A dear friend passed away today – her name was Jane Hruby. She was one of the first recipients of a pink scarf.
Jane was first diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. She was told upon being diagnosed that if she lived for five years, she would be lucky. Being the fighter she was, she survived.
Almost ten years later, she had reoccurrence of her cancer. She, again, was determined to beat the odds and did second time.
In 2008 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and survived that challenge as well.
In February 2010, her health was declining further and breathing was becoming increasingly more difficult. Even so, she retained the smile and humor she was well-known for. Hospice provided wonderful care for the last 1 1/2 weeks of her life.
Jane was only 66 when she died.