Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Margaret has lost her battle with brain cancer.

She died this morning, Tuesday October 28th.

She was diagnosed with a brain stem anaplastic

astrocytoma on November 15th 2007 at the age of 28.

24 comments:

Pedergraham said...

Elaine:
I am so sorry to hear the news. I will keep her family, you, and the rest of her friends in my thoughts.
xo Danielle

wiley said...

My sincere condolences.

Mel said...

Oh E, I am so sorry and what a very sad situation...so sad 28 years old, that is so unfair....my thoughts are with Margaret's family and for your pain of loss!!! xoxo Mel

kerrie said...

that is so sad and so unfair. my thoughts are with her loved ones as they try to process this and mourn. {{hugs}}

TriGirl Kate O said...

You and Margaret's family are in my thoughts and prayers.

I am so sorry.

tinaparker87 said...

I am sorry to read the news. Iwill keep her family, you and the rest of her family in my thoughts.

Train-This said...

Elaine, With you I cry. While I never knew her...... in so many ways I did. Much love to you.

Mary

rr said...

Elaine,

I'm so so sorry. It just seems so horribly unfair. My thoughts are with you and everyone that loved Margaret.

Rach

Amanda Lovato said...

Hi Elaine,
I am really sorry to hear your sad news. My thoughts are with you and her family...

Cathy said...

So sorry to hear. I followed her story on your blog, and it is truly sad that she lost the fight.

Know that I'm thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh god, I am SO SORRY....like everyone said, it is SO unfair and just not right...My thoughts are with her family and you. 28 years old...what an impact she had!
Jen H.

Jen's Journey said...

I just came across your blog but I am so sorry to hear about the passing of this young woman. What a tragedy. I pray the her family will have peace and strength during this difficult time.

I am truley inspired by all of your acomplishments. I am hoping to start racing after loosing now 69 pounds and I have much to learn. So thank you for posting your achievements - they motivate me to reach for the stars!

Blessings - Jen

amanda russell said...

Elaine - I'm so sorry to hear it. Very sad. I hope you and her family find peace - she has.

Danni said...

I am so sorry. Margaret's family and you are in my thoughts.
Danni

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

I am so sorry - Margaret, her family and you are in my thoughts and prayers today. Big hug your way.

kerri said...

Lots of OOOOOOO's (hugs) to you.

Anonymous said...

So, so, sorry. It's truly unfair, but she is now in a much better place-no more suffering.

-Dana C

Michelle said...

I am so sorry... Brain cancer is a terrible disease. My friend, Tommy, survived from age 3-32 with brain cancer. He died last year. If you need to talk, please e-mail me, I am hear as I know his sister will be too.

I wear grey for Tommy.

Dolphin Boy said...

My thoughts and prayers are with Margaret and her family and friends during this sad time. May you find comfort in all your memories with her.

Patrick

BreeWee said...

I am about to cry. That was the most sad thing to open your blog and see that beautiful face of a woman we have been thinking and praying for...

I am so sorry. So sorry.
Love you E!

chr15 tree said...

I am so sorry too. I stumbled accross you blog (via a link on someone elses) such sad news to head you blog. My thoughts are with you and Margaret's family.

A random and indiscriminate killer, cancer has to be beat.

CT

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. I think it really sends a message to us all and makes us appreciate everyday we have.

Ange said...

MY condolances to you and all of Margaret's family and friends. So sad and so unfair.

Rebecca DeWire said...

I am deeply saddened by this news. Life is not fair. My thoughts to you and all those that knew Margaret.