Amber was a little person who lived big. She had a big heart, an old soul, a passionate nature and a bright side viewpoint. She had a discipline and determination learned from gymnastics that she applied to every part of her life. Amber never expected things to come to her freely- she worked hard for what she had. She cared deeply for the people in her life. She gave great hugs. Her job was joyous to her, architecture was her dream, but even when she was cleaning houses, she was always willing, always there, cheerful and just as determined to do her very best. She lived on her own, keeping a lovely, sunny apartment with lots of houseplants spotless, doing intricate pen and ink drawings; award winning sustainable architectural designs; billiards practice and competition; and always made time for her personal relationships. She shared her eclectic love of music with all who would listen. She was short, sweet, funny and fun. She was the most alive person I knew.
Amber was shot for a second hand purse and died January 19th, 2014.
Amber will be remembered by us forever, her smile, energy, passion, and thirst for life. Forever missed. And for all the good she could have done, with her bright inquisitive mind, her passion for sustainable design and her practical determination to make the world a better place - who knows what she could have done?
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