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Heartbroken Today

It’s New Year’s Eve. We should be bidding farewell to the previous year and celebrating the beginning of a new one. But today I am bidding farewell to an amazing person. A person I didn’t know personally but only professionally. A person I would love to call my friend. A beautiful girl who touched everyone’s heart she met. I wrote about her back in August, but just got this update about her now…

I am completely devastated and heartbroken today. I was recently told her fight with leukaemia took a turn for the worst and she was going to be taken off life support today. I don’t understand why these things happen to such good people. I don’t understand why it had to be her. She was such a kind person with a smile forever on her face and a zest for life. And even though leukaemia had cursed her, she never lost hope and was always positive about it. She wrote about her battle. I’d like you to visit her blog and read her story.

She’s such a brave and amazing person. I’m going to miss her dearly. I wish her family lots of love and strength through this difficult time. I wish a miracle could happen and heal her of all her pains and illnesses and she would wake up after the life support came off and was fully recovered. I wish I could give her a big hug and tell her how amazing she was. I wish she would email like she used to and bug me for reservation dates at work and then be ever so thankful for me “working my magic” as she always said.

I’ll miss you Trish. And although we weren’t the closest of friends, I want you to know that you were one of the best people I have ever worked with. Lots of love and prayers your way. I lit a candle for you today and will keep it burning with the hope that you miraculously recover. God bless and lots of love.

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Today, I am in tears. My heart is heavy and my mind confused and frazzled. I don’t understand how something so terrible could happen to such a beautiful human-being. This is not someone I am terribly close with. But everything I know about her and have learnt over the past few years of knowing her confirms that she is one of those people that are perfect or appears to be. She’s got class, a warm heart, respect and kindness. She’s a good colleague, friend, worker and probably a good sister, daughter and wife. She has one of those killer smiles and personalities that make you want to smile just for interacting with her.

My not-so-close friend and colleague was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia. From her respond to my email earlier today, she mentioned she was feeling slightly better today after a long-few weeks. It’s probably due to completing her first round of chemo. I don’t know. I don’t know much about cancer or Leukaemia for that matter, except the few articles I read after hearing this horrifying news today. She’s supposed to begin another round of chemo in the near future. But I’ve been told, she may need a bone marrow transplant. Luckily, she has a sister, who we’re hoping will be a match. If not, a few of her really close friends, husband and even boss are going to be tested to try to see if they’re a match.

At this point, if her sister isn’t a match, even I would go and be tested. I mean, how could I not? She’s just that type of person, that you just want to do anything you can to help her get through this. I can’t help but cry. I mean, how? How could someone so nice end up with Leukaemia? It just doesn’t make sense! Never in my right mind would I have imagined something anything terrible happen to a person like her.

I wish I was closer to her; I’d be by her side and hold her hand and make her laugh and forget all of this is happening or ever happened. I’d tell her that this is a massive bump in the road but all of us people that care for her will guide her past this. I’d tell her that after all this is done we’d celebrate like crazy teenagers. I’d tell her…I don’t know. I don’t know what else I’d tell her, except that she is an amazing person, doesn’t deserve this and she’s always in my prayers.

I’ve never had someone close/not-so-close to me diagnosed with cancer. I have but I wasn’t aware of it until it was all over. But this is happening now; which may be why I’m so emotional.

Please pray for my friend. Please send her blessings and duas, as am I.