Monday, April 17, 2006


A very brave soul died last week. Her name was Brooke and she was 24 years old. Brooke died after fighting a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She also accomplished more in her 24 years than a lot of people do in a lifetime. Not only did Brooke graduate from high school, but she graduated from the Univeristy of North Carolina with a double major while awaiting a heart/lung transplant. She was able to be in her sister's wedding after receiving her transplant.

Brooke had a wonderful family that supported her and gave her a wonderful life. She had a brother, Josh, who courageously gave her a kidney when she needed it so she could have another heart/lung transplant after the first one failed. Unfortunately she didn't have enough time to wait for an organ donor. She had to go on.

But she left behind a wonderful legacy and a family full of love that fought a hard battle for many years.

Rest in Peace Brooke. You will be missed but your memory will go on. There are several who will never forget you.

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