Update on Mary
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May 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm #82489bananaf1shSpectator
I wanted to write as soon as I read your post on your mom’s passing, but I haven’t been able to take the time. I’m so sorry for your loss. My mom was getting treated at MSKCC in Basking Ridge maybe right after your mom started getting treated in Manhattan. I always felt closeness in reading her posts because they sounded like my mom could have been writing them. She was such a kind and gracious person, and always had encouraging and candid responses for me when I asked her questions directly.
I know taking your mom to the appointments in the city couldn’t have been easy (I did it just a few times procedures & meetings with the surgeon, and the drive — not to mention the parking — always felt like such an obstacle course), but I was glad for your mom that you were there to do that for her. My mom’s in hospice now and may be joining your mom soon. I’ll tell her to look for Mary.
My warmest thoughts are with you and your family.
CarolineMay 25, 2014 at 11:44 am #82488iliasMember
so very sorry to hear your news…be strong and remember she is no longer in pain
LouMay 23, 2014 at 7:56 pm #82487scheitrumcSpectator
What a beautiful message.
That is how your mother will be remembered…Living life every day to its fullest, loving freely and by being a kind and passionate person.
Thank you for allowing us to share this experience with you. You are a wonderful caregiver and supporter.
CarlMay 23, 2014 at 1:48 am #82486marionsModerator
Oh, Kelly, thank you for sharing this with us. Your Mom spoke of your insistence of accompanying her to the doctor’s visit and how supportive and caring you have been all throughout. She was a very special person and has left an enduring impression on this site and in our hearts.
Hugs and love,
MarionMay 23, 2014 at 1:39 am #82485mcwgoatSpectator
Thank you all so much. It’s been a difficult few days but I’m fortunate to have my husband and family. My uncle and I keep talking about how selfish it is to want her here with us when she was in so much pain. I feel a sense of peace knowing she never has to experience any pain or trauma from procedures/surgeries again. She was braver than anyone should ever have to be.
The service was beautiful and reflective of my mom’s spirit and personality- to live every day to its fullest, love freely and be a kind & compassionate person.
KellyMay 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm #82484jathy1125Spectator
Kelly, I am sorry for you and your family on Mary’s passing. She was a great inspiration to all in our CC family, she gave many new members so much HOPE.
Lots of prayers for peace comfort, and strength at this time.
CathyMay 21, 2014 at 6:51 pm #82483kris00jSpectator
I am so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such a kind, thoughtful woman. I enjoyed meeting her.
I wish I had read this. I would have gone to the memorial service.
May your family find strength in the knowledge that she is at peace, and cancer free.May 21, 2014 at 4:35 am #82482kvollandSpectator
I am so sorry at the loss of your mother. You and your entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this.
KrisVMay 21, 2014 at 2:52 am #82481pamelaSpectator
I am so very sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a beautiful, precious angel. May you and your family find peace.
Love, -PamMay 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm #82480labradorSpectator
Kelly, I’m sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
LabradorMay 20, 2014 at 6:05 am #82479gavinModerator
I am so very sorry indeed to hear of the passing of your dear mum. Please accept my sincere condolences. I know that she will be sorely missed by so many people and my thoughts are with you and your family right now. Having lost my dad to this cancer I so know the pain that you feel right now and please know as well that we are all here for you. Thinking of you right now.
GavinMay 20, 2014 at 12:30 am #82478willowSpectator
My heart and condolences are with you. Mary is a special lady. She was dignified and compassionate all the way through.
WillowMay 20, 2014 at 12:18 am #82477iowagirlMember
My heart goes out to you and your family. Your mom obviously made a lot of friends and many respected her as well. She will always be with those who she touched. I wish I could have had the chance to know her.
Julie T.May 19, 2014 at 11:35 pm #82476darlaSpectator
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. Mary will be greatly missed by many, including all of us here. There are no words that can easy your pain, but try to take some comfort in knowing that at least now she is at peace and no longer suffering or in pain. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad & trying time.
Love & Hugs,
DarlaMay 19, 2014 at 10:55 pm #82475lisacraineSpectator
I’m m so sorry and my heart aches for you and your family. Your Mom was such a wonderful lady and friend. I will miss our long chats, laughs and cries. She always spoke of her beautiful daughter and how much love and support you gave her.
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