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Journal Entry: Sun Jan 13, 2013, 4:24 PM
Blake Cognata, who was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare cancer that attacks the bones, passed away Saturday morning... and just days before his 18th birthday, which is on Monday, January 14th.

I really.... I just don't know what else to say. It has upset me to no end but really made me see life in a totally different way. He's motivated me to smile through the good and the bad, no matter how crummy life gets. He was so strong.

All of our town had a candles memorial for him last night on the hill of where our school is. It's an amazing sight to see.

It's crazy how much our community was effected by the tragedy. I barely knew this kid and he's changed my life in a matter of a few days.

But I'm proud of Blake.

And he's cancer free now. :)

I keep Blake's family and friends in my heart and thoughts!

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baka-musicbot Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Im sure he would be glad to know he he touched so many people. I never met him but he'll be on my mind.
Desuke-Love Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Writer
I'm so sorry. God rest his soul, poor thing
Celidra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
That's so sad!! ;^; I literally cried :< I hope Blake is happy in the better place :heart:
Celethiel-Gadbeyl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Writer
*hugs you* I am sorry.
MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Another soul has left the physical plane and entered the spiritual plane to watch us and guide us. He is free from the suffering and I am sure very moved and proud by all of you coming together. Remember he is always going to be there in your hearts and he will look for that strength in your hearts to help carry you all forward. He will help you all in your time of need and light your way through the memorable strength.
misteryA555 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry that happened
He really was a brave boy
I've had so many people I know
have friends who've died
and my own friend was hit by a drunk driver....
2013 isn't starting off on a good note )X
snokkedoedel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like he was very strong till the end. That's brave indeed.
And I'm sure he's on a peaceful place now ^-^
Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im so sorry to hear about that. :(
Raspberry-Bliss Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student
He's showed me what being faithful can do to you. I'm now even prouder and more inclined to be faithful. :)
ImmaRoxa-chu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i'm sorry for your loss, may he rest in piece...
buneep Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I'm sorry for your loss. My condolences to his family & friends. ; -;
It's really nice of you guys to do a candle memorial for him though. RIP Blake.
AliceFirestone Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is sad, very unfortunare indeed. Ever since your last journal I've been thinking about Blake. He doesn't have to suffer anymore, but I'll pray for his family and friends.
NoisyBunny Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry to hear this.. I guess he's in a better place now. May he rest in peace.
Peachy-Pixels Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very proud of brave, brave Blake
and yeah, he is cancer free now
Seeing the town like that...I teared up a bit
humanity still lives
condolences to his family and friends, may they continue on with Blake as a loving memory that will be strong in their hearts
Rest In Peace, Blake
sora12212 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm so sorry for the loss.. But it does feel good to know he's cancer free now and happy. c:
It's so beautiful how the town got together..
I had a friend that passed away back in November, it really makes you see life in a different way.
Mitsuki-Heartnet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
My condolences to his family. ;-; I know what it's like losing someone to cancer. :iconhugglesplz:
ShadowedLove97 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Writer
I wish the best for his family, but at least he's in a better place now cancer free.:)
IcyFlamez Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
He is in a better place now, and I wish the best for friends and family.
Amerfere Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I never knew this person, but I want you to know that I will hold his family, friends, your community (wherever you might be), and Blake himself in my heart. As has been said, I believe that he is now in a better place and will no longer suffer from the hardships that had hurt him. He will be held in the hearts of many; his memory will live strong. <3
akchrome Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
*I cried*
Blake is no longer in pain and is in heaven, he's watching over you and your school, He was very brave
yasminload63 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling of what you went through. Last year when i was in 8th grade a I think he was in 10th grade, but a boy named Chris and some friends were swimming when he jumped into the water off a bridge and never came back up. everybody was wondering what happened and we had to wait 3 days before they found his body on the side of the river. the most amazing part is that Chris had only been at our school for a couple weeks and when they found his body everybody was upset i never even met him and he affected me. it was amazing too how our community pulled together for his family.
Mujaki-Violet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As I read this a few tears dripped down my cheek.
-smiles gently- Blake, is okay now...I am sure he is very happy.
I will also keep Blake his friends and family in my heart.
The candles shined so beautifuly for him. It is truly touching to me, I am so thankful you all put those out for him.
Moments like these...Really do make an impact.
Sorry about randomly commenting, Demy. I just wanted to thank you so much for posting this.
Other than me being a big fan of your works, you truly are a very good person. It is rare to find that in this world. =) I am just so happy, Blake is free from his cancer... I didn't even hear about this until now and it has made me stop and think...Made me very emotional.
chibi-dani111 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like he is definitely in a better place today. And I think he's smiling down on your community for coming together over this.
BeastWithWings Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
It's amazing how quickly a community can pull together, yes?

I feel greatly for all of you, I hope you all can pull through soon and get to brighter days. Even with him in everyone's thoughts.
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