On March of 2018, I received a distrubing call from one of my dearest friend's sister who shared that my friend Raquel Diaz, 48, was diagnosed with possible ALS. There were other tests pending at the time that would eventually confirm it was in fact ALS and that it was pretty progressive. From March 2018 until she took her last breath on June 10, 2018, I saw what this horrible disease had done to her. Raquel tried to fight, we prayed together, we cried together, and we laughed together. My best time with her was when we watched LMN for 3 hours at the hospital one day. I remember her looking over at me holding my hand and telling me how priceless that moment was for her and me as well. On our last day together, I told her I had to leave and would be back the following day or the next. She didn't want me to leave, but I promised I would come back and asked her if she wanted a carrot cake, her favorite and even though she could barely speak, she said yes and smiled, and said I love you! I said I love you more and our hands unlocked slowly. We looked at eachother as I walked out and that would be the last time I would ever speak to my friend. I was there when she passed peacefully. My 5k run will be in her memory and her daughter Angelika Obuch, who is one of the most strongest young ladies that I have seen endure the loss of her mom! I miss my friend! I will never forget her!