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A message from Donna

Donna has asked me to write to you all for her because she is just to weak, but she wanted to do a final posting. Please accept this as if it is coming from her.



Dear Friends,

I want you to know how much I appreciate your friendships, your love and encouragement and your prayers.  I came on the forum like everyone else looking for information.  I did not expect to find the love and friendships that I have found on MH.  It is so much more than a place to gather information on OvCa.  I have made friendships on here that I know I will take with me. We have laughed together, cried together, schemed together and mourned together.  We have been able to accomplish some wonderful things on here and I know that you all will watch over the forum and keep it the loving, supportive, fun place it has become.

I am throwing up quite a bit but they are controlling it as best they can. I am on enough pain medication that I don't hurt.  The survival instinct is very strong in all of us and when I started having heart problems tonight I fought it like a dummy and realized I shouldn't have.  I am very sleepy and right now I am having trouble breathing. I just want to go peacefully.

Throughout this ordeal you all have kept my spirits up with so many notes, msgs, phone calls and prayers, but now it is time to say goodbye and I would like to ask that you all pray that this ends quickly now.   I don't want to go, so please don't think that I just gave up.  I would like to have another 50 yrs the same as anyone, but there is nothing left to fight for and it is time to let go.

You all have been just amazing and I love you very much.  Those of you that have become my closest friends know who you are.  I want you to know that I hold you close to my heart and I thank you for all the laughs.  We had a lot of fun on here and I want you to remember those times. I know you will continue to fight the good fight and I expect you to win. I will be watching over you all.  When you think of me I expect it to be with a grin for my wickedly dry sense of humor and not with tears of unhappiness.

With much love and appreciation,
Donna
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Thanks for posting this Jan.
This is so hard. Donna, you were one of the first to chat with me on here and came to hold such a special place in my heart, a spot that will be yours forever. You are my fairy lady ....the one with a southern accent. Your beauty inside and out is unforgettable and although I don't really know what to write.... I love you, always will. Keeping you close in my prayers tonight.
Wishing you peace,
Fran
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I am heart-broken.  I had a text message from Donna today.  Isn't that just like her to be thinking of someone else at a time like this?  She will do what we all should aspire to--leave an empty place in our hearts.
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106886 tn?1281291572
Oh Donna,

Look for Maya please. She will there... from one animal lover to another, I hope this doesn't sound too corny, because I think you do understand. She will know you by your kindness and warmth. You have touched all our lives and it is with sadness and tears that I write this. But, I understand your wishes and respect them. I, for one, will feel safer knowing you will be watching out for us.

As I write this, I cannot help but but remember my dear, sweet Mother, my amazing Father, my oldest brother, my sweet Maya... I remember them all so fondly and will always remember you, too.... beautiful Donna...

We love you so much,

Mary
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483733 tn?1326798446
Goodbye sweet lady.  I will pray for what you ask.  Peace be with you.

Love, Trudie
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408448 tn?1286883821
I did not have a chance to meet you in person, although you made me feel like I have known you all of my life.  I will remember every word we exchanged.  You made me laugh even when I was having a hard time with things.  I will not say good-bye.  I will say that I will see you when I get there.  I love you. Marie
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167426 tn?1254086235
My dear Donna, Leslee will meet you at the gate.  Have a good time now, free from worry and suffering, I know that you don't want to go, neither did Les, but none of us can hold you back.  there are much greater things for you to do now.  God Speed hun, I love you.  Marty
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194838 tn?1303428544
Donna you are a sweet and beautiful person, you will never be forgotten and I wish you peace and freedom from suffering,

God bless you
Love Angie
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187666 tn?1331173345
Dearest Donna, you have my prayers that you will be free of pain at those last moments when you fly free from that body. That's how my Dad went. Our last moments with him were with tightly held hands, a smile on his face and a final wave goodbye as he whispered "home, home." You will fly beyond the horizon soon but one day we will travel over that horizon and you will meet us there. Peace and joy follow you.

