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Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 12:00 pm

Editor’s note: Allison May, the mother of 9-year-old Alana Lee Walker who was killed after being struck by a car while picking up the mail near her Lakehills home on July 30, submitted a letter of reflection, addressed “To my community,” that is being reproduced in its entirety below.  The Bandera Bulletin has expressed its condolences to May over the loss of Alana and wanted to let her speak directly to the community about the events of the past weeks.  A GoFundMe account has been set up for contributions to assist May and her family.  It can be accessed through

In addition, an obituary about Alana is reported on Page 6 of today’s newspaper.

To my community,

Thank you so much for your incredible support in the event of the death of my baby, Alana.  It was overwhelming, and I am grateful to each of you.

I want you to know that Alana was sweet, funny and clever.  She wanted to be an artist, a scientist and a chef.

She often checked the mail.  It was nothing new.

Her cousin was with her and said she did look both ways.  Sometimes terrible things happen. I wish it wasn't to her, but wishes don't change reality.

I miss her every day.

She would be so happy to see the amount of people who said a prayer or delivered a meal or made a blanket or donated some of what they worked so hard to earn.

She always wanted to help others feel better when they were sad, so it is fitting that all of you acted as she would have.

Thank you with all that's left of my heart.

Allison May


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