Writer Spider Robinson writes, "My daughter Terri Luanna da Silva, a Stage IV breast cancer patient since 2011, is now in hospice in the Palliative Care wing of Middlesex Hospital, 28 Crescent St, Middletown CT 06457-36454. She is not expected to recover. (No visitors, please. But cards and flowers are welcome.)"
Spider lost his wife Jeanne to cancer in 2010. Few writers have brought me more joy than Spider, whose works are uplifting love notes to the essential goodness of humanity.
Our thoughts go out to Spider, Terri, Heron and Marisa.
Her husband Heron and 5-year-old daughter Marisa are facing some huge bills: the special medical flight that was needed to get her home from Chicago (where her hip and femur broke—on her 40th birthday!—thanks to aggressive chemo) alone cost a king's ransom. All donations are most welcome. PayPal donations can now be made at Terri's blogsite, www.gracefulwomanwarrior.com, (push the green button!) and we're currently working on ways to accept donations in other forms. Updates on her status can be found there too.
Spider asks that you please send up a prayer or hold a good thought for Terri, Heron and Marisa.
(Thank you, Spider)
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