Thursday, May 7, 2009

With a Heavy Heart...

I write this post.

Today, my friend, Shari, lost her battle with breast cancer. In April of 2007, Shari was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, which accounts for 1-5% of all breast cancer patients. She had months of chemo, some surgery and radiation, which ended in April 2008. At the end of May, her blood test were OK. In August, she had a scan which showed the breast cancer was back. She started chemo again at the end of August and was fighting it until today.

Here is a picture of Shari and me last June at her daughters high school graduation.


Shari was one of a kind. She would have done anything for anybody and not asked for anything in return. She was a super friend. I will miss her alot and am deeply saddened.

Last fall, I joined the When Pink Matters blog. I stitched "pink" during the month of October in her honor. I have continued to stitch pink, stitching 1 item every month.I will probably continue to do this in her memory.

20 comments:

Mama Joan said...

Jill,

I am sorry to hear about your friend.

It is very sad. Hope to hear from you.

~Judy~ said...

Jill, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

Becky K in OK said...

Your stitching friends have heavy hearts today also. My prayers are with you and your friend's family.

missy said...

Jill my deepest sympathies for the loss of your friend. I do blieve that you have her as an Angel in Heaven. Praying for you and her family!!

hugs
-missy-

lynda said...

I am so sorry to hear this news Jill. I will be keeping you and Shari's family in my thoughts and prayers.

Julianne said...

Jill,

I'm so sorry that you've lost a dear friend. Many hugs to you.

Karen said...

Jill, so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. (((hugs)))

Nic said...

So sorry to hear of your loss.

Suzanne said...

Jill I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Ellen said...

Jill, so sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you and your friend's family in my prayers.

Hugs

Vonna said...

Jill, I am terribly sorry for your loss....comfort yourself with the knowledge that she now knows no pain or suffering, only a deep abiding peace. Praying for you and her family.

Cathy B said...

Hi Jill - so sorry to hear about Shari. May she rest in peace.

Missy Ann said...

(((Jill))) I'm so sorry.

staci said...

I'm so sorry for your loss Jill. I hope that you can find comfort knowing that your friend is in a place where there is no pain.

{{{HUGS}}}

Von said...

Jill, I'm so sorry that you've lost your dear friend. Your friendship surely meant the world to her and she appreciates all you do in her memory.

Maggee said...

Jill--I am so sorry to hear about your dear friend Shari. I am sending prayers for you, and for her family. I am sure Shari knew what a treasure you were to her. Bless you!

Lynn B said...

Jill I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, my prayers are with you.

Daffycat said...

***hugs*** I'm so sorry you've lost your friend.

Shelleen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.

Michele said...

Jill, I'm sorry your lost a dear friend to breast cancer. Such a tough thing. Gentle hugs my friend.