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Wisconsin mom finds message from teen daughter after her death in tragic car crash

Alyson Peters found a message from her daughter days after her death. (Photo: WBAY-TV)

After a Wisconsin teenager died in a car crash, her mother found a message from her daughter that is helping her get through the tragedy.

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Alyson Peters was visiting the roadside memorial where her 17-year-old daughter, Kenzie Leeman, died in February when she opened a text to see a picture of the door to Kenzie’s old room. 

“At that point in time I was a zombie, and it was almost like it just snapped me right out of it, because, I mean, how in the world can that happen that I’m sitting right there and I get this quote from my daughter? It was like she was speaking to me,” Peters told local broadcast station WBAY-TV.

The door led to Kenzie’s room in a house the family sold a year ago. On the door was written: “Someday you will look back and know exactly why this had to happen to you.”


Kenzie's friends are building a beautiful memorial at the site of her accident. She was so very loved. To whomever left…

Posted by Alyson Peters on Sunday, March 3, 2019

Someone noticed the message on the door after Kenzie’s death, and texted her mom after realizing its significance. Peters told WBAY-TV that she went over to the house and laid on the floor and cried. The new owner let her take the door, which will now be featured in Peters’s home.

“I don’t know if it was a premonition or what it was, but it’s certainly helping us get through this time, because we don’t know why, but apparently she knows,” Peters told WBAY-TV.

Kenzie worked part-time as a nursing assistant. (Photo: Facebook/Alyson Peters)

Kenzie died on Feb. 26 while driving home from her part-time job as a nursing assistant during a snowstorm. Her family is raising money for a nursing scholarship in her name to honor her passion for healthcare. 

“Kenzie, it was an honor to be your mama. I helped you through the worst time in your life,” Peters wrote on the fundraising page. “Please help me through the worst time in mine. Love, Mom.”

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