To us it was just an ordinary day, the beginning to a beautiful spring weekend. For Arianna and her precious loved ones, this third weekend in March was unlike any other and was the end of a battle that a beautiful little girl fought. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Arianna or her family, I discovered Arianna’s beautiful light when I was scrolling through Instagram and a close friend shared Arianna’s feat against cancer. Unsure of her age, it is clear that Arianna was far too young to have experienced the evils of cancer. Their is not a child on the face of the earth that should have to endure cancer; the despicable life threatening disease that takes so many children and adults lives day after day, year after year.
Although I am battling for my life everyday, I would do it again and again if it meant that children were exempt from this heinous war on their bodies. It’s easy for me to fall victim to feeling sorry for myself time after time. However, when I see or hear about a child that has to suffer from cancer and lose their life, it puts everything into perspective. I was met with a huge reality when seeing Arianna’s angelic face. There is no doubt that she was a hero, whether you know her or not. One look at her amazing face and you know that she was a ray of beaming sunshine.
Despite your political stance, religion or beliefs, I am certain that the thought of cancer and children brings a tear to your eye. No, I did not personally have the pleasure of knowing Arianna or her family, but they are in my thoughts, heart and prayers. May Arianna find peace up above and watch over her family like the angel that she is. May Arianna’s family find it in their heart to bravely bless other people with Arianna’s story and find peace and happiness to never forget and always love Arianna.
Thanks, Lulu for sharing her inspiring story.