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Nancy MAJW - please pray for her family

New Flower
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I has been concern about Nancy MAJW and write to her two days ago
With a very heavy heart I have to pass this message to you

This is Bert, her husband. I am sorry to announce that Nancy died yesterday of complications from pneumonia. Will you please inform the rest of the chat group about this sad information. Nancy really appreciated all the conversations she had with you.

She was a very good friend and our inspirational cheerleader. Please light a candle in her memory
I will have a limited access to Internet until next Monday
New Flower

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TraciInLA
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...which Nancy we've lost? I'm just in shock...if it's our dear one I'm thinking of, she posted here just 2 weeks ago. I'm just so saddened by this.

Traci

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camul
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who wore the pink tutu on the pink bus... very positive and had a funny sense of humor, signed off with we care to all the new people on the board. She was still posting around the 10th or so.

Nancy passing is a surprise as even though she too was stage iv, she was in remission. My heart goes out to her husband, children and grands. I will miss Nancy, especially her positive outlook in spite of this shi**y disease.....

Carol

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Ctine70
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So sorry to hear about nancy, she will truly be missed
I will keep her family and friends in my prays during this differcult time

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VickiSam
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Olga ... right? Nancy and her husband lived in the East Coast ...?

My mind has gone .. numb

Vicki

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Gabe N Abby Mom
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Oh this makes my heart so heavy. Nancy was very special to me, I got so much inspiration and advice from her. I will miss her dearly, and my heart goes out to Bert and the rest of Nancy's family.

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Bella Luna
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I am so sorry to hear about Nancy's passing. I will light a candle in her memory. God bless her family.

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Bella Luna
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Sorry, duplicate message.

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CypressCynthia
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Nancy was a kind and special voice here. She will be so missed. Please let her family know that I am praying for them all and will light a candle in her memory.

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lynn1950
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I am stunned to read this. Please let her family know how sad I am. xoxoxo Lynn

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ladyg
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to read about Nancy's passing. My thoughts are with her family and friends. I am lighting a candle in her memory.

Hugs,
Georgia

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,
Kay

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Double Whammy
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Nancy was a bright light of hope for so many. I will miss her.

Suzanne

debsweb18
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It saddens me to hear this. My heart goes out to her family.

Deb

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New Flower thank you for letting us know about Nancy. How you keep up with everyone with what you are going through amazes me. To Bert and all of Nancy's family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. She will be greatly missed by all of us.

Sincerely,
Terry

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aisling8
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I feel gut punched, shocked, and very very sad. I so enjoyed Nancy's posts, all her dot dot dots and her feistiness, but mostly how she ended her remarks with "keep in touch, we care."

My thoughts and prayers are with her family, her high school sweetheart husband, and the grandkids whose names begin with M, A, J, W.

xoxo
Victoria

New Flower
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Thank you all
I am still in shock. I hope Bert will read your responses and find comfort in your words.
Nancy will be truly missed. This year cancer took so many sisters from us very,very sad

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Jean 0609
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I am so sad. I didn't see this until New Flower e-mailed me. She is out of town and asked me if I could send flowers from us. She e-mailed Bert, so as soon as she hears from him I will be sending flowers from all of us.

xoxo,
Jean

roseann4
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So sorry for their loss. She was a regular on this site for a long time. I treasured her messages. She was a brave warrior and I know she is at peace. Her spirit will strengthen us as we continue this journey.

Roseann

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I began this journey in 2009 and Nancy was the first sister to reply and offer her knowledge and support to me. She was so full of strength and always willing to share her experience. I am just in shock as I write this. Thank you Nancy you will be remembered and missed. RIP sweet sister!

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You have no idea how shocking this is to me. There are some sisters that stand out more than others and she was one of them. She participated on this forum quite often. I remember her because I prayed for her when I was getting chemo last year. And I remember her being very supportive to me when I was dx. I also remember I used to refer to her as “MAJW” when I prayed, just remembered those letters so well. I am very sad and shocked to learn about this news and my heart breaks for her family. And I am PISSED OFF too at the same time as we all are. This just ISN’T FAIR! Please God helps US!!!!!

