Sometimes things can get a little fuzzy after a couple of days of partying with fellow Padres fans in the Gaslamp. The occasional memory refresher can come in handy. Here’s a friendly reminder of what we may have missed while we were drinking.
This is The Hangover.
During Sunday’s game I learned that my friend, Leila Forsythe-Alvarez, passed away on June 30 after a battle with cancer. Leila was a big Padres fan and one of the sweetest, most positive people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.
For those who are unaware, Leila leaves behind a four-year old son with Down syndrome. One of the last things Leila convinced me to do was setup a personal fundraising page for Gigi’s Playhouse.
The goal of Gigi’s Playhouse is to change lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.
Please consider donating in remembrance of and to honor my dear friend, Leila, to Gigi’s Playhouse, her preferred breast cancer charity METAvivor, and/or GoFundMe to directly benefit her son, Milo.