Tribute to Adrienne Simmons

By MikeLNg

Adrienne Simmons

Adrienne Simmons passed away after an IKF Kickboxing Tournament in Orlando Saturday night.

Adrienne Simmons trained and fought in local gyms in Atlanta, Georgia. And was associated with Khunpon and with fighter boyfriend Chike Adjudua. Adrienne had fought up to the Championship round in her weight class at the tournament.

Much has been said about Adrienne and her positive will.  She inspired others by her actions and made others proud as she continued to achieve in the sport she loved.  But perhaps the best summary of Adrienne and her outlook on the sport and life can be made in her own words:

So, I’ll say again, you can do whatever you want to do. I wouldn’t have decided to go into teaching if I thought we should throw people away like garbage. If you really want to do something and you have a bunch of a-holes in your life trying to discourage you, message me and I’ll give you all my reasons for why I don’t think you’ll fail. And I’ll hook you up with someone who can probably help you do it, because I’m lucky that way.

I already miss you Adrienne and my hopes and prayers are with your friends and family.

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~ by fatsoking on July 27, 2010.

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