McManamy noted that they were not a religious family, and asked that others respect her beliefs and not try to comfort her daughter with talk of heaven:
Please, please, please do not tell Brianna that I am in heaven. In her mind, that means that I chose to be somewhere else and left her. In reality, I did everything I could to be here with her, as there is nowhere, NOWHERE, I would rather be than with her and Jeff. Please don’t confuse her and let her think for one second that is not true. Because, I am not in heaven. I’m here. But no longer in the crappy body that turned against me. My energy, my love, my laughter, those incredible memories, it’s all here with you.
“Go Google Physicist’s Eulogy and know that it is a scientific fact I will always be with you both in some way,” she adds.
Her passionate message even drops a healthy share of colorful curse words along with words of deep love for her family and friends.
She tells everyone to “dance on the bar for me” at her funeral, and said she’s looking forward to haunting them. She signs off saying:
This isn’t so much a goodbye as it is see you later. Please do me a favor and take a few minutes each day to acknowledge the fragile adventure that is this crazy life. Don’t ever forget: every day matters.