Elizabeth Edwards, the separated wife of John Edwards, a former presidential candidate, is reported to be at home resting, and is no longer receiving medical care for her cancer. She is surrounded by her friends and family. She was a very valued member of this Dailykos community, and I wish her and her family well in caring for her, and easing her pain in the final moments of her life.
Elizabeth Edwards's cancer fight has taken a turn for the worse, with the disease spreading to her liver and doctors recommending against additional treatment.
"Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive. She is resting at home with family and friends," the Edwards family says in a statement to PEOPLE.
Even though I was a very ardent Obama supporter in the primary season, Elizabeth Edwards always struck me as being better than her husband. I thought that she was the one who should have run for the Senate, and that she was undervalued massively by her husband.
I also pray that her children, Cate, Emma, and Jack, remember what a strong woman their mother was, and to carry on the values of their mother, Elizabeth Edwards, into their lives. I am saddened by how this has played out, and I wish Elizabeth Edwards and her children nothing but the best in their lives.
Here is Elizabeth Edwards' message to her friends and family on Facebook:
"You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human.
"But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful. It isn't possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel to everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day. To you I simply say: you know."