Vigil set for fallen University of Alabama student

Vigil set for fallen University of Alabama student

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Allie Broadie touched many lives during her brief time on the University of Alabama campus.

That's why those who knew her best wanted to honor her memory Wednesday night with a candlelight vigil.

Broadie, an 18-year-old freshman from California, died Saturday.

Wednesday at 6 p.m. her friends and sorority sisters are hosting a vigil in her remembrance at Denny Chimes.

She was hit in the head by a soccer ball during a Student Ministry Weekend Retreat nearly a month ago.

Allie developed headaches and blurred vision and was rushed to the hospital.

She went into a coma and never recovered.

One of her sorority sisters explained what they hope to accomplish through the vigil.

"It's about coming together for us, for her family, for everyone who knew her really and just to celebrate her life and to reflect on all the good," Annie Watkins said.

You can also contribute to a scholarship fund that was started in her memory.

You can mail a check to:

Allie Brodie Legacy Scholarship Fund

P.O. Box 870122

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487


Go online at:

On UA's giving website go to "Search All UA Funds Here" and enter "Allie Brodie Memorial Gift Fund" and then select the fund, below then select the tab that says, "make a tribute gift in honor/memory", select tribute type "In Memory Of", and then type your name "Tributee's Full Name."

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