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Narciscus Key

Narciscus Key, who lived in Suffolk, Virginia, passed away on February 16, 2017 after a long battle with stage 4 rectal cancer. He was just 45 years old. Narciscus is photographed with his wife, Serena, who gave birth to their son, Phoenix, on April 15, 2017. Narciscus enjoyed playing basketball, customizing cars (both vintage and modern), making and listening to music and writing poetry and songs. The year before he died, his only wish in life was to have a child with Serena.

“If you just focus on the positive it will help you get through when negative situations come your way . . . Just about everything about cancer is negative, but if you just remain positive: I’m going to get through this. Take it day by day. You can’t look at yesterday because you can’t change yesterday. Tomorrow hasn’t come yet. You can only focus on right now.”

Photographed: March 18, 2016