A while ago I posted a link to a blog written by a young girl in England with terminal cancer. She had been fighting for over 5 years.
During that time she did a lot of charity work, created a charity or her own and worked endlessly at encouraging people to sign up to bone marrow registries.
Reading her blog reminded me that I might have had my own battle but hers was a lot tougher because she knew she would never be cured and not once was there a bit of whining about anything in her blog. She was the model of dignity, right up to the end. It reminded me that when I was feeling crappy that I just needed to suck it up and keep on going - with a smile on my face - because it could have been a whole lot worse.
I just read that Alice lost her fight today.
It makes me sad to read that such a young, strong girl has left our world but at the same time she really did touch a lot of lives and will continue to do so, even in death.
If you're the praying kind, remember her family in your prayers tonight.
Rest in peace Alice.