Elizabeth Edwards, has died at the age of 61 after a six year long battle with breast cancer. Just yesterday, news broke that her doctors had informed her last week that further treatment would be “unproductive” and that she had stopped treatment.
You always pray and hope for the best, but unfortunately in life you need to prepare for the worst.
Throughout everything Elizabeth Edwards has been through (losing her 16 year old son Wade in a car accident, battling cancer [then going into remission, then finding out the cancer is back — and worse that it is spreading], and of course the infamous admission by John Edwards that he had an affair and fathered a child), she always held her own and kept her poise. Elizabeth Edwards never had anything malicious to say, even though she had every right and most people in her position would have.
What an inspirational woman.
I read a quote earlier online from a family friend of hers that said “Elizabeth did not want people to say she lost her battle with cancer. The battle was about living a good life and that she won.” What a great outlook on life – I know most people without a doubt would not be thinking in such a positive manner.
My condolences go out to her family (especially her children) and friends.
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