The young girl whose untimely death has inspired so many would be proud - Brennan Passons Memorial Fund for the Arts raised $22,228 in its first year, 2011-2012.
"Brennan touched so many in so many ways and gave unselfishly in any way possible," Sarah Passons, Brennan's mother, told Roswell Patch in an e-mail. "We are so proud of her and so grateful for everyone that gave so much of their time, money and love to her memory."
The memorial fund was begun as a way to pay tribute to Brennan, who died from asthma complications in October 2011. The fund money goes toward several arts programs at Brennan's school, Queen of Angels Catholic School in Roswell.
Brennan will live on through the future artists and all students at Queen of Angels thanks to the fund, said Sarah.
Part of the memorial is funded by "Batting for Brennan," a sponsored sports-based fundraiser started last school year by Brennan's friend, Reagan Shu. This year the fundraiser is open to anyone who wants to participate - in any sport.
For more information on participating in "Batting for Brennan" or to donate to the fund directly, visit the Queen of Angels website.