinds of things we know Dee would get behind as a mama bear, as a fierce supporter of dreams, and as an intrepid force for making good things happen (whatever they may be) for the people she loved. The vision is that our individual contributions will bind together and grow into a truly substantive (possibly life-altering!) gift supporting Jay’s future.
We know Kev has all the practical, fatherly, financial bases covered whenever Jay may be in need of a helping hand. And, he’s totally on-board with this fund and its purpose – money Jay can tap into when her wild and precious life calls her to a purpose that feels just out of reach. This discretionary fund in Jay’s name will help her pursue possibilities—things her mom would most wish to support.
What Would Dee Do? A Magic Fund for Jay! is dedicated to and inspired by Dee’s generous, impish, wide-open heart that continues to live within us all. Thank you for helping to make the magic happen in our beloved girl’s absence.
Want to be a part of it? Online: Donate here and now. By Mail: Send your check, payable to What Would Dee Do? A Magic Fund for Jay!, c/o 10 Cresta Way, La Selva Beach, CA 95076.