I just received sad news from AntKat's sister -- and a request to share it with the community. AntKat had cancers of the throat and had reached the point where she could no longer eat or drink -- and palliative chemo had failed to help. Her sister wrote:
I'm sorry to bring you sad news. Kathleen is gone. She left us on November 1 at about 1:00 pm. She fought so very hard for the last 6 months, but I think she was so weary of the struggle and was ready to let go.Rest in peace, dear, sweet lady. Your suffering is all done now. But how we will miss your lovely presence in this community. Godspeed, AntKat.
I want to express my gratitude again for all the support and comfort she received from you, your sister and all of the online community from DailyKos. You'll never know just how much it meant to her. Please share this news and my gratitude with them.