An intelligent, sensitive, generous, forgiving, joyful, playful, outgoing and creative young lady. Camille Anne Freese was extraordinarily beautiful inside and out. Her kindness and love extended to all people and animals (once catching Oreo, a wild bunny in the neighborhood, to give him a home). She was a friend to everyone, especially those who didn’t quite fit in...she made them feel welcome. She could be fun and silly, often seen holding a bedsheet with a friend as the wind blew them down the street on their roller blades. She loved to entertain constantly singing, dancing and making silly voices when reading stories to her little sister. She would make up skits with her big brother and perform them for company that her parents had over. She loved playing legos with her little brother, getting stories read to her at night, and creating art. Camille could also be serious and quiet. She was an excellent student with many interests, excelling in everything she did. One of her goals was to ballet dance en pointe, and she worked diligently for six years to accomplish this goal. She committed her life to Jesus, and was active in Christian Youth Fellowship. She was truly an angel on Earth. Camille was so loved by her family and all who knew her. Unfortunately, she hid how much she was struggling and on November 7, 2014, just a little over a month after her 13th birthday, this beautiful angel ended her life.
This portrait received funding to go home to her family. A copy of Camille's portrait will continue to travel with the exhibit.