LOVE, LOVE, LOVE: short life of Eva Markvoort.! 
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 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE: short life of Eva Markvoort.!

By DOUGLAS TODD
Filed under: cystic fibrosis, CBC, B.C. Transplant, 65 Red Roses, Eva
Markvoort, Vancouver Film Festival, Bill Markvoort, Janet Brine,
Poland
For a young Metro Vancouver woman who often struggled for air, Eva
Markvoort breathed an incredible volume of love and life into tens of
thousands of people."Love, Love, Love."That was Eva's signature line,
which was recited several times in front of more than 2,000 people at
a poignant, stylish, music-drenched and laughter-filled memorial
service Friday afternoon at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster.
Eva, who died last month at age 25, suffered virtually all her
passionate, colourful and committed life from cystic fibrosis. Her
double-lung transplant two years ago became the subject of a gritty
and acclaimed documentary film, 65 Red Roses. That's when many began
falling in love with Eva.In Friday's memorial service, hosted by CBC
broadcaster Gloria Macarenko and live-streamed for the benefit of the
hundreds of thousands of people who had logged onto Eva's blog, also
titled 65 Red Roses, Eva's friends and family offered eloquent
testimonies to her spirit, which they believe lives on.In their
tributes to Eva, a trained actress who had often performed on stage at
Massey Theatre before studying the craft at the University of
Victoria, loved ones spoke, sang, recited poetry, played music, showed
photos and videos and even performed theatrical presentations in her
honour.They described how, with Eva, "Every time is adventure time."
Any time, as Eva used to say, was an excuse for a party, a moment for
dancing.Eva, as some said, was "a force."Her father, Bill, read from
some of the tens of thousands of letters that had been sent to Eva at
the family home in New Westminster, where Eva is evolving into an
icon, a legend.One of the most remarkable things about Eva's short
life was the phenomenal popularity of her blog, on which she spared no
honesty in describing the ecstasty and terror of battling against
cystic fibrosis.In the past year, she detailed her body's tragic
rejection of her donated lungs. And in the past few months, viewers
almost literally watched her die, give her final words to the world.
Surrounded by friends and family in her hospital room at Vancouver
General Hospital.People logged into 65 Red Roses from around the
world. The family registered more than one million page views on her
blog. As the comments and letters flooded in, the family realized that
people who never met Eva, almost perfect strangers, were making a
connection, feeling a bond, being healed. The love that poured into
Eva's blog was almost as strong as the love she gave out.Eva's legacy
will not only be for the cystic fibrosis community, of which she has
been an incredible educator. It is also for countless others
captivated by the strength of her, her family and incredibly loyal
friends.If Friday's memorial service made anything clear, it is that
there was a universal spirit running through Eva. It's not going to
die easily.As Eva often said: "My love is fierce."

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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 02:37:49 GMT
 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE: short life of Eva Markvoort.!

Quote:
> By DOUGLAS TODD
> Filed under: cystic fibrosis, CBC, B.C. Transplant, 65 Red Roses, Eva
> Markvoort, Vancouver Film Festival, Bill Markvoort, Janet Brine,
> Poland
> For a young Metro Vancouver woman who often struggled for air, Eva
> Markvoort breathed an incredible volume of love and life into tens of
> thousands of people."Love, Love, Love."That was Eva's signature line,
> which was recited several times in front of more than 2,000 people at
> a poignant, stylish, music-drenched and laughter-filled memorial
> service Friday afternoon at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster.
> Eva, who died last month at age 25, suffered virtually all her
> passionate, colourful and committed life from cystic fibrosis. Her
> double-lung transplant two years ago became the subject of a gritty
> and acclaimed documentary film, 65 Red Roses. That's when many began
> falling in love with Eva.In Friday's memorial service, hosted by CBC
> broadcaster Gloria Macarenko and live-streamed for the benefit of the
> hundreds of thousands of people who had logged onto Eva's blog, also
> titled 65 Red Roses, Eva's friends and family offered eloquent
> testimonies to her spirit, which they believe lives on.In their
> tributes to Eva, a trained actress who had often performed on stage at
> Massey Theatre before studying the craft at the University of
> Victoria, loved ones spoke, sang, recited poetry, played music, showed
> photos and videos and even performed theatrical presentations in her
> honour.They described how, with Eva, "Every time is adventure time."
> Any time, as Eva used to say, was an excuse for a party, a moment for
> dancing.Eva, as some said, was "a force."Her father, Bill, read from
> some of the tens of thousands of letters that had been sent to Eva at
> the family home in New Westminster, where Eva is evolving into an
> icon, a legend.One of the most remarkable things about Eva's short
> life was the phenomenal popularity of her blog, on which she spared no
> honesty in describing the ecstasty and terror of battling against
> cystic fibrosis.In the past year, she detailed her body's tragic
> rejection of her donated lungs. And in the past few months, viewers
> almost literally watched her die, give her final words to the world.
> Surrounded by friends and family in her hospital room at Vancouver
> General Hospital.People logged into 65 Red Roses from around the
> world. The family registered more than one million page views on her
> blog. As the comments and letters flooded in, the family realized that
> people who never met Eva, almost perfect strangers, were making a
> connection, feeling a bond, being healed. The love that poured into
> Eva's blog was almost as strong as the love she gave out.Eva's legacy
> will not only be for the cystic fibrosis community, of which she has
> been an incredible educator. It is also for countless others
> captivated by the strength of her, her family and incredibly loyal
> friends.If Friday's memorial service made anything clear, it is that
> there was a universal spirit running through Eva. It's not going to
> die easily.As Eva often said: "My love is fierce."

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