Liv was an independent, friendly, vivacious, kind, beautiful, and artistic girl who cared deeply for all around her and wanted everyone to be included. Her zest for life and her enthusiasm for her friends was palpable. In June just after finishing her junior year at Thomas Worthington High School, Liv was rushed to the hospital with a headache and vomiting. In the ER we learned she had bleeding on her brain. She was taken in for emergency surgery. Unfortunately the bleeding had caused her brain to swell so much it caused irreparable damage. Having spoken to Liv about organ donation when she got her driver’s license, we knew she would want to be a donor. Liv became a donor on June 4, 2018 at the age of 17. We later learned that Liv suffered from an arteriovascular malformation (AVM), a rare tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain.
LIVE LIKE LIV
Live Like Liv is… a project? A campaign? An awareness campaign? I don’t even know what to call it. The point is, I want to celebrate Liv. Honor Liv. Don’t let people forget about Liv. We want you to remember. Remember Liv. Remember how she was kind to people. Help us spread the message to Live Like Liv: Be a good human. Liv is a good human. She paid attention to people others didn’t see. She cared for everyone. She was just KIND.
So here is what I want to do. I want this to be like a fundraiser, but I’m going to call it a share-raiser. Spread awareness to the Live Like Liv campaign—bringing back a slogan that was started in 2018. We created Instagram and Facebook accounts to help to spread the word and provide a space for people to remember, be inspired, connect. We’ve designed shirts that will remind people of Liv and her message. If you’d like to order one, you can do so in our store. All money raised from the sale of shirts will go toward the Olivia Midnight Scholarship Fund that is awarded annually to a student at Thomas Worthington High School who best represents Liv’s kindness in their own actions.
How can you participate? We are inviting people to celebrate the spirit of Liv and share a memory, a photo, a story of Liv. There are many stories we know, plenty that we don’t. If you could tag @livelikeliv54 in any social media posts or use the hashtag #livelikeliv54, it will let us – and others– see and hear your memories. Share a story of you being a good human, a snippet of how you see Liv in her people, how you heard of Liv if you never met her. Please share her legacy and her spirit.
T-shirts featuring “be a good human” and “LIVE LIKE LIV” designs
Browse through pieces of art Liv created while a student at TWHS
Donate to Liv’s Memorial Fund through the Columbus Foundation.
Dash for Donation
Join our team to Dash for Donation in honor of Liv
Soon we will offer note cards, prints, and posters of Liv’s artwork. All proceeds will go to her Memorial Fund