The Final Chapter

 

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This is the moment we always dreaded and prayed would never come.  The time when we have to say that sadly, despite her strength, positivity, determination and resilience, this wretched disease got the better of our dear, sweet, beautiful little Alice.

It is a tragedy that we are not going to see any further blog posts that have kept us all so captivated and rooting for her whilst she soldiered on without complaint.  She has inspired and amused during this ‘slog’ of hers and has touched the hearts and minds of all those that came into contact with her over the past months.

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.  She read every single one and was so flattered by the response to her writing.  Against all the odds she managed to complete her English Literature degree from her hospital bed and I am sure you will not be surprised to learn that she managed to attain a 2:1.  We were fortunate enough to be able to show her the certificate a couple days before she died.

We are the proudest family for having had her in our lives for an all too short 21 years.  But after a gruelling twelve months she is now truly resting in peace.

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95 Comments

  1. Dear both,
    I was the first doctor Alice encounter when she arrived at the JR last year. I was struck so powerfully then by her strength and courage as I heard her story, put in her first ever cannula, took her blood, referred her to the haematologists. She was beautiful, brave, witty, stoical – even on that first occasion. I have loved following her writing, as have all on Haem. Her words have demystified blood cancer, helped clinicians like me connect to what our patients feel but may not always be able to express, and given strength to countless others. I am so sorry for your loss. Your daughter was an exceptional human being.

  2. Goodbye dear Alice. I never met you but feel as though I did. Your bravery, humour and witty writing in the face of so much suffering has been inspirational and I will miss you. I feel gutted for your family and friends and send my deepest condolences.

  3. It was only the other day that I was thinking of Alice and wondering just how she was doing, as we had not heard from her for a little while. She touched so many with her words & although I personally didn’t know her or you, I know many who do & I would like to offer you my sincere condolences & hope that the 21 years of lovely memories help you through this really difficult time. Love to all the family & her boyfriend. X

  4. Rest in peace dear young Alice – may all the prayers prayed for you have guided you to the peaceful beautiful after-life we call Heaven – and although we never met darling girl, we have an 18 year old in that land and i pray you may meet up, and we will meet you both in the not too distant future – God continually Bless you. Amen.

  5. Goodbye dear Alice. She was indeed inspirational and her blog always so beautifully and truthfully written. A truly special young woman. I am so so sorry for your loss and send much love to you all X

  6. What sad news to read this morning. Sad for the family and friends but an end to the suffering that Alice went through on this horrible journey. I was lucky enough to meet Alice aat Launton panto so I count myself lucky that our paths crossed. Please send my very best wishes to everyone around Alice at this time of departing. Alices blogs have been amazing and I do hope that these could be published somewhere for all to see and treasure. Gods speed Alice – hope the other side treats you better than this one did. Lots of love Mark x

  7. So sorry to heard the news about Alice. She has been a true inspiration and I have really enjoyed her blog. I am so honoured to have taught her at Akeley and very sad her life has ended so quickly. Rest in peace little shining star. Xx

  8. This is a post that no parent should ever have to write. Your support and love for Alice, as parents and as a family has been phenomenal and clearly gave her strength and meant so much to her. So many family and friends will be heartbroken. She has been truly amazing and her talented writing through her blogs has touched many hearts over recent months. What a wonderful, strong, brave, intelligent, bright and person she was and what an inspiring legacy she leaves after her powerful, action packed and loving 21 years. She, and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in love and peace Alice xxxx

  9. Like everyone above, I’ve followed Alice and been amazed by her writing, her resilience and her humour. This morning I woke to see the email header and it filled me with sadness, I feel as if I’ve lost a friend even though we never met. Alice really did touch our lives, thank you for writing her final chapter and I too send my deepest condolences. Fond memories x

  10. Oh I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a brave, loving, talented, special little girl woman. Her amazing sense of humor and gifted way with words shone through her blog. She will be dearly missed. xxoo

  11. We feel really sad to read this this morning. Thank you Alice for sharing your brilliant blog, someone really soecial. As a doctor it reminded me to see things from a patient’s perspective. We are both swabbed for Delete cancer as a result of her blogs and I will encourage others to do the same.
    Hugs to you all
    Becky x Jonathan x Alice x Matt x

