With an extremely heavy heart I am sad to report that DianaJ passed away from complications related to her lung cancer on January 31, 2012. I had not heard from Diana in a while (the last time she'd logged onto GRACE was January 27, 2012) and had PM'd her a few times without receiving a response back. Prior to this, Diana had given me permission to contact her son if I failed to hear from her after a few days. Yesterday, her son informed me that Diana had passed peacefully while surrounded by her loved ones. He also told me that Diana considered GRACE a lifeline and many of its members and faculty as friends.
I miss Diana very much. She was an incredibly supportive and caring individual. Despite everything that she had going on with her own health, she often held my hand in cyber space (with concerned and supportive PMs and e-mails) - - especially when things were shaky with my Mom. Diana was wonderful.
I hate lung cancer.