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Elizabeth Edwards seriously ill
WRAL ^ | December 6, 2010 | WRAL staff

Posted on 12/06/2010 1:40:34 PM PST by Baladas

Chapel Hill, N.C. — Elizabeth Edwards' cancer has spread, and her health has deteriorated, multiple sources told WRAL News Monday.

Edwards, 61, the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, was briefly hospitalized recently, but she is now at home, and her family and friends are lending their support.

She was first diagnosed with cancer in the final weeks of the 2004 presidential campaign, when her husband, who was at the time a U.S. senator from North Carolina, was the Democratic nominee for vice president. The couple didn't disclose her illness until after the election

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: cancer; elisabethedwards; elizabethedwards; johnedwards
No fan of the woman or her ex-husband at all (liars, whackjobs, and I hope the Breck Girl does end up being prosecuted) but this is something you shouldn't wish on anybody.
1 posted on 12/06/2010 1:40:41 PM PST by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Are they still married, or is he off with the new family now?


2 posted on 12/06/2010 1:42:17 PM PST by nina0113
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To: Baladas

This could be what the Feds are waiting on before they drop a net over Edwards. Once Elizabeth is gone, then that issue won’t matter.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 1:43:53 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Baladas

exactly right
and I am so glad that POS didn’t win. He didn’t deserve her support then and he doesn’t now

God Bless her. She might not be blameless but she doesn’t deserve this pain


4 posted on 12/06/2010 1:44:14 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: Baladas
You have to have faith in divine justice so that a woman once used by a demon deserves to be blessed by an angel.

I pray she recovers.

5 posted on 12/06/2010 1:46:29 PM PST by Happy Rain
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To: Baladas

No further treatment. Dang. Don’t they have school age kids? (I’m not recalling at the moment) Hopefully she’ll make it through the holidays.

I hope the Lord takes her easily. God bless her and her family.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 1:47:26 PM PST by prairiebreeze (The Professional Left: Using Your Money to Promote Their Ideology Since the 1930's)
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To: Happy Rain

An insult to demons.


7 posted on 12/06/2010 1:48:20 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Baladas
God Bless this lady..She is in my prayers and so is the family..

I will wish no harm on the bastard husband he will burn in hell for what he has done to her..With his narcissistic attitude he will get no place..As for his scum girlfriend she is not worth anything..I feel sorry for that baby with a whore for a mother and a womanizer for a father...

8 posted on 12/06/2010 1:51:13 PM PST by PLD
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To: Baladas

If I don’t have anything good to say...
But I WILL say that I’m sorry she’s suffering.


9 posted on 12/06/2010 1:51:21 PM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and a cup of coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: Baladas
Hope she finds peace in the end.

"Elizabeth has been advised by her doctors that further treatment of her cancer would be unproductive. She is resting at home with family and friends," the Edwards family says in a statement to PEOPLE.

On Monday, Edwards, 61, posted a Facebook message to her friends.

"I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she writes. "These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that."

Edwards, who was first diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2004, was briefly hospitalized last week after not feeling well over Thanksgiving. Doctors said her cancer had metastasized to the liver.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20447423,00.html

10 posted on 12/06/2010 1:53:06 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Baladas
TRANSLATION: Indictment of Edwards imminent.
11 posted on 12/06/2010 1:53:14 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: pissant
I feel very sorry for her, regardless of her political leanings.

Her scumbag husband will rot in hell if not in a jail cell where he belongs.

Perhaps the Feds are indeed waiting on her passing to indite him and lock him up.

What a fine judge of character John F'ing Kerry is picking this rodent as his VP candidate. It figures.

12 posted on 12/06/2010 1:54:37 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Jewbacca

I agree.


13 posted on 12/06/2010 1:55:30 PM PST by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: Baladas

I know that the Fort Mill / Rock Hill South Carolina area I lived in held her in high regard. Not so much him.


14 posted on 12/06/2010 1:56:44 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Second Amendment First
faith in the power of resilience and hope

I pray she finds God instead.

15 posted on 12/06/2010 1:57:36 PM PST by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Baladas

Somebody call Dave Matthews....


16 posted on 12/06/2010 1:58:35 PM PST by Jim Noble (It's the tyranny, stupid!)
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To: Baladas

I DO NOT agree with your comment related to EE. I pray that she be at peace with her life, have no fears, and that God gives her a pain free transition.


