Remembering Kasey Kearney-Argow
From the moment she could express herself, Kasey was a creative force of nature. She saw the world through a fun-house-mirror lens, and shared that perspective though art, music, writing and comedy. Although she was hesitant to put herself “out there” for all to see, family and close friends were witness to her humor, talent, crazy antics and general shenanigans. At the age of five, she was already concepting comic strips, complete with developed characters and storylines. We looked forward to her stand-up comedy routines, which could erupt at any moment at home, or at our annual Cape Cod vacation. She would do impressions or improvise characters as we hurled questions at her. On this stage, she felt comfortable. As a teen, she wanted to model, act and sing, which led to a talent competition and an audition with Atlantic records – one of her happiest memories. Although Kasey never had formal training, she heard music in her head and wrote lyrics to her own melodies.
In Loving Memory of Kasey
It’s no wonder that she found her way to Recovery Unplugged when she needed help with substance abuse. In recovery, Kasey became more and more self-aware. She tried to take the best of what was offered, while still retaining her individuality. When it came time to share in group, she would sometimes say, “Hi, I’m Kasey. I’m an artist, singer, a good daughter, sister and friend, who also happens to struggle with addiction.” She liked to put her own stamp on things.
Throughout her too-short life, Kasey had a wide circle of friends, and an extended family that loved and cherished her. She drew people in with her humor and candor, with a smile that could light up the room. Even in times when she was suffering, she reached out to others to help, offering guidance and her unique perspective. She became wise beyond her years. Kasey would want to be remembered as someone who made a difference. Upon her death at age 26, she saved three lives through organ donation. And it’s a fitting tribute that we can all help save others in her name through the Face the Music Foundation. Thank you for your contribution to this much-needed scholarship, which will help young people who cannot otherwise afford treatment or sober living.
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