Orphan Receives Outpouring of Love

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

The Garrard County High School Band Boosters are calling out to the community, to help give a teenager a chance to live a full life.
The Booster Club has opened a scholarship fund for 17-year-old Alesia Faust to make sure the girl will have money to continue her education and live, following a tragic event earlier this week.
The girl 's mom, Linda Faust, was murdered by her brother in law. The man reportedly shot Linda Faust, and then turned the gun on himself. Alesia witnessed the entire event.
So the high school band community is finding a way to lighten the load on this child's life. "We have set up a fund for her at Farmer's National Bank in Danville", says Angie Billingsley, normally when we have a death we send flowers to the funeral home. But in this situation that just didn't seem like enough", she added.
Billingsley says you can donate money to the Alesia Faust College Fund at any Farmer's National Bank.
It's hoped that people will also support Alesia by attending her mother's funeral. It's scheduled for Sunday April 6th at 5 p.m. at the Preston Pruitt Funeral Home in Danville.


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  • by Darlene Location: Danville on Apr 7, 2008 at 01:08 PM
    I am just glad to know that she is old enough to make her life. God Bless her and the family.
  • by shawn Location: lincoln co on Apr 7, 2008 at 07:25 AM
    i know what she is going tho, i lost my mom in 2000 due too cancer and just lost my dad in april 2007.. looseing a parent isnt easy as im sure alot of people know..just hope this younge lady turns too her family for support cause she is going too need it.... best of luck you too my dear... put your faith in god and he will get you thu this... Im soooooo sorrry for your loss.... gld bless you!!!!!
  • by Lori Location: Babourville,KY on Apr 7, 2008 at 05:41 AM
    I am so sorry to here of this horriable news! I can't even imagine what she is going through! I hope that she has the courage to hang in there and trust in the Lord that things will get better. I lost my dad when I was 16 but I can't imagine how it would feel to lose both parents.
  • by christina miller Location: lincoln county on Apr 6, 2008 at 10:00 AM
    so sorry to hear about this.our family's thoughts and prays are with you alesia all the way. god bless you.good luck with your future as well.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 6, 2008 at 01:02 AM
    That is so great it's horrible what happened to her but it's great to see how kind people can be.
  • by Barbara Location: Perry Co. on Apr 5, 2008 at 08:30 PM
    Oh, the poor kid! Hate to hear she got left an orphan. What happened to her father?

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