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A Quote from the Unknown

Last time while I was surfing the web, I came across this news article about a 23-year old girl with Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) who died after undergoing a stem cell therapy from unlicensed doctor. It was until 4 months after the patient’s death that her family discovered the illegitimacy of the treatment. Until now they are still pursuing a case against the bogus doctor.

I know that advanced stage of cancer is almost incurable but for these people who want to save the life of their beloved one, any kind of alternative treatment is worth trying. It’s just sad to see that nowadays some people can toy around other people’s lives for the sake of money.

As I gazed at the photos I couldn’t resist to know more about this young lady. So I checked her social media accounts. Twitter first. I got inspired by her courage. For over a year, most of her tweets were about her daily challenges and routine on fighting the disease. She was so positive despite her condition. Full of hope.

Then I saw this quote on her Facebook profile. It touched me deep inside.

“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you’d thought special, particular to you. And here it is, set down by someone else, a person you’ve never met, maybe even someone long dead. And it’s as if a hand has come out, and taken yours. ”

Well I am aware that the quote isn’t hers originally but I am fond of how she has come up with this one while she was still alive. The moment I’ve read this, I felt uplifted. I realized that even she’s already gone, her presence can still be felt by those who recognize and remember her. And that’s what matters most. Who would’ve thought that everything won’t end up as what they have expected. But still, she fought and believed. And that was remarkable indeed. I guess she’s with God now. May she rest in peace. ~

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