It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I write to inform you that on Friday, September 22, my beautiful mom passed away.
At the onset of her unmistakable symptoms, my Mom started on her journey with unbelievable bravery and courage. We sought the advice of multiple teams of doctors, world-renowned as the very best in their specialty… and through multiple surgeries, both invasive and non-invasive, infusions of many kinds, and finally a clinical trial to defeat this horrible disease, my Mom’s will to live was still strong. As the treatments began to compromise her quality of life, she pressed on. Despite hope, prayers and bargaining with God, this horrible disease was relentless, and took my Mom, while in my arms.
I would like to share with you that it was my honor to be with her every day in her passing. The peace that she and I found in each other was much like our relationship when I was a little girl. Her love for me and the peace we made is the best thing that I could have asked for. I am so grateful for the final months that she and I could share, and was honored that she requested my closeness and presence every day, up to, and including her final moments. While I am suffering such an unthinkable loss in losing my Mom, I realize this is also a tremendous loss for many of you.
In this unbelievably sad time, I find some peace knowing that she is reunited with her heroes, and some of her most favorite spirits are now with her in boundless energy – without any pain or suffering. I know she was greeted by Giacomo and Aunt Posie. I realize that her beloved Ayla is with her, along with Ria, Klowie and Sebastian. She is soaring with wings, and is now an angel watching over all of us.
Thank you to this wonderful community for such great support.
I am not sure how I will continue on, my I know I must.
Someone once told me this was harder for me, as her daughter and caretaker, than it was for her. She was my hero and my everything. She is in everything I do and everywhere I look. Time is so precious. Love and prayers to all of you.