| Simply Dazzling.
| Player: @Aglow
| Personal Data
| Real Name:
| Known Aliases:
||Aglow, Dazzling, Lilu
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||Full-time Student and|
| Place of Birth:
||Steel Canyon, RI
| Marital Status:
||Single (Dating Johnny Turbo)
| Known Relatives:
||Father, Pilar Mendez
Many could argue that Marie Brenner was a naïve young woman. Her mother and her daughter would say differently. She was many things: a student, an artist, a free spirit, a kind woman who gave and gave without asking anything for herself. She believed in and worshipped a God that many find trouble having faith in.
Marie was a hopeless romantic and so when dark-haired Professor Dane Robinson showed interest in her, Marie believed herself to be in love. The psychology professor was drawn to the vibrant and talented young woman. Theirs was a torrid and forbidden (but not uncommon) affair between student and superior.
When Marie turned up to be pregnant, she was sure Dane would step in, whisk her away, and they’d live happily ever after. When she broke the news to her lover, she guessed it to be shock that held him tongue tied.
Several months later when Marie Brenner gave birth on the eve of Halloween, she did so alone. Shortly after the announcement of her pregnancy, her Prince Charming transferred his credentials to a University out of state to leave the young woman to raise a child by herself.
Yes, Marie Brenner was many things and proud was one of them as she held her newborn daughter for the first time. Lilah Shay Brenner was truly her masterpiece.
After Lilah’s birth, Eloise Brenner joined her daughter, Marie, and her infant granddaughter. The three generations of women resided in a tiny two bedroom townhome in the heart of the city. There was not much of a backyard or front, yet Marie loved to garden
Eloise cared for young Lilah as her mother attempted to complete college and work full-time to provide for Lilah. Marie was in no way out of the picture in the upbringing of her daughter – any free time was spent doting upon the freckle faced child and introducing her to what may be considered her greatest love: art.
Lilah often attended church twice weekly under her catholic grandmother’s persistence that she be introduced to religion and God. As Lilah grew old enough to understand some of the story between her mother and father, she battled resentment for a man she had never seen. With the thought of him cast from her mind, Lilah determined at a young age that she had all she needed in their home and the garden full of fragrant rose bushes.
Lilah took after her mother not only in appearance, but in passion as well. With an eye for color, it began with crayons and quickly progressed to the paints her mother no longer used. Marie was happy to share the beauty of it with her daughter and encouraged her inherent skill. Her grades often suffered due to her easy distractibility when it came to art, disregarding school assignments or homework in favor for painting how the setting sun shone through the fall leaves and into the window of her room.
However, Lilah would soon find that life, while beautiful and rich in color, could also be dark.
On the way home from a traditional run out for Lilah’s birthday ice cream, their small sedan was hit dead-on by a drunk driver. The violent accident took Marie’s life instantly and left Lilah in critical condition. She suffered several broken bones and was pronounced to be in a trauma-induced coma. Doctors warned Eloise, Lilah’s grandmother, that Lilah may never regain consciousness and if she did – she may be mentally impaired due to the severity of impact.
Three weeks to the night of the accident, Lilah defied Doctor’s predictions and awoke. Painfully aware of where she was and why, Lilah calmly realized that she could no longer see. Lilah and her grandmother would later hear that the blindness was due to retinal damage from the accident. While her recovery was quick and for the most part painless, it was only in the physical sense. Any grief she may have felt was never shed and Lilah never openly mourned the loss of her mother. Amazing most of her doctors, she was given a clean bill of health. Mentally and emotionally, however, was an entirely different story.