A few years ago, I couldn’t have imagined how my life would change by a social network called Facebook. Not only have I reconnected with hundreds of old friends and family, I have made wonderful new friends…Many of them I have never actually met.

I can’t remember the day that Lynette Basta Alicea and I became friends nor do I remember which one of us sent the friend request. I just know that from that day on, I had one more reason to go on Facebook and read postings. Lynette was like a breath of fresh air. What she did not know was, her inspirational words pulled me out of some of my darkest moments. While I faced one physical challenge after another, I found comfort in her words. For that, I am eternally grateful.

A few months ago, I realized that Lynette was dealing with her own health issues.  Not one to be stopped in her tracks, she continued her regime of exercise and eating a healthy, organic diet. She often posted pictures of  her vegan meals. Everything looked delicious and colorful. She continued inspiring others…

On October 13th, 2011, Lynette posted that the melanoma that she had been battling had spread to her brain, bones and liver. Her page was quickly flooded with messages of love. Prayers were sent along with inspirational words.

I cried many tears the day I saw Lynette’s posting.  I wanted to wrap my arms around her and say, ” Let me help you take on the biggest challenge of your life !” Since she lives hundreds of miles away, I could only wrap my love around her with my words.

The world of technology has often made me dizzy because there is so much I still don’t comprehend.

The one thing I know for sure is…There are no excuses for any of us on this planet to be strangers anymore. We have this unbelievable opportunity to reach out across the miles and touch each other’s lives….to  love each other and be there for each other. Imagine what a beautiful world it could be!

Please help me make this happen by keeping my beautiful friend, Lynette Basta Alicea in your prayers. Please send her healing thoughts and a BIG dose of love.

I know it will make a difference!

Lynette and her daughter

Lynette and her daughter

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