It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Michelle Gierardi (from our Shine video). As her husband, Laurant reported the next day. “My dearest friends, It is with such a big heart, sad heart and yet relieved heart that I am letting you know that our dear, dear, love, Michelle, passed away early this morning at 4:47am. She suffered and struggled a little but fought her bad ass way towards the light of her choosing. She said very loudly she was ready and wanted it to end. And for that I have so much joy that she went relatively quickly. Michelle loved you all dearly, and I just the same.”
Over 250 people of all ages joined together at her Memorial Service on October 16th, 2016 at The Mountaineers. She left 2 wonderful children and touched so many people. Michelle’s energy and zest for life is a perfect example of how one can create community, a community of support, sharing and love! We were honored to have the time and creative moments together to share her legacy with you.