  12. I new alice for a few years from working at jamies . When she became ill i followed her blogs and found myself regestering to be a bone marrow doner. I thought she would fight this and when we all found out yesterday you could see in garsington how much she was . I loved and will be missed. What a strong and amazing young lady who when times are bad i will always think of her to give me strenght. Sleep tight alice and rest in peace. I send my deepest condolences to all her family .x and i thank alice for letting me and others share her amazing and brave blogs.xx

  13. So so sad to hear about Alice. Her blogs were truly inspirational and to read on here that medical staff have learnt from them is amazing. I know lots of people have registered to become donors because of Alice. One day someone else will benefit from Alice’s huge efforts to get more people signed up. My thoughts are with all Alices family and friends. Love to you all xxx

  14. I don’t have the words, because there aren’t any. There is nothing about this that isn’t wrong. I’m glad I knew Alice, and got to read her wonderful blog. Deepest condolences tro her family and friends.

  15. I am so sorry to hear this news. I ‘knew’ Alice only through her blogs but it was clear from those what a wonderful person she was. My condolences to all of Alice’s family and friends. Much love xxxx

  16. I am deeply saddened by this news. Her blogs have been truly inspiring and she is an absolute credit to anyone who has faced a similar illness. Furthermore, she has reached out, touched the hearts of and totally inspired people of all ages through her magnificent words and her unique style of writing. Her words captivated the many who read her updates and she had a really great way of being able to perfectly describe her experiences.

    I feel lucky to have been able to read her blogs and to watch from afar as she touched the hearts of many.

    Love to all the family at this dark time. xx

  17. Alice, thank you so much for touching the lives of so many people through both inspiring and encouraging us to be so very happy even when times are tough, as well as being the best we can be. I have been reading your outstanding blog for a while now and it has truly helped me to overcome tough situations in my own life, and for that I can never thank you enough. All my love to your amazing family, I hope you have the peace you so desperately deserve.

  18. Rest in peace Alice. You were always so bubbly, funniest sense of humour and always put a smile on my face. You were so strong and have definitely inspired us all to think and live differently, just like you did. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family.

  19. So so sorry for your loss. Although I only met Alice when she was a little girl , I have learned so much from her blog, a truly talented and special girl. Thinking of you all and sending my condolences at this heartbreaking time.

  20. Alice you were clearly a remarkable young lady and we are so very sad to hear the news we all dreaded hearing, even those of us who did not know you personally. Your blogs are fabulous – they have always left me with a great whoosh of positive energy and I have frequently said that everyone should read them! Rest in peace little one; you gave it your all and you are an inspiration.

  21. Alice, I grew to love and respect you through these blogs … You are a very special lady and have left a wonderful legacy which will be cherished.

  22. Alice, thank you for being so warm, witty, friendly and truly inspirational. I have followed your blog avidly as you penned with extraordinary ability in your unique style the progress of life with MDS.
    My heart goes out to your nearest and dearest whose support and love shone through you so clearly.
    You have inspired me along with many many people through your blog and I was truly blessed when I sat by you for my first transfusion.
    Thank you always for sharing so much of your wit, humour and hope.
    Much love and prayers to your family and all those you loved x

  23. So sad the read this today. I knew Alice as I live in Launton and she joined us in the panto. She was also in our thought while dancing in Strictly Bicester this year. My heart goes out to all her family and boyfriends family today . She was such a lovely girl.

  24. To Sharon and you all. I was so sad to hear from Jenny that alice has lost her brave fight. What a truly inspirational daughter. Love to you all
    Judi cotes ( Jenny’s mum) xxxx

  25. Alice was the best girl. Talented bright and funny. We had so many shared memories with her on family holidays. She was such great fun and always made us hoot with laughter. She touched so many lives with her love and her writing was amazing. She will be so missed but remembered with great joy. Love to all the Byrons
    Love
    The Grants

  26. I have been following Alice’s blogs over the past few months; inspired and in awe of her honesty, her spirit and her strength. Such sad news to see today, as a family you must be so proud of her. My thoughts are with you all today.

  27. So sorry to hear such sad news. Your Amazing Alice, inspirational and brave.
    Sending love to all the family and friends xx

  28. such sad news. All I can offer is deepest sympathy for all her close family and many friends. Her “online” acquaintances will mourn her. She has been an inspiration.

  29. Like many who have commented before me, I have never met Alice but have grown to love this brave, witty and inspirational girl. She touched the lives of so many with her blogs and the world is a darker, poorer place without her. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

  30. I’m so sorry to read this terrible news. I’ve followed Alice’s blog since the start and, as an MDS patient, have been hugely inspired by her outlook and the way she faced her considerable challenges head on and with humour.

