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Never ForgetTake a look at this person's gallery here. :iconKalsimage:. Beautiful work, isn't it? Such an eye for detail and yet able to pull out the abstract.Never Forget by TheNobodyofaSOLDIER
A talented artist.
But, why do I draw your attention to her? Well, she's one of my biggest inspirations in life.
Sadly, she has departed from this world.
This happened a few years ago, and believe it or not, I wasn't that close to her. I knew her through my cousin. But, from the few times I spoke to her, I admired her not just as an artist, but as a pillar of strength.
She suffered from cystic fibrosis, a genetic diseases, attacking the lungs and digestive system. The primary danger is a heavy build up of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and the like. The most serious and persistent complication is, obviously, respiratory failure.
Can you imagine that? Feeling like breathing through a tiny straw all the time with a weight in your chest?
The life expectancy has increased since I remember first hearing of her condition. In fact, some say it
Twice and twice shall he be marked,|
twice to live, and twice to die.
Once the heron, to set his path.
Twice the heron, to name him true.
Once the Dragon, for remembrance lost.
Twice the Dragon, for the price he must pay.
-Karaethon Cycle, 'The prophecies of the Dragon'