life changes in an instant
Twenty-two year old Alexandra "Ally" Smith walked out the door on December 28, 2010 in her own happy and carefree way, with a smile on her face and laughter in her heart. She went to work early in the morning and a little after 11:00 a.m., she was on her way home to meet her sister for lunch. Later on, she planned to take her boyfriend out to dinner to celebrate his birthday. It was an ordinary day.
But on a country road in Sherborn, her life changed in an instant when her car skidded into the path of an oncoming car. She was rushed by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she underwent life-saving surgery for traumatic brain injury. Four surgeries later, she underwent rehabilitation at Spaulding Boston and the Neuro-Rehabilitation Center in Middleboro. The Alexandra Smith Foundation has been formed to provide financial support in the face of the resulting medical and rehabilitation costs.
Ally fought hard to come back to us. But on Monday, November 19, 2012, she lost that fight. Ally Smith loved life and laughter, people and animals. She worked hard towards her goal of becoming a veterinarian, and spent countless hours caring for horses, dogs, and all other animals that have crossed her path. Along the way, she also touched the lives of the people she met, who in turn have touched the lives of the Smith family and friends. Thank you for all your support over the last 23 months.