Elizabeth Edwards Loses Battle Against Cancer

December 7, 2010 |  by  |  Breaking News
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We reported yesterday that Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of John Edwards, had stopped treatment for cancer.

And now, sadly, she has died from a six year struggle with the disease. She was 61.

According the Associated Press, she died at her North Carolina home surrounded by her three children, siblings, friends and John, the family said.

Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but, she remains the heart of this family,” the family said in a statement. “We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life. On behalf of Elizabeth we want to express our gratitude to the thousands of kindred spirits who moved and inspired her along the way. Your support and prayers touched our entire family.

Our own SheKnows.com said it best:

Edwards displayed her trademark class and grace in a goodbye post on her Facebook wall. “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful,” she wrote.

It’s so sad that cancer continues to take the lives away from the best and brightest. Here’s hoping innovations in treatment can eliminate this disease for good.

And for Elizabeth Edwards? Well, she’ll never be forgotten.


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