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Karl Lund, Facebook

Karl Lund, Facebook

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- In December, photographer Karl Lund shared the story of a special little girl he had met at a St. Louis Rams game. He took to Facebook to share his story of  “losing his composure” after photographing seven-year-old Janet,  who was suffering from an inoperable cancer, during her NFL football game adventure.

On Sunday, Janet’s mother announced that the little girl had died Saturday afternoon. On her “Praying For Little Janet” page, she wrote.

Janet was in peace. She loves our God and looked forward to meeting Him. She was completely aware of what was going on, and she was not scared. In fact, and I’m not joking, she wanted me to ask not that you aren’t sad when she’s gone, but that you remember the love.

Karl Lund, Facebook

Karl Lund, Facebook

Lund returned to Facebook to share his thoughts on Janet’s passing.  He wrote in part:

Two months that changed my life.

I took these two photos exactly two months apart from one another. They represent the very first time I ever met Janet and the very last time I’d ever see her again.

I can’t help but think about all the times I prayed for this beautiful child to beat cancer only to sit here sadly asking God why she didn’t.

The logical and spiritual side of me quickly took over and immediately convinced me that maybe she did in fact beat this thing we call cancer after all. I mean….who came out with a better deal in the end? Cancer consumed the body she was given, but I can promise you that it didn’t have an affect on her soul.

Karl Lund, Facebook

Karl Lund, Facebook

 

For more on Janet’s battle and her life, visit her family’s Praying for Little Janet page on Facebook.