Tuesday, December 7, 2010

NY Times-Elizabeth Edwards; A Profile In Courage

Elizabeth Edwards: Jodi Hilton/NY Times
(Story reported by Robert D. McFadden for the NY Times)

Elizabeth Edwards, who as the wife of former Senator John Edwards gave America an intimate look at a candidate’s marriage by sharing his quest for the 2008 presidential nomination as she struggled with incurable cancer and, secretly, with his infidelity, died Tuesday morning at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 61.

Her family confirmed the death, saying Mrs. Edwards was surrounded by relatives when she died. A family friend said Mr. Edwards was present. On Monday, two family friends said that Mrs. Edwards’s cancer had spread to her liver and that doctors had advised against further medical treatment.

Mrs. Edwards posted a Facebook message to friends on Monday, saying, “I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces — my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope.” She added: “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that.”

(Click here to read the full story on the NY Times website. May GOD Rest the soul of this brave, beautiful, and truly courageous woman, Elizabeth Edwards, and may GOD Bless her family with HIS Grace, Peace, and Comfort, in their time of grief and need.)

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