    I have no doubt that many other lives will be saved through those that she encouraged to join the register but her legacy will be far greater than this through the lesson in bravery, dignity and humility she has given us.

    RIP brave girl. My thoughts are with family and friends at this very sad time.

    Ally

  31. To a heart broken family,
    Alice was a shinning star and always will be. I followed her blog and just fell in love, her writing was beyond brilliant, her honestly was powerful and the fact that she touched so many hearts, both those who knew her and those of us who never had the privilege to meet her in person, speaks volumes about a beautiful, brave young woman.
    Keep shining Alice, with love to all your family, your friends and those who loved you xxxxx

  32. I’m a friend of Sophie and although I never met her, I have been reading Alice’s blog over the last few months and rooting for her on the sidelines. What an amazing writer and human being she was – her spirit inspired countless others along with her courage, stoicism and unwavering sense of humour. You must be so proud. I lost my fabulous and beautiful sister at 22 so can relate to such heartbreak. With condolences and deepest sympathy to you all xxx

  33. The news is devastating – for family and friends. Alice was such a lovely person and such a talented writer. It’s clear her words have inspired others to get involved, to cope, and hopefully reduce some of the fear, that surrounds cancer. I lost my wife to cancer three years ago and at that time I found another blog, that of Ali Booker – http://www.alibooker.com/ unbelievably helpful – sadly, she too lost her battle but I’m sure she helped many, many people, as has Alice. I will miss her and her writing terribly.

    We must continue the fight to find a way of combating cancer, there are plenty of hopeful signs but we mustn’t weaken our resolve – talented young people, middle-aged people – dammit people of any age should not have to have their lives ended this way.

  34. We are so very sorry for your loss. This blog was a quite amazing account of a life lived so well in such terrible circumstances. It is the only thing I’ve ever read that makes me laugh and weep in equal measure. She was an extraordinary person and had an extraordinary talent.

  35. My heartfelt condolences to all of Alice’ family and friends, I travelled a similar journey with my husband, diagnosed with MDS at the age of 41, although older than Alice,still rare. He developed AML and following stem cell transplant lost his fight in 2013. May her strength and determination make you forever proud of such a wonderful person. Rest in peace Alice ️xx

  36. I’m heartbroken for Alice, for her family, for her friends and her boyfriend. Alice’s story hits close to home for me. I’ve been following the blog since the start and have admired from afar her talent to write, as well as her strength and approach to her struggles. Despite throwing her many challenges, the world will miss her xxx

  37. Your lovely Alice has left such a significant mark on this world, not only with all her friends and family, but with strangers like me too. Her inspiring blogs helped me to understand blood cancer, prompted me to be swabbed and made me laugh out loud and cry simultaneously! I am heartbroken for you all, life just isn’t fair sometimes. I’ve been praying for Alice and will continue to pray for you all as you navigate these toughest of times. Much love. Amy xx

  38. So sorry for your loss. I never met Alice, yet first heard about her from my sister and have followed her blog for a while. What an amazing young woman, showing so much strength and determination. I will miss her humerous way of writing about the most awful of situations. Thinking of you all.

  39. Condolences to you all. A special family. Hugo, your tribute was beautiful – thinking of you.

  40. I am so, so sorry. She seemed like an incredible person. My thoughts are with you.

  41. I knew Alice when we were younger from our days at pony club together. I have happy memories with us both being carted around on our cheeky ponies. So saddened by this news. My thoughts are with her family Xx

  42. Such an inspiration, even though I did not know Alice I kept up with every blog post and she was clearly not only very talented but also so effortlessly courageous. My thoughts are with all her friends and family, I can’t imagine the heartbreak you all feel. Rest peacefully Alice xx

  43. Lovely, lovely Alice, this is the saddest news. You have been an inspiration. With much love to you and your incredible family xx

  44. Thoughts with all of you just now. Saw too little of Ali, but truly glad to have known her. There are no words. All my love to you, stay safe xxx

  45. Hi,
    Unfortunately, I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Alice or the family. I just saw this blog post through the Anthony Nolan site and it really touched me.
    My parents and I had to write a similar blog post for my brother 3 years ago, after he fought ALL for 3 years. He too wrote a blog throughout his treatment and it sounds to me like both he and Alice were very similar, both positive and fighting every step of the way!
    I’m sure you’ve heard this many a time, but your daughter was a fantastic, positive person and probably an inspiration to many more people than you realise.
    I am so very sorry that this horrible disease took another amazing young person.
    I hope my brother looks out for her up there and they can show some Angels how to inspire the world!
    I hope you don’t mind a complete stranger commenting on your blog, I just wanted to saw how amazing I think your daughter was.

