Sitting here trying to put my thoughts and emotions into words on how to begin writing a tribute for the celebration of life for a precious 7-year-old little girl who transition home on July 22, 2023. Even with my own deep spirituality and believing we are souls having a human physical experience does not make it any easier. Knowing she is no longer in the physical is very difficult. Thinking of her beautiful family and her courageous parents living with unthinkable and unbearable grief-that no parent should ever have to endure- is heart wrenching to say the least. There are thousands of people around the world that love and adore her. We will carry her in our hearts everyday—forever. Along with our daily prayers of love and support for her family.
Riley Faith Steep a Great Humanitarian Animal Advocate
Riley Faith was a blessing of light! A highly evolved soul shinning her light through the darkness. She taught and healed thousands of people around the world. Expanding their hearts and reigniting their own remembrance of who they are—divine souls. Through her divinity of unconditional love instinctively helping others and animals (all life), she made this world a better place. She never asked for anything for herself. Rather, her extreme JOY was in GIVING through her selfless service, enriching and transforming the lives of others. At 4 years old Riley Faith was diagnosed with stage four adrenocortical carcinoma. With this rare and aggressive cancer, the prognosis and survival rate were not good even with the removal of the tumor. However, Riley Faith far surpassed the odds-that’s no surprise. Over the three years between the ages of 4-7 Riley Faith’s spirit of determination and strength pulled her through to accomplish her mission, as she knew no limitations. During this time of selfless service, she was fighting for her life. She went through so much physical pain and a roller coaster of emotions, far too much for such a young child to cope with. She would cry and become upset on days when the pain was too much for her to be (for at least brief periods of time) a carefree child. And she did not want to be known as a child with cancer-she just wanted to be well! Her wish was to grow-up continue to be a world-famous artist and a stay-at-home mom. Riley Faith LOVED babies. What an extraordinary mom she would have been! Through the ups and downs of her own struggles and pain she continued with her work—until she couldn’t physically continue anymore. God’s MASTERPIECE was called home. The torch has been passed to her parents, sisters and grandma Mimi, who are bravely carrying on their precious girl’s mission and legacy. They have made the Riley Faith Foundation an official non-profit charity. Although she is no longer on the earth plane, I feel her energy and presence every day, as I am sure all of those whose lives she touched feel her presence too. Thank you, Riley Faith, for blessing us with your Divine Light. Job well done Job well done Little Lamb!
Riley Faith Foundation
After Riley Faith had recovered from surgery to remove an extremely large tumor from her adrenal gland she was on a mission and started the Riley Faith Foundation. Her foundation is to help children with cancer in the hospital, as sadly she knew too very well everything that entailed and to help shelter animals. It was her deep connection and love of the animal kingdom that she wanted them to know that they are so loved! With the help of her parents and grandma Riley Faith worked diligently over the last three years through her own pain and suffering to help those in need and to bring comfort.
Riley Faith wanted the children in the hospital to feel comfy and cozy. Providing them with themed children bed sheets, stuffed animals, books, little activities to help them feel better during their stay in the hospital. She personally shopped, selected the items and delivered them to the hospital.
Riley Faith’s love and passion to help shelter animals was just as great as helping children. She collected donations of supplies, personally shopped and delivered the items to the shelter. On her numerous visits delivering the large haul of supplies, she was able to have special visits with the animals.
Order of the Silver Cresent Award
South Carolina Govenor Henry McMaster presented Riley Faith with the Order of the Silver Cresent Award.
“The Order of the Silver Cresent is the State of South Carolina’s most prestigious service award. It was specifically established to recognize a remarkable single achievement or action an individual’s community service and volunteerism on the local level.”
To Riley Faith’s true divine nature of thinking of others and giving from the heart—she didn’t show up empty handed to receive her service award! She came bearing gifts for Govenor McMaster and Mrs. McMaster, she gifted them with coffee mugs with her new logo and a gift for their dog!
Riley Faith loved to paint and said she was a world-famous artist and even more famous than Picasso! Yes indeed, she is a world-famous artist. People from around the world have admired and given rave reviews wishing they could purchase her artwork. Riley Faith’s Art Show drew people locally and from out of state. Her artwork sold out within the first 30 minutes! Her paintings will be forever treasured. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
The world-famous artist creating her amazing masterpieces.
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