Oh, beautiful, talented, always willing to help, hard working, gentle, outspoken, driven, and tenacious Vweta. I’m still wondering what happened to you and what your last memories were, but I am very grateful that you slipped away from all your trials and tribulations silently in the night, presumably peacefully. I hope your beautiful body, and soul, is finally getting the rest that it sorely needed, knowing that you’ve easily fulfilled your mission here for this lifetime. We all know, and acknowledge, just how much you’ve done and contributed, and how much you’ve touched everyone so much with your work, words, and beautiful soul.
I so wish we could’ve met. Even though I often didn’t hear from you for long periods of time, I respected, and loved, your indomitable spirit so much. I thought you would ultimately rally through because of it. I was more surprised to hear that you hadn’t. I kept thinking every time I wrote, or spoke to you, “Wow, I would really love to know this woman more.” But now, unfortunately, I won’t have that opportunity, and honor. My opportunity to have met you in person last summer didn’t happen, for which I sorely regret, even more now.
I loved that you were always so willing to help with the preliminary planning, registration, and Worth grant application for Liluye (my organization). You were always so sweet, resourceful, and hard working. I will be forever grateful that last June you wrote such a powerful speech about the stats behind human trafficking and represented Liluye, and your organization (Project ASHA), at the Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT) annual summit.
In your last post on World Pulse (November 26, 2018), you wrote an ever-eloquent, powerful, and inspiring post about making your health a priority so that you could continue to “save the world.” I was so amazed, and humbled, that you had credited me in this post for helping you through a difficult period.
I sincerely hope we can meet in person the next time, and that you can continue to help save the world. For now, we all love and miss you very much. You, and all your wonderful work, will not be forgotten.
Namaste, Vweta, Love. Namaste. Rest in peace. You truly deserve it!
In so much love, peace, and respect for you,
Reader’s note: I found out about Vweta’s passing from a Facebook post by World Pulse sister, Nakinti, on July 25th. Thank you Nakinti for letting us know. We appreciate it. It couldn’t have been easy to convey this message. Vweta is a long-time, World Pulse sister. She joined our community in March, 2013.
This is the post I referenced above, i.e., her last post on the forum: https://www.worldpulse.com/community/users/vweta/posts/89260
This is Vweta’s World Pulse bio: https://www.worldpulse.com/user/17517/bio
This is her organization: https://www.projectasha.org/home
The family announcement about her death: https://www.projectasha.org/post/in-honour-of-a-shero
To register for her online memorial this Thursday, the 20th, at 14:30 – 17:00 (CEST): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-loving-memory-of-vweta-chadwick-1988-2...
Thanks so much for reading, and honoring, the beautiful Vweta!