My sister Alex was a crazy & beautiful soul. She brought the family together on so many different occasions.. I can say that if she wasn’t there, we would of never gotten together as often as we did the majority of the holidays (even though she was always late to the get togethers that SHE would plan) She was BIG on family.
Alex literally made her presence known, because how confident she was. She was SO GOOFY when she was just with her family and close friends. She absolutely ADORED her nieces & nephews and would SPOIL them so often.
She loved adventure, and talked about finally planning a family trip to the beach. And had so many places she wanted to visit. She was the COOLEST sister, BEST auntie, and strong headed daughter.
In 2020, she was diagnosed with cancer after having a major surgery to remove a tumor. She took all the necessary steps to come out of this stronger. Alex agreed to chemo knowing what it could potentially do to her. She agreed on all the treatments because she wanted to get better for us; but mainly for HERSELF. We rooted for her. We prayed for her. And it was only till the last few months of 2020 we noticed she was no longer herself. She was struggling and refused to let us truly know about how bad it was for her.
She did that a lot growing up. Hiding her emotions because she felt she needed to be strong for everyone else.
She rung the bell on December 15th, which meant she was done with chemo. We were happy for her, and excited for what was to come. Her becoming healthy again, her growing out her beautiful long dark brown hair, and finally being more involved with the family like she was before she got sick.
December 27th, we got news of her passing. It has shaken us to our very core.
We miss her. We love her so much. And we wish we could change the ending of her story.. but we will always CHERISH the 28 years she had on this earth. And the time we had with her.
She will always be a daughter,
We only pray she knew how much she was loved & cared for.
Please feel free to share & donate for her funeral expenses.
- Emily Staples
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