Monday, April 8, 2013
Maw maw
Just thinking about my precious little angel and wanted to say I miss you and love you. You keep everyone in line up there until ingest there to help you so very much

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
jessica decker sellers
Lisa, I am not good with words. But I have been wanting to tell u that I am so sorry. I remember when Mallory first started at lewis elementary in the same class as me like it was yesterday. I read ur updated all the time. and you and ur family have all been so inspiring. And Mallory has such a great spirit about her that always put a smile on my face. I miss her. and I wish that me and her were closer as time went on. but she will always hold a spot in my heart. Again I am sorry for ur loss. and that it has taken me this long. You are an amazingly strong woman. God bless, love Jessica decker sellers.

Saturday, March 9, 2013
Terri and Starla
Dr. Ram is the man...If I ever need another biopsy, I want him to do it. :) Miss you Malweee!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Bill Hilley
I thought about Mal today, so checked in on the website & guestbook. It"s absolutely incredible how many lives she has touched....and continues to touch. What a special young lady! My best wishes and daily prayers for strength and comfort for my friend Lisa & her family. Thank you and many others for all the wonderful work of Team Mal.

Friday, January 18, 2013
Steven Wagner

Thank you all for including me on your visit to Children"s at Egleston on Monday.  I am still surrounded by pictures of and pictures by Mallory here in my office, so not a day passes that I am here that Mallory is not a part of the work I do.

To this day, she is my favorite patient story to tell to groups I get asked to address.  Employees, donors, community leaders, so many have heard the many wonderful tales I have about Mallory, her livers Phil, Doug and Izzy, and her wonderful impact on me first and foremost as a person and second as an inspiration for all we do here at Children"s.  Truly a blessing in my life and the lives of so many others.

I had to watch the video of Dr. Romero dancing again...that is a day I will never forget!

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Muna Brookshire
I cried the whole time reading Mallory"s story! After reading it, I wish you had stopped by to tell me more of the story. Your son gave me the sox and the card, but that was the end of the interaction. My daughter is 2 1/2 and weighing 22 pounds after 21 days at the hospital. We are being dismissed today after a crazy lung infection and MANY tests including testing by the CDC. Reading your daughter"s story has put my sorrow to shame! Thank you for the encouragement and the sox ;) Muna Brookshire

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
April Swisher-Hartle
Thank you so much for the Thomas socks you gave my 3 year old son this week. Wyatt has Down syndrome and he was being hospitalized for pneumonia. We are finally home now, but it had been a pretty traumatic stay for him. The socks were definitely a bright spot in his day! Thank you for sharing your daughter"s story. She sounds like an amazing person! What a wonderful way to honor her memory. Every time Wyatt wears his Thomas socks, we will think of your daughter. And some day, when my kids are old enough, I look forward to sharing your daughter"s story with them when I explain the importance of organ donation. (I myself have been one for over 20 years.) All the best to your family. April Swisher-Hartle

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Zaxby"s Family


We at Zaxby"s always enjoy when you come in and see us. We love being a part of Team Mal and will continue to help in any way we can. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and all of the Team Mal members. GOD Bless!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Still stop by often to see how yall are doing. Thought of you yesterday and today. Praying for you and family. May God bless all you are doing for Him and in honor of Mal. Thank you for your example.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ellie Scrase
Mr and Mrs Smith, I can"t imagine how hard this time is for you. Mallory would be so proud of you both for helping others and sharing her story even when you are hurting most. She was always an encouragement to others, and you both do an amazing job at continuing her legacy. I am praying for you and the family, and hope to see you soon. Love, Ellie

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Patti Boring

Lisa and Mike,

I still think of both of you and you are in my prayers. Mallory was so special. I remember my very short time with her and smile. Her grace and charm clearly came from both of you. Thank you for raising such an amazing person. Mallory will live on forever in my heart.

