Young Girl Passes Away, But Leaves A Message Of Wisdom In An Unsuspecting Place.
A Spiritual Girl
“She was a very spiritual person. She’d go on about stuff that I could never understand–she was so clever,” said her father, Dean Orchard. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t be until Athena’s health continued to decline that was when her parents would see just how clever their daughter truly was.
Surrounded by her parents, her six sisters, and her three brothers, Athena passed away on May 28th. Heartbroken, the family mourned the loss of their Athena. But shortly after her passing, Dean found something amazing...
Behind The Mirror
While Dean was looking through his daughter’s things, he moved a mirror that was leaning up against the wall in her bedroom. He was immediately shocked by what he saw. On the backside of the mirror were three thousand handwritten words.
“I couldn’t believe it. I saw all this writing…It’s so touching. When I first saw it, it just blew me away,” said Dean. Apparently, Athena had written the long note while she was at the height of her battle with cancer. Because of what the young girl was going through at the time, her raw emotion could be seen throughout the entire thing.
"Happiness depends upon ourselves. Maybe it’s not about the happy ending, maybe it’s about the story.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Happiness is a direction, not a destination.
Thank you for existing. Be happy, be free, believe, forever young.
You know my name, not my story. You have heard what I’ve done, but not what I’ve been through."
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