Julie Rohr is dying.
The Edmonton lady has by no means shied away from sharing the brutal, heartbreaking particulars of her battle with leiomyosarcoma, a uncommon kind of most cancers that grows in easy muscle mass.
However she had accomplished so with braveness, grace and transparency — detailing on social media the toll her a number of surgical procedures, chemotherapy, radiation and different therapies have taken since she was identified in 2015.
A month in the past, Rohr posted a video saying she could be taking a step again from Twitter after receiving unhealthy information from her docs: a trial drug she’d been on wasn’t working and after six years of ongoing therapies, her medical choices had been exhausted. She stated it with a smile, within the optimistic, but practical trend she has grow to be recognized for.
On Sept. 1, after being hospitalized, she shared how her new normals had been “quickly becoming totally different new normals,” that included round the clock oxygen assist and a bevy of medical aids in her house.
Per week later, in a heartfelt put up displaying her surrounded by ladies caring for her swollen legs, Rohr introduced she was coming into hospice, ending it with: “Every day is true grace. I’m surrounded by absolute love. I lack for nothing.”
She’s an inspiration to many individuals and this week her buddies wished to verify she knew that, working to share her story far and huge.
Edmontonians have fallen in love with Julie, and so too, it seems, have a number of celebrities.
“Julie, Dan Levy right here,” started a video posted Monday by the Canadian actor of the blockbuster comedy Schitt’s Creek.
“We’re so glad that you simply cherished our present, we’re so glad that it has introduced you pleasure, and we’re all — every one in every of us — sending you a lot love proper now,” he stated, blowing a kiss.
Good friend Hannah Hamilton spearheaded the shout-out efforts and shared a video on Twitter of the second a speechless Rohr noticed Levy’s put up.
“That’s so lovely, thanks for making that occur,” Rohr stated by means of tears after regaining her voice.
It was solely the start.
Inside hours, actor Ryan Reynolds had joined the fray.
“I heard slightly about your story, and one of many issues that struck me about your story is that you’re beloved by so many individuals,” the Deadpool actor stated from Boston.
“Keep robust. Hope I get to fulfill you in individual one in every of as of late.”
The movies continued to pour in on Monday.
Canadian comic and tv persona Rick Mercer chimed in about Rohr’s buddies and followers.
“They have to love you numerous — I imply, they love you a lot they turned the whole Twitterverse the wrong way up like that,” he stated with a snap. “Who does that? I don’t know.”
Actress Karen Robinson, one other Schitt’s Creek solid member, despatched her like to Rohr.
“You’ve got some fantastic buddies and I’m pondering that that may’t occur with out you being a beautiful individual,” she stated.
“When God made you, she did okay — she did higher than okay!”
Social media comic and musician Stewart Reynolds, higher recognized by his on-line deal with Brittlestar, additionally joined the fray.
“These movies are spreading lots of pleasure on the web and that’s a beautiful factor to have the ability to do. So thanks for the chance to assist unfold some happiness and keep superior,” he stated.
The phenomenon wasn’t restricted to Canadian celebrities.
American creator and activist Glennon Doyle, and her spouse — retired soccer participant Abby Wambach — posted a video on Monday night time from their house in Florida.
“We’re sitting in our home, feeling like each single little bit of our hearts are simply with you on this minute, tonight. We’re simply loving you, we’re sending each little bit of energy and peace and love — love, love, like to you,” Doyle stated.
“You’re a goddamn cheetah. We love you.”
Rohr stated she was blown away by all of the love within the movies, posting to Twitter, “I can’t even say what they imply to me.”
The night culminated with a 20-minute Facetime session between Rohr, her husband and Canadian singer Chantal Kreviazuk.
The love continued Tuesday, when Canadian broadcasting legend Peter Mansbridge instructed Julie she is “highly effective, courageous and resilient.”
“We’re with you with our prayers and our ideas, so keep robust.”
Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid thanked her for the whole lot she does for Edmonton.
“It’s actually inspiring,” the hockey famous person stated.
Comic Colin Mochrie — self-proclaimed “Canada’s dream boyfriend” — shared some encouraging phrases with Julie.
“I hope you know the way a lot you’re cherished and admired and revered… You’ve impressed folks to ship that love and pleasure out the world over,” he stated.
“You’re a uncommon and particular individual.”
Increasingly more celebrities, politicians and athletes joined in Tuesday and Wednesday:
It’s maybe an apt tribute to a lady who first got here to many individuals’s consideration earlier than she even turned sick.
In 2013, Rohr and her son Max launched the “Struggle a Monster Marketing campaign” to boost cash for an additional native household coping with most cancers.
They raised $13,000 promoting a few of Max’s drawings, with half going to most cancers analysis and half to the affected household.
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Now, it’s Rohr and her household who want some additional assist — and at the very least this week, the web delivered.
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