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BRIDGETTE'S STORY

Bridgette is one of the 150,000 children that are diagnosed with cancer in a year. To honor her memory we have incorporated a small piece of her legacy into our business by sharing her story with everyone, and to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Every time we receive a website or social media visitor, they are privileged to interact with Bridgette's story through our Artifical Intelligence bot. Below is the full poem that was put into this video.

 

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"My name is Bridgette,
Bridgette Devine.
I've spent a year of my life,
On floor nine.

Battling the monster,
Formally known as cancer.
As cures go for this beast,
Scientists have found no answer.

I've tried chemo,
Fought long and hard.
And inside my body,
I'm worn and scarred.

And on December 4th,
The worst news ever perhaps.
Other than my diagnosis,
Was that I relapsed.

So I battled onward,
Fighting a war.
Between life and death,
That was worth fighting for.

I fought with a smile,
A determined glow.
Would I let cancer win?
Heck to the no.

A bone marrow transplant,
Was next on my list.
So I could kick cancer's butt,
And beat it with my fist.

I had a little trouble,
Finding a donor right for me.
But we found a match,
As perfect as could be.

So I started over,
With all new cells.
Fighting cancer no more,
Oh, how swell!

But the match was too perfect,
And I relapsed once more.
73 days post-transplant,
Inside of hospital doors.

They couldn't do chemo,
Because my body was too weak.
As I sat back on floor 9,
My outlook seemed bleak.

But then I remembered,
I still had my wish!
I wanted to go to Florida,
To swim with the dolphins and fish.

So I boarded a limo with my family,
And sped off towards my wish.
To ride rides in magic kingdom,
And swim with the fish.

The dolphins felt sleek,
And so full of love.
Like god's flippered angels,
Sent from above.

After I came home,
I decided that I would.
I would throw a party,
And invite the neighborhood.

It was a day full of family,
And lots of friends.
A day spent carefree,
I never wanted it to end.

The next week went by,
And I didn't feel good.
Covered in bruises and pain,
Not feeling how I should.

I cuddled with Hope,
As I lay there medicated.
Hospice came and went,
Their help was appreciated.

But I could still think,
Yet it was hard to speak.
I listened to my thoughts,
As the ending looked bleak.

I felt so frustrated,
I couldn't really say my goodbyes.
It felt like my voice,
Was frozen, paralyzed.

Goodbye mom,
My number one best friend.
She sat there through the night,
While I met my end.

She loved me in a way,
That only mothers can.
I love her with all my heart,
I'm her biggest fan

Goodbye daddy,
I love you so.
From the moment you held me,
To when you painted my toes.

I am daddy's girl,
His little princess.
But I pray for my daddy,
To not be a mess.

For it wasn't his fault,
That I left earth without him there.
He didn't need to be,
Where he was, I don't care.

I just remember him as loving,
Always gentle and kind.
No matter where he was,
He was always on my mind.

Goodbye sweet Bree,
You're no longer my twin.
For cancer took me,
But you will never have it win.

That is my biggest wish,
That to you I must address.
Oh, by the way,
I'm dancing with Jesus in my blue dress.

Goodbye to my friends,
Cherish your life.
Goodbye to Tara,
My super-wife.

Goodbye to those,
Who followed me.
And stuck with me hand-in-hand,
Through this awful journey.

Goodbye to my donor,
I just want you to know.
That it is not your fault,
That cancer decided to show.

To this earth I leave,
My sweet baby, Hope Bee.
I hope you love her,
Just as much as you love me.

And to the world I leave,
The biggest part of me.
My story of determination,
My entire legacy.

My name is Bridgette,
Bridgette Devine.
I spent a year of my life,
On floor 9.

Battling the monster,
Formally known as cancer.
As cures go for this beast,
Scientists have found no answer.

I've tried chemo,
Fought long and hard.
And inside my body,
I'm worn and scarred.

And on July 6th,
At 10:25.
I, Bridgette Devine,
Am no longer alive.

But I'm swimming with dolphins,
And living cancer free.
Dancing in a blue dress,
In heaven, carefree."