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Ann, Mary Catherine

Ann, Mary Catherine

Ann, Mary Catherine

On April 27, 2009 our lives changed forever!  Our mother, Mary Catherine Ann was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Stage 4 Brain Tumour.  She had her first surgery April 28, 2009 followed by chemo and radiation.  Her strength, courage, and bravery never wavered, we never saw fear in her eyes.  We were told that her life expectancy was around 1 year.  We had an amazing year.  We loved more, laughed more, cried more and spent more time together as a family.  For one year we kicked Cancers ass, we were winning the fight, a fight we knew deep down inside we would never truly win, but it felt good to control the cancer and be together.  Exactly one year and one day after her first surgery she had a second surgery.  This time the tumourous cancer was winning the fight.  The second surgery was not as successful as the first but we still had hope with an experimental chemo drug.  We knew we were on borrowed time but we were so thankful for it.  The new chemo drug could not relinguish the powerful Glioblastoma, in June of 2010 my mother began to lose her memory, her mobility and her speech.  She slept a lot and was confused more often than not.  On July 28, 2010 my mother passed away with dignity, courage and comfort.  She knew her legacy would live on, she knew the ones she loved would carry her strenght and eventually move on.  She knew because she was the smartest, most giving, most compassionate and loving woman in the world.

We miss you mom,

Love the Family


 

 

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