Last night, after ten years of treatment, my mother's sister, my Auntie Debbie, died from brain cancer. Arrangements are being made for this weekend, so I'll be in Chicago until Monday.
My aunt was diagnosed in 1996, when she was only thirty-nine years old. She is survived by her husband, a son who just graduated college, and a thirteen-year-old daughter. She had five sisters and several nieces and nephews who loved her very much.
Please keep her family in your prayers.