Hope Strengthens Foundation established a college scholarship fund in memory of Alexandra “Ally” Smith at Walpole High School in Walpole, MA. The scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who will focus on health-related studies in college.
Ally Smith was the first person that Hope Strengthens Foundation was privileged to support. Ally suffered a traumatic brain injury and facial trauma in an automobile accident. She had three major surgeries and endured an arduous rehabilitation process. Sadly, Ally passed away on November 19th, 2012 due to complications that resulted from her accident.
This year’s recipient, Colleen O’Connor, will attend Fairfield University in the fall and enter their nursing program with plans on becoming a Registered Nurse.