At 4pm yesterday I was able to visit my sweet friend, Brooke at CHOP. At 1:04am this morning she went into the arms of Jesus.
Although she couldn't open her eyes or speak, when her mom let me place my hand in hers, I felt an ever so gently squeeze from Brooke. To let me know that she felt me there. I am forever changed and forever grateful to have known this angel for the last three years, thanks to @alexslemonade , to have grown closer to her and her mother, and to have been a witness to her strength, her joy, and her heart.
It's times like these when I have to lift up my hands and trust in God. I don't know why children have to go through this, but I do know it's moments like these when we must come together, have faith, hold on tight to hope trust and work to make a difference.
I ask that you please keep her mother Amy, and her family in your prayers. Her sweet kitty and her dog Bailey too ❤️ Brooke, I hope you know that I'm a better person because of you and there will never be a greater friend or inspiration than you. You have impacted my life in the most amazing way. I can't tell you how much I miss you, but I promise you that every day I will celebrate you.
You have my heart, now dance and be free from pain in peace and in heaven ❤️ We love you, and I miss you already.
Until we meet again,
ps. if you feel the urge in your heart to help so that one day hopefully soon no child has to go through what Brooke did- there's a link in my bio to donate. ❤️ Double ps. For those who followed Brooke's fight with me, thank you so much for your prayers and support.