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Antigoni (Noni) Glykos was born on March 13, 1966


December 27, 1996
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The dreams of a bride



Employment - A Guide for Scandinavian tourists in Greece



Person Most Admired - Her mother



Favorite Movie - Out of Africa



Noni's Passion - Ancient history



Biggest Concern - Being good at motherhood



Favorite Food - Great Greek fish dishes



She was crazy about Christmas and loved decorating the house!



Favorite Colors - Blue, black and white



Activity - Noni loved to travel



Favorite Song - Don't Pay the Ferryman



Favorite Drink - Ice coffee frappe



Favorite Musician - Richard Claiderman (pianist)



December 1998
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Presents under the tree and a special gift in me!



December 18, 1998 - Noni's son is born



December 25, 1998
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The best Christmas ever!



February 10, 1999

Noni is diagnosed with lung cancer.



February 13, 1999

She is told that she has less than nine months to live.



February 14, 1999

Noni learns that her lung cancer has spread to her brain and kidneys.




March 13, 1999

Noni shows courage and concern as she speaks at her final birthday.

Her face is swollen as a tumor blocks blood flow back to her heart.

Click here to watch a short clip of Noni turning 33 (2MB)




March 16, 1999
Noni holding her son
A new mother's pride






June 20, 1999
Noni four days from death







Antigoni (Noni) Glykos Died on June 24, 1999

Age 33 Years, 3 Months, 11 Days

A victim of small cell lung cancer & Camel cigarettes

R.J. Reynolds' Camel cigarettes Pleasure to Burn or Pleasure that Burns?  Click to enlarge

"Pleasure to Burn" or "Pleasure that Burns?"

Noni started smoking cigarettes at age 14







December 18, 1999
Noni's son's first birthday.
Noni's son's first birthday



Her dream of her and her husband building their own home died with her ...



... as did her dream of having at least two children ...



... as did all her other dreams ...



... and many of the dreams of those who loved her!





April 1, 2006

Hello everybody,

My name is John and I am Noni's brother. I live in Athens, Greece and I am also a smoker who quit 5 years and 350 days ago and I am still trying... On 16th of April it will be 6 full years and 2006 will mark the 7th year without my sister in our lives.

Believe it or not, there is no day that goes by without thinking of her and the fact that she died so young. She would have been 40 this past 13th of March and for sure she would have been angry because she always wanted to stay young.

I hope that she can "see" the impact of her life to all of you. More than 2,000 messages the past 18 months only! Most of them related to quitting this nasty addiction that each year takes away so many! It is really hard to handle all the love and the emotions that you are "sending" through the messages but I save them so my children and most of all Noni's son will read them when they grow up.

Many times you make me cry, not of because I feel sad but because you make me feel so proud about my sister's life and so lucky because I had her for 29 years in my life.

NONI IF YOU CAN SEE ALL OF US DOWN HERE PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SMOKING OURSELVES AND TO HELP OTHERS TO DO SO...

Thank you all on behalf of NONI

God bless you,

John Glykos and Family
Athens, Greece






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