Despite Erica's challenges she maintained a cheerful outlook on life and enjoyed friends, pets, school, and watching the Red Sox. However, art was her true passion. At the age of three, Erica began drawing and painting. She began drawing lessons at the age of six and in the years that followed, Erica created hundreds of drawings and paintings. Wherever Erica went her drawing pad went with her. Now Erica’s artwork is a beautiful memorial; a living legacy that represents her inner strength and love for life.