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For Amy

Amy Nauman was 26 years old when she passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. You may have known her as Scarlet Chandrayaan in Second Life. She was the owner of Alouette, a wonderful home and garden store.

I didn’t really know Amy that well, aside from taking her picture once a couple of years ago. I never really spoke to her other than that meeting. But from what I saw of her on plurk and the impact she left on those she interacted with, she was a wonderful human being.

You guys probably don’t know this but I don’t have the best relationship with my mother. I’m very close to my father and siblings, but my mother and I have always seemed to butt heads. Well, this year on Mother’s day, Amy plurked something that had an incredible impact on me. I didn’t respond much in her plurks because I never really knew what to say, but she had me in tears, with that plurk especially. When Amy was writing that plurk, she knew that that was the last mother’s day she had with her mother. Because of that plurk, I have been making an extra effort with my own mother. Amy’s incredible bravery till the very end had me in awe.

After she passed, her friends set up a Tumblr where they share stories about her. Now, Amy’s RL friend, Lacie Chambers, who is also the owner of Larette Island, home to Alouette, is doing her best to keep Amy’s store alive. You can check Amy’s Legacy blog to see all the work she is doing.

I found out about this through Shiloh, owner and Creator of Magnolia Home & Décor. The lantern that you see floating in the water was created by her and it is a very special Memorial edition of her Japanese Lanterns for Amy. For every lantern that is purchased, 100% of the funds are going directly to help pay for Amy’s land on her sim. The lantern features lovely Japanese writing that translates to “Amy, our friend for Eternity.” You can get yours at the Origami summer event.

You can also go to Amy’s store and donate towards the sim costs by paying the pink R2D2 sitting there at the entrance.

I don’t really know what else to say about Amy. I never imagined that one day I would be writing this kind of post about her. I hope she knew what kind of impact she had on people and how inspirational her kindness and bravery was for so many of us that didn’t even really know her.

Credits:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Skin: DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Miranda Eastern by Steffi Villota (flickr)
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Effie by Truth Hawks
*Romper: The Secret Store – Madison Romper – Milk [Maitreya] by Maylee Oh (@ C88)
*Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Papiliones by Leti Hax
*Anklets: RealEvil Industries Soleil Anklet – Maitreya Medium by crashnoww (@ The Seasons Story)
*Candle: Alouette – Mason Jar Candle by Scarlet Chandrayaan
*Lantern: Magnolia Floating Lantern – For Amy by breatheSL (@ Origami summer event)

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