You probably don’t know who Amanda (@TrappedAtMyDesk) is, but after reading this, you’ll never forget her.
In yet another powerful testament to the impact of social media on our everyday lives, Amanda (no last name given) tweeted all the way to her final hospital check-in when she finally succumbed to brain cancer.
She only published 169 tweets between 2009 and her death in April 2012. Here are her final tweets.
My doctors office just called me to come in to discuss some test results. That can only be bad, right? The don’t call unless its bad news.— Amanda (@TrappedAtMyDesk) January 14, 2013
My appointment is early in the morning. I can’t eat. I can’t sleep. Fuckit— Amanda (@TrappedAtMyDesk) January 18, 2013Advertisement
Results are in: advanced glioblastoma multiforme.— Amanda (@TrappedAtMyDesk) January 18, 2013
Her tweets become more and more tragic, before she signs off to her followers in a final farewell in April 2013.
I just resigned from my #goc job. No point when I have 3mths to live, right? I wonder if I’ll get my pension money.— Amanda (@TrappedAtMyDesk) January 21, 2013
Tonight I have to get up the nerve to call my mom who hasnt spoken to me in 5 years— Amanda (@TrappedAtMyDesk) March 25, 2013
Amanda’s brother James later confirms his sister’s death.
My dear little sister Amanda passed away from brain cancer late last night. -James— Amanda (@TrappedAtMyDesk) April 15, 2013
Life is so precious; every day is a gift and we never know when our last day will be. Share this with your friends and loved ones and be sure to tell them how much you love them.