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Triple-negative breast cancer victim’s selfless final wish

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Vanessa Juresic had her dreams ripped from her after she lost an exhaustive battle with breast cancer.

The 36-year-old had stage four triple-negative breast cancer, an aggressive strain that’s difficult to treat.

If chemotherapy fails, life expectancy after diagnosis is less than 12 months.

To help Vanessa go on one last adventure, her friends set up a GoFundMe page, but she sadly lost her 15-month battle in May.

A staggering $33,000 was raised and it was Vanessa’s final wish to see the money go to The Garvin Institute to support the research of her oncologist Elgene Lim.

But Vanessa’s generous nature extends beyond this, she was also involved in the building of Matty’s Garden.

You can find Vanessa’s GoFundMe page HERE

In a final letter to her loved ones, Vanessa wrote:

“Life is so fragile and so beautiful. Never in my worst nightmares would I have ever imagined I would be taken so soon — ripped away from every single beautiful person here.”

“In a world where you can be anything … be kind. And don’t let anyone make you cruel. No matter how badly you want to give the world a taste of its own bitter medicine, it is never worth losing yourself.”

“Dying is easy. Life is hard … but ridiculously rewarding. Challenge yourself.”

“I love you all and miss you already.

This isn’t goodbye though — it’s ‘see you soon’.

Until we meet again.”

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