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12 life lessons from Siona

Today would have been Siona’s 10th birthday. She died before her 7th birthday of Leukemia.

She was our neighbor’s daughter. Our friend, the little girl who wanted to pet the dogs that walked by and ride her pink bike. She was sick from the time she was 4 years old.

4 year-olds shouldn’t have to wear feeding tubes. It’s not fair.

But what lives on in her legacy are her Life Lessons we call them. Such wisdom from a 5 year old. Siona’s older brother Sohil, is a good example on living these life lessons.

He keeps his little sister’s spirit in his heart and makes sure others feel that spirit too.

He posted on Instagram for today his friends to wear their ‘Siona shirts’. The ones they’ve worn each year for the Big Climb in Seattle to raise money for the American Leukemia Society.

I wanted to share with you today Siona’s Life Lessons. You can read her story here that her mom wrote.

Carry on about your day and look for butterflies. Siona loved butterflies. Happy Birthday Siona.

Siona's Life Lessons on Frugalista Blog


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  1. Christopher Tipper says:


    My fondest wish in life is that one day you run out of the stories to tell. But I know you won’t. And they won’t stop happening. And I just sit here with tears rolling down my face as I read your posts and think about the little ones who’ve gone and those we still have left.



  2. Too sweet. I will definitely make a point of living by Siona’s life lessons today and every day. Even the one about the spiders.

  3. Such wisdom for a child who had to go through so much. I’m fortunate for stopping by today.