Beautiful face messages from your best friend who is battling cancer are the best, according to a new study.
A woman from South Carolina called Kaitlyn Sommers was inspired to write a series of heartfelt messages to her friend who suffers from cancer after seeing her messages on Facebook.
Her friend’s cancer has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a form of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
Her cancer has caused her to lose nearly all of her hair, and she has difficulty breathing.
Sommes says her friend’s messages are a reminder of her best friend.
“Her messages are like a picture book, like I have so many memories from her that I would never have if she was alive,” Sommings told ABC News.
“I don’t have a lot of time to spend with her because she’s so beautiful and that’s just one of the things that she brought to my life that I don’t really have a chance to be with,” Soms said.
Sommers began the project after she received a message from a friend on Facebook, which described her friend as having “very lovely” hair.
Soms says her bestfriend, who suffers with Hodgkins lymphoma and uses a wheelchair, also wanted to write about her.
“She was in the middle of a conversation with her mom and I told her, ‘I’m here.
I have this beautiful face and I’m fighting cancer, and you know, we don’t know how to say goodbye because I’m a mom.
I’m here, and I want to say hello,'” Somms said.”
And she said, ‘Oh, my gosh, I love you.
I love this face.
I wish you would do this,'” Soms recalled.
Somers posted the message on Facebook to her friends, and Sommors shared it with her family.
“My best friend and I were in the midst of a cancer battle, and it’s a battle that has affected so many people,” Sombers said.
Her message of love was shared nearly 50,000 times, and the outpouring of support for her friend was overwhelming.
“You have the gift of kindness, and that is really inspiring,” Sompers said in the video.
“That’s what I keep telling my friends, to always remember, we’re all human.
It’s not just what you say, it’s what you do.”
Somms and her friend started the Facebook group, ‘Happy Birthday’ for Cancer, to share their best friend’s birthday messages.
The group has more than 1,200 members, and every year Sommer is invited to attend a birthday party.
She says she likes the group because it allows her to share her best friends birthday with others.
“It’s a wonderful thing, that I get to share that, because I don´t have to worry about having to go into a nursing home and say goodbye to her because of the cancer,” Somes said.
The Facebook group has now grown to about 1,400 members.
The outpouring has also led Sommars to create her own online fundraising campaign for cancer awareness and education.
The fundraising campaign, called ‘Happy Christmas from Cancer,’ has raised more than $6,000.
“We are not alone.
The people who have reached out are amazing,” Somers said, adding that her goal is to raise $25,000 for the charity.
Sombers hopes the campaign will bring a smile to other cancer patients and their families.
“Hopefully, the smile on their faces, they’ll see how much you love them and how much they have meant to you,” Soma said.