17 posted on 12/06/2010 2:02:25 PM PST by devane617 (NEVER feed your cats canned Tuna fish. Mercury poisoning.)
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To: Baladas
So the silky ponies pitiful attack dog is FINALLY ACTUALLY as sick as previously advertised?

Remember when she could say anything she wanted, but you didn't dare respond because she was simply going to die any day now of cancer?

I am attempting to come up with some sympathy, but as much as that card had already been played, it seems played out.

18 posted on 12/06/2010 2:02:43 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Baladas

May her final days be as free of pain as possible.


19 posted on 12/06/2010 2:03:32 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: Baladas

Her children are ages 12 & 10, much too young to lose their mother. :( Very sad.


20 posted on 12/06/2010 2:19:09 PM PST by MissTed ( Do women in burqas have fun tagging each other in Facebook photos?)
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To: Baladas
What a gay...uh, guy.
21 posted on 12/06/2010 2:20:33 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: Baladas
What a gay...uh, guy.
22 posted on 12/06/2010 2:21:12 PM PST by traderrob6
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To: MissTed

Something doesn’t sound right, if she’s 61 and her kids are 12 and 10.


23 posted on 12/06/2010 2:34:59 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Second Amendment First
""I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope," she writes. "

No mention of the Lord. Even on her "deathbed", no Lord. Unless I missed something here, she's got a heck of a lot more to worry about when her time comes.

24 posted on 12/06/2010 2:44:04 PM PST by NoGrayZone (This is not an election on November 2. This is a restraining order. - PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Alberta's Child
I remember they were pretty young when he & Kerry ran. This states it was taken in 2004.


25 posted on 12/06/2010 2:44:30 PM PST by MissTed ( Do women in burqas have fun tagging each other in Facebook photos?)
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To: Baladas

Prayers for Elizabeth.


26 posted on 12/06/2010 2:47:11 PM PST by LibertyRocks (Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Baladas

Breck Girl told us she would likely die by Christmas back in 2004. I hope we see this story again just before Christmas 2016 with one other detail ... President Palin pardoned John Edwards so he could care for his ailing (ex-)wife.


27 posted on 12/06/2010 2:47:42 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Something doesn’t sound right, if she’s 61 and her kids are 12 and 10.
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She used fertility treatments and while they haven’t stated one way or another, some have speculated that the Edwards used donor eggs. They had the youngest 2 children after their son Wade was killed in the auto accident.

And for whomever it was that asked earlier, the Edwards are divorced, but I do not believe he is living with the mother of his baby.


28 posted on 12/06/2010 2:53:34 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Baladas

Prayers for her health.


29 posted on 12/06/2010 2:59:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Baladas

Prayers up for her and her children.


30 posted on 12/06/2010 3:04:12 PM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Baladas

I wish no ill will to anyone suffering from cancer. She married a sociopath and there are lots of other women and men who have done likewise. I pray for her comfort from both scourges in her remaining days.


31 posted on 12/06/2010 3:18:17 PM PST by mono
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To: NoGrayZone
"No mention of the Lord. Even on her "deathbed", no Lord. Unless I missed something here, she's got a heck of a lot more to worry about when her time comes."

I noticed that also. Prayers that she will come to a saving faith before her death so that she may truly know what saving grace is. So sad if she does not. The cancer pain will be nothing compared to what awaits her if she doesn't understand and belief in God's true grace through Christ Jesus.

32 posted on 12/06/2010 3:26:56 PM PST by lupie
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To: Baladas
I am sorry she is so sick...poor lady...prayers for her and her family. Her young children losin their Mother is very sad.

Whackjob kind of fits her...since she was once a DU poster.

33 posted on 12/06/2010 3:31:13 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: NoGrayZone

I pray she finds Christ before she passes and repents.


34 posted on 12/06/2010 3:41:52 PM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: donna

As do I. Hope is a wonderful thing, but only when it is in the Lord.


35 posted on 12/06/2010 4:17:12 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: abb
This could be what the Feds are waiting on before they drop a net over Edwards.

I completely agree with you, abb. You must be a person who sees the glass half full. Despite everything, I too still want to believe that occasionally our government will do the right thing, and holding off on any indictment during the final days of this woman is the right thing to do.

