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 is my cousin. I want to thank you for your beautiful letter. I wish you peace and good health and to continue to be the special friend you are now. Everyone is praying for Lynette, for prayer is the strongest defense and the most powerfulâ€¦that and family and friends.. Again, thank you, Laura Mingoia
What a touching piece. Thanks for your incredible human interest stories. Lynette is in my prayers.
I am still praying for ur beautiful friend,that her health be renewed by God’s undying love for her and for us all.May our prayers be answered.U r a great person Debi,i am very thankful to have u in my life,even though we r far away. Love and health and peace be w/u and ur family and to Lynette and her family. Jo
Your prayers are appreciated! Thank-you!
I know how much Lynette loves you and appreciates having you in her life. Thank-you for your loving comments!
Thank-you dear friend. I feel the same way about you!
We are all indeed just a piece of the puzzle and if we would all realize that and work together to form the united project and embrace each for the role they are to play then we could all benefit from each others friendships. Some of my best friends have come via the Internet and I am blessed.
What a beautiful thought! Thank-you for sharing!
Lynette is my sister. Lynette passed away on June 13, 2012 after fighting Melanoma Stage 4 Cancer for the past 10 months. Lynette’s niece, Samantha took the above pic last Fall of her Aunt & Cousin. Lynette was a very special person and loved by lots of people. She will forever be in our hearts.
Gina…I will never forget your sister. She was a very special young woman and I feel blessed to have known her. Please tell Samantha thank-you for taking such a beautiful picture. My deepest condolences to you and the family.
I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I like your perspective, though. Positive. It’s a good thing.
its nice see all the soport for my mom . yes i am the little girl in the picture i always will love her and cherrish her same with my cousin sami and my aunt gigi. lynette would have loved all the comments
Your Mother was very special and I think about her often. Thank-you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It meant so much to me. I wish you good health and happiness in the years to come.
Lynette’s niece, my daughter over the years has taken a lot. Beautiful pics that will be with us forever. Wnen my niece gets older and becomes an adult I will share these special memories with her.