About The Blog

Who Is Emily?

Emily died suddenly on October 19, 2022 after going to the hospital for abdominal pain. She was always considered medically fragile due to her small size and the heart transplant she received in 2017, but even the doctors treating her were stumped by what happened during the last few hours of her life.

Emily was a master’s level social worker with big plans for her future. She was also a talented dancer and musician who loved to share her talents anytime she had the chance. She regularly played oboe with a community orchestra and sang in the church choir anytime she had the opportunity.

Emily was an incredible aunt and stepmother. She just got engaged to her soulmate, Megan, less than a month before she passed.

About This Blog and Author

Hi, I’m Megan. I am a writer, but more importantly, I love Emily with my entire heart and soul. When we met in 2018, I knew Emily would become a very important part of my story. However, I didn’t realize at the time that she would become my entire world.

Emily was a constant source of inspiration for me. She taught me countless life lessons and impacted my life more than I can ever explain. I refuse to let such an incredible person fade away, so I decided to start a blog dedicated to her memory.

My goal with Because of Emily is simple: I want a place where Emily’s legacy can live on as I continue this journey called life without her by my side. I want to share stories about Emily and provide insights into all the things that have happened in my life and the lives of others because of this small but mighty girl.

However, I don’t just want to share the past here. I also want to share the present and the future. I want to provide insight into the grieving process and how life changes when you lose someone you love. I hope to share what happens in my life going forward because of Emily and her death because I know it will continue to impact me for the rest of my life.

I hope you’ll join me on this messy journey of grief, celebration, and remembrance.