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The Bravest Person I Ever Met

Category: People Who Have Blessed My Life | Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 1:43 am

Britney was just a small slip of a girl when I first met her. I had already heard of her health problems and I knew that her chances for survival were slim. But I also knew that miracles did still happen. I work with her grandmother, who is probably the strongest person I have ever met. Britney had a brain tumor, which was hereditary and it developed at the age it was predicted to. She was nine years old when she was first diagnosed. I only met her several times, but she was the type of person who's inner strength showed through at first glance. Even if I had not known of her illness I would have still seen it. I think through the two year ordeal she was more worried about her family than herself. I have a small picture of her hanging on my inspiration wreath on the wall behind my desk. She has no hair because of the chemo, and a pink headband on. It is a beautiful picture. Britney's grandfather passed away from a heartattack, her grandmother woke up one moring and he was gone. No warning, no signs that anything was wrong. Britney said it was because he didn't want her to be alone in heaven and he went first to wait for her. In less than three months Britney went to be with her grandfather. Her grandma said she never complained. She fought the good fight and she went home in the end, at 11 years of age. Whenever I get down about anything I think of Britney and of her bravery. I know then that there is nothing that I cannot overcome through the inner strength that can only be gotten from Jesus.

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pondlady wrote on Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:04 am:

Sounds like a little girl who could give lessons to the world.


glendann wrote on Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:33 am:

I can see why she is the bravest little girl .She
gave a lot to this world
before she left it for a
far better one.


eileen wrote on Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:33 am:

Sharon children like Britney, with terminal illnesses, should be an inspiration to us all. They are some of the bravest people on this planet.

I worked in a childrens hospice many years ago and a happier more loving group of children would be hard to find. Not one of them ever complained although they must have been in dreadful pain most of the time. One little boy was busy using his last months on earth to raise funds for others so that they too could have hospice care. I felt so humble when I was with them.


Gardenstew wrote on Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:41 pm:

We don't realise how lucky we are. Britney sounded like one brave girl. Thanks for sharing your story Sharon.


Polly wrote on Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:51 pm:

She sounds like she was adefinately a brave young girl and an inspiration to others. Your last sentence says it all.


cajunbelle wrote on Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:22 pm:

"Your last sentence says it all."

Yes Polly, I always knew it, but when I saw how Britney faced her illness, and eventual death I was so convicted of that fact, and my life has been a lot easier since.

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