Lets celebrate the 15 year anniversary of Angie Dunham's life!
“She was always full of joy - not just the happiness that comes from a situation that worked out well - but true joy, that radiated from every part of her. Her smile was infectious.”
My mom, Angie Dunham, lost the battle to brain cancer shortly after her 37th birthday, October 29th, 2003. She was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a fast-growing, malignant form of brain cancer, and her 6 month battle was a short but painful loss.
Angie Dunham was a daughter, a granddaughter, a mother (and grandmother!), a friend, an encourager, a giver, a servant and so much more. She was selfless in everything she did and lived her life to help others. Angie was the light in every room she walked into. Though she is no longer with us, her memory and her spirit live on. Her light is still present in all the lives of the hearts she has touched. It is that light that continues to shine through each of our lives. We must live as Angie did- to be the light in every dark room, in every dark time and situation. We must remember to pass on the light that was once given to each one of us.
I cherished every moment I spent with my mom in her final days, but those days were very difficult for me. I did not just lose my mom at age 16. I lost my best friend. She was the person that I could tell anything to, without judgment. Some of my fondest memories with her were spent at the kitchen table at the end of the night just talking for hours. The most important thing she taught me was to always be true to myself. She also encouraged me that, despite circumstance, I could accomplish anything I wanted in this world. She was my best friend and will forever be missed.
I am honored to be a part of her legacy and know that in her memory it is that I live.
I want to encourage you to open up your heart and give today! Whether you can race me to the finish line, participate as a virtual runner, or simply give in some way- you can make a difference!
Lets make her memory come alive!
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