- Posted May 5, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Stories from Second Life
In Memory of Dianna, Who Bravely Ran the Relay for Life
Dianna had told me ‘I was a caregiver for my mother who died two weeks after last year’s Relay” I had said how brave she was and she answered “I’m not brave, I’m just fighting to stay alive and battling like everyone else to find a cure. I relay here because I could never do this in real life, I am just not well enough. Here, I can run the entire thing!” She said “I relay so my granddaughter won’t have to, I relay so she can grow up and possibly not ever have to have what I have gone through. I relay for all those that cannot, and of course, I relay for myself.” Dianna had admitted that she had cried through the whole thing as it meant so much to her.
I feel greatly honoured to have had the chance to meet Dianna, a beautiful lady who was so full of warmth and life. Her memory is an inspiration to us all, and let’s hope that a cure can be found for this dreadful disease very soon.
My deepest sympathies go to her family and friends at this sad time.