this past weekend one of my best friends, Danielle Nicole Peterson, passed away after a long and painful fight with mitochondrial disease, gastroparesis, and other awful things. I am comforted knowing that she was ready to go, and that she did not believe she lost her fight. instead we are the ones who have lost. dani, as few people besides me were allowed to call her, was a ray of sunshine in a dark and painful life. she advocated for so many who had no voice of their own and kept hope in her heart until her last breath. my life is better for having had her in it, and poorer now for her absence. my heart aches for her loss and I intend to spend whatever time I have here on this planet to continue her mission of spreading awareness, hope, and love. rest in peace darling girl. forever in my heart.
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