My mother was not only the greatest mom, she was the best friend to everyone around her. She could pull the saddest person out of the deepest of holes. She had a personality that could brighten your mood and a laugh so hearty that you couldn't help but laugh too. It was an honor to care for such an extraordinary woman these last couple of months, and an even greater honor to be raised by the strongest woman to ever exist. Thank you for teaching us to always take on a challenge no matter how difficult it may seem, with a smile on our face and optimism in our hearts. To the lady with the highest of cheekbones, the most iconic hairstyle ever rocked, and the fiercest of fighters, your perseverance and resilience will live on for eternity in those around you that will miss and love you forever. Please make any donations in the form of flowers for the service or a contribution to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.