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I am sad today, Mother's Day, since my mom passed away a week ago on May 1, 2009. She was a brave, strong woman who has dealt with polio and being in a wheelchair for the last 52 years. She never let her disability get in the way of what she wanted. She always found a way to accomplish any task she set her mind to. Even in her passing, she was fully aware and awake and made the decision, on her own, without reservation or tears, to have herself removed from respiratory support, refuse any comforting oxygen, and passed, without complaint, to her eternal life. I was privileged and honored to be with her for this decision and her passing. I will always look up to her as my hero and inspiration throughout my life and hope that I can meet my struggles head on as she did.
FLY FREELY with the angels, mom, and know that you are greatly missed and loved!!!