Last month GNE told the story of Chris Salvatore who took the extraordinary decision to move in his then 88-year-old neighbor, Norma. Her health prompted him to set up a GoFundMe page to raise the costs of her care, then move her into his own apartment in order for her not to pass away alone. And she didn’t. Norma passed away peacefully yesterday, knowing that she was loved and cared about.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I share the news that earlier this morning the world lost a truly inspiring, beautiful woman. Norma is now resting peacefully in the eternal and while she may no longer physically be with us, her spirit will continue to fill the hearts of so many people,” Chris expressed his grief online, “Perhaps Norma’s lasting legacy is that her story helped the world to see the true meaning of love. Norma reminded me that we all are created to love and all desire to be loved. This year Norma has helped the world see the true meaning of Valentine’s Day. To love another is not about living struggle free or never experiencing hurt or loss, but to fully and deeply open our hearts to one another without fear. Each of us is lovable even with all of our differences. Love has no boundaries. May you rest in peace my sweet sweet lady, Norma. ❤️”
Love is really not connected with age, sexuality, health condition or blood connection. Love is unconditional and that is why even death cannot overcome it. People we loved continue loving us from above.