    Stay Positive
    Xxx

    • Kate. You have summed it up for me. I too have just seen the Anthony Nolan site and I am just so incredibly touched by Alice’s blog and the devastating Final Chapter. I send you all my heartfelt condolences. And to you, Alice, what a beautiful person you were and a credit to us all. Much love. Xx

  46. I am so very sad to hear this news today.I also had the privilege of knowing Alice during Launton Panto.Lovely girl sleep peacefully now,thinking of you and your family xxx

  47. I have followed Alice’s story for the last year and although like many others on here I never met her, I was so desperately sad to read the final chapter this morning. I have always been so inspired and humbled by her courage and humour during her treatment and her determination to remain true and honest to herself throughout.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all – not only her family and friends but of course dear Alice herself xxx

  48. Such devastating news Alice fought a fierce battle with this awful illness keeping us all posted with her amazing blog which I agree should be published as a tribute to her outstanding bravery she helped so many through her words
    we send heartfelt condolences to you all at this desperately sad time rest in peace dear Alice
    all our love the Sutherby family

  49. What an amazing daughter you had!. I am so sorry that she is no longer with you all but how proud you must be of her, your son and other daughter. An absolute credit to you all. My sympathy and prayers are with you at this sad time. Rest in peace Alice God bless.

  50. I’m so sad to hear someone passing so young, on the 25th 17 year old Izzy Doherty also passed away from cancer (Izzy D cancer is not me – is her blog). It is a cruel cruel disease, and I have so much respect for young stars sharing their story. I truly hope she found strength and support from her blog responses the same way she gave her readers enlightenment and hope.
    Rest peacefully young one, you were called too early but you will be reunited with your family in a better place. Loads of love to your loved ones, it is the worst experience you can go through but it’ll strengthen your bonds indefinitely xoxo

  51. Sending love and strength to you all at this devastating time. Alice has inspired so many with her eloquent, funny, brave, painful, searingly honest blogs. So many of us never met her but were moved to tears, filled with laughter and inspired to live better lives because of her bravery facing such a terrible illness. with love from us all.

  52. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Alice brightened the life of those around her and her blog an inspiration to everyone who read it. My thoughts and prayers are with you. x

  53. Dear Alice,
    Like so many others have said your blog has been an inspiration. Your humour, courage and determination will be a valuable legacy both for those still struggling with their own journey with cancer, your family and friends and those of us who followed your journey but did not know you. My thoughts and prayers are with your famiky and friends. Rest in peace.
    Deirdre

  54. Alice was one of the strongest persons I have ever met, being able to care for her was an honour and I am deeply sorry that you have lost her , I hope she is now resting and pain free ! Lots of love to all of you xx

  55. Rest in peace sweet girl. ❤ A hard fight bravely fought! ☹ xx

  56. What a gorgeous family photo. I don’t know your family but reading your story it’s heartbreaking having lost my mum nearly 2 years ago to cancer and a dear friend last year it’s cruel. Your sister sounds like a true fighter and was fighting all the way. Heaven has gained an angel. Keep hold of your memories we don’t like seeing our loved ones suffering this cruel disease. She is know at peace with you always. Keep strong x

  57. Oh Alice, you were always so very brave; I have only just read this very sad news and don’t really know what to write except that you will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. I hope that Toy finds you, the cheeky chestunut pony
    Love to you all at this very sad time xxxxx

  58. Just the most heartbreaking news. I, with many others, had the privilege of Nursing Alice when an inpatient. She should have won a prize for the best decorated hospital room! She was bright and chatty,especially on our night shifts when you knew you had to see her last as you would be in with her for hours+ chatting and ‘gossiping’ (particularly about the Doctors was her favourite!). It was like having a girlie sleep-over with her not just Nursing. She was just a perfectly normal,bright and caring girl burdened by the ‘C’ as she would say. In Healthcare we come to work and carry out our tasks but it is people like Alice that remind you why you are there,why you love the profession so dearly and most importantly,that there is a person behind the disease. Her blog is a huge testament to that fact and served to remind us all of that. So proud for her that she finished her degree and what an achievement; mostly whilst ill or an inpatient. She is a credit to her family. Truly, truly saddened by your loss. Rest in peace lovely Alice.

