There are no words to describe the loss of a child. And, when that child is a well-loved, energetic and seemingly happy 11-year old girl, it is devastating to learn that her death was a suicide. AnnMarie Blaha was a loving and caring, bright and beautiful young girl who had a passion for helping others. She died tragically on June 10, 2013. While we are powerless to change the past, we can begin healing through service to others. AnnMarie’s passion for helping others came naturally to her. Her parents have spent their lives serving others. Susan Blaha, a registered nurse, and Mike Blaha, Deputy Chief of Police, were the role models that cultivated AnnMarie’s caring soul.