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A message of appreciation from the family of Marisa W. Harris


The Harris family would like to thank our Gallaudet family, friends, and colleagues for the heartfelt expressions of sympathy and compassion for the tragic loss of Marisa W. Harris, daughter of Patrick J. Harris, Video Services. The love, strength, and prayers granted to us have been significant in our ability to move forward through this most trying time. The very week of her passing Marisa had volunteered at a grassroots organization dedicated to helping those with mental illness and eliminating the stigma surrounding those individuals. As a testament to the spirit that is Marisa and as a memorial to the kind and caring person she is, we have aligned with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and have set up a memorial page in Marisa's name. Your donations will help to fund thousands of hours of research, planning, and outreach for those in need. The link to the donation page is below. Please consider a donation, we would consider it an honor.

OneĀ of the more recent things we've come across among Marisa's belongings was a simple post-it note with a quote on it that she felt was important enough to place in her sight every day:

"Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all."

That quote is a paraphrase of a quote from Helen Keller. We are positive Marisa used it as a mantra and an inspiration. May it, and her life, inspire yours and may peace follow you throughout your days.

Patrick Harris and Leigh Miller

https://ifundraise.nami.org/campaign/In-Memory-of-Marisa-W--Harris

Posted by B Mutisya Nzyuko | Posted December 1, 2017 at 3:57 PM

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Washington, DC 20002

Gallaudet

800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002