On the 28th of May this year, 12 year old Athena Orchard lost a battle with a common type of cancer – osteosarcoma. The girl was diagnosed with bone cancer back in 2013 and underwent chemotherapy, but could not beat the disease.
Her heartbroken family was stunned just days after the young girl passed away, when they found a handwritten note of wisdom Athena had left for them. The note was hidden in her mirror and her father was the one who found it. As he read his daughter’s words he was amazed by the positive message the girl had left behind. Some of them tell her family to keep going on because each day counts and that the purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. She also told them that happiness isn’t a destination, but a direction and that it depends upon themselves.
The girl’s heartwarming note and her story made headlines earlier this June.