Monday, March 29

With Love, For Eva

The world lost a beautiful light this weekend. Eva Dien Brine Markvoort passed away March 27th at 9:30am. While the world feels her loss, we are also reminded of the incredible legacy of love, light, and hope that she has left behind.

Eva was honored, the day before she passed away with the Summerhayes Award for her work on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis. Quite a legacy for such a young life. You can view the beautiful video of Eva receiving this award here.

As you may know, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is near & dear to my heart and has been since I was about 12 years old when I first read a book about a family battling CF.  Eva's life illustrates why it is a cause that remains dear to me.

We found out, when my sister was pregnant, that she is a carrier of the CF gene~most likely passed to her from our mother. We had no idea. Fortunately her husband isn't a carrier & we didn't have to worry about Teag. We were "lucky."

I, for one, look foward to the day when "CF" stands for "Cure Found" and no child will have to fight the battle against this killer disease with the pretty nickname (65 Roses).

Please join me in praying for Eva's family & friends as they grieve her loss. Perhaps visit her blog & leave them a message. To learn more about Cystic Fibrosis & how you can help in the search for a cure, please visit this site.

Love, love, love


  1. Eva was an amazing woman. I followed her fight the past few weeks and was in awe of her courage.

  2. Me too~my mom put it well: all those black holes in space must have something to do with the light that goes out of the world when we lose someone like this....


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