Joe"s Aunt Patti

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I happened to stumble upon this website from a friend"s Facebook page. I just read Mallory"s entire story. I have so many tears for you...and I wish I could hug you! What an amazing story you have to share because you raised such a great woman. I have prayed for you today and I will continue to pray for God"s peace in your heart. As a mother, I can only imagine how much you must miss your little girl. Please know that I will be holding my 3 little ones extra close tonight. Much love from our family to yours. Elizabeth from Indiana

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Mariah Maxie
Praying hard for your family today. May God lessen your pain with not only sweet memories of your loved one, but in knowing that she stands next to Him as a sweet angel.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Ann Brumfield
I want you to know, Lisa, that not a day goes by hardly that I don"t think of Mal in some way. Sometimes I have even thought about about removing my cheer leading pictures because she always used to like them best and I can"t even look at them without thinking about her. Not that thinking about her is bad, it is really a good thing. It just makes me selfish and sad that she is no longer here. I know she is happy now. I never got to spend any time with Mallory. Our time was spent through words. Sometimes you can say more through words than you can by sight. She was so precious to me. I just don"t want to ever know what you are going through. You are the bravest, strongest, most loving mom and daughter I can imagine a person being. That is why Mallory was so amazing. She took after you. And you got it from your precious christian mother. The women in this family are truly Gods" chosen ones. I love you Lisa. If I can ever do anything for you, please don"t hesitate to call. Tell Mike I have him pretty high up there on that pedestal beside you. I hope he isn"t afraid of heights! Ha! I have a feeling he would not be afraid of the devil himself. Because he has Jesus Christ dwelling inside him. Both of you, go with GOD always, and HE will make all your paths straight! He chose you for this journey because He knew you were his "Jacobs". All my love and prayers, Ann (cuz)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Mycah R.
I just wanted to say thank you for the socks. & I hope despite the pain you"ll surely endure today, you can have a good day remembering her. Thanks again.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Ashlyn Aycock
Mike & Lisa, I woke up today thinking about Mallory, and still missing her greatly. In fact, I had a dream about her last night. She was smiling, of course. Know that I think about y"all often and pray for continual strength. Oh, how happy Mallory would be to see what y"all are doing today to remember her! Love y"all & may God bless y"all.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Maw maw
Well today is a very tough day. Not a day goes by that Mallory or something she said to me or did brings back loving memories. Just knowing that I will see her again is some comfort but that doesn"t really make it any less painful. She is always in my heart. Not only did our God get an Angel but He got a SPECIAL young lady.. I am honored to be her Maw Maw. She has left a legacy that we are all proud of. Every time I eat Itakian dressing or use mayonnaise she comes to my mind and I just have a big smile on my face wondering if she is looking down and laughing. She loved having me say those two words in front of her friends. Guess I pronounce them a little different...and then there is the doughy rolls..oh what fun times we had together and will have again one day. Love you and miss you Sweet Mallory

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Melanie Elliott
I stopped by and said my prayers and smiled and felt blessed for knowing Mallory

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Lisa Lawrence

This is one of my favorite verses as it reminds me that God is always with us.  I always need to be reminded that although I do not always understand the "why" in a situation there is a reason and God knows what it is.  We miss you Mallory and it still seems so new and so unbelievable that you are not here on earth.  So many people go through their whole lives without making the impact you made in your short time with us.  You made every minute count and always danced like no one was watching. I hope its a beautiful day in Heaven today and I know you are without pain and walking with our Lord.  I can"t wait to see you again someday!

I am praying for you Lisa and Mike.  You were the best parents I have ever seen and Mallory always new she was special and loved and adored.  There was never a question of how much you loved that brown eyed girl. 

Trust in the LordA)"> with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your pathsB)"> straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Thinking of you all on this most difficult of days.
May God give you strength and comfort today and every day! Thank you for sharing Mallory"s story with everyone ~ She was an amazing young woman. I"m sure it must be difficult but I also want to thank you for continuing to update us on your lives and Mallory"s legacy.
God bless.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Angela M

Lisa, Just read your post, at work, and what an inspiration you are. You may not think it sometimes but you are a very strong person!!

Who knows how, as a parent, you are suppose to handle loosing a child.  My guess is, you do what you are doing, take it one day at a time.   I know that your daughter was so loved by yourself and your entire village of family and friends and that you continue to show that love as you share her story.  What a wonderful testimony!

I think of you and your family often but today of all days you will be in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Kathy Chupp

I have your family in my thoughts and prayers often and especially on this day. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and bring you peace and comfort. She was such a special person who touched so many lives.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Don Mueller
You are in our thoughts and prayers.  The day of the Alabama National Championship I often found myself thinking about her.  She has a big smile on her face in heaven right now!  Roll Tide and God Bless you and your family!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Johnny Mitchell
Lisa, Mike, Kim and I love you guys and though nothing anyone can say will ease the pain in your hearts, please know that our prayers and good wishes are with you. We did not know Mallory as well as others but it is obvious she was a very special Lady and I know she is proud of you guys carrying on her legacy. Love you both and our prayers are with you today. Johnny

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Kamala Warren
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you today and always. I am wearing my socks and thinking of your sweet girl Mal!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dear Lisa and family:

Thinking of all of you regularly, and especially today. Wish there was something to say to soothe the pain. Mallory was a wonderful young woman; I"m lucky I got to know her and experience her perkiness, her funny humor, her intelligence, and her perseverance.


