Schofield was a burgeoning musician who sang and played guitar, upright bass and some mandolin. Among her possessions they found even more proof of her talent: songs she had written that spoke not only to her musical ability but to her unshakeable Christian faith.
"This will not be our last goodbye," she wrote.
It is with the same positive, hopeful spirit that family and friends seek to celebrate the life of a young woman they describe as outgoing and open-hearted. The event Saturday will include live music from New Legacy bluegrass band, of which Schofield was a part-time member,
"It's celebrating Chelsea, but we also want to create an atmosphere that's fun, because Chelsea was best at having fun," said her close friend
There is a suggested donation of
"Chelsea did not know a stranger. Everyone who met her for the first time, it was like they'd known her forever,"
Months before her death, Schofield saw the ocean for the first time when she traveled with Freeman for a two-week trip to the
Freeman said that's just how things were with her friend: "Everything was kind of an experience with Chelsea," she said. "She had this generosity about her that made everything a little bit more fun, and easier."
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