This brave young woman has faced down more trials in one short year than I have in my entire life (of almost 50 years). . . this is very simply put . . . brave.
Whitley was diagnosed with cancer just one short year ago, and as her mother posted today she never lost her positive and cheerful, contagious attitude. She no longer suffers or battles cancer. She has been made whole and perfect and is with her Savior in heaven as of yesterday.
Incurable lung cancer which spread throughout her system was the cause.
Today would have been her college graduation day.
I did not know her, though I knew of her from our community rallying around her to pray for and support her through this past year.
She was only 22 years old.
Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 1 Thess. 5:16-18 (MSG)