Julie, I know you're in a better place, fully restored and free from suffering. In your 5 years post diagnosis, you have left a huge impact in so many of us who have or are going through this awful journey. Despite how awful it has been for you, you managed to speak so well for all of us, and express our emotions and deep inner thoughts. For me, diagnosed at 29, you helped me understand my own fears and feelings, and to remind me that not only am I not alone, my fears and emotions were normal. You've inspired so many, and you will continue to do so. You will live on in our hearts and our memories, and we will continue to fight in your honor.
Josh, you wrote about Julie so eloquently, passionately, and managed to describe such a multi-faceted, deep woman to a tee. She was blessed to have you in her life, as you and all of us, have been blessed to have her in our lives on any level. To Mia and Isabelle, your mom may no longer be with us physically, but her essence, what made her Julie, is here and she's with you every moment from here on out. Because I know she won't allow herself to miss one note from a violin, one giggle, or one tear to be comforted. You will feel her amazing energy around you.
You, the rest of her family, and her friends are in my prayers. The world lost a light, but the heavens gained the brightest star! ❤️❤️❤️