I am the relative and aunt of Shannon Dixon, the one she spoke of in Texas ("Leadoff: Victim of the Streets," Sept. 26). It is hard to believe that Shannon is gone. Life sometimes can be so cruel. I just wanted to let you know that she has family that love her and miss her. The life she chose for whatever reason was not the life we wished for her. Making bad decisions in your life does not make you a bad person. Shannon will always be that smiling little girl that I so loved.