A fundraising campaign has been set up to help former Denver Outlaw, Alex Smith and his family after the loss of their daughter earlier this week.
According to the campaign homepage, Alex’s daughter, Quincy, passed away in her sleep on Tuesday morning. She was five years old.
All donations will go to the family to help with funeral costs and medical bills. You can donate to the family here. As of 4:19pm, the campaign was six hours in and had raised $13,733 of its $20,000 goal.
Below is the family’s statement from the GoFundMe page:
“Yesterday morning, our sweet Quincy passed away in her sleep. While it came as a shock to us, we were grateful that she was with her family and at home.
Quincy was truly the heart of our family and she meant so much to so many people. She was beautiful inside and out and she brought love to this world in ways I can’t even describe.
She taught us lessons about people with disabilities. She taught us about unconditional love. She showed us what it meant to be truly oneself.
Quincy loved to dance, play with pinwheels, drive in her fancy “Quincy Bus”, and wrestle with her brothers and sister. She loved Rihanna, getting scared, and giving us her “teacher face.”
While she was reliant on so many others for so much, Quincy gave more than she took and everyone who met her was truly better for it.
We are heart-broken right now, but I am grateful that Quincy was given to us and for her part in our family. The last few months were pretty rough for her and now she is at peace.
I’m not sure what happens next, but we appreciate the notes of sympathy and your love.
Thinking of our Diamond in the Sky!
Love you, Quincy Lou . . .
June 21, 2011 – January 3, 2017″
Alex Smith played lacrosse at Colorado State University from 1999-2003. Smith was the first player from the MCLA to make a professional lacrosse roster. He played for the Denver Outlaws from 2006 to 2010.
All of us at Colorado Lacrosse Report send our deepest condolences to the Smith family.