UPDATE: Elizabeth Edwards has died.
News broke yesterday evening that Elizabeth Edwards has been advised that it would be “unproductive” to continue her cancer treatment. She wrote in a statement on her Facebook page (as she’s always been super social media savvy):
“The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered [...] We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”
I met Elizabeth some years ago at a small blogger meeting she held in NYC, and she was truly lovely to talk to — so engaging and genuinely interested in what this young feminist blogger had to say. She’s faced incredible hardships but has also achieved much in her life, and I’ve always appreciated her ability to be outspoken about her beliefs, like advocating for marriage equality (despite her husband’s opposing stance).
Our thoughts are with her and her loved ones.