  59. I never knew Alice but her writing was amazing and I’m so happy that she achieved such awesome results in her degree. My prayers are with you and others of her friends and family. She will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.

  60. I didn’t know Alice, but reading her blog with my Mum now has just brought tears to both our eyes. Such a brave account of a struggle no one should ever have to face, let alone a beautiful 21 year old evidently beautiful both inside and out. Take comfort that she is in a better place now, at rest, at peace. Our thoughts are with you all, Rest in Peace Alice xxx

  61. Few words for someone who’s amazing words touched so many . Peace to Alice.
    Sincere condolences to you all xx

  62. So desperately sad.
    A beautiful, vibrant, funny and intelligent young lady has been taken so very much too soon. Family, friends and the world have been cheated of time spent with Alice. Her witty blog has clearly amused and informed so many whilst inspiring those who knew her and those who did not. We feel very honoured to have known and spent time with her.
    Love to all the family.
    The Freeboroughs

  63. Such heartbreaking news, so sorry for your loss. Alice fought such a fierce fight, she was brave, clever and beautiful and such a credit to you both. She wrote so eloquently and touched so many with her honest, often witty words. Wise beyond her years and truly inspirational we are thinking of you all at this very sad time x

  64. Such desperately sad news. The world has lost a talented young person with a beautiful soul. Alice’s blog writing was awesome, open, honest, humorous and truly inspirational. Sincere condolences and love to your family Alice, rest in peace xxx

  65. A truly amazing and talented young lady who has left this world and is now gifted in the next. Literally.
    I was speaking to a colleague this morning who broke the news, and we were very saddened to hear of Alice’s passing. She was a strong lady and had much to offer. Her legacy lives on. It will take time for the loved ones to move on (my mother passed due to cancer in January) but memories remain. I wish Alice’s family much love in this time. Rest peacefully now Alice xxx

  66. So incredibly sorry for your loss. Alice seemed like a truly wonderful, beautiful and most of all inspiring woman. Her words were powerful and touched so many of us.
    Sending you all love to get through this immensely difficult time. Rest in peace Alice, may your words and memories live on, thank you for sharing some of them with us. 💜

  67. So very, very sorry for you all. Alice was so brave and her writing is truly inspirational. Thinking of you all at this tragic time. May she rest in peace.

  68. So sad to hear the very lovely, spirited, talented Alice has lost her battle. My thoughts are with you all. I was blown away by Izzy’s incredible piano playing at assembly today – a brave and moving tribute to her sister. X

  69. Our deepest condolences to you all. Good night Alice, sleep tight. X

  70. Dear Alice. I met your mum through invigilating at Akeley. I heard your story. I barely know her and never met you but feel close to your cause. My daughter had already signed up to be a donor on Anthony Nolan’s register. I have just donated blood and am looking at registering to be a donor for deletebloodcancer.org.uk
    Sweet Alice may your legacy live on. Much love, Jessie Walker and family

  71. I never met Alice but have been following her blog for a while, and found it both humbling and inspiring.

    She was clearly an amazing young lady with so much to live for. It is so utterly cruel that her life has been cut so short.

    My thought are with her family and friends xx

  72. What a talent, what a force. I feel so sad. Your wise words will live forever and help others going through this. Knowing that you’re not alone is so important and I want to say thank you thank you thank you for your incredible blog. I hope you’re resting easy.

  73. Such sad news. We send our sincere condolences to you all as a family, and to Alice’s friends and boyfriend, at an unimaginably difficult time. Like many others, we didn’t know Alice in person but have been thinking about her all day. We followed her blogs & twitter since last summer and were touched on many occasions by her wonderful writing. She had a way of wording things that made her personality shine through. It was very clear that she was just ‘one of us’- a normal young student, who was thrown into a horrible situation that no-one should ever have to deal with, never mind at 21. Because of that, we, like so many others connected with her writing very easily. She seemed like such an incredible, witty and strong girl, & we’ll do our best to make sure that a bit of her legacy is kept going across the Irish Sea. When we’re holding donor recruitment events, and we’re maybe running out of enthusiasm late in the day, or maybe hesitant about approaching someone to ask them about joining the donor register, we’ll try to think of Alice, and what she would want us to do, and no doubt that will recharge the batteries and remind us to never stop putting our hearts into this work. This October when our new volunteers arrive, we’ll share Alice’s blog with them in the hope that they too will be moved and inspired by her words.

