May is learning, though, that in spite of her faith, grief will find its way.
"There have been times — right now it's the depressed, sad and denial — that I've found that if I'm having a really hard day and I feel like crying and feel so sorry for myself, turning to prayers and scriptures is really helpful," May said.
Ultimately, it's been the strength of her family that has been her biggest support.
"My family members have taken care of everything so I can be with my sisters," she said. "I come from a fabulous family."
Emmilie Buchanan-Whitlock is an intern for the Deseret News with Mormon Times. She recently graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho. Contact her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter: emmiliewhitlock
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