Sad Day Thoughts and Prayers

hampdengirl Member Posts: 8
edited March 2014 in Ovarian Cancer #1
Yesterday, my beautiful mother; Sandra Goodman - age 70, from Enfield, CT passed away.
At the age of 57 - she was given 1 year to live - with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer. She fought a valiant, 14 year battle.
Everyone that knew her, loved her. She always had a smile, no matter what. When she couldn't sleep at night, she would bake and bring the goodies to her doctor's appn'ts to share with all the wonderful people who helped her along the way.
She was a strong advocate for Ovarian Cancer Awareness. She helped plan and participated in Survivors Day, and walked in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. She wrote articles for Conversations!, the International Newsletter for Those Fighting Ovarian Cancer. She was interviewed for a segment called Beyond the Headlines on Fox 61 News. She helped comfort many people who shared this disease or had a friend or loved one with Ovarian Cancer.

I want to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers when I posted weeks ago. She was very pleased when I told her about it.

God bless you all as you continue your own battles. God speed on a cure.



  • shortstuff
    shortstuff Member Posts: 79
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hate hearing news like this but it is a part of life and she is now in a better place than all of us. Hugs and Prayers are with you.
  • floridajo
    floridajo Member Posts: 480
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom sounds like a wonderful woman, who will be sadly missed. Sending prayers that God will hold you in his palm and give you the srength you need right now. Again my deepest sympathies..Joanne
  • mopar
    mopar Member Posts: 1,972 Member
    I am so sorry you have lost your wonderful mother. What a strong, inspirational woman - I know you will miss her a great deal. Soon, your heartache will be replaced with many wonderful memories, and the Lord will give you the strength to carry on, as He had given her.
    My deepest sympathy.
  • lizper
    lizper Member Posts: 199
    Beth, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. It is amazing to her what a wonderful brave woman she was. I think God blessed her for so many years.. still I imagine how hard this is. But think that she is know whith our Lord with no pain, no worries at all. When you are feeling better may I ask how many recurrences she had and if she was treated with and trial medications. We live in Mexico and my beautiful Mommy has stage IIIB OVCA, I would like to know this because in case recurrance Mexico has no trials.. just different combinations of chemos known in the market.
    May God bring you and your family peace. LIZ
  • jamilou
    jamilou Member Posts: 200
    I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. It sounds to me like not only is she now an angel in heaven but was a true angel on earth. You must be so proud of the legacy that she has left!
  • paula2
    paula2 Member Posts: 162
    Thank you Beth. You continue to give us hope with your Mom's inspiring story. Peace be with you.
  • BonnieR
    BonnieR Member Posts: 1,526 Member
    Dear Beth, I am so sorry for the loss of you mom but what a legacy. Sending lots of hugs and prayers. BonnieRose
  • frankelyro
    frankelyro Member Posts: 25
    I am so sorry about your loss. Your mother sounds like someone who will live on in your memories of her as well as the memories of others whose lives she touched. You are surrounded by angels....Roann
  • groundeffect
    groundeffect Member Posts: 639 Member
    Beth, I am saddened at the lost of your mother, but am heartened that she was able to live for so long after being given such a poor prognosis. I'm sure the women on this board have all benefitted by something she accomplished in some way, and I'm sure she helped inspire others.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • JanQ
    JanQ Member Posts: 236
    Beth, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, I am also grateful for all she has done in the fight for awareness of this disease. Thank you and may God Bless you and give you peace. Hugs,Jan
  • paula57
    paula57 Member Posts: 93
    Beth, I am so very sorry for your loss. There are no words that will really help right now. I'm just so so sorry. Paula
  • Ohiogirl
    Ohiogirl Member Posts: 26
    My deepest sympathy at the loss of your mother...may God comfort you and give you peace