LTM Foundation

A Letter from Louie's Mom

Louie Theodore Miceli
January 5, 1988 - August 7, 2012

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This foundation honors Louie’s life. It represents the love and protection he has for his friends and family.

Louie Theodore Miceli was born on January 5, 1988. He was such a beautiful baby and young little man. He always seemed beyond his years—very curious, intuitive, and stubborn. My son was also incredibly family-centered and truly valued those relationships.

He was overly passionate about many things; sports, community, justice, and GIRLS. He was a classic Italian boy. Louie always felt the need to protect the ones he loved. He would take on any threat, forgetting his own personal capacity to defend the people he cared about. I was sometimes afraid of his boldness, but I was so proud of my son, The Protector.

As he grew older, Louie loved his high school years. He seemed to be typical when it came to socializing with his State Championship football team. He drank at parties, smoked marijuana on the weekends, and he was always looking to have fun. I was concerned, but not alarmed. After all, he was surrounded by good people who loved him and who he loved.