Friends of 'unique and special' cystic fibrosis sufferer vow to carry on her tireless good work

WALES ONLINE | Geraint Thomas

The loved ones of a “unique and special” woman who campaigned tirelessly for greater recognition of those battling cystic fibrosis have said an emotional farewell.

Kim Hodge, who was diagnosed with the disease when she was just two years old, bravely battled the condition all her life and refused to let it stand in the way of raising money and awareness for charities close to her heart.The 48-year-old, from Pontardawe, had a long-awaited lung transplant last year but finally lost her fight last month.

In a service at the crematorium in Morriston , Reverend Stephen Bodycombe said: “She was a unique and special person who made a unique and special contribution to this world.”

A eulogy was delivered by one of her close friends.

She said: “Kim was an amazing young lady who put everyone else before herself, providing love and friendship with anyone who crossed her path. It’s that love of life, her need to provide for others, her ability to light up a room and thoughts for others that we are here to celebrate today. Continue reading

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