Taylor Hammond, my best friend and my little brother, you are gone but will never be forgotten. The way you lived your life was truly inspiring. Even on your roughest days you had a smile on your face. You had such a positive outlook on the world. I hope to live my life the way you did, never taking for granted everyday I am given.
I remember the conversations we had and the laughs we shared, I will cherish those moments forever. You had such a big heart and a larger than life personality. It hurts that your gone, but I know that you aren’t suffering anymore. I now have another angel to watch over me. I cry because I loved you.
I am tired of losing my friends to this monster called childhood cancer. An like all the others, I don’t want Taylor to JUST be apart of the “this many kids lost their battle this year” statistic. I want this to be fixed, we need to a cure. We haven’t been fighting all these years for nothing. His life and legacy means something. ALL of these kids lives mean something. We will keep fighting for a cure in their honor. And keep fighting for those who are currently in battle.
I want to thank my beautiful friend Natalie for always being there for me. As you guys know from my last post, I am going through some things. She has always been there for me. Through everything she has been there for me and encouraging me. She is so sweet, always lifting me up and helping me see the bright side of things. I am so grateful for the people like that in my life.
Here is an uplifting text message from my best friend, Natalie:
You are so strong Alyssa, it’s crazy. You have reached the light at the end of the tunnel. You did it. You made it through some really really rough stuff. And now, it’s all about making that light brighter. Continue to stay strong no matter what, because of everyone I know, you deserve to be the happiest. While you were going through worlds of pain, unable to handle pain, you still thought about everyone around you. You didn’t worry about yourself and the pain and everything you were going through. You worried about your family, and me, and all your friends. And that Alyssa, is the most beautiful thing I have heard of. That’s why you made it. You are the strongest person I know. So, you made it to the end of the tunnel. It’s no longer dark. It’s beautiful now.
Thank you Natalie for the friendship and hope you give me! We will always be friends and I’ll always be there for you! When ever you need me, I will be there. Love you, Natalie!
Love your best friend, Alyssa??