Words cannot describe the pain that we are all feeling right now. Your incredible journey through life was cut way too short, leaving an emptiness in our hearts that will never go away.
Though we had only known each other for a few years, the memories you have left with me will last a lifetime. Your courage and strength are an inspiration, your positive outlook in the face of all adversity is something few will ever achieve. I am awed by the amazing attitude that you displayed up the the very last moment, and am angry at your traitorous body that gave up the fight long before your beautiful mind would have ever allowed.
I will always appreciate your advice and guidance and will never forget all that you have taught me. You have changed my life forever, and I, as well as each and every person whom you touched, will carry with us that spark that burned so brightly in you. Thank you for all that you have given us.
Life will carry on, as it must, for those of us left behind, but a little piece of each of us died with you this day.