Sad news to report about Donna ~UPDATE 8-1-10~

just4Brooks
just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I’m personally taking a big jump in reporting this news. But Donna said it was up to me if I felt if it was the time to tell you guys on the board. I was kind of hopping she would get home soon to give you the update herself but I feel at this time she needs everybody sending good thought, prayers, or whatever you want to call it SHE NEEDS IT. Donna’s daughter Chey reported to me that the cancer has now spread to her mom’s brain and the doctors told her that there is no longer anything they can do for her. I’m crying as I write this because I feel very close to Donna and her daughter Chey. They both hold a special place in my heart and they will continue to hold that spot forever. I hope that someday I can be half the person that Donna is. She has faced this head on and never flinched. Her daughter Chey is way beyond the 13 years she has been on this earth. She has what I would call a old soul and is a pleasure to talk to. This is a trait that she must have got from Donna. Donna has done a great job in raising her family while fighting this monster. I LOVE you Donna!!!


Brooks

UPDATE>>> I talked to Donna on the phone today and she says thank you for all the support you guys have given her and for all of us to stay strong. She would love to post something but right now it’s very hard for her to get her thoughts together because of the cancer. I told her that we all love her very much and that she has touched the lives of many of us, including me. Hospice will be out sometime this week and I told her that she’s welcome to call me 24/7 for any reason. If anyone wants to send her a card please send to my address (PM me for address) and I’ll forward it to her or if you already have her address just sent it to her directly. I don’t feel comfortable giving anyone's address out. I hope you all understand. This so very hard for me to deal with too but we need to stay strong for Donna and that includes me :o(


I’m a better person because I have known Donna!!

Brooks
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  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    ...
    I HATE CANCER!!!! I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!I HATE CANCER!!!
  • Lovekitties
    Lovekitties Member Posts: 3,364 Member
    Oh no!
    Donna and her family certainly have all my prayers during this terrible trial. I hope that the docs are able to keep Donna pain free.

    Thank you Brooks for sharing this update.

    If only our tears could bring a cure.

    Marie
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member

    Oh no!
    Donna and her family certainly have all my prayers during this terrible trial. I hope that the docs are able to keep Donna pain free.

    Thank you Brooks for sharing this update.

    If only our tears could bring a cure.

    Marie

    Speechless......
    :(
  • Kathryn_in_MN
    Kathryn_in_MN Member Posts: 1,252
    Just when I think
    Just when I think I'm strong and not much can make me cry, I read this. There is no way not to cry when hearing bad news for Donna.

    Donna has always been out there LIVING and keeping such a positive strong attitude, and taking care of her family, all while dealing with the effects of treatments. She has always been full of support for all of us. It is so hard to hear this news. I want to stomp my feet and jump up and down and throw a temper tantrum! It just isn't fair!

    I HATE CANCER! I hate what it does to people like Donna, and families - families that have to face losing an important member WAY too soon.

    Donna and her whole family are in my prayers. They have been all along, but I will ask for strength for all of them to get through whatever the future brings together.
  • pluckey
    pluckey Member Posts: 484
    I spoke to Donna once on the
    I spoke to Donna once on the phone when she was researching Thera Spheres. She was as loveley "in person" as she is on this board. Damn it, I f##*&n HATE this cancer.

    what a horrible run on this board.

    Donna, my heart and prayers are with you and your family.

    Brooks, hugs to you too

    My hart is just aching tonight.

    peggy
  • just4Brooks
    just4Brooks Member Posts: 980
    Buzzard said:

    Speechless......
    :(

    me
    Me too Buzz.... It pains me so much. :o(
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    oh Donna.
    I along with

    oh Donna.
    I along with everyone am just crushed. Love you- if there is anything I or any one of us can do, please let us know. Your kids, your husband, your family, friends- they are all in my prayers. Of course you are too- I pray for peaceful times ahead for all of you.
  • TLG320
    TLG320 Member Posts: 167
    I hate this disease so much.
    I hate this disease so much. I'm absolutely sick about this. Donna gave me such a warm and sweet welcome when I joined this board last fall - her love of life and enthusiasm (especially for her theater and performing!) are so apparent. She was the first person who demonstrated to me that life doesn't end at a cancer diagnosis.

