Ashlynne Sienna Mannes, 18, passed away on December 2, 2022.
Ashlynne was born to Lisa Yuodsnukis and Mark Mannes. She had an older sister, Briahna Yuodsnukis, younger sister, Zoe Mannes, and younger brother, Kaden Mannes. She is also survived by her dear nana, Janice Atherton, and cherished grandfather, Les Yuodsnukis. Her death was preceded by Harvey and Charlotte Mannes. She was loved dearly by her dogs, Snowball, Blitzen, Cocoa, her sister's dog, 7, her two cats, Moon and Marshmallow, and her younger sister’s bearded dragon, Dopey.
Ashlynne was compassionate, emphatic, and free-spirited. She enjoyed collecting squishmallows and blankets, journaling, writing, photography, music, fashion, and dancing. It was clear how much she loved her siblings by her unwavering support for them and their accomplishments. Her love for animals was always apparent and she hoped to grow up and own an animal sanctuary one day.
Ashlynne showed never ending strength and was a fighter from the start of her cancer journey at age 15. Her joyous presence and contagious laugh will never be forgotten.
In honor of Ashlynne’s love for poetry, we included some words from her directly:
pure luck. i survived because of pure luck. im still fighting to stay alive because remission is no longer possible for me. just hoping for stable scans and more time. i will keep fighting til my luck runs out, but i did not lose my "battle" to cancer. and every angel warrior in heaven did not lose their "battle" to cancer. implying people who died because of cancer implys they did not try hard enough to stav alive and honestly thats a bunch of fucking BS. excuse my language but to imply that is horrible considering the fact its just pure luck on who survives the cancer and treatment. god you can literally die by the treatment before the cancer catches up but that does not mean anyone lost their battle. I will fight til my luck runs out but cancer will never win anything. there is no battle with cancer, just war. and cancer ur going to wish you never met us.