27-Year-Old Terminally III Woman Shares Life Advice To All

Date January 11, 2018 13:40

Holly Butcher is a 27-year-old from Grafton in the Australian state New South Wales. Holly died of Ewing’s sarcoma, an extremely rare type of cancer that developed in her bone.

Before passing away, she had asked her family to post an incredible "final word" note on Facebook, the note contains heart touching words of wisdom that we believe everyone should hear and heed.

The message posted on her Facebook timeline has since gone viral with over 86,000 shares and counting.

Holly's touching message

Though not necessarily her biography, Butcher shared the most important things she has learned in her 27 years, and especially while fighting in the final stages of her disease. Part of her deeply moving message reads:

Holly acknowledged she cherished her life like any other young person would, and never thought she would die so young. She states that she has learned that life is fragile, unpredictable and each day is a precious gift

Life lessons from Holly's message

One of the highlights of her note is that life is really short and should be lived for the right purposes. She touches on the importance of gratitude and taking care of our bodies.

She also adds that we should not be too focused on body goals that we lose sight of mental health and spirituality. She said:

I just want people to stop worrying so much about the small, meaningless stresses in life and try to remember that we all have the same fate after it all, so do what you can to make your time feel worthy and great.

Most touching reactions to Holly's post.

Following her post, several people have taken out time to leave their comments and reaction. They have been nothing short of amazing and here are some of them.

Mercedes Hanson

Mercedes was full of nothing but love and prayers for Holly's family as she mentioned as much in her comment.

Kerry Thorp

Another commenter read Holly's words, was so touched that she concluded it is the best thing she has read!

Kate Leighton

She was so moved and inspired by Holly's story that she said she booked to donate blood right after reading this.

Victoria Minnich

Describing it as a moving note, Victoria said she was happy to share this with her people in Ohio

And so much more were the comments of people who read her little but powerful letter.

It is interesting the see that the majority of people who read it somehow thought of other people. Either to share the message with others or be of service to others because they seem to get the message that life is truly about being there for others.

Holly Butcher would definitely be missed and she will never be forgotten for her gift to the world in this letter. Our condolences are with her family.

Reading through it yourself, what are the high points for you? What stands out in the whole letter to you?

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