Bill Text: VA HR122 | 2022 | Regular Session | Enrolled

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Alyson Sudow Bailey.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Passed) 2022-03-08 - Bill text as passed House (HR122ER) [HR122 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2022-HR122-Enrolled.html

Celebrating the life of Alyson Sudow Bailey.


Agreed to by the House of Delegates, March 8, 2022

WHEREAS, Alyson Sudow Bailey, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend who was a passionate advocate for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis, an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system and to other organs like the pancreas, died in August 2021; and

WHEREAS, Alyson "Aly" Sudow Bailey was born with Cystic Fibrosis and overcame many challenges to lead a productive and fulfilling life, inspiring others through her tenacity, determination, courage, and compassion; and

WHEREAS, despite an intensive regimen of medication and specialized treatments to manage her condition, Aly Bailey achieved success as an athlete, excelling at track, soccer, tennis, softball, and skiing; and

WHEREAS, Aly Bailey graduated from Yale University, where she served as photo editor of the Yale Daily News and was a member of the Skull and Bones secret society; and

WHEREAS, after graduation, Aly Bailey became a photo editor for The New York Times and subsequently worked for Google and Salesforce; she was a champion for education and offered her expertise to Teach for America and other education-focused startup companies; and

WHEREAS, Aly Bailey worked diligently to raise awareness and support research for Cystic Fibrosis; she held or spoke at fundraising events throughout the country and played a pivotal role in the creation of a Cystic Fibrosis center for adults at the Inova Fairfax Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Aly Bailey's greatest joy in life was her beloved family; she relished every opportunity to spend time with them and particularly loved making biscuits with the help of her sons; and

WHEREAS, Aly Bailey will be fondly remembered with pride and greatly missed by her husband, Zack; their two sons, Elliot and Owen; her parents, the Honorable Kathleen Murphy and Bill Sudow; her mother, Ellyn Sudow; her sister and stepsisters, Elyse, Emily, Elizabeth, Amanda; and her stepbrother, Mark; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Alyson Sudow Bailey, who touched countless lives through her kindness, tenacity, and unfailing positivity; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Alyson Sudow Bailey as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect for her memory.