World Rose Day is dedicated to a 12-year-old little girl Melinda Rose from Canada. Melinda was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer Askin’s Tumour in 1994. Even after when doctors said that she can survive barely for a few months, the high-spirited lived for over three years. And with every day counting, she left a great impact behind.
She was going through intense chemotherapy, but still, despite the unbearable pain managed to visit school, and attend camps. The little survivor spent time writing letters, verses, poems, e-mails, etc with other cancer patients to cheer them up.
It was her willpower and spirit that enlightened life of millions across the world. Even during the last six months of her life, she was counseling others to fight cancer. The little girl with braveheart later succumbed to cancer on September 15, 1996.
And it seems to remember the bright-eyed girls with a zest for life, spirit to live, never-ending hope, and kindness, World Rose Day is celebrated.