Nardya Miller is only 25 years old, but has just days left to live.
The beautiful young woman has suffered from cystic fibrosis since birth, and hoped a lung transplant she received in 2014 would extend her life expectancy.
Tragically, it wasn’t to be, as her body is rejecting the organs she hoped would save her.
As she lives out her final days, the make-up artist has a final message she wants to share with the world: “Please I beg you to live your life to the absolute fullest.”
In an incredibly powerful Instagram post, she wrote:
“Maybe I’ve known you my whole life, maybe I’ve known you for 10 years, maybe I’ve known you for only a short while, but in just over a week I will never know you again, I will never see your face again, I will never talk to you, touch you, hold you, ever again.
“But I will always love you, and the friendships we built, and the memories we made.
“Things do not always turn out how you plan in life, there are some really huge things that I will never have, places I’ll never go and things I’ll never live to see. But I’ll be watching. Always. Smiling. Because I was here.
“I will never give up. As I never have. Now I’m just simply letting go.
“And please I beg you to live your life to the absolute fullest. -N x.”
Nardya’s cousin, Tachae Douglas-Miller, has started a GoFundMe account to help with one of her last wishes – that her fiancé, Liam Fitzgerald, not be left in crippling debt.
Tachae wrote: “Her whole life Nardya has been in and out of hospital, missing birthdays, Christmas, and milestones.”
Of that lung transplant in 2014, Tachae said: “She was sick of not being able to breathe, and sick of fighting a never ending battle.”
Liam wants to highlight the importance of organ donation, adding: “The only way people will ever have a second chance at life is to be an organ donor.”