This is my best friend Lacey May Jamieson. She was 16 years old and from Ontario, Canada. Lacey was an amazing equestrian, inspiring more than 81,000 people around the globe through her Instagram account @laceyjamieson.
Lacey had an amazing bond with her horses Gemini, Forrest and Bianca (Bonkers). She could do anything with them. Some of which most would consider stupid or idiotic, others would consider amazing and beautiful. Lacey knew a lot of the stunts she did were dangerous, and she would never have done any of them if she didn't have the bond that she had with her horses. Lacey was an insanely talented equestrian and she really loved what she did.
On October 13, 2013 Lacey was taken from us. Lacey lost her battle to a rarely diagnosed disease called HLH, which had a 99% fatality rate. Lacey is now part of that 99%. Her loss was sudden and tragic, felt by tens of thousands of people all over the world. She was truly loved.
Lacey lived everyday by "be kind to one another." At 8 years old, Lacey was bullied because her teeth were crooked. She was told she had a horrible smile, when in reality, just because it wasn't perfect by definition, her smile lit up the room. When she smiled, you couldn't help but smile back. Because of the bullies, at 8 years old, Lacey wouldn't smile in fear that she would be made fun of. Lacey was a strong girl though and overcame the Bullies. She realized they were wrong. Lacey reached out to help thousands of bullied kids because she knew that it was our flaws that are what's truly make us perfect.
So please Ellen, mention Lacey on your show. And help us keep her legacy alive. Lacey did so much for me as an equestrian and a person, getting her story out and making sure people know what she stood for would be kind of a final thank-you to her, because I never got to do it in person. ⭐GET @theellenshow TO NOTICE THIS POST!!⭐keep tagging her!