Joy Styles Kukec is an amazing individual who has overcome a great many trials in her life.
A widow at 31 and an orphan at 33, Joy possesses a deep sense of spirituality and understanding of the world beyond self. She is an inspiration to all who have come to know her, and is loved by so many whose lives she has touched.
Joy was diagnosed with ALS in the fall of 2009 and has been faced with the challenges that affect those who have this debilitating disease. However, in typical Joy style, she has chosen to embrace life and maintain hope for a future without ALS.
Since her diagnosis, Joy has jumped out of a plane, flown through the Grande Canyon in a helicopter, travelled to Australia and moved to Mexico. In November of 2010, Joy married Carl Kukec; her soul mate and love of her life.
In March, her health forced her to return to Canada to be near to medical support as well as friends and family.
On the morning of July 1st, amidst the festivities of Canada Day, Joy passed on. She was surrounded by family and friends, and her life and legacy lives on in each and every one of us.
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We love you Joy!