The battle against cancer is harrowing and difficult. Those who come out healthy on the other side are often considered heroes, as they should be. But those who lose the fight against this horrible disease are just as heroic. Their battles are no less meaningful or moving.
Seema Jaya Sharma was one of those people. After fighting cancer for six years, she finally succumbed to the relentless illness. When she knew that hope for survival was lost, she decided to write her own obituary on Facebook.
Even though Seema battled cancer for many years before passing away from it, she didn’t let it stop her from having a fun and fulfilling life.
She loved going out with friends and bringing joy to others.
But after 6 years of battling and fighting, Seema finally passed away from the cancer. She never lost her positive spirit though, even in the end, she left people smiling.
Her final status update on Facebook read as follows…
“My mum passed away today at 14:10
and she wrote this as her final status….she wanted her last words to be ‘I got 21seconds to go!!! hehe :P)
This is me.. SEEMA Jaya Sharma. My son will keep you updated of when the funeral is etc and please come in bright colours coz you’re not coming to mourn my death but to celebrate my life!! Please keep me alive through you good times and every time you laugh or smile and have fun, i’m right there having fun with u!!! YAY!!! don’t cry for me argentina….the truth is that i didn’t even know where u are on the map!! Geography was never my strong point!! :S. Anyway this is me saying ‘peace out people’ if a bird poos on ur head, that’s just me saying ‘yo man’ and if i really like u then i might just come haunt you to create ur own kinda bird poo innit!!! hehe!! LOVE YOU!!! MWAH xxx
Oh theres gonna be a wake after too (location will be confirmed) and I would prefer it if nobody goes to my house between now and the funeral. TANKOOOOOOOO xxx colourful clothes please!!! We’re celebrating!!! WOOOHOOOO xxx”
It’s clear that she never lost her sense of humor along the way. After all, there’s something to be said for requesting a celebration of life instead of a day full of mourning. Her obituary is proof that this woman always left happiness in her wake.
Going to the zoo is a big moment in a toddler’s life. It’s where they first experiences most animals, hear wild sounds, and see some pretty amazing things. Parents love it because they can do all this without having to worry about an unpredictable animal attacking their child.
But sometimes, if you’re super lucky, you don’t just get to see magical things, you get to be a part of them. For instance, when this toddler met his first baby gorilla, they immediately start playing a game of hide-and-seek…needless to say, it’s the cutest thing ever.
That’s what’s great about children! They don’t care who they’re with, they just want to play. Adorably, you can also see how great their parents are: the gorilla’s guardian is watching over him as he plays and the little boy’s parent is video taping it for the world to witness.
Two fishermen out on Alabama’s Warrior River were probably expecting a much different catch of the day, but thank goodness they were there to nab these cuties instead.
The teeny-tiny kittens found the strength to swim across the waters and right up to the boat, meowing and begging for safety. As one fisherman says in the video, they were likely left there by “some jacka**” who decided to toss the precious little guys away like trash.
Lucky for them, not all humans are so cruel.
I’m just so glad the sweet things are such good swimmers, but here’s hoping they never have to fight their way upstream again.
Let me start off by saying that I definitely can’t claim to be a foodie, since I’ve pretty much only eaten Eggo waffles for the past two weeks. In fact, I’ve been picked on for quite some time now for my lack of culinary curiosity. I suppose that I just enjoy sticking to what I know and love.
And based on Kevin Munns’ Chinese food blog, I have never been more confident about my tendency to stay in that comfort zone. In other words, you probably won’t be able to make me “l’eggo my Eggo.” Once you see these foods, you’ll understand why.
1. Dried starfish
2. Dried chicken
It’s extra crispy.
3. Dried octopus
I’m noticing a trend.
4. Dried lizard
5. Pig colon
6. Pig ears
7. Pig stomach
8. Pig brain
Well, at least we know that they’re not wasteful.
9. Pig heart