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Feb 07, 2004

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khashayar

I am sorry to hear about that and I wish her family the best and hope people understand that we lost a great human being.
God Bless her!
A reader from Iran

reza

I am so sorry about her.

tintin

I read about Emma in the Guardian, she was a strong wonderful person. I admire her approach to life and death, I hope I have as much courage in life as she did.

kh. tavassoli

TO MERGE BETWEEN THE HUMAN BRAIN AND COMPUTER MEMORY UNTILL THE LAST SECONDS OF LIFE AND UNTIL the FINGERS DOESNOT ALLOW to go on ? that is GREAT!!Ema is not dead she is alive and will be so. kh.Tavassoli(an Iranian)

Will Dawe

True fighter...A real inspiration....Rest in Peace CandyGirl x

jude

..sorry to have missed you Emma you looked stunning and sounded amazing - wherever you are I wish you peace, you've earned it girl! I am still coming to terms with the Big C - have been in denial for about ten years!!!!! whoops..
thanks for giving me strength - hope you go on to touch many others x

Margaret Thornhill

Just read about CandyGirl in todays Daily Mail.I lost my younger sister this time last year from ovarian cancer and her experiences were so similar.Like her my sister was also a real fighter and i miss her every day and thank god for our last few weeks together as we hadnt spoken to each other in four years.What regrets i have.Life is too short. God Bless CandyGirl xxx

Sarah

Emma was a truly inspirational person. My daughter was told she had a rare form of ovarian cancer last March. She is still here, but not a day goes by when I don't think of how we could have lost her.

Emma has left her family and friends with a wonderful memory of her, one that will ensure she remains close to them throughout their lives.
"Emma, may you rest in peace" x

kay

Dear Emma,

I was just sitting here feeling sorry for myself! (didnt get the job I had applied for) Until I noticed the artical in todays Daily Mail, Your story has truly touched me, I read through your blog wishing that I had known you and known about your site before, your courage and spirit throughout your experiences is out standing.

Your family and friends are very lucky to have shared time with such a wonderful person.

May you rest in peace

all my love and bst wishes to all your family an friends.

xx

Trish

I have just read Emma's story in the Daily Mail, I to had cancer 5 years ago and have been lucky enough to survive, I wish I had found her blog before she went so I could tell her how incredibly brave I think she was, and would like to share these lines (which I read in a magazine and have helped me and others in times of loss and grief) with her family and friends:

We never lose the ones we love
for love itself lives on,
and the joy we know together
is never, ever gone.

Her life will shine on for you all.

Sue

Have just read your article in the Mail. I was truly moved by it.
I too, wrote a journal when I had my cancer three years ago. I like to think it helped other cancer patients. Everything she said I can relate to.
She was exceptionally brave with a fantastic sense of humour.
My condolences to her family.
Love and Hugs Sue xox

Maisie & Doug Dunkley

Having just read the article in the Daily Mail (24th Feb) we were saddened to read of Emma's passing, her fight against cancer was insiring and courageous. God bless her and may she rest in peace.

Best wishes to her family

Maisie & Doug

irene

This evening I sat down and read the article on Emma amazing fight, she was truly an inspiration to each and everyone of us, my own husband died of cancer nine years ago and like Emma he kept his sense of humor until the very last. She has a family that loved and adored her and will always live on in their memory

Christine Webber

Read about Emma in the Guardian. I realised I knew Emma from school. I went to St Johns and then moved to Birstall when I was still at Junior school. While on a play scheme, before going to secondary school at Stonehill, Emma came up to me saying "hello I remember you from St Johns". I think we must have ended up in different classes but I have a couple of lovely memories of Emma. Last year I ran the "Race For Life" for cancer research, I am again this year. I aim to raise more money and will be running for Emma.

Best Wishes

Christine

Stephanie

Just read about Emma in the 'Daily Mail.' What an amazing ammount of strength and courage for someone so ill.
I have been ill for the past 4 years (not with cancer though) and I find it realy hard coping with the "down days" after having a good spell of "up days." It's so easy to let things get you down, and so hard to try and perk yourself up again and again.
Reading Emma's blog has given me that extra bit of "umpf" so to speak, lifted my spirits and will keep me chugging along for quite some time. Just wish I had known about it much earlier, it would have been nice to chat and swap stories with her.

