Thursday, August 04, 2005

A Mother's Last Gift

On Tueday, August 2, here in Arlington, VA, Susan Anne Catherine Torres was delivered via c-section. She was 1 pound, 13 ounces and 142 days early. She is doing well.

Her mother, Susan Torres, had a stroke on May 7th - a complication of Melanoma. She had originally been diagnosed in her teens and was cancer-free for 9 years. Susan was only 26 when she passed. The rest of her story can be found here.

You can make a donation to The Susan M. Torres Fund to help offset the familys medical expenses, if you like.

Be aware, appreciate what you have and Live STRONG!


nancytoby said...

That is such a sad story. I hadn't realized that she was a melanoma victim. :-(

I hope you're feeling okay! Jeanne and I looked for you tonight at the 5K and we were concerned when we couldn't spot you!!!

Flatman said...

Very sad indeed...

the flea said...

holly-pants! i think the story is very sad for the mother and the father, but it amazes me that the baby is strong and vibrant. i have lots of hope for the little one. i am sending you a giant hug. i wish i could give it to you in person, but i leave for chicago tomorrow. check your email sometime next week for new contact info from me. i love you bunches and hope to see you soon.