I learned last night that a member of my knitting and spinning groups is losing her 12 year battle with breast cancer. Yesterday, her doctor told Gretchen and her family that there is nothing left that they can do and she should go into hospice care immediately. Gretchen was the person who encouraged me to take the learn to spin class and lent me one of her wheels to use. She has always been a caring and supportive person. She taught numerous classes at our LYS and always devoted time to help other people. Gretchen is only in her early 50s. It isn't right that someone so young has to go through this.
ETA: Gretchen passed away on Friday morning at home with her family. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.