She has been through enough! I look at her law school graduation picture and I see so much promise. There was a lovely young woman who had made law review and was on her way to a federal clerkship and a marriage to the man she loved. How horrible it all turned out.

I pray she finds peace and comfort as she approaches the end.

36 posted on 12/07/2010 12:58:03 AM PST by Mad-Margaret
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To: Alberta's Child

Fertility drugs, donor and just too busy chasing the dream. So sad. Nothing could be more gut wrenching than the idea that you will not be around to raise your kids or hold your grandbabies. Prayers for her and her kids from one mother to another.


37 posted on 12/07/2010 4:16:24 AM PST by riri
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To: Baladas

Prayers up for Elizabeth. May she come to know The Lord and may He grant her healing or the mercy of an easy passage from this life, as He sees fit.


38 posted on 12/07/2010 4:23:23 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: leapfrog0202
Thanks for the information -- I wasn't aware of any of that.

Nothing against the kids, of course -- but for all kinds of reasons this strikes me as a very weird family.

39 posted on 12/07/2010 4:35:02 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Baladas

From what I heard this morning...sounds like she has only weeks left...I pray she is comforted by the Lord and her family....May His peace be graced upon all of them during this time...


40 posted on 12/07/2010 4:38:46 AM PST by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: Baladas

Had she gotten her single-payer health care system that she wanted years sooner her treatments would’ve been stopped long ago. That said, my prayers go out to her and her children.


41 posted on 12/07/2010 6:16:24 AM PST by NRA1995 ("In [Mexican] border, we are asking, who are you?" President Calderon of Mexico)
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To: Alberta's Child

Thanks for the information — I wasn’t aware of any of that.
Nothing against the kids, of course — but for all kinds of reasons this strikes me as a very weird family.
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I absolutely agree with you. One wonders how things would be different with them had the son never been killed. A tragedy like that so often changes people in terrible ways forever.

It’s a shame she was married to someone like the Silky Pony - she needed a man to stand by her through this, not that she wanted him to after finding out about the baby and Rielle Hunter. I think had he been a different man she might not have been so bitter and volatile as she has been known to be.

I hope her final days are as peaceful as possible and that her young children have good family support to help them grow into responsible, upstanding adults. No matter what anone’s done no one deserves cancer. May God bless Elizabeth Edwards and her family.


42 posted on 12/07/2010 11:53:02 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

“And for whomever it was that asked earlier, the Edwards are divorced....”

As of late June that was not the case-

June 30, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards: No Divorce from John Planned
Also Tells People Magazine Her Cancer Is Spreading

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/30/earlyshow/main6633029.shtml


43 posted on 12/07/2010 12:03:25 PM PST by Mila
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To: Mila

“And for whomever it was that asked earlier, the Edwards are divorced....”

As of late June that was not the case-

June 30, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards: No Divorce from John Planned
Also Tells People Magazine Her Cancer Is Spreading

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/06/30/earlyshow/main6633029.shtml
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Thanks for the correction. I should have checked before posting. I knew they’d separated and assumed the divorce was underway. Makes sense not to divorce at this point, after all what would be the point. I feel so bad for their kids. It has to be tough to have a parent or both in the public eye - like Chelsea - I always felt terrible for what she had to hear about Bill....


44 posted on 12/07/2010 12:12:09 PM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

Color me cynical, but I have a hard time connecting with people like this when it comes to their times of difficulty. That whole family (really the adults, especially as it relates to the decisions that have been made that affect the children) comes across as a phony, fabricated circus act in a lot of ways.


45 posted on 12/07/2010 12:22:14 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: MissTed

The one on the far left looks hot.


46 posted on 12/09/2010 3:11:45 PM PST by Cpl. Dwayne Hicks (Somebody wake me up!)
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To: NRA1995

John would have gotten an exemption. Obamacare is for you and me.


47 posted on 12/09/2010 3:15:54 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response / "...and that's why the color yellow makes me sad, I think.")
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To: Cpl. Dwayne Hicks
I think it's time for a new monocle, Cpl. :op
48 posted on 12/09/2010 5:20:59 PM PST by MissTed ( Do women in burqas have fun tagging each other in Facebook photos?)
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