Im actually crying. This is so emotional, I live in Ireland too and the part about West Belfast made me think because thats were I go to school it just got to me for some weird reason, like haunted. I'm so sorry to hear she sounds like such a strong amazing woman. Thankyou for posting what must have been for you an emotional and heart breaking letter. I hope when I die I have an amazing friend like you to be there for me.
Love Catherine xxxx