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!

3 comments:

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.
-mz