Although the website for her foundation was no longer in service, an archive showed a smiling Gomez sporting a dark T-shirt with her organization’s green ribbon-shaped logo and the tagline: “Behind every fighter there is a supporter. Will you be mine?”

Hundreds responded to pleas Gomez made through motivational talks and fundraisers. Among those taken in were students at Da Vinci High School, who threw a prom party/fundraiser for her after she told them that she had missed her own senior prom because she was in treatment.

It was a dream prom with a limousine, a dress donated by a fancy boutique and Gomez, named queen of the dance.