    My prayers and thoughts are going out to Donna and her family tonight. Please keep us posted as you find out more, Brooks.
  • geotina
    geotina Member Posts: 2,111
    How very sad
    Like Buzz and the others, I am speechless and just can't believe it.

    Love ya Donna - Tina and George
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    *sigh*
    Oh, God. That's all. Oh, God. Can't say anymore right now.

    *hugs*
    Gail

    P.S. I'm singing a solo in church tomorrow, "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me." The last time I sang it a friend had just been put in hospice. Tomorrow my thoughts will all be with Donna.
  • PamPam2
    PamPam2 Member Posts: 370
    So Sorry
    I am so sad to hear this news. I am hoping the doctors might find some treatment to deal with it and am holding my breath for this. I am only about an hour away from OU hospital if that is where you are Donna.
    Pam
  • CanadaSue
    CanadaSue Member Posts: 339
    Same as Buzzard, Speechless.......
    Donna,

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers, great vibes and everything in between are headed your way!

    CANCER SUCKS!

    Hugs,

    Sue
  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
    PamPam2 said:

    So Sorry
    I am so sad to hear this news. I am hoping the doctors might find some treatment to deal with it and am holding my breath for this. I am only about an hour away from OU hospital if that is where you are Donna.
    Pam

    Donna, strong prayers are
    Donna, strong prayers are being said for you over and over. We love you. We want you to remember that you are very special to us. We are thinking of you and please think of us too.

    Lizzy
  • karguy
    karguy Member Posts: 1,020
    Oh No
    I am sorry to hear this bad news,I will be praying for her,and her family.I HATE CANCER SO MUCH.
  • idlehunters
    idlehunters Member Posts: 1,787
    karguy said:

    Oh No
    I am sorry to hear this bad news,I will be praying for her,and her family.I HATE CANCER SO MUCH.

    Can't do Nothing????????
    Why not????? I don't get it..... why the heck can't SOMETHING be done????? Donna ...and all the others...fight and fight and fight..for years... and then thats it??? sorry??? wtf??? I am so majorily bummed about this ... and all the crap!

    Jennie
  • Nana b
    Nana b Member Posts: 3,030
    karguy said:

    Oh No
    I am sorry to hear this bad news,I will be praying for her,and her family.I HATE CANCER SO MUCH.

    No, Please God!
    Oh God! Donna came on this board right after I did....she was so scared and reaching out for us, and I was new too and she spoke of her fears fears that I had inside also, mainly of th unknown. Buzz jumped in to toss her the rope and she caught it and climbed to the top with the other survivors on this board. I pray for a miracle, show her a sign lord that you are there for her! Please!
  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    Tears Just Flowing
    Just can't express how much this has hit me. This month has been so hard and now another one that is affected so much. My heart is just aching and my tears are just coming from all that we have lost this month. Just don't have the words to say for how I'm feeling as there really isn't any. No one that has had this disease can ever be feeling the same feelings we do. May God Bless Donna and her family as she battles with this. My heart is so heavy on this news and I'm just devastated by all this recent news and with Donna. My prayers always go out to this board every day. May the Lord be with her and family.

    Love you Donna, Kim
  • christinecarl
    christinecarl Member Posts: 543
    Thanks for the update
    Oh no, this is beyond bad. My heart goes out to her friends and family. When is this going to stop? :(

    I don't know what to even think anymore
  • sfmarie
    sfmarie Member Posts: 602
    Donna
    I too do not understand why there is nothing that can be done. It is rare, from what I have been told, for colon cancer to spread to the brain.
    Donna, you have always been nothing but kind and supportive to me during my journey with my sister. I pray that you find some peace and comfort.
    Blessings to you and your family.
    Marie
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673
    Donna
    Please know my thoughts are with you. We all love you so much.