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I Know Too Many Names – Avalanna Routh

To the world she became “Mrs. Bieber”.

But to us she was our co-fighter, who many years ago played side by side with Vampboy in the playroom at the hospital, in the radiation waiting room, in the outpatient clinic.

And now she is gone, slipping away after almost 6 years of non-stop treatment.

The photo below was taken at the Jimmy Fund walk a couple of years ago – one of the last times they saw each other. A moment captured spontaneously in the spirit of friendship.

Tonight I had to sit down with Vampboy and explain she was gone. He knew how sick she was, and in that spirit noted that this moment was somewhat expected. Asked if he was sad, he said “I can’t be sad, she’ll always be in my head.”

And the battle marches on.