Rodriguez was widely adored for her honesty regarding her battle with cancer. She often shared her ups and downs with her 487K followers on Instagram and stressed the importance of self-love in sickness and in health.
She kept her faith in God at the forefront and never let her pain define her. Throughout her journey, she continued to uplift the community with her quotes, messages and blog posts.
She shared a touching Instagram post back in April that was a testament to how she lived her life. It read: “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live.”
Close friend Tahira Joy of “The Cut Life” shared a loving memory of Rodriguez in an Instagram post:
Many other people left messages of love and gratitude on her page after hearing of her passing. One follower shared, “Heaven couldn’t wait for you. Thank you for your strength you will always be a warrior.” Another wrote, “You will never be forgotten. I love you. sad day, we lost such a beautiful and impeccable human. But the heavens gained her.”