Angela James, Edmonton, AB
Angela's daughter Kaileah had a passion for animals, beginning with the cherished family cat and dogs, then her first pony, Cheeky, then horses, horses, horses. Kaileah was a gifted rider, who enjoyed every aspect, from stall to ring. Recently, Kaileah adopted a puppy, now a pony-sized Great Dane named Luna.
Her pictures show her smiling, laughing, posing, loving and being loved by her family and friends. She was a stunningly beautiful young woman, with the world at her feet. What doesn't show in the pictures of this lovely girl is her involvement with drugs, and the devastating toll they took on Kaileah and her family, ultimately resulting in her accidental loss of life due to a drug overdose.
Despite the love and support of her family, and every opportunity given to Kaileah to help her recover from her struggles with addiction, Kaileah did not acknowledge what those around her could see happening. She thought she could stop, anytime.
Daugher Kaileah Lauren James, age 19, died from an accidental overdose on November, 24, 2016.