Irene
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107366 tn?1305680375
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I guess it is not in our nature to pray for someone to go.  But when you can be free from earthly struggles and be at peace, then I, too, will honor your request. I love you, and will try to fill this hole in my heart with your wit.  You definitely won't be forgotten, sweet lady.

Love Always,
Gail
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178345 tn?1242536246
I am in awe of the courage you have shown all of us throughout your journey.  I pray that you rest peacefully and comfortably and be pain-free...I am very fond of you and am glad we shared some great notes...May God bless you and your family at this time...Lov e, Gia
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356929 tn?1246389756
You are such a brave , beautiful soul and I so enjoyed knowing you for such a brief time. We had some laughs didn't we?  Go with God now and be at peace..

With love,
Sandy
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415684 tn?1257329318
May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace.  Love, Judy
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295767 tn?1240188314
May God bring you home in PEACE. You are and always will be a beautiful, courageous woman. I love you Donna.  D
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329994 tn?1301663248
Thank you Jan for posting this note for Donna.

Donna,
You will be so missed, you are a wonderful, giving, caring woman, beautiful inside and out and I will miss you. I am fighting those tears you talk about, but knowing that God will have you in his loving arms.  I pray for peace and comfort.  Love, Colleen
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378425 tn?1305628294
I have the same tears....I will be praying for you and yours and what you are asking for peace and comfort be with you.

Love,
Dawnlyn
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408163 tn?1242949501
Dearest Donna,
May God lift you from these earthly constraints and welcome you into His kingdom.  I pray you experience no more suffering, only eternal peace and happiness that only He can provide. God Bless your family as they bid you farewell. God Speed Donna
Love
Laney
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523728 tn?1264621521
Donna,
Peace and love to you.  Rest now.
Love,
Sharon
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315 tn?1230998574
I'm saying a prayer for passing fast as you want.  it's so hard to say goodbye,so like many others on this site I will say "see you later" I know I'll see you up in the stars soon..Love and peace to you~~~Joanne
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I am glad that we messaged Saturday... This my dear is for you from Rascall Flatts.. of course you know how much I love you.. How much we laughed together and how much we schemed.. you also know that the hole in my heart will remain there until we see each other again.. I love you.. Ronni

I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you wanna go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.
But more than anything, more than anything...

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but you never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And always give more than you take.
But more than anything, yeah, more than anything...

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish. Yeah, yeah.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish (my wish, for you).

This is my wish (my wish, for you)
I hope you know somebody loves you (my wish, for you).
May all your dreams stay big (my wish, for you).
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Dear Donna,
You have fought with grace and dignity.  I am so glad I got to know you a little.  If you're ready, then I pray that you fly free like all the wild animals you love so much. May the Lord be with you, bring peace and comfort all those who love you who are left behind.  I love you, D.
L
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135691 tn?1271097123
Donna, I continue to pray for you and think of you daily. I hope you will be free soon...
You have fought the hardest of battles and are an ispiration to those of us still fighting. I know you will cheer us all on once you are at peace.
I have such a heavy heart...this is so unfair.
Much love to you...
Becky
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441690 tn?1327078843
You will be missed... Thank you for everything. Go in Peace.
Love, Meg
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155056 tn?1333638688
Donna - go in peace.  Thank you for all that you have given us.  You put others before yourself.  You will never be forgotten. Love always, Pam

Jan - thank you for posting Donna's message.  I know how hard this is on you.  Thank you for being a friend to Donna and many of the others on this forum.

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196469 tn?1365387975
Your spirit will live on, always............
I enjoy looking at your beautiful photos. Everytime I see a deer, a beautiful bird, a beaver, rabbits, etc  - I will think of you and smile.  Thank you for your amazing will and you have fought a valiant fight.  I wish you peace and freedom from the pain.

Heidi
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