A woman from the US has had her eulogy go viral after she sadly passed away.
Ashley Kuzma was just 32 when she died of laryngeal cancer last month, but before she died she managed to muster up the strength to write her own obituary as a means of making “the transition easier on her family.”
Ashley wrote how because of her cancer “that just won’t take no for answer,” she had a lot of time “to think about death.”
“One positive outcome from having recurrent cancer was that it taught me to let go of the insignificant things and to just enjoy the people and places,” she wrote in the obituary.
She also showcased her sense of humor, joking, “The good thing is I no longer have to worry about saving for retirement, paying off student loans, or trying not to get skin cancer???”
Her eulogy included a heartfelt hope that those reading her last words would take inspiration from the lessons she’d learned in her battle.
“My wish for you is to stop letting insignificant situations stress you out,” she wrote. “Do what is important to you. Relax and enjoy the company of those around you. What do you value in your life? In the end, that’s what matters.”
As for what she valued, Kuzma wrote that she was “extremely grateful” for the life she lived, and was “fortunate to have a loving family, supportive friends, a stable and meaningful job, and a house to call my own.”
Kuzma wrote that her hobbies included reading and cuddling with her cats, watching Steelers football, and traveling to places like London, Poland, and the Grand Canyon.
“After I found out my cancer was back for the fourth time, I went to Mexico and saw Chichén Itzá,” she wrote.
She concluded her obituary by writing that she did not want a viewing, but a celebration of life, because she believed “viewings are too sad for everyone.”
A great message from someone who was surely a great woman.