Keep Smilin’, Kid! ;-)

7 Dec

I lost a friend today. A very special friend, whom I had come to care for deeply, whom I respected a great deal… someone whose absence will be sorely felt.

Rachel Hunnicutt-Knight, after beating her leukemia down twice, lost her final battle at 2:55 this morning. She is now at peace, no longer in pain… growing no older. But she didn’t leave us unmarked, even those who never had the pleasure of meeting her. Her courage and cheerful spirit inspired people all around the world, as she fought the disease that had tried twice unsuccessfully, to defeat her.

As saddened as I am by the outcome of her battle with cancer, I refuse to cry because we have lost her. Instead, I am smiling, because we had her for a short while.

Rest in peace, Rachel. You are missed by many.

And keep smilin’, kid! 😉


2 Responses to “Keep Smilin’, Kid! ;-)”

  1. Shawna December 7, 2010 at 3:12 pm #

    So sorry to hear she lost the battle. She was such a strong person, having gone through all the challenges that faced her. She will be missed by many. She touched my heart and a heck of a lot of others!

    • Doc December 10, 2010 at 9:54 am #

      I’m certainly one whose heart she touched, Shawna. An incredibly strong woman, with a great ability to face life head-on, and make the most of everything it threw at her.

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