ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hayleigh Noel O’Brien (née Connell) was a young woman with a zest for life. She was a beloved daughter, sister, auntie, and wife-to-be. Hayleigh lived in Kamloops, BC, with her partner, Keith O’Brien, and her dog, Liam. She worked as a mental health clinician, helping adults with addiction and mental health challenges. She loved to travel, having visited England, France, and Egypt.
Hayleigh was diagnosed with mucinous ovarian cancer with large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma shortly before her 31st birthday. During this time, she documented her experiences while continuing to look to the future, planning her wedding and various travel plans. After a courageous battle, she passed away on December 16th, 2017.