I really hate this, but we've lost another wonderful person to myeloma. She was truly special. I'm not sure how I met Julie, but we both have blogs and our stories are quite similar. She didn't live too far from me, so I met her in person a couple of years ago at an American Cancer Society event called Bark for Life.
Julie had a really tough time of it over the past couple of years and she shared all her challenges on her blog. Below are words shared by Julie's two children
It is with great heartbreak and sadness that we share that our beloved Mom Julie passed away this morning at home, surrounded by her loved ones, after a nearly 12 year long battle with Multiple Myeloma. Her strength, courage, and sense of humor never wavered and we find peace in knowing her long fight is now over. No more pain. No more suffering. Thank you so much to all of her family, friends, former students and everyone whose lives she touched in some way. There are so many of you. Your love and support meant the world to her. She appreciated all the love and comments you all have been leaving on our previous posts on her page. Please respect our time as a family as we go through the grieving process. The world lost an amazing angel today that influenced and touched so so many lives. We love you Mom
This is her post from April: Julie's Myeloma Moments
I'm so heartbroken. Julie and I were blog buddies and shared a lot about our journey with myeloma. We were both interviewed for a pamphlet about myeloma a number of years ago. I will miss her sense of humor and just her being there.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry to hear this. I didn't know Julie but always read what she wrote on your blog Matt. Very sad.ReplyDelete
Matt, I’m so saddened by this. I knew it was probably coming soon, but still so sad. She went through so much, and really fought the good fight.ReplyDelete
Thank you Matt for the update. I've been checking Julie's blog every day and was afraid this was the case. She was such a fighter and a truly inspirational lady. Condolences to all who loved her.ReplyDelete