Sorry about that.

I love you.
Thank you.


Vashti L. Ross died the morning of July 11, 2023 due to complications from ALS.

To learn more about her journey with this insidious disease, please keep reading, or see https://alsoregon.org/vashti-ross/.

If you would like to help with her final expenses, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/pruzh-dying-is-expensive.

8 thoughts on “OH SHIT, I DIED!

  1. I came across this blog more or less randomly few years ago and I never stopped reading it. I am deeply touched by Vashti’s death and I would like to express my condolences to her family. I’m from a far away country and I never met her, but I will always remember her as a very intelligent and brave person, I have enjoyed reading her posts describing life from a perspective which, in some way or another, all of us might face at some point. I think she was a gifted writer. Rest in peace Vashti!

  2. I didn’t know Vashti – found her blog because of a post her brother made on metafilter but followed her with great admiration for her bravery and the straightforward way she addressed some extremely hard things. My condolences to those who loved her – this internet stranger is shedding some tears over her departure. May her memory be a blessing.

  3. I’m so fucking sorry to read this (it was a bit of a shock; I think I load this site every few weeks to see if there’s an update). I’ve been following her blog since the Joco Cruise several years ago even though we never met on the boat or anything, she was clearly a badass in every way and showed such an amazing amount of courage and humor through the past decade of this shitty disease.

  4. I’ll remember you! Your story touched me and I’m sorry you had to leave us early. You deserved a cure or for this never to have happened at all.

  5. I can’t believe you’re gone. I found your blog quite late and was rooting for you all the way. Id come back here every so often for updates and now I’m just empty.

  6. Oh no! I’ve been following Vashti for years. I’m so sad to learn she lasted months ago, but I know her friends & family gave her life so much meaning and joy.

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