A 27-Year-Old Girl Who Lost Her Battle To Cancer Leaves An Important Message To The World
October 1, 2018 14:23 By Mambee
The death of a loved one is never a joyful thing. But with it comes a sort of encouragement that not only helps heal those left behind, but also empowers them to live a fulfilling life. This is exactly was what Holly Butcher left as part of her legacy.
Holly lived her life fighting against Edwin Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer which occurs frequently among young people. Sadly, she could not overcome it and she passed away in the early hours of January 4, 2018. Although her demise was painful to her brother Dean, and her partner, Luke, she did not leave them hopeless.
In a heartfelt note, Holly penned a piece of encouraging advice to her friends and loved ones, hoping that it would help them through life. The message was shared on her Facebook page, and it has since warmed a lot of hearts.
Holly shared wonderful life lessons that showed the beauty of her heart. She began by describing the frailty yet preciousness of human life. The awe-inspiring piece captured how meaningless a lot of the things we whine about are, and implored us all to be grateful.
She entreated readers to live a healthy life and, rather than just focus on the physical body, to take care of oneself mentally, emotionally, and spiritually as well.
She gave everyone permission to delete any account that pops up on your news feeds that give you any sense of feeling shit about yourself.
Friend or not… Be ruthless for your own well-being, she said.
“Give, give, give…” Holly emphasized.
Referring to herself as a product of others’ kindness during the trying times of her ailment, she stated that there is true happiness in doing something for others rather than for yourself.
She reminisced on how weird it is that, as one reaches the end of one’s life, one is not preoccupied with buying stuff but on spending more time with loved ones. She encouraged giving thoughtfully to loved ones instead of buying jewelry, clothing or other material things because "1. No one cares if you wear the same things twice. 2. It feels good."
She advised that we should all value other people’s time as a way of earning respect. Then, she went on to say,
“get amongst nature, listen to music…really listen. Music is therapy…cuddle your dog …work to live, don’t live to work…say to ‘no’ to what you really don’t want to do…tell your loved ones you love them every time you get the chance…”
She rounded off by urging us to do something for humanity, such as donating blood.
Mind you, this is just a fraction of the deeply moving piece.
With over 200,000 likes and 160,000 comments, many expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the amazing message. Holly has left behind a legacy to help others live a better life. She is truly a gift.