When I went to give Erin her medicine a little after midnight this morning, I found her unresponsive. She had hardly eaten anything these past couple of weeks. July 4th would have marked 8 years since she had been diagnosed with a glioblastoma which she had shown no evidence of for the past many MRIs. But, it had left her paralyzed on the right side, and she has had increasing difficulty talking.
Now she is at peace. We will have a Celebration of Life at the Campus Commons Club House from 5 pm to 8 pm on Sat. June 17th. Erin in March 2017.
Paco with his Mom – Aug. 2015.
Below is what Erin’s big sister, Colleen, wrote on Facebook tonight:
My sister died in the wee hours today. The glioblastoma (a brain tumor that she technically “survived” with two craniotomies, experimental chemo, and radiation) eventually took so much of her life over the past seven years—ultimately stealing her freedom, mobility, expression, hope, and happiness—that it’s hard not to feel a measure of relief. Then guilt for feeling relief. Then the sharp and sudden sadness for the loss of a vibrant, generous, immensely affectionate soul. Miss you, Little Girl.
Rest in peace, my baby girl.