This message is written from Melissa Joy Grieser, Vanessa’s Casting Assistant.
We’ve lost an amazing, kind, talented soul today. Unfortunately Vanessa was involved in a terrible accident which took her from us last night. She is such a beautiful person inside and out and was taken from this world way to soon.
A few weeks ago we were talking about all the adventures she has been on lately and all the ones she plans on doing. She was traveling the world and following her dreams. Vanessa was someone to look up to. She taught me to always follow my heart and she taught me that nothing is impossible! She taught me that you should always follow your dreams.
Vanessa has had multiple successful businesses. When she had her mind set on something she was always able to go above and beyond. She was truly and inspiration. She was a hard worker and when she set her mind to something she would give it her all. She was fearless and always went above and beyond. She is proof that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. I will always remember her as the fun, loving, kind, talented, and happy Vanessa with the beautiful bright hair.
Our last conversation was one of my favorites. I was telling her how my dad was so happy for her because he thought she had a nice boyfriend. He said that he kept seeing pictures of them together...turns out my dad thought Vanessa and Tom Felton from Harry Potter were a couple! I told Vanessa and she said that it made her whole day! I’m so glad that Vanessa and I were able to have such a great last conversation. I wish we could have talked more. Please feel free to share some happy stories because I know we would all love to read them.
We will never forget you Vanessa. You’ve helped so many of us and without you I wouldn’t be where I am today. I love you ❤️
Please pray for Vanessa’s family as they go through this hard time.