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!