It’s been a little over two years since Camilo died from leukemia. I met him when I was 16 and fell in love. During that period was when he was diagnosed. The thought of losing my best friend killed me and I was so relieved when he was on the road to recovery.
We dated for 6 years before breaking up because we were young and trying to figure out the world. I was crushed. I fought him and wanted to stay by his side forever. I accepted it but we stayed in touch. I was still head over heels in love with him and hoped our paths would realign again someday.
Someday came again 5 years later when his Leukemia resurfaced. I did all I could to spend time with him. I dreamt he would soon be better and we would spend the rest of our lives together, stronger than ever. But on a Tuesday, he took his last breath.
Two years later and it still feels like a dream. Even with all the change, a lot has stayed the same. The friends we shared are still my closest friends and in 5 months I become a wife. I know Camilo is watching over all of us and there are times I know he sent me my Fiance. Our pain has transformed into beauty. Forever in our hearts. #rideordie #rvawherewestay
Friend of AYA leukemia patient, Camilo