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27-Year-Old Cancer Patient Writes Note Before Death (Photos)

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A 27-year-old woman who died from a rare form of cancer wrote a note giving some life advice before her death.

Holly Butcher's post has been shared more than 140,000 times on Facebook, according to Health.com.

"It's a strange thing to [realize] and accept your mortality at 26 years young," wrote Butcher, who died of Ewing's sarcoma. "It's just one of those things you ignore. The days tick by and you just expect they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens. I always imagined myself growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddies) I planned on building with the love of my life. I want that so bad it hurts. That's the thing about life; It is fragile, precious and unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right."

She urged people to stop worrying about small things, and try to enjoy life and feel worthy.

"Those times you are whinging about ridiculous things (something I have noticed so much these past few months), just think about someone who is really facing a problem," added Butcher. "Be grateful for your minor issue and get over it. It's okay to acknowledge that something is annoying but try not to carry on about it and negatively effect other people's days."

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Turning to health, the Australian urged her readers not to take it for granted.

"Remember there are more aspects to good health than the physical body.. work just as hard on finding your mental, emotional and spiritual happiness too," she wrote. "That way you might [realize] just how insignificant and unimportant having this stupidly portrayed perfect social media body really is."

Noting her experience since becoming sick, Butcher stressed the importance of giving to others.

"Value other people's time," added Butcher. "Don't keep them waiting because you are shit at being on time. Get ready earlier if you are one of those people and appreciate that your friends want to share their time with you, not sit by themselves, waiting on a mate. You will gain respect too!"

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Butcher's message also included a passionate appeal for more people to donate blood. Blood donations enabled her to live for an extra year; time she was able to spend with her family.

This was a message that the Australian Red Cross Blood Service agreed with.

"A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that road trauma victims are the main users of blood," said Shaun Inguanzo from the ARC, according to ABC.net.au.

"While they use a lot of blood, road trauma victims only count for around 2 to 3 percent overall versus cancer patients who are around 34 percent," he added.

He emphasized that without donated blood, many cancer patients would not make it through chemotherapy.

Sources: Health.com, ABC.net.au / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Holly Butcher/Facebook (2

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