In memory of Michelle Faustmann Soumier

1983 - 2018

So far we have raised


My wife, Michelle Faustmann Soumier, mother of our young daughter passed away in January 2018, after bravely battling "triple negative" breast cancer. As devastating as this has been, we need to remember Michelle as the truly inspirational and beautiful person she was. We need to cherish the legacy she left us with rather than being sad for the unfinished story we were planning on writing together, as a family. This would have been her wish.

Through her 34 years on this planet, she has been a very inspirational woman to many. I have never met someone who loved life as much as Michelle, even when times were difficult. She always had a smile on her face, as she was truly appreciative of any little joy life could bring. She had close ties with many countries around the world, and embraced very well these different cultures. She was a successful solicitor who loved travelling, discovering new cultures, local cuisine, cooking, socializing with her friends, dancing, etc. She loved life and shared that with everyone.

Since Michelle had been diagnosed, she felt it was her duty to share her journey with the world. She wanted to show others in the same or similar situation that life can still be lived to the fullest no matter what has been taken away, that challenges can only be overcome with sheer determination, to never give up because life is worth fighting for.

Through this difficult journey, her greatest inspiration has been our daughter, who was a year old at the time when Michelle left us. Our little Margaux is now, in many ways, already like her Mum. Michelle was an amazing mother and she will live through our little angel. I already know that like her Mum, our daughter will be very special and Margaux will get to know the bright light her Mum was. Now Michelle still shines, as the new star she became in the sky.

In Memory of Michelle, we created this fund, a cause very close to her heart, to keep the fight she had to stop. We need to find a cure to help those who are still on this journey.

Life is worth fighting for !

Guillaume Soumier Fund holder


Thinking of Michelle today. I hope with all Michelle endured it has created a positive impact for breast cancer research and saved the lives of others.


13 January 2022

Rochan Faustmann

A Mother’s Love for her child is like nothing else in the world . It knows no law, no pity, it dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. ….Agatha Christie


13 January 2022

Madlen Faustmann

I miss you Michelle everyday! I like to remember those happy moments like the aperitivo time in Florence which you really enjoyed.
Love from Dad


13 January 2022

Carlos Faustmann


13 January 2022



Miss you Michelle, especially today - forever in our hearts xx


13 January 2022

Sophie and Sander


We will always remember you in our hearts and minds and continue your good work here in earth, protecting all that you loved and nurtured.

Sending love from Hong Kong to the entire family.

Matthew and Nathaniel


30 January 2021

Matthew Tosca

Michelle! I miss you!! There is so much I’d love your advice on right now. You were wise beyond your years and will always be missed. Sending love to you in heaven. Thank you for watching out for us XX


29 January 2021

Ashley, Corey and Theo Cashion

She was a beautiful and inspiring person and clearly the best mummy.

Love Alex, Emily and Eloise


18 January 2021

Emily Valentine

God saw you getting tired
and a cure was not to be
so He put his arms around you
and whispered, "Come with Me"

With tearful eyes we watched you
and saw you fade away
and although we love you dearly
we could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating
tired eyes now rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us
He only takes "the best"

(verse by Kathleen Coelho)

We miss you so much,
Mom & Dad


15 January 2021

Carlos & Madlen Faustmann