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Elizabeth Edwards' cancer returns

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Elizabeth Edwards' cancer returns
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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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  • sickly50 By sickly50

    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 addition, i do not want ANY woman to have to go through that as i am disabled severely, but, not from cancer..

  • ctmeds By ctmeds

    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.

  • amvan1 By amvan1

    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.

  • elusivebutterfly By elusivebutterfly

    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. 

  • Renie12 By Renie12

    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

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