Friday, December 10, 2010

In Memoriam

Elizabeth Edwards passed away earlier this week on December 7th after a six year battle with breast cancer. She was 61. She had many achievements in her life (lawyer, mother, author, health care activist), but she also had more than anyone's fair share of heartache and distress.

Her first-born son Wade died in a car accident at the age of 16. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, right when her husband was running as the Democratic nominee for Vice-President. Later she had to endure the humiliation of her husband's very public affair, in which he fathered a child. This led to her officially separating from him after almost 33 years of marriage. And her cancer returned and eventually took her life.

She really seemed like a person that deserved better, but like she said in one of her last statements: "The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered...."

Elizabeth Edwards leaves behind her three other children: Cate, 28, Emma Claire, 12, and Jack, 10. She will be laid to rest Saturday in Raleigh, North Carolina next to her son Wade. Rest in peace Elizabeth.

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