Alaina’s grandmother, a secretary at Ohio State University and a single mom, raises her four sons with the help of her mother just south of Worthington on Lincoln Avenue.

After a terminal cancer diagnosis, an incredible amount of pain and extremely limited funds or patience for continued treatment and care Anneliese makes the choice no person should ever have to make, says good-bye to her boys and peacefully takes her own life. The tragedy, in part, inspires Alaina’s father to become a physician.