Our family has traveled down an unbelievably sad and confusing path over the last 5 years. Tragically we lost our daughter/sister, Caroline, at the age of 26. It is still very hard to believe and hard to reconcile that this could happen. Since Caroline died, we have been learning about the brain damage and resulting mental illness that she experienced through research, second opinions, and consultations. Our understanding of what happened is still evolving but what is clear is that the brain is very complex and we as a society still know relatively little. Caroline was an attractive, friendly, intelligent, fun person. She was physically healthy, well educated, and well-traveled. She had no problems with drugs or with the authorities but at 24 years old everything spiraled out of control. So we put this web site together to try to be helpful to anyone else who may be experiencing similar problems. We’d also like to use this web site to support brain research. There is so much more that we need to learn. Whether it has to do with mental illness, dementia, concussions, or even learning differences, the brain is what we need to research. Thank you for visiting this site.
Caroline Elizabeth Williams – November 22, 1991 – July 3, 2018
Caroline Elizabeth Williams passed away on July 3rd, 2018, in Malvern, PA. She was born on November 22, 1991, in Tucson, Arizona to Betsy (Birmingham) and Kurt Williams. Caroline was a 2010 graduate of West Chester East High School (PA) where she played varsity tennis and a 2015 graduate of the Temple University Fox School of Business during which time she proudly spent a semester studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Caroline was creative, gentle, and diplomatic, an avid reader and writer, and had a fierce determination for her causes.
Caroline is survived by her parents, Kurt and Betsy Williams, sister Tori Williams, grandparents Sally Birmingham, Barbara Sue Williams, and Lewis Birmingham, as well as an aunt Molly Perrin (Shawn) and an uncle Keith Williams (Jill) and six cousins. She was adored by her family and friends and will be desperately missed.