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GOOD-SWIACKI , Heidi Lil

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April 2, 2013 5:24 AM

GOOD-SWIACKI , Heidi Lil

March 27, 1960 - March 25, 2013

ALS -LOU GERHIGS DISEASE-AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS, AVERAGE LIFE SPAN OF A PALS (PERSON WITH ALS) IS 3-5 YEARS, BUT HEIDI WAS NEVER AN AVERAGE PERSON. THIS WAS THE 8TH YEAR OF LIVING WITH THIS DISEASE, 4TH YEAR OF REQUIRING 24 HOUR CARE.

HEIDI BELIEVED THAT LIFE WAS AN ADVENTURE THAT MUST BE EMBRACED, NEVER TAKEN FOR GRANTED, AND ALWAYS APPROACHING LIFES CHALLANGES WITH THE GLASS HALF FULL ATTITUDE. SHE CHOSE TO FULLY EMBRACE THIS DISEASE AND TRULY WANTED TO INSPIRE PEOPLE IN ANY ADVENTURE THEY MAY BE LEADING. HEIDI WANTED TO HELP INDIVIDUALS OPEN THEIR LIVES TO HER LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST. TWO OF HEIDI'S FAVORITE VERSES WERE PSALM 19 AND PHILLIPIANS 3&4.

HEIDI WAS A BEAUTIFUL WIFE, LOVING MOTHER, COMPASIONATE DAUGHTER AND SISTER AND A LIFE LONG FRIEND TO MANY. EVEN THOUGH HEIDI WAS BEDRIDDEN AND UN ABLE TO PHYSICALLY TALK OR MOVE, YOU COULD FEEL HER LOVE AND WARMTH EMBRACE YOU WITH A SINGLE SMILE. HER TWO CHILDREN, ASHTON AND CHRIS, AND HER LOVING HUSBAND OF 26 YEARS, STEVE, WILL FOREVER REMEMEBER AND FEEL HER SMILE SHINING DOWN.

A POEM WRITTEN BY HEIDI'S GRANDMOTHER:

HEIDI

Versatile and unafraid, tasting life on her own terms. Popular with many friends, Heidi's candle brightly burns

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET TO KNOW HEIDI AND HER JOURNEY WITH ALS FEEL FREE TO VISIT HER BLOG AT

HEIDIGOODTIMES.BLOGSPOT.COM

NEXT TIME SOMEONE ASKS TO DONATE OR PARTICIPATE IN AN EVENT TO FIND A CURE FOR ALS, THINK OF HEIDI'S SMILE AND THOSE BIG BRIGHT BEAUTIFUL BLUE EYES.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE DONATE TO FINDING A CURE FOR ALS IN HEIDI'S NAME

Memorial Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 5th, at 11:00, at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church in Ballard.

Loper Funeral Chapel, Directors.

 


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