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Sophie passed away on Monday 14 December but this blog was very important to her in her last few weeks. We will add the last few things she wanted to post so please do continue to read and comment in her memory. --------------------------------------------------------------------- On Wednesday 25 November 2009 I was diagnosed with cancer. This blog shares my stories, thoughts and fears about treatment and my hopes for the future.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Sophie Julia Margaret Parr - by Alex, big sister.

As many of you already know by now Sophie had a tough few days at the end of last week and unfortunately she went into Intensive Care at the Whittington Hospital in Archway on Sunday morning and passed away soon after midnight on 14th December 2009. We are all lost without her but trying to look ahead the way she always managed to.

This blog was a really important way of Sophie managing the news of her diagnosis, coping with the pain and worry and showing off her talent for writing, her incredible, quirky sense of humour, her deep hatred of bananas and her magical sparkle that made her so special to all of us.

A special thank you to Audree for helping her to create it and thank you to all of you who read, commented, emailed or spoke to her about how much you liked it. She was thrilled with all the positive feedback and had great plans for the blog and for her future.

We wanted to at share the happy moments of Sophie's last week, which include the fantastic party she and Cali held in their flat on Wednesday 9th December and which gave her so much fun and laughter. I've uploaded these photos below.

We also have a video Sophie had recorded and planned to upload here so we will put it on soon. In true 'Sophie-style' her planned 30seconds turned into nearly 20minutes but she really enjoyed making it and was looking forward to developing a TV show with her wonderful Kofi one day.

Many of you have already donated to the Just Giving page Sophie established for Macmillan and we will turn this into a memorial page soon. If you would like to make a donation in her memory we would be hugely grateful.

I will post details of her funeral as soon as I can but it will likely be the week after Christmas, (28th Dec onwards) and will be at St Mary's church in Bruton, Somerset.

If any of you would like to contact me in the mean time please do email me: aknotay@googlemail.com

If you would prefer to write, the family will all be at home for the next few weeks:

Pear Tree Cottage
The Street

Thank you all for your love and support and for sharing your memories of Sophie with us. It is helping us through this incredlbly difficult time to know how much she was loved by so many people.


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