Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Kimberleigh

My heart just aches over the passing of Kim at "I shaved my legs for this?".

I don't even know what to say.  She was such a special person.  She loved her family with a passion, she lived life with much joy, she really celebrated the good times.  She knew that this was the time to live, and live she did.  With a full and present passion. 

At least this is what I gather from her posts. 

I've only been reading her journal since the fall of '06, shortly after I was diagnosed.  I think I found her journal by searching  on the words "breast cancer" in the AOL journals, and hers was the first to come up.  She was diagnosed just a few months before me.   She was so brave in that she shared her photos after her reconstructive surgery.  She'll probably never know how much reading her journey helped me.  Well, maybe she knows now.  I will miss her.  I know that sounds odd, seeing how we didn't know each other IRL.  But I always looked forward to her entries.

This year I walked the Komen in her honor, next year I'll walk it in her memory.  :*(

She's joining too many other BC warriors.  We've got to find a cure for this beast...

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I just found out about another loss in J-land.  mzgoochi from Lahoma's Lament has recently passed away.  I know that she has gone through quite a few medical battles.  She also hasn't posted in a while.  I would read her journal on occasion and she would post a comment every now and then on mine.  She also left behind family.

Oh, what a sad, sad day.  Just heart wrenching.  :*(

3 comments:

nay0114 said...

This was such a touching entry I had to comment. Kim was a wonderful person and she will be missed by a lot of people. I don't really think she knew how many people she touched with her words whether she was known IRL or not. The best way to know someone is through their thoughts and words and Kim shared that with everyone. Sorry for your loss of a friend.
I didn't know Lahoma, but here lately it is a sad time in Jland.
I think that is wonderful that you will walk in her honor.
Take care, Chrissie

lanurseprn said...

It is very sad, indeed.
Pam

mumma4evr said...

oh, my heart of broken!!!
Becky