Monday, March 2, 2009

Be at Peace, Lisa


Another blogger has passed away. Lisa Gift Kelly, of Clusterfook, died Friday night 2/27/09 of ovarian cancer - her third and final battle with cancer. She was at her home, surrounded by her family, which includes her husband John and two daughters, ages 8 and 11. Take a minute to read her "About" page. It's interesting that it took her nearly two years to get a doctor to take her seriously when she had the initial recurrence. And the "world renowned cancer center" never put her on chemo. Maybe her husband will be able to hold them accountable for Lisa's death.

At any rate, this is another tragic loss for the blogging community, yet it is another illustration of the circle of life playing out. Stop by and leave a comment for her family, and if you're so inclined, you can also make a donation to her via PayPal or you can make a donation toward the research of ovarian cancer in her name.

Peace - D


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19 comments:

tysdaddy said...

She was the very definition of a trooper . . .

My thoughts are with her family.

Mental P Mama said...

She was an amazing lady. My prayers are with them.

Not Afraid to Use It said...

I read about her passing last night. We are definitely the poorer for her loss. I wish her husband and those beautiful kids of hers strength, grace, and healing.

Daryl said...

So sad .. so avoidable ..

3 Bay B Chicks said...

Thank you so much for posting this link. I had no idea. What a tragic loss for the blogging community.

What is even sadder is how young her kids are.

On my way to check out Lisa's site now.

-Francesca

Ms Hen said...

((hugs)) to you. I'm so sorry. (and it is especially sad that her children are so young too... )

Betty Ann

Syd said...

I'm sorry.

Deb said...

Sending prayers to all.

Maggie May said...

I am very sorry.
I had never been to her blog but all who knew her will be gutted.
That cancer is a terrible scourge.

Akelamalu said...

I didn't know Lisa but my sympathies are with her family - this is so sad. :(

septembermom said...

I'm so sorry for her family. She sounds like an amazing woman who faced her illness with strength and resilience. I will go and visit her site. I pray that she will always have lasting peace.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I hope her blog stays up for many years to come, that people will find her and read her words, and never forget.

Thanks for posting her link, hon. She will be missed.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Hi D,
I was so very sad to read this... but what a lovely way to pay tribute to her with your lovely post. I didn't know her but she seemed a very lovely woman.
My heart goes out to her family.... extremely sad indeed.

Lately all we seem to hear about are fellow bloggers leaving the physical world, it's seems so surreal when all their posts and words remain behind in the blogasphere...
Big Hug, Donnie X

Jules~ said...

Oh my...and her children are still so young. She looks in her picture like she was a fun joy to be around. I imagine she blessed many with her cheerfulness.

SandyCarlson said...

My heart goes out to her kids. And may she rest in peace.

SOUL: said...

blogger just ate my comment-- ugh

i just hope that her family and friends will be ok .

hoping you had a good day today. considering.

Woman in a Window said...

Oh damn, she was so young...Ah, bloody hell...

Jeni said...

I'd never read her blog prior to this morning but from reading her profile and her last post, as a cancer survivor for almost 6 years now, I can relate to her words quite well. (Although I had chemo immediately after the initial diagnosis, plus radiation, surgery and follow-up chemo.) Cancer is a nasty disease, no two ways about it, as it can and often does, wreak havoc. Caught early, treated correctly though, it is often curable today -unlike it was for so many years. I've been fortunate in that so far I am still cancer-free but a close friend of mine just completed her second round of chemo treatments for her second round of cancer -ovarian about 16-17 years ago and last summer, diagnosed with colo-rectal cancer. My thoughts and prayers go out to this young lady's husband and children as no matter what the cause, the loss of a loved one is still a very difficult thing to bear.
Peace -and to everyone -please get those preliminary tests done -colonoscopy, for openers, and many others to try to prevent this disease from getting a toe-hold.

Hilary said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your blog buddy, Doris. So sad.