LIVING OUT A PROPHECY: Love, Pain, Death + Life Beyond

by Jul 22, 2020

We are honored to introduce you to our dear friend, Vanessa Lynn. She has an important story to tell. It is a story about facing unimaginable pain, loving unconditionally, the power of words — and life after death. It is her journey and it is her daughter L. Grey’s journey.

In Vanessa and L’s just published book, “Ravens and Rainbows,” they tell their story of triumphing spiritually when everything is lost.

“I am in every raven and rainbow you see. We’ll see each other again before you know it. It’s time for me to sleep now. Goodnight, Mommy. It’s time to say goodnight.” —L.

On July 22, 2018, fifteen-year-old L. Grey swallowed a bottle of prescription pain killers, and closed her eyes for the last time. Some would say she took her life, but it could be more aptly said that she took her life back.

As Vanessa describes, L had an unexplainable knowing from the time she was born. She looked at the world differently, as if she had one foot in this world, and one foot in another. She was able to express seeing energy and deceased loved ones from the time she was two years old. And as soon as she was able to write — her words were haunting, deep and wise beyond her years.

L knew exactly who she was from an early age. At age 10, she declared she was gay and proudly began to speak up within the LGBTQ+ community. Somehow she also knew she wouldn’t be on this Earth long — and that she would endure unspeakable pain. Unfortunately, she was indeed correct. At the age of twelve, L was diagnosed with the most painful condition known to humans, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

Vanessa takes you on the journey — and L pops in from beyond throughout the conversation. Vanessa shares their experiences during their harrowing 3-year ordeal with CRPS and other illnesses that ravaged L’s body. Throughout it all, L captured it all with her prolific writing and unwavering bravery.

Although L ultimately left the Earth, she is very present in this life. We believe you will walk away after watching with a new appreciation for life — and life after death. Vanessa and L teach us all how to live each day to its fullest.

Visit to buy the book and to read more poetry by L. Grey.
All proceeds will go to the Burning Limb Foundation.

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