After a 6-year-long fight with cancer, Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards, passed away at her home in North Carolina today at the age of 61. Elizabeth was surrounded by her friends and family including John. It was just yesterday that the media reported that Elizabeth stopped treatment at the advice of her doctors. Elizabeth left this sad farewell message on her Facebook yesterday:
“You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human.
But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful. It isn’t possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel to everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day. To you I simply say: you know.”
Rest in peace, Elizabeth…
via CBS News