"Dr. J"

Joanne Jezequel

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Terri and Starla
My prayers and thoughts are with you today as always. She really would be proud of yall for all you do to keep her memory alive. I am so glad I was able to meet and get to know her. No matter what kind of day I was having, she could always make me smile! Thank you for bringing such a beautiful and sweet women into the world and into my life. Love you guys!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Claire Ujjin
Lisa and Mike, Love your journal entry and all of the work you and your family continue to do. You are amazing parents and we will continue to pray for your comfort. We love you Mallory and family! The Ujjin"s

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Danielle Ryan

I can"t believe it"s been 2 years already. Mal has touch a lot of people with her kindness and continues to do so with all the great memories. Thinking and Praying for all of you today.  Brock and Danielle

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Adrienne Possien
Mike and Lisa,

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking and praying for you guys today. I know that it will be harder than most. I love you guys and think about Mallory all the time. My prayer is that you will continue to find strength and that today will be a day to celebrate Mallory being truly happy with her creator.

Isaiah 40:28-31
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Love you-
Adrienne Possien

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Liz Esposito

I knew I wore my Team Mal t-shirt last night for a reason, to remember and not forget the strength Mallory showed to everyone. Today is so hard for you and you"re in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD show you the strength you need like he showed Mallory.

God Bless.

Liz Esposito

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thinking of you and the family today as always,  but especially today.  Will be praying for your strength.  God Bless you and your family.

Love Marie McDonald

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

#17 Mallory,

Wow, can"t believe it is 2 years already. Lisa & Mike, thanks for sharing your beautiful daughter with us. You keep her spirit alive by sharing her story. Mal is an inspiration to all who get to know her through your posts & pictures.

I got to know this wonderful young lady because of the internet. The power of the computer. Will be thinking of you today.

Jeff Isaacs

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Lisa, woke up this morning thinking about Mal and you and Mike. Truly there are just no you. Melissa

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Steve,Kim and Cynthia
We miss you so much. Not a day goes by that you are nit in our thoughts. We love you and it"s the memories that keeps us going.

Monday, January 14, 2013
jane and terry
ok, now I know that was Mallory playing a little joke on me and triplicating my message. She always had a great sense of good-hearted mischief

Monday, January 14, 2013
Jane and Terry
Such a legacy she left all of us and continues to touch people she never met. She is joyful and healthy now Lisa and Mike. She covered a lot of ground in her short life! So much for you to be proud of and I know so much for you to miss. God bless you for sharing her with all of us. God care for you this day and tomorrow as you must travel on. love you all

Monday, January 14, 2013
Deborah McAfee

 Mrs. Smith,

You came into my place of employment today to buy balloons, I was so happy to help you with them. We were picking out the colors that matched the PRINCESS balloon. I mentioned maybe a Birthday..I was taken back when you said, for my daughter"s grave. I felt your pain instantly. As you were leaving you were kind enough to leave me a card, Mal"s Story..I rushed straight to my computer and read her story..She was a very strong young lady and beautiful inside and out. I"d like to thank you,  for sharing the journey with me. I am a "organ donor" Funny how you cross paths with certain people in life. May your days get brighter. Your daughter is an awesome person, she lives on.

Deborah McAfee

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Heather Snyder
After watching Alabama beat Notre Dame tonight thereby winning the
National Championship, I had to leave a note.  I know that Mallory would have been proud of her team.  :)  Miss you Mallory.  Think of you often. 
Praying for y"all daily. 

Heather Snyder

Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Terri and Starla
I had to come wish my sweet Mal Pal a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! I miss you so much. Love you sweet girl!

