ELEANOR PANAL MEMORIAL
Date of birth: April 7, 1978
Date of death: December 29, 1997
Eleanor died due to leukemia.
If there's one word to describe Eleanor, that word would be STRONG. She was very strong emotionally ... having been through what I call "emotional torture" (if I were in her place ... knock... knock ... knock...). Imagine, knowing that inevitable fate of dying. And I'm not talking about dying old here; I'm talking about dying when you're in the prime of your life. Ordinary people placed in her position would naturally lose hope, and be resigned to that fate. But not Eleanor; she was NO ordinary person -- she was special. In fact, that very fate made her who she was -- strong, dedicated, kind, righteous. While others in this world would commit suicide just because of a petty problem, she, on the other hand, held on to dear life, struggling and suffering in every step of the way (remember her chemotherapies?). But her efforts were not in vain. When the doctor said she'd die before graduating High School, she did graduate. And we thank the Lord for giving her an extension of her life! But what God wants must be done ... and God did take her. But Eleanor will always be with us in spirit.
She was always a good friend to me. she let me borrow money when i needed it (which was always). She was a perfectionist and i tell u don't argue with her or else..... but most of all i will never forget her for she's one of our barkada during first year until second year and until the day i transferred to another school. I LOVE YOU LANOL!!! I MISS U TOO!!!
ann clyse alferez
She was the only person in the batch that truly believed in moi! Well, she was the only person who fought back when i bullied her!:) She taught me so many things, like writing and having the patience to tolerate the presence of the people i was not too fond of! She told me once that she hated weak people and she did not have friends who were weak! So i was left with no choice but to change! Well, atleast pretend that i am strong!:)
i never had that much time spent with her , yet i know that she was strong. She proved that being a victim of cancer was not a hindrance but a challenge! Eventhough she was sick , she tried to be normal like us! I did not have the chance to see her when she died 'coz of some unavoidable circumstances , i never had the chance to tell her that she's the one who taught me to be strong ! I HAVE ALWAYS AND WILL ALWAYS LUV U LANOL!!!!!! I MISS U THAT MUCH!!!!!!
Lanol... I knew her since she was around PREP or KINDER... Used to live adjacent to her house... I am a bit older than LANOL.. around 3-4 years I think.. I saw her grow up... and I saw her struggling with her health.... I left Cebu around 1994.. Lanol was doing good when I left... then one day, I chatted with a neighbor.. one of Lanol's best friend... told me she died in her sleep.. that's a good way to die... no pain, I think Lanol deserved such death... for she already suffered most of her life.. I do miss her... she was a sweet little kid... condolences to her family as well.... Odong, Deling Panal.. Timtim, Ninoy ... condolences from me and my Family..
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Please tell us ANYTHING about Eleanor that we can post here .... what she used to be, what she was like, something like a eulogy ....