RIP Nancy. And THANK YOU for giving me support when I needed it most. May you see the light now and please remember to watch over us.

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butterflylvr
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By the loss of another loving and beautiful sister. I don't get over here to post much anymore but when word circulated about Nancy's passing I had to come and pay my respects. Nancy was there for me when I was first diagnosed so I remember her well. We traded stories and knowledge along my breast cancer journey. I remember her words after I posted about another beloved pink sister having passed away this past July from brain mets. It hit her in the stomach as those two grew close because of similar diagnosis... she truly grieved that day. And today it is me.. grieving for you dear sister. Grieving for your family who lost a beloved wife and mother. I pray your spirit is healed and you continue to watch over them until you are all united once again in the heavens above.

Rest in Peace dear Nancy, rest in peace.

Lorrie

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This beautiful woman .... whom I've known for a short time ... MAJW ... Nancy ... Warrior .... sister ... FRIEND.

Meant the world to me. She was always around to give her heartfelt words of encouragement when I needed them. OMG ... this can't be true.

Nancy. wherever you are, I love you. God has yet taken another angel to watch over us all.

Rest dear sister ... rest.

My heart is heavy with sadness. Bert ... I can't imagine what you are feeling right now. But please know, my sister was a kind person ... a giving woman ... a pink warrior who was adored by all. Hugs and prayers for you and yours. God Bless

Mary

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I am as unnerved and shocked as everyone else has expressed here. I am also terribly sorry to hear this. She was a gentle soul and always had a positive spin on things.

I wish peace for Nancy and her loving family in this time of hardship.

Clementine

cinnamonsmile
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I had to reread this several times to understand it in my brain. Then my jaw literally dropped wide as I realized that she died.
She is one of the rocks on these boards. I will surely miss her. I am so saddened for her family and friends. What a horrible loss of a wonderful person.

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When I became a member of the miserable Stage 4 club in January, Nancy was among those who gave me such encouragement and strength to move forward. I loved her.

She sent me a card on which she hand painted a beautiful watercolor of a bouquet of flowers on the front. I have it in front of me and I intend to frame it. It is beautiful--she was a wonderful artist.

Prayers to your husband and family, Nancy. May you be enveloped in the arms of the Lord and at peace.

Love, Renee

GMcD
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Deeply saddened by the loss of this special lady. My deepest sympathies to her family and also all of us pink sisters and brothers who lost a wonderful friend.

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Nancy, we will forever miss you. May your family find comfort in their wonderful memories of you. You have earned your angel wings and I know you are smiling down on us from above. You have always been such a comfort and inspiration to me. Rest in peace dear sister.

Hugs, Debi

sdukowitz
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Very sad news .... she was hope and inspiration to us all .... prayers for her family and friends, especially those on this board... Sue D

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sea60
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I can't believe she's gone. She is in peace, I believe that. I will pray for her family and all who will miss this special lady.

Thank you New Flower, for letting us know.

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I pray for the family of Nancy, I hope God gives them peace at this time. I grieve along side all of my pink sisters. Nancy always had a word of encouragement for me! What a beautiful person!
XOXOXO Nancy... I will miss you.
Sandy

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Christmas Girl
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Simply heartbroken.

Cancer is brutally evil.

(((Hugs))) for all here.

Kind regards, Susan

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I have been away from the boards off and on, and just didn't realize this. Nancy was the sender of my ornament a couple years ago~bless her soul. We sent notes back and forth on occasion. I am just heart heavy hearing this news~
~Melanie

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fauxma
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I am so saddened to hear this news. My prayers and kindest thoughts are with her family and friends.

