For some people, the loss of a loved one causes such pain that they fall apart. ASHLEY LAWRENCE is well acquainted with this kind of pain. After her mother’s death, she witnessed everyone around her falling apart, and she concluded that if she could not change for herself, she needed to at least change for her brother and father. She decided to take control of her life and the found the strength to help her father and brother through a difficult adjustment period. In doing so, Ashley found a sense of purpose for herself. Coming to Mountain View gave Ashley a fresh start and the flexibility to work full-time while finishing her high school degree. Ashley is looking forward to the fall when she will move to Miami to study International Business at Florida International University.