Born in Philadelphia and raised in Pittsburgh, Liesl resides in Los Angeles where she is a freelance journalist covering arts, books and entertainment. She is the mother of two, 12 year old Mia and 10 year old Sonny.Liesl's mother died when she was 12 years old from a sudden brain aneurysm on the day before her brother’s 14th birthday. Her younger sister was only 7 at the time. Although she’s had three subsequent stepmothers it wasn’t until her daughter Mia was born that the mother/daughter connection she thought she lost was reignited.
Liesl said she sees her mother’s kindness and sweetness reflected in her daughter and is incredibly grateful for all the joy and love she brings her every day.
(Video interview following photo gallery.)
“She showed me how much fun it was to be a girl again.” - Liesl, on daughter Mia
"[Mia] taught ME how to be a girl!" - Liesl
"She always says I remind her of her mom..." - Mia, on her mom Liesl
"I truly feel that God stepped in and gave me exactly what He knew I needed..." - Liesl
"She's helped me so much in ways that she doesn't know, that I'm able to help her..." - Liesl
"I still have that hole there, but [Mia] has filled it so immensely..." - Liesl
Thank you to Liesl and Mia. Liesl, this is your moment, to present your mom to the world. In loving memory...