Almost 2 hours ago I found out my amazing and close friend Zoe… expired. She passed away due to a rare bone cancer at 16 years old. She was beautiful (inside and out), smart, hilarious, loyal, and she always had my back. I considered her a best friend, older sister (filipino ‘ate’), mentor, cousin, and more. If you are a random follower and do not know me personally I don’t ask for any sympathy or a any replies. But if you do know me in real life I ask for your prayers and support for both me and Zoe’s spirit in these times.
I’ve known Zoe for literally my whole life. She is one year older then me and we became friends through our parents who have been best friends since high school. But it wasn’t only through our parents were we friends. We were exactly the same. Same interests. Same bedspreads. Same room color. We were so alike. We had numerous memories. From spending the weekend in Sonoma to crazy sleepovers to watching movies to eating huge amounts of junk food to just hanging out and talking about everything. She was one of the closest people to me in my life. And she was always there.
Zoe had just turned 16 a few days ago. We all celebrated with a huge and beautiful party celebrating her life. All her loved ones were present. Family and friends and teachers and her teachers and her priest everyone. Even her favorite youtube celebrity singer AJ Rafael came out to surprise her and sing for her. The two had already met back in December through Make a Wish Foundation and they had kept in touch and become great friends since. He even brought along a few fellow youtube singers. It was a great day. The following day was great as well. AJ Rafael and the other youtubers came to Zoe’s house for the day to eat and just hangout. Thankfully, Zoe invited me for there was very limited guests for this. It was a surprising event filled with joy and laughter. Little did I know it was my last day I had with her.
I’ll never forget the last word Zoe said to me. “Angel.”
Let me explain. Years ago when we were little, Zoe, our friend Gabby, and me were just messing around and making a video on my laptop. There was a hilarious part when Zoe grabbed my little angel figure and chanted hilariously “it’s an ANGEEL!!!” followed by me and Gabby cracking up with laughter.
Back to recently. After the youtubers had left Zoe was opening presents. She opened a beautiful silver angel figure. She looked up at me and said, “Sabrina look! It’s an ANGEEL!!!” As I had years ago, I cracked up and laughed with her.
It’s so ironic and wonderful that those were Zoe’s last words to me. Zoe is an angel now. And she is surrounded by angels. When she was here on earth, she acted like an angel. Zoe will always be my angel.
Zo. I love you so much. I miss you so much too. I hope you’re happy where you are now and I’m so happy that you’re not in pain anymore. I’ll never ever forget our memories together.
TEAM ZOE!!! we love and miss you so much, Zoe. words can’t express my gratitude but also my sadness. Rest in paradise, Zoe.