Julie Rohr is dying.
The Edmonton girl has by no means shied away from sharing the brutal, heartbreaking particulars of her battle with leiomyosarcoma, a uncommon sort of most cancers that grows in easy muscle tissues.
However she had carried out 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 recognized 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 medical doctors: 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 lifelike trend she has change into identified for.
On Sept. 1, after being hospitalized, she shared how her new normals have been “quickly turning into totally different new normals,” that included round the clock oxygen assist and a bevy of medical aids in her dwelling.
Per week later, in a heartfelt put up exhibiting her surrounded by girls 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 pals wished to verify she knew that, working to share her story far and broad.
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 — each one among us — sending you a lot love proper now,” he stated, blowing a kiss.
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Pal 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 way of tears after regaining her voice.
It was solely the start.
Inside hours, actor Ryan Reynolds had joined the fray.
“I heard somewhat 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 sturdy. Hope I get to fulfill you in particular person one among nowadays.”
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The movies continued to pour in on Monday.
Canadian comic and tv persona Rick Mercer chimed in about Rohr’s pals and followers.
“They need to love you a large number — I imply, they love you a lot they turned all the Twitterverse the other way up like that,” he stated with a snap. “Who does that? I don’t know.”
Actress Karen Robinson, one other Schitt’s Creek forged member, sent her love to Rohr.
“You have got some great pals and I’m considering that that may’t occur with out you being an exquisite particular person,” she stated.
“When God made you, she did okay — she did higher than okay!”
Social media comic and musician Stewart Reynolds, higher identified by his on-line deal with Brittlestar, additionally joined the fray.
“These movies are spreading a number of pleasure on the web and that’s an exquisite 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 dwelling 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 informed Julie she is “highly effective, courageous and resilient.”
“We’re with you with our prayers and our ideas, so keep sturdy.”
Edmonton Oiler Connor McDavid thanked her for every little thing she does for Edmonton.
“It’s actually inspiring,” the hockey celebrity 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 might be cherished and admired and revered… You’ve impressed individuals to ship that love and pleasure out internationally,” he stated.
“You’re a uncommon and particular particular person.”
Increasingly celebrities, politicians and athletes joined in Tuesday and Wednesday:
It’s maybe an apt tribute to a girl who first got here to many individuals’s consideration earlier than she even grew to become 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 least this week, the web delivered.
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