Good evening ladies and gents..
Firstly i'd like to point out that this is a non LGBT related topic but i feel more comfortable here than on other places to fulfill the need of telling someone about this..
A year ago, saw a youtube video with a young girl goes with the name Talia Joy with no hair applying makeup on. Shamefully i right away assumed this is a cheap attempt of fame that parents got their daughter into at such age but from a comment i saw i've got it ALL wrong, she was fighting cancer for the greater part of her life and decided to embrace her beauty despite the wreckage sickness brings upon her. I'm not much into makeup but i found talent and passion in her work so determined to not let a sickness she has no control over stop her she inspired lots of kids to be strong even though she knew she wasn't going to stand a chance against it eventually. Doctors thought she'd pass away at younger age but she made it to 13. She fought hard and won so many battles but sadly lost the war today and had gone to meet her maker and be at eternal peace.
Now the point I'm trying to make is how much I -and many- learned from a young girl that we never even met. Learned to fight hard not to just survive but to make a meaning of life. Learned to embrace every moment and appreciate the good things even the bad ones as out of them we get taught a lesson. Learned the power of sincere prayers despite what God you pray to, when her family used to arrange praying sessions lots of people from all over the world would all say a prayer for her at the same time (me included) and that would get her to stay awake for sometime pain-free till she passes out again. Learned that the greater bond we share isnt in land or religion or race but in humanity. Learned to never judge a book by its cover. Learned the importance of family and true friends. Learned to accept my fate even to thank God for it when i saw this little girl post her last note thanking him for everything. Learned the importance of giving people hope despite of the true state of affairs and eventually learned that its okay to lose the war as long as you put on a good fight during it. And I think the greatest gift God could give her wasnt letting her live longer but to make a meaning of her short life and departure.
And i hope you all learn something as well from such cases as we are in a much better situation than millions yet most of us get brought down easily by simpler stuff.
Sorry for the long rant and have a good day!