March 5, 2013 – June 3, 2013
It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the loss of our gorgeous little girl Fiela. She passed away peacefully this morning after taking a drastic and sudden turn on Thursday evening. She put up a mighty fight and we fought along with her day and night for the entire weekend until this morning when she and we decided the time had come to say goodbye. She passed away peacefully just after 12:00pm this afternoon, surrounded by her loved ones who have raised her from the day she was born. She brought joy to our hearts and instilled profound happiness in all those who’s lives she touched. Fiela is now resting peacefully in the garden of her day camp where she spent many happy hours playing and exploring. A beautiful indigenous tree has been planted on the spot to commemorate her life… it looks like her tail!!!
Poet Kahlil Gibran said “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for what has been your delight.” For us, this pretty much sums it all up.
We don’t fully understand why this happened or what caused her sudden turn; a post mortem has been conducted and we await the results to try and better comprehend what brought this about. To all of our volunteers, supporters and sponsors who have played a part in her life and loved her from near and far, thank you!!! Our apologies that we were unable to update all of your earlier, but please understand that it happened so very fast and as all of our time and energy was invested in fighting for Fiela, other things were simply put on hold.