I thought I should do an update to this post, as people keep asking me how Natalie got on in China with her cancer treatment. Unfortunately, there were complications with Natalie’s treatment and when she returned to New Zealand she was still very ill and in terrible pain.
Natalie passed away on Friday, surrounded by her family and her husband. The one happy piece of information I can give you is that Natalie married her longtime boyfriend Caleb in August and it all looked absolutely beautiful (I totally Facebook stalked that shizz).
It’s devastating for all who knew Natalie, and I can’t even begin to imagine what my beautiful friend Tammy and the rest of her family are going through. My love goes out to you all, you are the most beautiful people and this is the most heart wrenching tragedy.
I watched Natalie’s funeral via live stream from New Zealand in the middle of last night and I can officially tell you that no mascara stood a chance. There’s not much more to say, I still can’t quite believe this has happened, but please, if you see a Paterson, hug a Paterson. They need your love right now.
Rest easy, Nat.