In loving memory of Lori Buckfire

Dear Lori,

You came into my life two short years ago and you touched me in a way so few people have.  We were instantly connected by our genetic mutation and our unending desire to see a world without cancer. 

With Lori at Relay for Life in 2008.

You introduced me at Relay for Life as a cancer warrior but you were the cancer warrior.  You fought Ovarian Cancer like a champion for so many years.  I admired your strength and your ability to find the humor in nearly every situation.  I looked forward to reading your blog posts and laughed out loud at your frank and hilarious stories.  Tomorrow will be a sad day for the thousands of people who were lucky to know you.  You were loved and admired by so many.   And we will all continue to fight this dreaded disease in your memory and in your honor.  

With love always and forever,



Posted on July 25, 2010, in brca, hereditary cancer, Ovarian Cancer and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I remember that day. I remember you girls taking that picture. That was the day that our Lori introduced me to you. Actually, she introduced me to a lot of people. It makes those friendships that much more special. She really was something, wasn’t she? Love that girl. I feel like we’re in good hands with her watching over us all…

  2. Tracy Shanley

    Ellyn, I am so sorry to hear about your friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family and friends.

  3. Dear Ellyn,

    You are an incredible person. Lori was blessed to have you be a part of her journey. She will be in your heart and you in hers always and forever. Not even death can take away the bond that you share.

    Gentle, healing hugs,

  4. I am smiling (how could I ever forget those sunglasses of yours!) and crying as I look at that picture. That was the day I met both you and Lori, my soul sisters and fellow BRCA warriors! I can’t believe she’s gone. It just makes this fight so much more real.
    It was great to see you the other day, regardless of the circumstances…

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