11 years ago today, my best friend was diagnosed with Leukemia (Ashley right, me left.)
She fought all through middle school and high school, she was undergoing chemotherapy, two bone marrow transplants and radiation, going in and out of remission. Her two main goals were to go to prom and to walk in graduation.
she had a stroke a few weeks before our graduation, which left her unable to walk and speak. I went to her house just 10 days after seeing her in the hospital and when I walked in she yelled ''Look! I can do stairs!" She attended graduation and was cheered on with a standing ovation.
She was passionate about cancer advocacy and fighting for a cure. She attended around ten Relay for Life Events and was a speaker and a large portion of them. This is a picture of her at my University's Relay for Life, where she said she 'kicked cancer's ass'
During our vacation, I convinced her to let me shave my head in honor of her-she allowed it. I had been trying since we were 12, but she always said she needed someone's hair to play with.
Ashley is my biggest inspiration in life. At the age of 19, she passed away. Because of her, I try to cherish every moment and seize every opportunity.
I found this post on : http://imgur.com/gallery/hCgBS and perhaps more people should have seen this. Pass this on :)