Be An Eagle
is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization
registered with the IRS.
ALIE was incorporated in Denver, Colorado
June 10, 1993
In Memory of Alie Berrelez.
Aleszandra Ariel Berrelez
Born on January 2, 1988
Murdered at Age 5
Abducted May 18, 1993
Found May 22, 1993
Case Solved September 13, 2011
No Arrest Was Made
Englewood, Colorado PD
Remembrance, Thoughts, and Sorrow
Richard F. Berrelez
I have often asked myself, "Why was her life on earth so short lived while many of us get to live such a long life?" Is there any good reason why many children leave us so soon? One time I was asked, "Why am I still alive, has God forgotten about me?" I did not know an answer to this question. At least nothing that could make sense to me.
Are our lives cut short because we don't deserve to live long? That can not be true, "What wrong have children done?" Do we live a long time because we deserve it or because we are being punished? I don't think the answer can be found in these questions. After much thought, I think I have found the answer to my question.
We live in a world where everything is falling apart. Throughout history our ancestors and many of us to this day do our part to keep our world intact. Some of us are able to do more than others for different reasons. Humanity was born into a world where everything was beautiful. A world with the resources to meet all of our needs.
To this day you can still see the beauty in a world that's falling apart. Our children are born beautiful and we can't seem to love them enough. Their lives can be cut short for different reasons. One of the reasons is that many people choose to destroy the beauty of our world and sometimes those same people choose to destroy the lives of our children.
Losing a child to a crime is an experience that can never be forgotten or losing someone you love to a crime. It is not an easy road to travel with the memory of such a crime. There is no moving on with your life. This becomes your life, it becomes part of you. You become a different person.
The Foundation has kept the memory of a special child alive and of equal importance it has served a very good purpose in the lives of many people and law enforcement. There are many types of Foundations doing great things and what makes ALIE a unique and special Foundation is the fact that Alie Berrelez gave birth to the ALIE Foundation through her death.
We respectfully offer our thanks and gratitude to every person that has been supportive of our efforts to prevent child abduction in the best way that we can. We are grateful for the many people who have kept us in their thoughts and prayers. We appreciate the support that we have received both emotionally and through the many monetary contributions and gifts from the heart.
Our mission and the road ahead of us continues before us and we are compelled to follow it and we are able to do so with your support. We continue to operate with your private contributions.
The Foundation that was incorporated as ALIE Foundation in 1993 is still here today. It will be 20 years since ALIE came into existence in this year of 2013. The Foundation was born with a commitment to reach out to families and law enforcement and help concerning the dangers and crimes of child abduction.
A commitment was made to go out and speak to children and families everywhere and remind them of actions that should be taken to prevent the abduction of children. We started by first visiting my daughter's school in our own neighborhood that had about 400 students. The first donation that was received for our mission was one dollar.
The second part of our mission was to locate a bloodhound dog that we could purchase and provide to a police department that would be able to train it and make it available to search for missing children. We had never seen a bloodhound before and we did not have an idea where we could get one. We did not know how a bloodhound could help a missing child or anything about the dog's ability.
We had no idea how a bloodhound would be trained or how long it would take to train a hound. In other words, we did know what we were getting into or if anybody would even be interested in our plan. We only knew that a bloodhound we had never seen before searched for our granddaughter Alie and found her on the fourth day after her abduction.
ALIE Foundation Inc.,
all rights reserved,
copyright (c) 2013,
Incorporated June 10, 1993
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