that's 3 family members in less than a year
my cousin Laura of brain cancer in October
my Aunt Vicki (mom's sister in law) of breast/lung/brain cancer in January
and today, my Aunt Vicci, my Dad's younger sister, lost her battle with leukemia. She was 59. She'd been battling it for 8 years, and this time when it came back, she declined chemo and radiation. She held a Masters of Registered Nursing, so the Doctors couldn't blow false hope and rainbows up her butt.
She leaves behind her partner of 37 years, Cheryl, her brothers George and Bill, and her sisters Martha and DeeDee.