A 27-year-old woman from Australia who passed away late last week from a rare form of bone cancer shared a very moving letter that has gone viral.
Last week, Holly Butcher shared some life advice on Facebook. Her last message to the world has been shared over 65,000 times.
She starts off by saying,
“It’s a strange thing to realise and accept your mortality at 26 years young. It’s just one of those things you ignore. The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens. I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddies) I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts. That’s the thing about life; It is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.”
She then talks about how people need to stop worrying so much and think about how lucky we truly are. She ends her final message with a call for everyone to donate blood which helped keep her alive for an extra year.
You can read her full message below.