HaiLee Hayes was a healthy, happy teenage girl.
The Tamaqua student had many interests - from cooking to NASCAR and her favorite driver Jimmie Johnson.
Everyone agrees she was a sensitive and sensible young girl who cared deeply about others and had lots of love to give.
"She was everybody's little mentor," says Donna Kaminitsky, Summit Hill, HaiLee's "Nana."
That's how HaiLee was, friends say. She was nurturing and always thought of others, not herself. And she was never one to complain.
But she did speak up a few weeks ago when she sensed something bad.