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When Brittanie Penrose and her friend Aaron Lanari threw a message in a bottle off Oceanside Pier in California in 2010, they didn’t think they’d hear about it again. However, the old wine bottle popped up last week on the shores of Guam, more than 6,000 miles away. Penrose forgot about the bottle, until she got the message saying it was discovered. Penrose was recovering from brain cancer when she and Lanari wrote two notes and put them in an old wine bottle. At the time they were 24 years old. The bottle was found by 14-year-old Javier Sanchez, who was helping during the International Coastal Cleanup.
... Brittanie explained of the letter she wrote, “I just described me and what I’m doing, and at the time I was a phlebotomist and was fighting cancer.” She says the bottle was Lanari’s idea. While much of Brittanie Penrose’s letter was unreadable because of the sun, it still contained information on how to find her on Facebook. The letter also included her email address.