Thursday, February 20, 2014

This is for you, Abigail...

My beautiful friend, Shannon, had Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2), a baby girl and loving husband. 1987 - 2014 She is dancing and singing again, with The Lord. Support her husband and baby girl. Donations may also be mailed to the following address, payable to Charles Wachal Charles Wachal 6053 Slocum Rd Ontario, NY 14519 February 14, 2014 - It is with great relief to announce the ending of Shannon's battle with neurofibromatosis Type 2. Shannon went home today [February 14, 2014] surrounded by her wonderful family and some close friends. Shannon now has a new body without any tumors, pain, or discouragement. She died peacefully in her sleep. Shannon wants us all to have the courage to continue without her and wants us to know that she is enjoying her life now. Please continue to pray for my family and friends as we mourn the loss of our wonderful loved ones. Please stay tuned for funeral arrangements as they will be announced sometime next week. R.I.P., Shannon Drummond Wachal, 1987-2014. My daughter Anne's dear friend and confidant since 2007 in the sorority of young women with neurofibromatosis type II (NF2). She invited Anne to visit RIT, where Anne transferred, earned her undergraduate degree and met her husband. Whenever we visited Anne in Rochester, Shannon was at the dinner table. She leaves a grieving husband, Charles Wachal, infant daughter, Abigail, parents and siblings. Shannon had enormous faith in the face of great adversity. As that courageous and loving heart beat its last and heaven's morning broke, I like to think that flights of angels sang her to her rest and that all the trumpets sounded on the other side. Let those of us who remain rededicate ourselves to supporting the search for a cure for NF.

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