Yolanda was born on February 26, 1985 and was taken from us on March 11, 2019. She died of Glioblastoma at the age of 34 in the arms of her mother. She bravely battled her disease for 10 years, including two major brain surgeries, and multiple rounds of radiation therapy, proton therapy and chemotherapy. Her life was far too short, yet she lived it with such joy and enthusiasm. She fulfilled her many roles with amazing grace – wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, in-law, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, co-worker, teacher, and especially as dear companion to her dog Cheddar. She was a remarkable young woman who left us many beautiful memories and taught us many life lessons along the way. Although she had a relentless form of brain cancer, cancer never had her. She did not let her illness get the best of her. Despite the constant discouraging news from her doctors, the multiple treatments and medicines, the numerous obstacles tossed in her path, she never once asked, “why me?” As she continued to lose control of her life, instead of complaining, she simply said, “oh well” and forged ahead. She inspired all of us with her strength, determination and unbelievable courage as she faced this tough journey. Yolanda made this world a better place and our lives will never be the same without her. She will never be forgotten, she will live on in our hearts forever.