Lynn Smith
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I read this earlier this morning but it hurt so bad I couldn't type.I cried.I always checked to see when she posted.I know she was on a couple weeks ago.I was happy to see her posting.She was in remisson like someone said and then this pneumonia.That's why it's such a shock.She was beating cancer but something else took her.That is the hard part of it all.Not fair!!!!

Nancy was so sweet. I knew her by all her posts but last year (holidays) I decided to have Christmas alone with my husband.One grandchild was upset with me for not giving gifts when they turn 18 for Christmas and Birthdays.I remember saying for the holiday my husband and I are having dinner alone.Just a quiet dinner.Nancy emailed back and said if you were closer you could come join us for the holidays.That was so sweet.I was hoping someday we would meet.

This also really hit me because for the last 6 weeks I've been fighting bronchitis.Doctor appt and still just a little mucous I can't shake.Xrays are fine.Blood work is fine but the doctor said expect this to last 5 weeks.It has.Then thinking of Nancy and the pneumonia just breaks my heart.Nancy was also dx with BC about the same tme as I was.Just a few weeks if I remember.

My heart goes out to her family friends and all of us who loved her on this Board.She'll be deeply missed by the lives she touched.This sudden death has been a shock. Makes it Harder to cope.

NANCY you will be deeply missed by everyone who knew you.

Lynn Smith

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I read this earlier this morning but it hurt so bad I couldn't type.I cried.I always checked to see when she posted.I know she was on a couple weeks ago.I was happy to see her posting.She was in remisson like someone said and then this pneumonia.That's why it's such a shock.She was beating cancer but something else took her.That is the hard part of it all.Not fair!!!!

Nancy was so sweet. I knew her by all her posts but last year (holidays) I decided to have Christmas alone with my husband.One grandchild was upset with me for not giving gifts when they turn 18 for Christmas and Birthdays.I remember saying for the holiday my husband and I are having dinner alone.Just a quiet dinner.Nancy emailed back and said if you were closer you could come join us for the holidays.That was so sweet.I was hoping someday we would meet.

This also really hit me because for the last 6 weeks I've been fighting bronchitis.Doctor appt and still just a little mucous I can't shake.Xrays are fine.Blood work is fine but the doctor said expect this to last 5 weeks.It has.Then thinking of Nancy and the pneumonia just breaks my heart.Nancy was also dx with BC about the same tme as I was.Just a few weeks if I remember.

My heart goes out to her family friends and all of us who loved her on this Board.She'll be deeply missed by the lives she touched.This sudden death has been a shock. Makes it Harder to cope.

NANCY you will be deeply missed by everyone who knew you.

Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith
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I read this earlier this morning but it hurt so bad I couldn't type.I cried.I always checked to see when she posted.I know she was on a couple weeks ago.I was happy to see her posting.She was in remisson like someone said and then this pneumonia.That's why it's such a shock.She was beating cancer but something else took her.That is the hard part of it all.Not fair!!!!

Nancy was so sweet. I knew her by all her posts but last year (holidays) I decided to have Christmas alone with my husband.One grandchild was upset with me for not giving gifts when they turn 18 for Christmas and Birthdays.I remember saying for the holiday my husband and I are having dinner alone.Just a quiet dinner.Nancy emailed back and said if you were closer you could come join us for the holidays.That was so sweet.I was hoping someday we would meet.

This also really hit me because for the last 6 weeks I've been fighting bronchitis.Doctor appt and still just a little mucous I can't shake.Xrays are fine.Blood work is fine but the doctor said expect this to last 5 weeks.It has.Then thinking of Nancy and the pneumonia just breaks my heart.Nancy was also dx with BC about the same tme as I was.Just a few weeks if I remember.

My heart goes out to her family friends and all of us who loved her on this Board.She'll be deeply missed by the lives she touched.This sudden death has been a shock. Makes it Harder to cope.

NANCY you will be deeply missed by everyone who knew you.

