I am new to GRACE and wish to express my profound gratitude to the extraordinary efforts of the faculty members and moderators who work tirelessly and compassionately to educate and support individuals and family members dealing with cancer.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Heidi "Chaya" Goldstein-Christensen and family
In memory of Yung Hahn,
loving Mother and Wife.
Love Sumi and Mike Almquist
Jay was a shining light for many during his 3-year battle with lung cancer. He directed his own course of action, diligently researching on cancer sites such as GRACE.
No one loved life more; no one fought more courageously. In the end, he passed with quiet surrender and showed me how to die with dignity. He still fills my heart with music.
Farewell, my husband and best friend.
Always and forever, Nancy
Esther was a loving and
devoted mother, a wonderful
sister and a friend to many.
She was a joyful and
courageous lady who will be
sorely missed by everyone
who had the chance to know her.
Thank you GRACE for keeping
her a little longer with us.
YOU were a precious gift from God above, so much beauty, grace and love.
YOU touched our hearts in many ways, your smile so bright even on the bad days.
YOU heard God's whisper calling you home, you didn't want to go and leave us alone.
YOU loved us so much, you held on tight, 'til all your strength was gone and could no longer fight.
Myrtle was a generous and active participant in the GRACE community, and we miss her terribly.
Her nonprofit organization, the Lung Cancer Connection lives on, continuing to provide valuable information to patients and families about the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.
Beautiful Shining Soul
Delighted & Delightful
Youthful, Spirited, Adventurous
Sparkling Brown Eyes
Artist, Potter, Baker
Faithful, Loving Companion
Quiet and Sweet
Gentle and Strong
Full of Life & Laughter
I Love You Forever, Ronnie
My sister in law, Debra, drove from Chicago to my home in St Louis for over two years to care for me when I was sick, clean my house, and cook for my family while I was undergoing treatment. I was diagnosed shortly after moving from California so I had no support. As soon as my husband told Debbie of my diagnosis, she was here. I truly do not think that many people would put their entire life on hold to take care of someone they did not really know. We will never be able to repay her or say thank you enough. She is the sister I never had and my best friend. Thanks Deb, Myrtle
The Elkes Foundation is pleased to help fund the GRACE pancreatic cancer area in honor of Ruth Elkes.
She spent her life volunteering and helping others, including participating in clinical trials through her battle with pancreatic cancer.
We would also like to remember the devotion and support given to her by her husband, Terrence Elkes, and hope that this site can serve as a resource for patients and their caregivers alike.
This tribute is to honor the life of my Mom, Phyllis, who transitioned from this world on Aug 30. She fought this disease with dignity, spiritual fortitude, humor and grace; traits she exhibited her entire life. My Mom was and will always be remarkable.
I love you ma and I will miss you.
This tribute honors my Mom's oncologist, Dr. Macapinlac. At a time when my family needed words of knowledge and comfort, Dr. Mac delivered. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, professional, caring, and just a wonderful and good person. Dr. Mac was a blessing to us during our battle and we are sure he continues to be a blessing in the lives of his patients and their families. Although the battle for our loved one has ended, we could not have begun to fight without Dr. Mac in our corner. We thank him for all he did for us.
This is in honor of my husband Eric. He fought such a brave fight. He taught so many how to live, really live! and he never gave in to the disease, he went on his own terms when he was ready! No treatment was ever too much for him, he faced it all head-on and fought so hard up to the last day of his life. He did clinical trails, and kept right on living until it was the right time for him to let go...
I will miss him every minute of every day until we meet again.
John Cromwell was my husband and best friend. After his diagnosis in 2007 we had to radically change our dreams of the future. He used the GRACE site to research his disease, and became his own best advocate. We were blessed with wonderful doctors, nurses, and a network of friends and family who helped us cope. John had several good years of stable disease, but in December of 2010 he succumbed. His courage and devotion to our family during those last weeks continues to inspire us and give us comfort.
At age 8 or 9, I heard a meteor shower was going to be visible after midnight. My Dad woke up at 5 am to commute to work, but he still took me to a park that night. I gazed at the sky for an hour and a half, but didn't see a single meteor. "Have you seen any shooting stars?" my Dad asked. I told a white lie, "Yes, I think I saw one." I didn't want him to think he took time out of his busy schedule for nothing. I'm not sure he believed me. Looking back on that moment and my Dad's life, I realize I was in fact telling the truth - there was a shooting star with me the entire time, and he was more brilliant than anything I've ever seen.
A woman as lovely inside and out such as Martha will never be forgotten. She touched us with her grace, wisdom and humor and will be missed.
This is a tribute to Creature's first employee and honorary founder, Melissa Peterson. My partner, Jim, and I (Matt, her husband) could never have gotten off the ground in 2002 without her (or look like the cool indie rock band that we do in this picture). She helped us set the culture of our company that carries on today. Have fun, be nice and make friends. Don't stress out! It's advertising, for Pete's sake.
Melissa, we all love you and miss you. Your spirit is undefeatable. You rock, and a big champagne Friday toast to you! Love, Creature
Wendy Hassan has been among the most important people in the GRACE community. Our daughter-in-law, the wife of Dr. West, has offered ongoing encouragement and inexhaustible patience as GRACE developed. Many other wives and mothers would have pulled the plug on his laptop by now, but she shares the belief that she can help serve the larger community.
So here is a tribute to you, Wendy, in honor of everything you do. Happy 40th birthday, and we hope to share many more. With much love, Harvey and Carol West.
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