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Adeilda Sklar


MOTHER STANDS FOR COMFORT By Stephanie M. Sklar My mother, Adeilda Nunes Sklar, was born in Cupe Beach, Brazil on September 9, 1939. Although she looked a lot like her … Continue reading 

Linda Ledford & Cynthia Martin

Linda Ledford & Cynthia Martin

In my blog I shared my Mother’s Day confession and how I had to learn to love this holiday in a new way after my mom lost her battle with … Continue reading 

Mary Lou Kearns, Seattle, WA

Kearns-Mary Lou

F.A.M.I.L.Y – Stands for Father And Mother, I Love You. On April 24, 2012 I lost the M in the word family: my mother. She was 58 years old and … Continue reading 

Mary Frances (Galvin) Boehning, Tinton Falls, NJ

Boehning-Mary Frances (Galvin)

I have lost someone very dear to me to ovarian cancer. In June of 2004, my mother Mary Frances Boehning, long time resident of Tinton Falls, NJ, devoted parishioner of … Continue reading 

Lillie B. Roberts, Farmington Hills, MI

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As a child, I remember my mother crying a lot for her mother, and learned that she had passed away from ovarian cancer when my mother was 10 years old. … Continue reading 

Lorna Longmire-Piggee, Milwaukee, WI

Longmire-Piggee, Lorna

I was 18 months when my mom was diagnosed with stage 1C ovarian cancer in 2000 at age 36. Although she tells me the story over and over again, I … Continue reading 

Catherine Rose Sanders, Thurmont, MD

Sanders-Catherine Rose

My mother passed away from small cell ovarian cancer on April 29th, 2005. I was 13 when she died, I was heartbroken but happy she no longer felt pain. When … Continue reading 

Marie “Biz” Speece, Levittown, PA


My lovely angel was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when I was 9 years old, right after her 40th birthday in 2000. My mom was my best friend. I’m the youngest … Continue reading 

Mary Jane Baucom, Roscoe, IL

Baucom-Mary Jane

Mary Jane Baucom is my inspiring guardian angel, great friend and neighbor. People that know her say that she is the most thoughtful and the nicest person anyone could ever … Continue reading 

Karen Kay Erickson, Denver, CO

Erickson-Karen Kay

Strength. Faith. Dignity. A beautiful fragility and vulnerability. November 8th, 2005. My mother was only 66 years old when we received the completely unexpected diagnosis of stage four ovarian cancer. … Continue reading 

Cathy (CJ) Pipkins

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I remember that dreaded day 11 years ago when my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and given a five percent chance to make it. At the age … Continue reading 

Colleen Beckman, Anaheim, CA


On Friday, February 4th, 2011, my beloved Mother, Colleen Beckman, went to be with the Lord. She was so much a part of my life, that upon her departure, a … Continue reading