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My Dream for CF …

Eva had many dreams for herself and for others suffering from Cystic Fibrosis. Near the end of her life, Eva began to dream of leaving a legacy that would carry on … a legacy of love and of hope and of remembrance. On February 18 2010, Eva wrote …

a mark on the world
a difference
some proof that i had been here
something to say that i mattered
that when my body left this world my soul had made its imprint

Well, this she has done. In the three and a half years since her death, Eva has inspired appeals and events that have raised 1.4 million dollars for CF research. We still receive letters and messages from those who continue to be inspired by her.
She has also had a huge impact on organ donor awareness through the 'Live life, pass it on' campaign that uses the images she created with her friend Cyrus.
At the recent CF 65 Roses Gala in Vancouver, this video 'My Dream for CF, was created to inspire people to contribute to the Keys to a Cure appeal. It was very successful. Eva truly has made a mark on the world.

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© Eva Dien Brine Markvoort 2006-2010


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Nov. 7th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC)
Eva was an amazing human being. Because of her, because of the documentary, I became an organ donor. Eva will never be forgotten, her legacy and spirit will remain alive.

This video was very moving. Thank you for sharing it. Hearing Annie talk about Eva made me cry.
Nov. 7th, 2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
She absolutely made a difference. I only learned of her a few weeks after she died, but she made such an impact on my life, I was just telling a co-worker about her earlier this week. :)
Nov. 8th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)

I am so proud of you Eva.
you've done it. I will never stop spreading the word about organ donation, I will always work to educate people.
spread the word and the love.
thank you, for showing me how to do what I have done, Eva.

Vanessa Marie
Nov. 11th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
She made a difference. She mattered. She marked the world. Her soul most certainly made an imprint!
Nov. 27th, 2013 03:12 am (UTC)
Someone I went to high school with passed away last night due to injuries he sustained in a car accident. He was registered as an organ donor and will save at least 7 people, or so I've been told.
Nov. 30th, 2013 08:04 am (UTC)
happy and sad
I fell in love with her smile and Love of everything everyday. I'm sad and A bit mad but happy to have seen the movie. RIP sweet girl.
Dec. 23rd, 2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
Eva's legacy
I found out about Eva through a cnn article after she had already passed. I read her journal and finally got to rent the documentary through iTunes. Eva definitely made an impact on me and her legacy will forever live on. Such a beautiful girl and spirit.
Dec. 27th, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
Thank You
Amazing documentary. I am still crying. I have always been an organ donor which I see is the biggest help I can be, but I also just purchased several items from the store - which I love the art(being an artist myself and a spirited type) and that all profits go back into the campaign for organ donation and CF awareness. A big message from Eva's life for me is to always remember to not take life for granted and to live up every moment with truth and love. I have a toddler now and life seems so much clearer even though more hectic. Eva fought so hard. She could still find the beauty in things and people despite the emotional and physical pain she was enduring. It's really the bare bones of humanity and our experience living for however long - witnessing her story. I hope to help spread the message of her campaign and honor Eva by trying to live life to the fullest...and making sure to tell my family and friends how much I love them over and over.
Dec. 31st, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Inspired by Eva
I learned about Eva today. I watched her documentary 65 Redroses. I cried. I smiled. I left feeling inspired.

Eva you are still an inspiration.

To Eva's family, friends, supporters: Thank you so much for sharing her story.

Rema M.
Jan. 17th, 2014 10:56 pm (UTC)
I just finished watching the EVA documentary/movie...
I wish I could talk with her,I had no idea what the end was going to be!
Eva/65_redroses,R.I.P. sweet girl <3
Jan. 26th, 2014 12:03 am (UTC)
It has been so long, and yet I still find myself thinking of you often. I never met you, barely knew you in reality and yet you had and still continue to have such a huge impact on my life. As i once again begin to feel more restricted, I come here, to read and be inspired once again. Your fighting spirit lives on and gives me the encouragement I need to once again keep fighting. But this post, of all and the orginal for which it came from is one that is still close to my heart for my own battle. I want to leave my mark on the world and though I am yet to find my way of doing that, again I feel your spirit almost with me, encouraging me to find a way, that the fight is worth while. I am glad that you are away from the pain and yet I wonder what you would make of things right now, how things have improved for your cause, how perhaps your efforts could be one of the reasons that CF to almost stands for cure found.

I miss you Eva, probably more than I have right to, but most of all I thank you, for the continued inspiration and effect that you continue to have on my life. I hope you continue to kick butt up there and singing and dancing to your hearts content.

Kim (uk)
Cassie Lindeberg
Feb. 6th, 2014 06:12 am (UTC)
I am so thankful for Eva. Love this video, hopefully someday these dreams will be a reality.

65_RedRoses is available on Netflix in the US now. I watched it last week. It was amazing, so touching, uplifting, but hard knowing how it would end. I loved watching Eva be so active and enjoying her new lungs.

I miss her posts dearly, and can hardly believe this year marks 4 years. She has certainly left a legacy.

Feb. 18th, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
Eva inspired me
I want you to know....I am 55 years old and have never signed my name on the donor line of my driving license...until tonight. I am watching your darling daughter's story. The movie is not over quite yet and I feel compelled to write you. I signed on that line tonight because your daughter touched my heart. Thank you for sharing her. She accomplished great things in her short life.I wish you peace.

Julie Christie-Leary
Feb. 27th, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
First saw her on The Province Newspaper 2007
Such a fighter and she really helped me realize life is a gift, we should not take it for granted. She will be dearly missed.
Emily Becky Bex Boeving
Jun. 17th, 2014 04:14 am (UTC)
The love your family shares is truly inspiring. May you all continue to love, love, love.
Mar. 29th, 2016 12:53 pm (UTC)
I have so many big plans for the future
You talked of big plans and tiny plans, in your last times here... it's your 32nd birthday, now, in a couple of days and you are still very much with us: "I will live forever in the hearts of those who love me." And ours in you, of course.

You keep on finding the way to step out between the curtains so we can feel you and applaud your life and your triumphs. Your curtain calls will never end, Eva. Nor will your dedicated spotlight ever go off.

~Brad Butler, den Haag (Holland) and Cambridge (MA, USA)
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