I found out yesterday that Marissa (my last post about her was #260) passed away over the weekend. She had gone home after her last surgery and seemed to be progressing well. Apparently she had a seizure Saturday and died instantly.
For those of you who prayed for her, thank you. Please continue to pray for her family and friends. It's hard to believe that's it been just over a year since her diagnosis. She has been through so much. Her family and friends have been through so much also. It's heartbreaking that she is gone less than a month after her 25th birthday. Here is a young woman that went from the joy of graduating from college to the reality of fighting for her life. And she did it with such a positive, beautiful spirit. We can all learn a lot from her. Now her beautiful spirit will shine down on us from heaven. I'm sure she's already led the heavenly hosts in a big "War Eagle." :-)