I first met Redd in undergrad at an hbcu school newspaper conference. It sounds cliche' but I honestly can't remember a time when she didn't have a SMILE ... considering all she had to endure on this Earth, it's hard to image how she kept one (a smile) sometimes. She was a true example to all of us (I know for me). I will always remember her spirit and her attitude toward life. People are placed on Earth for purpose and if her's was for no other reason than to show Aaron Thompson how to deal with life... her mission was accomplished. For the past few weeks before all of this, i'd already been convicted in my spirit over perspective and priorities. The occurrence of losing this dear friend has only magnified that. I thank God for you Redd and the life and example you've left us all to remember. Whenever i'm tempted to complain I will remember your spirit and your posture toward adversity. Rest in peace!