We name turtles after people sometimes. Not always, but sometimes.
Lily Rose was named after a little girl: Miss Lily Rose Rosploch. And Lily Rose the girl was fighting neuroblastoma, a kind of cancer.
At one point, Lily was—miraculously—cancer free.
But then it came back.
And it is with great, great sadness that I tell you, sweet Miss Lily Rose died on January 31. She was five years old.