A Vancouver woman (Eva Markvoort) started her blog, 65_RedRoses, after being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. It's an incurable disease that causes mucus to accumulate in the lungs.
For nearly four years, she narrated a blog about life with a terminal disease.
(As a child, she could never pronounce cystic fibrosis; she called it "65 roses." She added the word red because it was her favorite color.)
Sometimes, her blog posts were raw, filled with "episodes of projectile vomiting, hours of gasping for breath, waves of nausea lulling out into hours of sleepiness."
In a video entry where she talks about her impending death, she said: "I think I'm very lucky, because I've loved more than you could possibly think, could possibly imagine. So I'm celebrating that: celebrating my life."
In another video entry she said, "This is the end of my life, but it's not the end of my love."
She died the morning of March 27.
Her family plans to hold a memorial service that will run in a live stream on her blog at 7 p.m. ET Friday.