Our dear fellow blogger, Vanessa Morrison, of Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll Treasures has lost her several-year battle with cancer.
Vanessa passed away on October 11, 2017. She was a soldier until the end and continued to battle this deadly disease until her body could no longer fight.
I spoke to her about a month ago and, although she was basically bedridden, her plans were to begin physical therapy to strengthen her muscles so she could regain her ability to walk.
I thank God that Vanessa entered my life initially in 2005 when she was a porcelain doll maker, allowing me to share her artist profile in Black Doll-e-zine. We lost contact afterward, but five years later, Vanessa invited me to visit and follow her blog. So impressed with her doll stories, videos, and overall talent, in 2011, we began working on an article about her that was published in the 2012 Autumn Americana issue of Fashion Doll Quarterly. I thank God even more that our friend, who shared our passion for dolls so creatively is no longer suffering. She is now truly free.
Rest and create peacefully in paradise, dear Vanessa. I will always remember you.
In addition to her informative and entertaining blog posts, Vanessa's Youtube channel remains a testament to her knack for telling a good doll story, her creativity, attention to detail, and overall dedication to one of her many talents.
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