Still she will be a ray of sunshine on the dark days. I will always think of her strength and determination and hopefully the "down days" won't be half as bad.
X

Charlotte

I read about Emma in the Daily Mail last night in bed. I was so moved that I decided I would look at her blog today. It is so moving and inspiring, and although I did not know Emma, I hope that it will be of some small comfort to her family and friends to know that she has continued to make people smile even after she has died. She has helped me to understand so much about the suffering of cancer patients, and I hope in the future I will remember her humour and bravery in the face of illness. Rest in peace Candy Girl xx

Linda Tinney

So sorry to hear about Emma, very touched by her diary,wish also that i had known about her blog before her passing, i too have an ovarian cyst and will be seeing a doc in April (i am told it will be allright and not to worry) Emma also made me laugh which was guite uplifting and lets you see how strong you can be when you have to. I also am 35yrs old but am blessed with two great children(i am very,very proud of)and a loving husband and very loving family which i appreciate more so when you hear of or read about what could happen in life to yourself or others. Rest in peace you have touched a lot of people and most probably given them courage to face life and what it may bring with it, it puts into prospective what's more important in life,Sorry i didnt know about you'r blog before you passed away thought's and love are with you'r family xxxxxxx

Loulabelle

Read Emma's amazing and inspirational blog yesterday in the Daily Mail....laugh or cry? I did both! Truly a brave woman.....her family and friends must be so proud. My thoughts are all with you xxx

Emily Rose

I read about Emma in the daily mail yesterday and was inspired by her story! I decided to read some more of Emma's blog. A very special, brave funny woman who must be very missed! Emma is a credit to herself and her family you should be very proud. I thinking of Emma and her family.

Neil H

What can you say about someone who you have never met,never seen or never knew about until you happen to turn the page of a newspaper, yet their sheer gutsiness and positive outlook leaves you feeling humbled, lucky and in awe of their character and self belief. Goodbye, Candygirl. The world has lost a star.

Simon Crosbie

Today was a sad day.

Finding out about Emma's death only hours after talking to someone about her.

I worked with Emma at Amaze sveral years ago and when we both decided to move on, we were both offered jobs at the same company at the same time. We debated over the identity design of that particular firm. Emma said she really didn't think she'd be able to work for a company whose logo was so s**te. It still makes me smile every time I look at it.

Bright, beautiful, funny. Reading this blog, Emma's character shines through, even through what must have been the darkest times. A privelege to have known and worked with her.

My sincerest condolences to those closest to Emma, for your loss.

'Bye Emma.

SC

Margaret Morris

I met Emma in Las Vegas. She and her mum and Meroe were attending my son's wedding. Rob & Charlie have been married three years now.

I knew Emma was ill, but it still came as a shock when Rob told me the sad news.

Yesterday a colleague in my office began to tell me about the diary of candygirl which she had read in the Mail and she said it was so moving. Having not seen the article or know that Emma had kept a diary, I began to say that I knew of a young lady too who had cancer, we quickly realised that we were both talking about Emma.

I often think about my trip to Las Vegas and the wedding and what was for me the trip of a lifetime, now I can look back and see it gave me the chance to meet a courageous, funny and inspirational young woman.

Cheryle

I called round to a friends house for coffee today and she mentioned an article in the daily mail written by a lady with ovarian cancer my friend didnt want me to read it but iread it anyway,then took it home to read it again,what a wonderful,courageous lady i so wish id known about her sooner....I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer thirteen months ago stage 3c at the moment still in remission after reading and relating to the blog i suddenly feel very lucky to have had as long as i have and also the confirmatin that icould be quite active right till the endwhenever that may be ...thankyou emma Iwont say rest in peace but Party on till we meet love Cheryle xxxxxxx

Cheryle

I called round to a friends house for coffee today and she mentioned an article in the daily mail written by a lady with ovarian cancer my friend didnt want me to read it but iread it anyway,then took it home to read it again,what a wonderful,courageous lady i so wish id known about her sooner....I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer thirteen months ago stage 3c at the moment still in remission after reading and relating to the blog i suddenly feel very lucky to have had as long as i have and also the confirmatin that icould be quite active right till the endwhenever that may be ...thankyou emma Iwont say rest in peace but Party on till we meet love Cheryle xxxxxxx

Nina

Dear Emma
Today I was reading a blog which mentioned your blog. I have never read your blog when you were still alive but somehow, when I read your entries, I still can hear your voice (or what I imagine as your voice). I hope you have had a peaceful departure, for I believe you will forever be in the living memory of most people. Reading your blog is like being a witness to a testiment of strength and the power of life. Which in most cases outshines the difficulties and maladies. People forget little things every day, wonderful little things and simple pleasure which you documented so well on your blog.

Most importantly I wish I will have your strength one day.

Goodbye Emma, I am sorry to have never communicated with you in person for I believe that would have been a real treat.

My love, peace and hope for all which may be possible after this world.
Nina

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