On October 10, 2015, Amy Marie Stoops Rhodes married Jason Rhodes in a gorgeous ceremony on the Rhodes’ family farm surrounded by their closest friends and family. It was truly the perfect day and the happiest of their lives; all anyone could see was their bright future ahead of them. On October 23, just 13 days later, Amy was taken to University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and then emergently flown to University of Maryland Shock Trauma with a ruptured idiopathic AVM. After months of physical ups and downs for Amy and emotional highs and lows for her family and friends, we lost Amy on Christmas Eve 2015. Amy’s passing left us all with the realization that we wanted to live as she had, improving the lives of those around us and continuing to share her joy with the world.
Amy was kind, generous, compassionate, and full of joy. In the year prior, she had earned her master’s degree in social work which she used to help individuals with mental illness at Channel Marker. Amy’s contribution to our lives and profound legacy have enabled many of us to form new, life-long relationships through which we hope to carry out her memory by helping those in our community. Over the past two years, we have coined ourselves Amy’s Army and have contributed to Channel Marker, Camp New Dawn for children who have lost loved ones and established a scholarship in her name at her alma mater, Saints Peter and Paul High School.
The funds raised will directly benefit our community and individuals in need, the very people Amy loved the most. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Amy’s Army, you can do so online by visiting the Donate Now link below for Amy’s Army or send a check payable to Amy’s Army to P.O. Box 171, Queenstown, MD 21658. We thank you in advance for your support!