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Raised by 9 people in 17 months
Created August 12, 2017
My sister Charlene had recently been diagnosed with a rare cancer known as Linitis Plastica, it invaded her stomach almost completely and growing on her esophagus, all of this we first found out about on July 19, 2017.
In June 2017 she started having difficulty swallowing, it didn`t make her sick she would try to swallow but everything solid just came back up.
She made a Dr`s appointment and they scheduled a upper GI on July 12, 2017. The results of that test said her esophagus looked fine but did have some narrowing and went onto say that the stomach look fine also, no masses or ulcerations noted on either.
Then they decided to go in and attempt to stretch esophagus on July 19, 2017 and Dr. came out and told me about the devastating cancer that had took over,  I was in shock still am I think, he proceeded to tell me that it was very rare and in order for her to survive until Monday, he needed to put in a stent in her esophagus so possibly she may be able to eat, he said without she would be gone by the following Monday July 24, of course he said he had to still get her approval for that and once she woke up he would talk to her. So she was admitted, he scheduled a catscan to be done that evening, those results showed her entire stomach aside from a very small area were consumed on this cancer and on her esophagus. They gave her options for treatment and she said no, I asked about cannabis oil treatment and was told it is only a appetie supplement, (this is something she was willing to try but in Illinois one must have a physcian to order it)  They did the stent  July 24 and she tolerated procedure fair.  On July 27, 2017 was discharged home with hospice services.  On August 6 2017  in the late evening my loving sister passed.
She was my best friend we did everything together She was always helping everyone and never expected anything in return her kind and tender loving ways will be missed by so many  She never had children of her own and any of our children became children of hers she always did so much for them and took them to special places and enjoyed them so much, and the children are all so broken hearted, as we are.
We seek answers and all we were told was we may never know the why, by the Drs.  So we go day by day not really understanding what happened. No answers just what its name is, invaded her and consumed her evidently in a short period of time.
She was not prepared as far as funeral expenses I`m trying to figure it out and thought maybe this is the best way to get help
Her wishes were to be cremated and she said no funeral or burial, she said keep it cheap, and we have. We are planning a celebration of her life,  the first week of September.
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Update 4
Posted by Carla Sullivan
17 months ago
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We are planning Celebration Of Life on September 16 2017 from 2pm-5pm at Cactus Country come share memories and celebrate Charlene`s life Gone too soon but never to be forgotten Love you sis.
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Posted by Carla Sullivan
17 months ago
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Well its been a little over a week and she left to be our own special angel I still find it hard to believe Rest in peace Char
Sure going to miss you Sis Love you
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Posted by Carla Sullivan
17 months ago
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A week today, it does not seem possible

Rest in Peace Charlene
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Update 1
Posted by Carla Sullivan
17 months ago
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Everyday has been a challenge for our family Char deserved so much more May she rest in God`s loving arms and continue to fly high with her angel wings We sure going to miss you.
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