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Once upon a time, we had a great friend... - ravings of a dairy delivery man
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Once upon a time, we had a great friend...
A fairytale title for a lady with storybook amounts of love and respect from those who knew her.

Our friend Rannie Yoo died yesterday. After a nearly yearlong battle, she succumbed to cancer. She was only 33.

From the moment you met her, you knew that she was special. She was always smiling and nary had a bad word to say about anyone.

When Rannie was diagnosed with cancer last November, she took it in stride. She created a twitter with the irreverent moniker "tumorrific" and would chronicle her battle.

When I heard about her terminal diagnosis a couple of weeks ago, they said she might have six months. I thought I would have more time. I thought I could get through with what I thought were my tasks at hand and make my way to see her. My time ran out.

I will always regret that I was unable to see her before she passed, but I am consoled by the fact that she was surrounded by her loved ones.

We are all better people for knowing her and for having her in our lives.

If there indeed exists a heaven, then there's one less pair of wings going around, because one set is reserved for Rannie Yoo.

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From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC) (Go here)

i am so sorry

about your loss, and everyone's loss for that matter. Rannie was a sweetheart and the world is a poorer place for her passing.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2009 07:48 am (UTC) (Go here)


I am really sorry for the passing of your dear friend. Just know that you are loved and have support. Don't be afraid to ask for company when you need it. Take care of yourself tomorrow.
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 28th, 2009 09:53 pm (UTC) (Go here)
I was fortunate enough to be able to meet Rannie and always felt she was an inspiration to those who had cancer. I worked at the doctors office she was being seen at and I was always amazed at how unbelieveably upbeat she was... even on her bad days. As she would patiently wait to see her surgeon, we would talk about doughnuts and good eats. I did not know her very well... I just knew she was a great person... she always had this great vibe and positive energy about her. My deepest sympathy, love and prayers to David and Rannie's family. Her life and spirit has touched many and will truly be missed.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 4th, 2009 01:18 pm (UTC) (Go here)
Beautifully written. It is true that this angel belongs only in heaven. I did not know her well. I knew her from the parotid tumour forum on the web where she called herself CatsM. It was a wonderful experience to even get a glimpse of this beautiful soul. So alive, so upbeat, even when things were at their worst for her.

My sympathy to you, her family and especially her husband. I know she loved him very much. It is tragic that they did not have a greater amount of time together.

I never met Rannie in person. But I grieve her passing.
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