i became aware of Jessica Lum almost exactly a year ago when i started to see a lot of people in my facebook newsfeed taking pictures of themselves holding up signs that said things like “we love you jessica”.
so i friended her on facebook and twitter to see what was happening and it turned out she was battling cancer.
Jessica was a talented photographer and journalist and her messages to everyone were a mix between hopeful and heartbreaking.
in a bittersweet turn of events she applied and landed a job at my workplace and i got to meet her
but unfortunately she was too sick to work more than just a few days ago, and i never saw her again.
last night i got a text message from a dear friend who broke the news to me that she had lost her battle
and i rushed to her facebook page and saw that she was really struggling just a few days ago
and even took a picture of a small stack of Oreos saying she was gonna eat them all