Libby’s Living Legacy

Libby was diagnosed with Stage 3 invasive lobular breast cancer in September of 2008, followed shortly after by a mastectomy, radiation and chemo.  After four great years of a near-normal life together with only minimal affects from the chemotherapy most people began to think that Libby had beaten the odds.

Routine blood work just before Thanksgiving 2012 indicated that the cancer had metastasized into stage 4 Peritoneal Carcinomatosis and Libby underwent additional chemotherapy until the tumor markers returned to normal.

More bad news followed on August 14, 2013 when Doctors said that the cancer had metastasized once more and Libby went on weekly Chemo treatments.

Things became worse still on New Year’s Day of 2014 when Libby was hospitalized for 15 days with severe headaches, nausea and seizures.  The cancer had spread to her brain and spinal fluid and she was eventually diagnosed with carcinomatous meningitis in addition to the earlier Peritoneal Carcinomatosis diagnosis.

On March 25, 2014 after a long battle, Libby Willis Gilley left this world with the same grace that she lived it.

Thanks for all of your continued prayers and your concern,

barry

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