You might remember the campaign for Dublin barista Rashel who was fighting a tough battle with cancer. Her father asked for help and the Dublin coffee community (as well as the wider community) helped raise close to $50,000 to help Rashel and her family.
Sadly Rashel lost her battle with cancer yesterday and passed away. She was 28.
There are always lovely tributes when people pass away, but in Rashel's case the heartwarming tributes couldn't be more accurate. She worked in The Fumbally, serving us all coffees on a daily basis. Anybody who ever had the joy to be served by her will remember her infectious smile and happy-go-lucky nature.
Today is one of those moments that stops you in your tracks, and makes you wonder why horrible things like this have to happen to the best people in life. It just doesn't make any sense.
The Dublin coffee community have been extremely supportive of Rashel, remembering her fondly today. It's truly a testament to Rashel's amazing personality that she was able to bring joy to so many people's lives.
Gone but certainly not forgotten. RIP
Deeply sorry to hear of Rashel Winn's passing. My thoughts are with her family.
— Dublin Drinks Coffee (@DubDrinksCoffee) April 16, 2016
— BLOCK_T (@BLOCK_T) April 16, 2016
Our thoughts are with Rashel Winn's family and many many friends today. Such sad news. Her smile will forever be remembered
— Clement & Pekoe (@ClementandPekoe) April 16, 2016
The thoughts of everyone at Marco are with the family and friends of Rashel Winn today. She was much loved and will be sorely missed.
— Marco Beverage Systems (@marcobevsystems) April 15, 2016
So very sad to hear of the passing of Rashel Winn. Remembering the smiles in Ranelagh and the smiles on Clanbrassil St. Her effervescence ??
— Ellen Lunney (@slicesofdublin) April 15, 2016
We're deeply sad for the loss of our colleague Rashel Winn. Our prayers are with her family, everyone at First... https://t.co/dgP75CsGCP
— DublinBaristaSchool (@dubbaristasch) April 15, 2016