Sad passing of Kerry Briggs

Kerry sadly passed away on Sunday 13th November 2011 at 5pm. She had been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer Two years previously.

During the two years Kerry researched her condition ruthlessly. She went to countless forums seeking support but ended up providing it for other people. When she entered into discussions about why there weren't any support groups for young women she then went and made sure one was set up. Kerry was involved with several charities surrounding the disease. Target was one of the ones particularly close to her heart due to the work they do to raise awareness and improve diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Kerry never gave up, even at the end she was determined to prove everybody wrong. She was an intellegent, funny and vibrant women that will be sorely missed by all that knew her.

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  • So sorry to hear that news. Thoughts go to Kerry's family and friends. There's so little we can say at times like these, but I hope that the positive, happy memories of Kerry will help all who knew her

    Wendyxx

  • I haven't been on this forum long, but since joining I have had words of comfort and support from everyone. I was not aware of Target - I am still newly diagnosed (within the last month) and am trying to find charities and networks that I can support. Target is now one of them. Thoughts go out to Kerry's family and friends. RIP. xxxx

  • Such sad news! I too had not heard of Target but it sounds very much the sort of organisation I have been looking for.

    My sympathy to Kerry's family and friends.

  • I'm so sorry. Thoughts are with her family and friends.

  • I'm sorry to hear of Kerry's death and send my heartfelt condolences to her family and friends who will miss her so much. She was a wonderful example to us all to continue to be so positive.

    Annie

  • I didnt know Kerry but send my sympathy to her family and friends. I know how important this site and other support groups are and I it sounds like Kerry was an active member.

    Lucy1dog

  • So sorry to hear about Kerry. I didnt know her but she sounded a very positive person, and positivity does go a long way, I was diagnosed 9 years ago and have had a lot of treatments but being positive about each treatment gets me through.

    Thoughts go to her family.

  • Sorry to hear about Kerry, We need ladies like her what an inspiration she has been.

    Our thoughts are with her Family and Friends at this sad time.

  • Sad to hear about Kerry, I didn't know her but she sounded a very inspirational person, who thought of others before herself .A rare quality .

    Condolences to Kerry's family and friends

    Sue xxx

  • My thoughts are with Kerry's family & friends. So sad to lose such a dynamic woman.

    xxx

  • Thanks for letting us know.

    I did not know Kerry but a woman dies every two hours of ovarian cancer in the UK...it is the truth we do not really discuss here.

    We share our hopes and fears so it is hard to hear when this deadly disease takes another life...and our fears become reality. Every one of those women who dies is someone's Mother/Wife/Daughter/Sister and so Kerry, I wish your family comfort and happy memories at this sad time.

    Love Lizzie

    X

  • my thoughts and prayers go to all those that knew Kerry... Its always sad to hear when someone has lost their fight, but she certainly sounded like a determined person. We must all gain strength from those that continue to fight and survive!

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