The Awesome Awards - Nominations

Ashley Morris

Nominated by Zachary Dierichx
June 22, 2015
I want to nominate Ashley Morris because she's beyond AWESOME! I've known her on a professional level for 3 years, and a personal level for 5. She is such an incredible person and I wanted to find a way to express my gratitude to her for all of her help. I met Ashley in 2010, we were neighbors and were both fairly new to Los Angeles. We instantly bonded because we knew no one else in the city. During the first year I had so many hardships to overcome, my car broke down for good, I lost my job, and a had a couple of health issues. For two years Ashley drove me to and from my doctor appointments, filled my prescriptions, even cooked for me when I was too weak. Eventually, my health got stronger and I was able to get back on my feet. I ended up getting married and having a son not longer after, and Ashley was there as my maid of honor. We maintained our friendship and spoke on daily basis. A couple of years ago I went through a terrible custody battle with my ex. I really didn't have money for an attorney like he did, and I had no clue where to begin in the court system. I knew Ashley was in law school and I asked for her help. I felt so bad turning to her again but I really needed some advice. She told me that she was starting an organization that helps low income families going through similar situations. She helped me do everything, from the paperwork, to what to expect, she even went with me to my hearings. I ended up getting primary custody of my son and I honestly don't think that would have happened if Ashley didn't help me. I learned so much from her and from the process. I am just so blessed to have a friend like her, I truly feel like she is my family, perhaps closer. I think it's such a rare thing to have someone so genuine in your life. I wish there were a way I could give back to her, but hopefully she can read this article and see my gratitude. I also want to say that if there's someone that finds themselves in a similar situation, a custody battle, or an abusive relationship, to contact her organization "Mentor Los Angeles". They don't charge a fee, they really care, and they make you feel so safe. I thank all of them from the bottom of my heart.