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Elizabeth Edwards' cancer returns

Elizabeth Edwards' cancer returns
Determination and courage are two words commonly used to describe Elizabeth Edwards. The announcement made last week that Elizabeth's cancer has returned is sad news indeed, but only illuminated what strong character and resolve this woman possesses. Mrs. Edwards has proclaimed, along side her husband Presidential candidate John Edwards that this disease will not force them to abandon the cause that they both believe in so passionately.

Elizabeth believes in this country and in herself. Nothing will stop her from fighting for what she holds dear. She has dealt with long, hard battles before in her life including the death of their son, Wade. She continuously takes these trials head on and does not back down. She knows more hard times are ahead both with her battle with cancer and the tolls of a Presidential campaign, but her belief in herself, her family, and her country inspire her to keep fighting and in turn, she inspires us as well.



Does Elizabeth Edwards inspire you or do you feel that the Edwards should pull out of the Presidential campaign?

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  • Renie12 By Renie12
    04.11.07  

    I dont think they should pull out of the race. I thinks she is very brave and living her life like she wants too. I admire her very much

  • elusivebutterfly By elusivebutterfly
    04.11.07  

    What a brave women Elizabeth Edwards is.  She is determined to live her life the way she wishes rather than how others believe she should. 

  • amvan1 By amvan1
    04.11.07  

    Yes, she is very brave and determined, and that in itself is inspiring.  What they have chosen is for them to decide.  If it were me, however, I would pull out of the race.  I would want to spend the time I had left doing what was truly most important to me-- spending time with my family.  There will always be another Presidental election; there will always be another political cause to support; there will always be another way to change the world; but there will not always be another time in mortality to spend as a family.  If it were me I would probably continue to support my husband and encourage him to go on with his dreams, but I think that deep down I would want him to pull out and choose me over an election.  But, like I said before, what the Edwards have chosen is for them to decide.  What I have said is purely my opinion on what I would do.  I wish them the best in what their futures hold.

  • ctmeds By ctmeds
    04.11.07  

    I think it was important  for John and Elizabeth Edwards to discuss  what their plans are for the future, as a family and his political career.  Cancer is such a scary, life altering disease and I feel that by sharing such a personal  part of ones life for everyone to hear is pretty spectacular. The impression I had after listening to their interview by Katie Couric,  left me with a feeling of strong family ties and the courage to beat this disease but also continue their work  and dedication to our Country.

  • sickly50 By sickly50
    04.12.07  

    i really hope that her cancer turns to remission as he is a brilliant man, orator, & generally nice person. i would HATE to see him have to quit the race because of her illness..in addition, i do not want ANY woman to have to go through that as i am disabled severely, but, not from cancer..

  • cvarano By cvarano
    04.14.07  

    I do believe that it is a brave choice to continue with the campaign on Elizabeth's part but what about John?  It is his decision as well as hers.  I can't even imagine the stress and physical and mental demands of a campaign, let alone the time constraints. It may be a brave choice but, in my opinion it isn't the smart choice.  Is this campaign more important than her health?

  • nturnbow By nturnbow
    04.14.07  

    I believe that they should have kept her cancer out of this political race.  I do know what she is going through with the return of her cancer; however, I don't believe it is being announced in the correct setting.  Being a cancer patient myself, I don't use it to make any kind of personal gain and that is what I feel John Edwards is doing. 

    The cancer I have is a rare hi-grade recurring cancer and has NO treatment other than surgical removal if it is found in time. 

    I do keep Elizabeth in my prayers, but in no way would I be swayed in my political vote.

  • klhoward1961 By klhoward1961
    04.21.07  

    Elizabeth Edwards is a very unselfish person. I can only hope that this cancer will go into remission and she will live a long life

  • GASuburbanMom By GASuburbanMom
    04.30.07  

    I think that Elizabeth Edwards is a very strong and unselfish person. She is so brave to continue to live life and not let her cancer get the better of her. I wish the best for her!

  • suefields By suefields
    05.08.07  

    I think Elizabeth Edwards is a very strong woman and havig something besides cancer to focus on will help her fight cancer somewhat easier. I wish them both best in their lives

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