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My little sister Debbie

jaepinkroses Member Posts: 1

My sister Debbie Newbill lost her fight with breast cancer early Saturday morning October 27, 2007 at the age of 46, surrounded by our parents, my daughter and myself.  She had never married and had no children, but dearly loved her niece and nephew, and her kitty Sylvester as well as her entire extended family. 

She was originally diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in Dec 2004, discovered liver mets in Dec 2005 and was on many different chemo's with very little break from 2005 up until her death. 

She was the strongest, bravest person I've ever known, and fought this horrid sneaky disease with class. If will-power could have cured her... she would still be here.  She loved life and refused to let even cancer stop her from doing things she enjoyed. Even though she often didn't feel well during the last two years she traveled to Alaska and went fishing, visited Hawaii, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Reno, & the California redwoods...even the month before her death she went crabbing at Newport (running the boat while Dad pulled the pots, catching their limit of Dungeness crab), went camping on the Siletz river - where she played obstacle croquet with us and won.  The week before she died she drove herself to the coast (an hour away) and played penny slots at the casino.  At her last scan in Sept 2007, her cancer was still liver mets only and shrinking with treatment, but after her "regular" chemo treatment of Taxol, Carboplatin & Avastin on Oct 19 she developed "sudden" liver/kidney failure, spent one pain filled week in the hospital and then was gone.  We will miss her forever. 


  • celia088
    celia088 Member Posts: 975
    edited November 2007


    my heart goes out to you and your family about the loss of your dear sister. Another bc sister gets her angel wings.....



  • kkona3
    kkona3 Member Posts: 1
    edited January 2008

    I am so sorry and pray for your comfort and for the comfort of your family and friends.

  • twink
    twink Member Posts: 550
    edited January 2008

    I'm so sorry to have missed this and not responded earlier.  My deepest condolences to you and your family.  Your little sister Debbie sounds like she was an awesome woman.  This disease is cruel.

  • Little-G
    Little-G Member Posts: 19
    edited January 2008

    I wish you and your family peace.  I'm so sorry to hear about Debbie.  I'm glad she got to do the things she wanted.  I live in Portland, and know about alot of the places you mentioned.  I'm so glad she spent time where she was happy and with her family she loved.  She'll always be with you!