    The sheer volume of messages and posts today from others who like us, never met her, are a real testament to how many hearts she touched through her writing. You must be one amazing family to have raised such a special individual. We’ll be thinking of you all. Rest in peace, Alice x

  74. Such sad news.
    We have silently followed her journey without knowing her, or you, and have been touched by her words, her bravery and the evident support and love of you, her family.
    May she rest in peace.

  75. I can’t believe I have only just come across this wonderful and courageous blog. A little to late I thought… But perhaps not. Today I will sign up to the over 30 donor register and will make sure I make my next blood donation. You never really lose someone if you take what you admired about them the most and put it into your everyday life. Change because of them and their legacy lives on.
    I have been captured by this blog all morning and have read all the posts. I’m so so sorry to her wonderful family and friends for your loss. You clearly made her final chapter of life a better place. Much love to you all

  76. I didn’t really know Alice, but she was at Akeley Wood School with my daughter and I followed her blog. Such a beautiful girl and talented writer. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

  77. I am a stranger to Alice, but I have followed her blog avidly from the beginning, and I was utterly devastated to discover this final post.
    Despite never knowing her, I have been touched by her true bravery, resilience and never ending wit.
    Her posts have made me laugh, cry, and have been a source of inspiration to myself and to many others.
    It takes a truly special individual to be able reach out to so many people, and her spirited and wise words will forever live on and be influential for many more to come.
    My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
    Her light will forever shine on.

    Thank you Alice, and rest in peace.

  78. Such heartbreaking news, what a brave, honest, and brilliant girl Alice was. Her passing is truly a loss to the world.
    Sending enormous love to her family at this saddest of times.

  79. Alice was truly inspirational, such sad news. My thoughts are with all her family & friends.

  80. Alice was known to my daughter Rebecca, they attended Bear Necessities together and were recently in touch again 18 months ago through mutual friends of theirs. We have read Alice’s blog and been touched by her writing, it is captivating and influential. This is utterly heart breaking news. I am sure there will be numerous donations of ‘spit’, blood and marrow in memory of her. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, boyfriend Matt and friends.

  81. I am so very very sad to hear about Alice but also very inspired by her & moved that she was able to give us her blog. My daughter Jess knew Alice at school at Akeley & told me a year ago that Alice was ill. From then I looked forward to hearing how she was getting on- checking in every few weeks. What a great writer- very poignant with a sense of humour. Over the years as a nurse, I have occassionally taken blood samples from patients at the surgery for Anthony Nolan- packing the precious samples in a little box ready to be sent off- I never really knew what Anthony Nolan was- I do now- I will spread the word. Brave, lovely girl- hugs to all x

  82. I came across this blog by accident. I don’t know Alice but she seemed like an absolutely amazing person. RIP x

  83. I’m deeply saddened to hear this news. I taught Alice in her second year at Cardiff University. She was bright and lovely. I’ve just been reading back over some of her creative writing and she had talent. I am so sorry you have lost your lovely brave girl. I’m glad to have known her. With love.

  84. Like many other I only knew Alice through her blog. Beautiful writing. So very sorry.

  85. We never met Alice but she will always be remembered by us as a truly remarkable young lady who fought so bravely. Her legacy will be her eloquent writings which we are sure will be an inspiration to others. Our hearts go out to her loved ones.

  86. Alice’s writing was a true gift, so moving, honest and heartfelt……it’s hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember. To Sharon, Sophie and the rest of her family, I send my love.

  87. I am so sad to hear this news. Alice was truly inspirational and will be much missed by her family and online friends she has made – but her words will live on and help others fighting this battle. Our sympathy and love to all her family.

  88. Brought here through John’s blog. A privilege to read Alice’s words. They stand as a testament to her sublime spirit and the wonderful family that she will always be a part of. RIP Alice

  89. Time cannot diminish the profound impact your precious Alice made on so many. The hole she leaves must be at times too hard to bear. But her inner resolve and humbling courage will continue to inspire – she was beyond brave and beautiful. A shining testament to the love and support from a wonderful family, Alice was one in a million. Love and continued heartfelt thoughts……Lisa

  90. It’s still nice to re-read some of your blog even now, just to almost hear your voice again. Missing you more and more each day, Al. Lots of love to you all xxxxx

  91. Thinking of Alice and her family this week, with love

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