A good friend of one of my daughters died two days ago at age 18. She was this brilliant, wonderful, talented child. Getting excellent grades on the IB track in High School, superb soccer player, and just had everything together.
And then at the end of 9th grade she got an eating disorder. Her mom did everything she could to help and she was in program after program. But over 3 years she could not beat it and it finally ended.
This is just senseless. After her service this Sunday I will have been to more funerals for children than adults. This is just wrong. Our children should not precede us in death - not any of us. And it's the wonderful talented ones that seem to be taken - ones that would add so much to our world.
Goodbye Orly. We will all miss you - so very much.
The funeral for Orly was today. The rememberances of her brought back what a horrible tragedy this is. She was such a wonderful, talented child. Over the last 3 years of trying to fight this, she graduated from Fairview High School working remotely. And she graduated early and with honors.
The number of lives she touched is amazing. The Synagogue was full and the procession to the cemetary was well over a mile long. All of these people there because of how Orly touched their lives. My daughter and the others that were close friends of Orly were torn apart. How do you explain to your child how someone like Orly can be taken like this?
So wrong and so senseless. Hold your children close and tell them that you love them.