Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Passing On

Today I received this message from Ali,

Laura Esguerra Adams (July 5, 1969 - September 3, 2005)
On Saturday night at 10:35 pm, Laura, my darling wife, died in her sleep after a 14-month battle with cancer. She had come home from the hospital on Tuesday, after having made the choice not to have her gastric feeding tube reinstalled. Laura was able to say goodbye to some of her friends and family, and coming home gave her a few last moments of joy before she passed away, finally leaving behind the suffering she has had to endure for the previous months. I am sitting now, alone, in our loft, the hospital bed to my right, surrounded by medical equipment, the oxygen pumps now silent, and my heart aches for her presence, but I am grateful that she is no longer in pain and can finally find some peace.Laura, I miss you and I love you. You are my family and I am yours.

So sadly Laura, whom the blood drive was for, passed on. My heart goes out to James.


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