I thank you for what you made of your life. I am inspired by your courage and tenacity. Had I been diagnosed with such a devastating disease, I would have crawled into a pool of self-pity and fear. You showed me there's another choice. For as long as you had strength -- even after that -- you worked to serve others. Thank you for all you have done. You live on in the bettered lives and ennobled hearts of millions.
It's your turn to rest now. Those of us who benefited from the efforts of your life will carry the ball from here.