I woke up this morning to find a text message that my friend had passed away overnight. We were all on alert from last week but that didn't soften the blow any.
My beautiful friend, Monique, has valiantly fought breast cancer for many, many years. She taught all of us who knew her so many lessons about perseverance and tenacity. She never gave up. Her spirits were strong all the way.
She had her first problems with her breasts when we were kids. At the time I certainly didn't understand what was going on but another friend and I spent that entire Summer with her first at the hospital and then later when she was recuperating at home.
Her cancer diagnosis came when she was 27. Since then she fought valiantly to beat this disease. She was 36 when she finally went to rest.
She was such an integral part of my early childhood and high school years. We had drifted apart in later years as I had moved away. I am grateful for social media that allowed us to reconnect over the past 5 years. I got to re-learn what a beautiful person she was and to be inspired by her love of life and her spirit that never waned.
Words can never express how proud I am to have been her friend.
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