A Facebook post written by an inspirational mother from north London who battled cancer for six years has gone viral.
Seema Jaya Sharma, 37, from Ilford, died at 2.10pm on Friday, August 21, but penned a final message for the social networking site before her death.
The post was uploaded to her Facebook page by one of her children and has since been shared more than 600 times, liked by more than 6,500 people and amassed 2,600 comments.
Ms Sharma, who previously fronted a Cancer Research UK campaign, urged her friends and family to wear colourful clothing to her funeral and celebrate her life.
The status reads: “My mum passed away today at 14:10 and she wrote this as her final status…she wanted her last words to be ‘I got 21seconds to go!!! Hehe :P)
“This is me.. SEEMA Jaya Sharma. My son will keep you updated of when the funeral is etc and please come in bright colours coz you’re not coming to mourn my death but to celebrate my life!!
“Please keep me alive through you good times and every time you laugh or smile and have fun, i’m right there having fun with u!!! YAY!!!
“Don’t cry for me argentina….the truth is that i didn’t even know where u are on the map!! Geography was never my strong point!! :S.
“Anyway this is me saying ‘peace out people’ if a bird poos on ur head, that’s just me saying ‘yo man’ and if i really like u then i might just come haunt you to create ur own kinda bird poo innit!!! hehe!! LOVE YOU!!! MWAH 🙂 xxx
“Oh there’s gonna be a wake after too (location will be confirmed) and I would prefer it if nobody goes to my house between now and the funeral. TANKOOOOOOOO 🙂 xxx colourful clothes please!!! We’re celebrating!!! WOOOHOOOO 🙂 xxx
Ms Sharma was diagnosed with cancer in October 2009 and was given the all clear three times, the Ilford Recorder reported, before the disease took hold earlier this year.
Tributes have flooded in on Facebook and Twitter, with many calling Ms Sharma an inspiration.
One person posted on Twitter: “Didn’t know Seema Jaya Sharma but there was clearly common thread between us…Very impressive lady. We’ll meet on the other side. #RIP”
Another said: “Seema Jaya Sharma Rest in peace – you were so inspirational. Sleep tight.”
Source: Evening Standard