Lynn Smith

New Flower
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Nancy has her own voice, very optimistic outlook and had encouraged everyone to fight. Being TNBC herself she provided support and comfort to new and old members of this board for both treatment and life and family situations
She has already been missed

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HootieGirl
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I hate reading things like this. It completely breaks my heart. What a wonderful lady. Sending lots and lots of prayers to her family. I am grateful that she is no longer suffering and is in a better place.

Kat

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Sunrae
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I read Nancy's obit in another post and was so saddened and shocked. She always had an encouraging word to everyone and I looked forward to her posts. I blame cancer for taking her life even tho she died from pneumonia. Cancer and all that goes with it takes so much from us we don't have a whole lot to fight with when we get some other illness. Nancy was a beautiful sweet woman and so inspiring. May her husband and family be comforted during this sad time. We will miss her.

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Oh, no! I haven't been on for a few days and I am just stunned and heartbroken. She was so pleased that her chemo had worked so well and that she was feeling better. She was so welcoming to me--and everyone--and shared so much of her experience, knowledge, and optimism. Please let her family know how well-loved she was and how much she will be missed.

Angie

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Attygirl
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Nancy was so kind to me. I am so saddened by this news.

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pinkkari09
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Can't even think of what to type right now:-(. If Nancy's family reads any of this I want them to know how special she was to many on here. We joined around the same time (I think :-|, darn chemo brain,I know "Laurissa" and I did and pretty sure Dear Nancy as well" regardless, she was always so wonderful to me and always quick to lend her experience, strength, and hope to anyone that joined. She and I shared the same type of beast, triple negative, and I can't count the times she gave me excellent advice or sent me in the right direction to find it if she didn't know. Nancy is a BEAUTIFUL Kindred Spirit who will be missed by many, but I also know in my heart that she's right where she needs to be, free of pain, free of the beast we all battle daily. Even in remission (Our Kindred Survivors) I don't think you're ever free of the beast, it always lies in the back of our minds. Then there's the selfless ones like Nancy who stay on here for people like me who still needs them, and my selfish side wants her here with us, I have more in common with my current scan and brain met, and wanted to lean on her as well as many others on here, but Nancy for her strength. My selfless side is here for anyone and so sorry we all mourn another loss and so sorry I just now learned of this cuz I'm not being a very good kindred :-(. I'm babbling because I'm still a little shocked. My love, prayers, and hugs to all who were privileged enough to know her, whether family, friend or online like myself. I think, it sure would have been great to meet her, then I think, duh, I will......someday
So Sad,
Kari

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Doubled, sorry

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pinkkari09
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First of all thank you to New Flower for keeping us updated, you're AMAZING!!!
This is something Nancy posted shortly after I joined, just wanted to share it again because it really helped me, as she always did, helped others.
She will be greatly missed!

Posted by MAJW around the last quarter of 2009. Her kindness will carry on!

The Oak Tree

A mighty wind blew day and night.
It stole the Oak tree's leaves away
Then snapped its boughs and pulled it's bark
Until the Oak was tired and stark

But still the Oak tree held its ground
While other trees fell all around
The weary wind gave up and spoke
"How can you be still be standing Oak?

The Oak tree said "I know that you can
break each branch of mine in two
carry every leaf away
Shake my limbs and make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth
Growing stronger since my birth
You'll never touch them, for you see
They are the deepest part of me.

UNTIL TODAY, I wasn't sure of just how much I could endure
But now I've found with thanks to you
I AM STRONGER THAN I EVER KNEW...........

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Different Ballgame
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Dear Kari,

This is a powerful poem and it brought a tear to my eye. May you read this poem daily while you are plotting your plan of action to rid the cancer within your body. May the poem give you strength to fight those ugly cells.

Lots of Hugs,
Janelle

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Different Ballgame
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I hate it when we lose a sister. My deepest sympathy to Nancy's husband and family and to all the sisters who knew Nancy. May the wonderful memories bring you comfort.

With a Saddened Heart,
Janelle

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natly15
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I'm so sad about this loss. She was indeed a cheerleader and a special lady. May she finally rest in peace. (((Hugs)))

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