It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Hailey Temple Foisy on Nov. 17 at the age of 29. She will be remembered for her brilliant mind, sharp sense of wit, creativity and artistry, the redness of her hair, how fast she ran, and how fiercely she loved.
Born during the blizzard of ’93, Hailey grew up in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Lower Moreland High School in 2011 and went on study at Syracuse University’s prestigious Newhouse School of Communications and the iSchool, where she met her husband, Ryan Foisy, who grew up in Hopkinton. Hailey loved travel. Her career took her to Malaysia, South Africa, Argentina, Colombia and Germany, to name a few. Hailey excelled at running, completing a total of three marathons (one in a banana costume!) and countless half-marathons and other races, qualifying for the Boston Marathon in December 2021. Her other accomplishments include speaking at a TEDx conference, her photography, facilitating workshops for thousands during the COVID-19 pandemic, being a Syracuse alumna mentor, fostering dogs and enveloping all those around her in love.
She is survived by her loving husband, Ryan Foisy, her parents, Andrea and Geoffrey Temple, her brother, Dan the Man, and her sister, Kelsey. To uphold her memory, we ask for donations to SPIN, an organization that supports people with intellectual disability and autism. It is a nonprofit organization Hailey held close to her heart and was her chosen charity for numerous races. Please visit spininc.networkforgood.com/projects/28631-spin or send a check to SPIN, 10501 Drummond Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154.
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