I seemed to have been drawn to this site i don't know why, i guess it could be Aithley telling me look. And boy i didn't expect so many spark mails, replies to the last note and those so called goodies items. It is overwhelming and nice feeling that she touched the lives of many people. I do miss her. And nothing i can do can bring her back, i looked through some of the blogs she posted. And some team groups she belonged to to see what the fuss is about of sparkpeople, i am really glad she found such sight to help her through her weight struggles, She always seemed to have struggled with weight, most people says she looks like grandma, reasonably tall and round. And always smiled. That too was Aithley, and i loved her. I remember the nicest memories of her smile and end up crying. I never thought i would outlive my sister, She was just 25 and had done so much with her life alot more than i have.
I lit a few candles for her on this page. If you want to do so too here is a link londoninternetchurch.org
I also donated to the organisation she worked with for abroad. Here is the link to that www.msf.org.uk/
I know she often worried about there not being enough funds for her continue with her work.
On top of things i keep thinking, if she stayed in cape town 2 weeks more, she be safe at home, she was due to come back 16 December. But i know she wouldn't have had any regrets doing what she did. And i am proud of her
I spoke with people at the Aids center where she last worked in Cape Town. Anja is still in a coma, but is stable, and she is showing more signs that she will come out of it which is good, i would like to talk to her, since she was the last person to have seen Aithley alive. Plus i need to go to Cape town and collect Aithley's belongings, i don't want my parents to go they are elderly and i don't want the same fate happen to them, as it is known young females and elderly are main targets there. I heard the men who are accused for assaults on my sister and her room mates have been found, but it is not known what the consequences are for them, it was a series of 3 men. But sad thing is this happens often in Johannesburg, it may be beautiful but some places you really need someone strong to protect you from things like this. I just miss her , I wish i was there to protect her.
Her body arriving in England was not what i expected, i always pictured her with perfect complexion, And a beauty, but taking my parents to see her body when it arrived it was hard, you could hardly recognize her, she was blue and black from what happened to her. Her funeral was yesterday, was a beautiful day i must say. We chose to do a closed casket because of the state she was in. My dad made a beautiful memorial table at home for dear Aithley.
I see there is alot of people that wants me to keep updated on Anja, well i probably go to Cape town in a week or 2 to pick up the things and i can tell you more then. Thankyou for the support you have given to me and my family. Although some people mistake Riley as our surname. It is her 2nd middle name. Our surname isn't Riley. I placed it as a C. for the surname, as i don't know if she told our surname so i didn't want to give out too much.
I miss you Aithley.