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Mary Ann's goodbye

elpasorudy's picture
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Mary Ann wrote much of he own eulogy. Here is what she had to say about this group: "Having cancer is dreadful, but I sure can say I’ve met the very best people through Chester (that's what I called my cancer). I want to thank my cohorts from the Cancer Survivors Network. They are a wonderful group of women. We share the same affliction, uterine papillary serous carcinoma, but we don’t let it control our lives. They provided great support. Some of them are now waiting for me in heaven. I have been battling cancer for close to five years with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, prayer, meditation, vitamins, herbs, diet, acupuncture, visualization and massage. I have been in the valley of the shadow contemplating my death, but mostly contemplating and living my wonderful life. To be alive in this world is a gift beyond price and perhaps beyond comprehension. My wish is that each of you take time in your busy lives to help others, to enjoy your friends and family, and to be good to yourselves. The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness."






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I never spoke to her on here,but I have read many of her posts.She was a wonderful,lovely,person with alot of wisdom.She is still helping us with her words...from Heaven.

jazzy1's picture
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As I read your posting tears came to my eyes....your beautiful wife endured an awful lot. In the end she knew how to enjoy life with passion and compassion.  

No one truly understands all the ups/downs with a cancer diagnosis, as to why the women on this site are such a "sister" like group.  Always here for each other and I love them all.  

Mary Ann will always have a "special" place in my heart and I will NEVER FORGET HER KINDNESS  AND HANDHOLDING SHE GAVE ME OVER THE PAST 3 YEARS.

Peace to all~



Ro10's picture
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Mary Ann was such a special lady offering so much hope and encouragement to all of us.  She put up a courageous fight.  I will miss her greatly.  I'll be keeping you and your family inmy prayers as you have her service tomorrow .  Thank you for sharing everything a from Mary Ann and her last thoughts.

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Joined: Dec 2012

I can hear the love in every word Mary Ann wrote. We will always miss her, but we will never forget her.

I hope you are taking good care of yourself Rudy. 


Fayard's picture
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Joined: May 2011

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I feel like I still need to make a lot of changes in my life.

May Mary Ann rest in peace, and God gives you and your family the strength to live without her.

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