Monday, December 24, 2012
Maw Maw
Well, if my Mallory was here right now she would probably say.".Maw MAw, the throw up is gone...".love that Angel so very much. Words cannot express the way I feel about our Angel....Every day of every month and more than one time during that day, she is on my mind.....God really got Him a SPECIAL ANGEL when He got our Mallory...I know all the children who lost their life recently are flocking around her and she  is taking care of them and helping our Jesus.....I just cherish the time we had her with us and still have many days of crying and missing her.  I got the book out yesterday that has pictures and what people had written about her and again realized just how much she meant to everyone. Robert and I took  several bags of snacks to the hospital to a young man who was in a wreck and broke his back and neck..We know what it meant to us and how much we appreciated all the things that were brought to us.  I told them about Mallory and said this is why we do her Honor......Love you my precious Mallory and you will always be have a VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART....

Thursday, November 22, 2012
Happy Thanksgiving in heaven sweet angel!! I miss you so much. Can"t wait for all of us to be together again someday. I love you and I"m so thankful for the love and wisdom you have given me. You changed my life and I"m forever grateful!! 

Love you always and forever,
Nana Rhonda 

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Malloy, missing you so much still! I have one of your walk shirts. I wore it to Emory. Starla is a happy liver. Thank you for watching over us. Love you sweet girl!

Friday, November 2, 2012
Abby thurmond
Mallory- just missing you and thinking about you. You give me strength everyday. I love and miss you.

Friday, October 5, 2012
zMaw Maw

Love you and miss you ....You are in my heart today and every day.

Maw Maw


Saturday, September 1, 2012
I just know Mallory is steering this great Alabama win!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I didn"t know Mallory, but I do kind of know what it must have been like. I found out about Mallory through my friend, Jean Handler. Jean and I have the same very rare genetic disease called MSUD (Maple Syrup Urine Disease). We have been hospitalized often, and while I can only speak for myself, I know at least this much is true of her too. It is impossible to have our disease and not be hospitalized. I have also been in a couple comas, had to have dialysis and all other fun things hospitals have to offer. My disease also deals with the liver, and is in our bloodstream, which is why I am sorry, but I can"t donate an organs or blood. They still carry my disease. There is much controversy in the MSUD community regarding liver transplants as well. The disease can be fatal if not taken care of properly, and it"s very hard to take care of. I honor and admire yours and Mallory"s decision to go through with the transplant. I don"t think I"d ever be able to take the risk, though. I figure, if it"s God"s decision that I not be able to handle my disease well enough to keep on living, I"m going to die happy. Our disease deals with not being able to eat foods that I"ve always wanted to try, so I figure, when the time comes, I"ll have my own Last Meal. That"s how I"d want to go. But it"s also a little sad, because it just means that I"m not nearly as strong and courageous and hopeful as Mallory was. Sure, I"d be happy about finally getting to eat all that food, but I guess I"ll always know I am a coward, too scared to fight as hard as or at all like she did. That"s also why I wouldn"t want the transplant. I"d be too scared to face the possibility that something will somehow go wrong and I don"t want to have to face that unknown. So even though I never knew her, I want to say, to somebody at least, how much I admire her ability to face reality head on and try to make it that much better. Thank you for this gift, that I may find some strength.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Nana Rhonda

Here is a 17 story that I just have to share!!

Mallory had drawn me a picture of a butterfly, flower and bumble bee in 2008. Of course it was beyond special to me. Monday night I removed it from it"s protected place where I kept it and put it in a frame. Then before I went to bed Lisa sent me a picture of precious Dierks sitting in Joe"s lap. It was such a special picture. Well of course I could not fall asleep thinking about my sweet Mallory...and with all the thoughts the tears fell. Woke up the next morning with her heavy on my mind. As I was leaving the house for work I glanced at the clock as going out the door and the time was 7:17. This happens alot in the mornings and I always say "Good Morning Mal"! When I got in my car to drive to work, I turned on the radio and the song "Springsteen" with the line in it  "When I Think About You I Think Of 17" came on. I smiled. When it went off I changed stations and it started playing on the one I changed it to. Well the tears flowed. When Lisa and I talked that morning, as we always do, it was very emotional. I had to leave work to run some errands and it was raining. I was feeling really sad and my heart was heavy. I miss her so much. As I went to check out at the store in my sad, depressed mood, I broke out in loud laughter at the register. Yep, my total was $17.17!! All I could do was smile and say "Ok Mal, I know you"re always here". I"m pretty sure I smiled the rest of the day!!

I am a different person because of Mallory Smith. I love her and miss her so much.....But what a celebration it will be when I see her, my parents and so many others that have gone on to be with our Lord!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
michael stovall
I would like to donate to the team mal walk.  Please send info on how I can do this.  Such a sweet life ended to soon. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I miss her for you all...She was a beauty!