Monday, October 22, 2012

Keep Going, Keep Fighting

Do you remember this beautiful girl 
from September's Stand Up To Cancer telecast?

She asked her oncologist the difficult question,
if she stopped treatment,
how long would she have?

The oncologist questioned,
how long would Hillary want?

Hillary wanted a year:
One gosh darn year that we take for granted.
365 beautiful days that we complain about.

The oncologist remained silent.

Hillary, 25, passed away on October 21, 2012...
just two days before her 26th birthday,
8 years after she was diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma.

Please--I'm begging you--share her story.

Hillary said, "I just keep going, keep fighting, something good will come of it."

Let something good come of it.

Protect your skin.

Hillary with her boyfriend,
borrowed from her Facebook page.



Not So Newlyweds said...

I saw this on your FB page and couldn't get over it. Bless her sweet heart for fighting until the very end. Thank you for sharing this.

Melissa S. said...

My heart aches for her and her family and loved ones. There are just no words. Such a tragedy.

Jan said...

:( Will pray for everyone she left behind.