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It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you of the passing of our darling daughter, Alie. Her final days were fairly peaceful, sleeping much of the time but also able to watch some of the Winter Olympics and enjoy her favorite event, figure skating. Her final moments were peaceful with both parents by her bedside.
We have all been preparing for this day for the past several weeks, knowing it was coming far faster than we hoped. From the moment in December when the news came of her terminal illness, Alie has continually amazed us with her positive attitude and limitless spirit. We have all learned from her selfless approach to life, her giving nature, and her passion for the possibilities that life hold for all of us She was so thankful for all of the outreach shown to her by her friends and family and we share in that gratitude. Unfortunately she was just too weak to be able to a
Expiration DateMine is drawing near. As an update from the last journal...the results of the biopsy ad various scans and such showed that I have Stage 4 Liver Cancer. It's spread outside of the liver and throughout my abdomen in the form of what's basically a ton of little polyps. There's no way to get rid of it, and no cure for it...More Like This
And if the 6-9 month average of living wasn't bad enough, there's other complications that keep happening which is only making it shorter and shorter. The cancer is spreading so quickly, and there's just nothing they seem to be able to do.
I honestly I have no idea how long I have left. This morning I figured I had at least 6 months, especially with the surgery they were going to do that would fix some major issues. But the surgery failed and suddenly I could be looking at three weeks or months or what, there's just no way to know.
I'm just so tired of this...I'm tired of wondering why it's happening to me. I'm tired of wondering what I did to deserve this... I'm tired
My LegacyCancer is such a scary word…but I’m okay. I’m at peace with this. I do wish I had a little more time… But really I’ve discovered that with the last weeks of my life, I only have a few goals. I want to spend as much time with friends and family as I can, I want to leave behind as much happiness as I can, and I want to create as much artwork as I can I just want to leave behind a big bubble of love for you guys!More Like This
Of course that’s easier said than done, especially since I can’t just come and meet every single one of you and give you all giant hugs! It’s really hard to wrap up everything I’m feeling and send it to you all so that I can try and make your lives a little brighter, lol. But, there’s a solution!
I’m in the process of making a book of my artwork, a little bit of me that I can leave behind! Money made aside from publishing costs is all going to go towards research for cancer, so you’ll all be giving a
Big NewsBut not good news i'm afraid. Long story short...I have cancer.More Like This
Short story long...you guys remember the mystery liver spot they found back in April? The one that was just sitting there and so they said 'it's probably fine, we'll just let it be'...? Yeah, it got bigger. And now looks like cancer. Woot, lol.
On the 19th I was in serious pain and had to call in sick to work to go to the emergency room. A CT scan showed them a bunch of fluid build up in my abdomen, which is why i was hurting so badly. So they checked me into the hospital, did some more scans, and drained about 2 liters of fluid from my insides... Friday the doc came in and said she looked at my scans and it looked like cancer. And they were gonna transfer me up to the fancy hospital in Denver for more tests and such. So I got to go home, shower, pack some stuff of my own, and then we drove up to Denver in the snow.
It's a lovely hospital up there, I had my own room and such, everyone was really nice and was really happy t