Eva Passes On

A while back (I tried looking up the post, but couldn't remember what month I blogged it) I had posted a blog about a young lady named Eva Markvoort. She had Cystic Fibrosis and succumbed to complications of the disease on Saturday morning.

Eva was an inspiration to many, especially to those who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, whose friends and family do or who work with people that do.

Eva, who is from Burnaby, had the attention of the world. Through her live journal she kept friends, family and supporters up to date on her progress. There is even a documentary she made called "65_RedRoses", which won 1 award at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, as well as 3 awards at the Vancouver Internation Film Festival.

In 2007, Eva was part of a history-making day at Vancouver General Hospital where she underwent "a record-breaking amount" of transplant surgeries in a 24-hour period.

In her last blog post titled "i can't breate", she stated she had been "medically missing in action for two days". She couldn't manage without medication, but her quality of life with them was awful. She also stated, "i'm drowning in the medications i can't breathe every hour once an hour i can't breathe something has to change"

Eva, your legacy will live on. You will continue to be an inspiration to others who live daily with Cystic Fibrosis.

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