Mentor, entrepreneur and TV Host Paul Carrick Brunson is no stranger to an inspiring story. The other day, he posted a moving story in memory of his dear friend, Alicia Bertine, who recently lost her battle with pancreatic cancer. In a heartfelt tribute online, Paul was able to capture the beauty of Alicia’s spirit along with her life and love story.
Paul met Alicia in 2011 when they were filming “Lovetown, USA” on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. The reality documentary series showcased a community in Kingsland, Georgia, as they worked together to complete a challenge; the community’s challenge was to focus on and become more loving in 30 days. In Alicia’s episode, his assignment was to help her find love. While Paul and the show’s team decided to alter their assignment with Alicia and maximize their aid in her professional endeavors, life took her to her true love in other ways.
Paul’s tribute highlights Alicia’s positive outlook. “Throughout the years, her battle with the disease became grueling but she never stopped being optimistic, she never stopped laughing, and she never stopped smiling,” Paul wrote. “She was a source of personal inspiration for me.”
To read more about Alicia’s unexpected journey to her one true love, read Paul’s touching message, below.