Family, Friends, Grief

Meredith would be 30 today

Thank you to everyone who left messages and shared their special thoughts and memories of Meredith. These are just a few…

Today is Meredith’s 30th Birthday. I am sure we would have celebrated at the UNC/DUKE game
We love you Meredith❤ – Mom 12809660_10206472653751168_7480868235469446277_n

Today is Meredith’s 30th birthday. Miss her so. – Dad

Image may contain: 1 person, shoes and indoor



Today Meredith would have been 30. I love this memory of when she would work with Chase on his dribbling in the kitchen. He adored her. Happy Birthday Merebear. – Lyndsi (sister)


Happy 30th birthday, sweet Meredith !! Watch over our Heels tonight! 💕🎈🎊 Courtney

Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, people sitting, table, food and indoor


Happy Bday dear friend. This was during the first Peach Belt Tournament to be hosted at the convocation center. We put USCA on the map that weekend. Also, your 21st bday. – Lyv

Happy Birthday, Meredith!! Love you more. – Kendall

Sitting in the Dean Dome, waiting on the game and thinking about Meredith  who turns 30 today in heaven. Missing her and knowing “she lived for this”. – Laurel

Image may contain: 5 people, people smiling, people standing


Happy 30th Birthday Meredith! I miss you so damn much but I am so grateful for the time I did have with you and even more proud to call you my cousin and A1 sister! See you soon… – Vanessa

3 years have passed but not a moment with Meredith has been forgotten. I miss my sister from another mister with her beautiful smile and soul ❤️ – Satu

Happy 30th Birthday sweet Meredith.. Beautiful memories that will never be forgotten .. Love & miss you 🌺 – Susan 

Happy Birthday Meredith in heaven. Prayers there will be a cure someday soon…We miss her everyday. – Sandy

Happy heavenly birthday sweet Mere. Love you bunches and miss you like crazy!! – ChristinaImage may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and shoes

Happy Birthday Mert!!! Miss you and love you!! –Megan

Thinking of you – Elyse

Happy birthday gods angel. I miss you so much and love you. – Sasuke


2017 Winner of the Meredith Legg award is….

2017 award winnerSYDNEY TOOLE!!!


Below is the beautiful announcement of this special award from the Mead Hall newsletter “In the Loop”


Dear Mead Hall families and friends,


Valor is a virtue reserved for a select few… knights in shining armor, pilgrims in foreign lands, patriots protecting their country, and one former Mead Hall basketball coach.
Meredith Legg wasn’t just any basketball coach. She coached our middle school girls basketball team to their first winning season, their first league championship…and their second!  She was a record-setting, all-time high scorer at USC-A.  She was Number 24.

Though Meredith was diagnosed with a rare form of melanoma at the age of 22, she refused to let cancer define her.  She kept loving her life, living her dreams, trusting God, and inspiring all who knew her.  When she died three years ago, Mead Hall established an award in her memory to honor a female basketball player who exhibited the faith, positive attitude, and determination Meredith possessed.

Last Thursday at Mead Hall’s winter sports award ceremony, Meredith’s parents, Basil and Robin Legg, presented the 2017 Meredith Legg award to Sydney Toole.  Sydney began playing for Meredith as a fourth grader.  The skills and the character that Meredith instilled in her players lives on in Sydney, her teammates, and the Mead Hall basketball program.  The seeds of valor have been planted; they have grown strong; they are bearing much fruit.

~ Mrs. Gordon


You have to give your best every day and never give up.


~ Meredith Legg Stapleton